Events


Chicago Cider Week is now taking bookings for 2018. If you have any events Feb 11th - 17th, let us know info@chicagociderweek.com

Events start rolling in soon, until then take a look at the events from last year:

Friday 2/3:

5pm @ The Northman, 4337 N Lincoln Ave.
Join us in starting the week off right. PMG promotions will be making official CCW swag, right there in front of you. You can also pick up information provided by Seattle Cider Co, get your CCW questions answered, and enjoy all of the cider offerings The Northman has to offer.





Monday 2/6: 

Cider Week Industry Night @ Emporium
7pm @ Emporium Arcade, 1366 N Milwaukee Ave.
Enjoy draughts from Seattle Cider Co, Vander Mill, Starcut Ciders, and EZ Orchards




Tuesday 2/7: 
CiderChat Booth
4:30pm @ The Northman: 4337 N Lincoln Ave
Ria from CiderChat wants to take you to CiderVille. The CiderChat podcast is taking a break from interviewing cider makers, and wants to interview you, the cider drinkers. Stop into The Northman for a chance to be interviewed.



Book Signing with Pete Brown
6pm @ The Northman, 4337 N Lincoln Ave
This is a wonderful chance to meet and chat with the author of 'World's Best Cider' and his new book 'The Apple Orchard'. The Northman will be selling and Pete will be signing until supplies last.




Cider Night
6pm - 9pm @ Pub Royale, 2049 W Division St.
Featuring cider from: Finnriver, Seattle Cider, Citizen Cider, Stem Cider, Ferro Farms, and Shorts Starcut Ciders



Cider Breakdown: with Bog Egan of Vander Mill Cider
7pm @ Binny's Lincoln Park, 1720 N Marcey St.
Learn all about cider making, cider pairings, cider history and more! This is one Continuing Education seminar you do not want to miss.
Event Cost: $15.00 ($10.00 w/Binny's Card)
Reservations Required
RSVP by calling 312-664-4394.




Wednesday 2/8 to Friday 2/10: 


CiderCon
All events @ Hilton Chicago, 72 S Michigan Ave.
CiderCon was created to affect positive changes in cidermaking, cider fruit production, the cider market and cider regulations. It's an opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. CiderCon allows cider producers to meet their industry colleagues to exchange ideas on best practices, innovations and trends. The discussions that take place at CiderCon provide a foundation of strength and diversity for the industry.

 Wednesday 2/8: 

E.Z. Orchard dinner with Kevin Zielinsky
7pm @ Mortar and Pestle: 3108 N Broadway
Reserve you tickets for a special evening with the Cider Maker of E.Z. Orchards, sipping a limited selection of delicious heirloom ciders perfectly paired with a 5 - Course Dinner menu created by Executive Chefs, Stephen Ross and Stephen Paul.




Mind Riot Release at DryHop + Seattle Cider Tap Takeover 
6pm @ DryHop Brewers: 3155 N Broadway 

Industry Expert Attendees:
  • Jessica Just, Fermentation Instructor (Oregon State University)
  • Nick Gunn, Cider Consultant (BenchGraft)
  • Ronald Sansone, Cider Journalist (DrinkingCider, Cider Culture, Ale Street News)




Cider Tap Takeover @ Jake Melnick's
6pm @ Jake Melnick's Corner Tap: 41 E Superior St.
Representatives from a majority of the cideries will be available to answer questions and greet guests from 6-8pm. We’ll have at least 12 ciders on draft, and a large of variety available in cans and bottles as well. Our executive chef will be creating a couple of specialty food items for this night only! We will be featuring apple cider wings, and a pulled pork sandwich with an apple bbq sauce.


Featured ciders:
  • Citizen Cider
  • Stem Cider
  • Ace
  • Uncle John’s
  • Pacific Coast
  • Vander Mill
  • Seattle Cider Co
  • Finn River
  • E Dupont
  • JK’s Scrumpy
  • Virtue
  • Blake’s
  • Wandering Aengus
  • Original Sin
  • Sonoma
During Cider Week, we will be giving out cider punch cards.  Every different cider the guest purchases will be one punch. As incentive:

3 punches= free app
5 punches= 20% off your bill for the night
8 punches= 50% off your bill



Right Bee Cider Special Release
7:30pm @ Small Bar, 2958 N Albany Ave.
Right Bee Cider is tapping an exclusive Small Bar release of their Watermelon Cider



Guest Cider Bar-tenders
6pm - 10pm @ The Northman, 4337 N Lincoln Ave.
Join our friends from cider bars from all over the country tonight. Chandra Rudolph from Lost Valley, Jonathan Chambers from Capitol Cider, Tim Prendergast from Anxo, and Mattie Beason from Black Twig will be serving up their signature cocktails.





Apple Fall
7pm - 10pm @ Paddy Long's, 1028 W Diversey PKWY
Cider festivities featuring Ferro Farms cider, cider spiced cocktails, and apple desserts. Cider samplings and giveaways as well as a chance to win 2 tickets to the Cider Summit.


Cider Happy Hour
6pm - 9pm @Clark Street Ale House, 742 N Clark St
Meet the cidermakers, enjoy the flights. Seoul Taco will be cooking live in front. Wandering Aengus, Anthem, Virtue, ACE, Aspall, EZ Orchards, JK Scrumpy all in attendance and providing samples.




Thursday 2/9: 
Citizen Cider Tasting
4pm - 6pm @ Bitter Pops, 3345 N Lincoln Ave



Suburban Cider And Mead Summit 
4pm - 7pm @ Binny's Oak Brook, 1500 16th St, Oak Brook, IL
Sample from a selection of our favorite ciders - near and far! We will be featuring local meaderies, such as Wyldewood Cellars and Wild Blossom Meadery. There will also be plenty of ciders to taste from brands such as Finnriver, Pacific Coast, and Maeloc. Snacks will be served. Free with Binny's Card.


Meet The Cidermakers: East Coast vs West Coast
6pm @ Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N Southport Ave


American cidermakers are a resourceful bunch; join Corridor, DrinkingCider, Cider Culture and Ciderscene for a cider filled evening of exploration into East coast and West coast cider. This is a rare opportunity to meet well-respected cidermakers and discuss their innovative use of heirloom apple varieties and unique additions.

Corridor Brewery Executive Chef Jason Vandegraft will also have cider-food pairing specials available. TBA.

East Coast
Citizen Cider Wit's Up 
Eden Specialty Ciders Route 91 
Farnum Hill Dooryard 

West Coast
E.Z. Orchards Hawk Haus 
Pacific Coast (Cider Brothers) Pinot Grigio 
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Oaked 

Event hosted by DrinkingCider, Cider Culture, & CiderScene at Corridor Brewery



Bad Hunter Cider Dinner
6pm - 10pm @ Bad Hunter: 802 W Randolph St.
$80 per person not including tax and gratuity 

The cocktail reception is from 6pm - 7pm with lights appetizers. Enjoy a cider punch with cider makers Kevin Zielinsky and Ryan Burke. Dinner starts at 7pm and includes a 3 course family style meal and 6 cider pairings from Angry Orchard and EZ Orchards. Email events@badhunter.com to make reservations, space is limited.


Michigan Cider Night
6pm @ Villains Chicago: 730 S Clark St.
A warm welcome to our great Michigan neighbors featuring cider from:
  • Blakes
  • Starcut
  • Uncle John's
  • Virtue
  • Vander Mill
  • Sietsema's
  • Farmhaus


Meet the Maker with Finnriver Farm & Cidery
6pm - 8pm @ Bangers & Lace, 1670 W Division St.



Cider Party
6pm - 10pm @ Lula Cafe, 2537 N Kedzie BLVD
On tap: $6 / 10oz and $10 / 16oz flight of Cider Farm Haralson, Eden Imperial Rosé, Trabanco Cosecha Propia and Isastegi. Come hang out in Lula’s bar with a bunch of cider and canapés to munch on. Steven from De Maison, Andrew and Sean from Lagniappe will be popping a couple other special Spanish and French ciders. Deirdre will be showing off Cider Farm’s Barrel Aged Brandy and Eleanor will have some Northern Spy Barrel Aged Iced Ciders for sampling. Oh and… porrons will be involved. Basically, it’s a Cider Party!

Come & Meet the Cidermakers: Le Brun
7pm @ R Public House, 1508 W Jarvis
Meet the cider maker from French producer Le Brun and enjoy food pairings from Aaron.






Friday 2/10:
4pm - 6pm @ Bitter Pops, 3345 N Lincoln Ave



Happy Hour Tap Takeover
4:30 @ Clark Street Ale House, 742 N Clark St.
Thistly Cross from Scotland and JK Scrumpy from Michigan are taking over!


Starcut Cider Event
6pm - 8pm @ Bitter Pops, 3345 N Lincoln Ave
Startcut will be tapping a Bitter Pops exclusive: Erraticus with MI Cherries! They will also be tasting out other tasty Short's offerings.


Cheese and Cider Pairing
7pm @ Riverview Tavern, 1858 W Roscoe Ave
Your favorite Cider and Cheese Pairing is back this year. Look out for pairings with Uncle John's, 2 Towns, and more to come.



Cider Soiree
9pm @ Taus Authentic, 1846 W Division St.
JK Scrumpy cider and contemporary american dishes suggested and sold as pairings.


Saturday 2/11: 


Cider Summit
11am-8pm @ the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom.
The 5th annual Cider Summit Chicago, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics.






Stem Cider Tasting
6pm - 8pm @ Bitter Pops, 3345 N Lincoln Ave



Cider Brunch
10am @ Farmhouse, 228 W Chicago Ave.
$32 per person not including tax or gratuity
A three-course farm to tavern menu with special cider pairings

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