Cider Summit Chicago


Cider Summit Chicago

Bring your love, sit beside her and sample cider at Cider Summit Chicago February 7 at Navy Pier, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Cider Summit Chicago will feature over 150 ciders, available in four ounce portions, from England, Scotland, France and Spain, as well as regional ciders from around the US. There will be two seatings: 11am-3pm, 4pm-8pm. Special food pairings will be served. Owners and cider makers will be on hand to talk about the art of distilling. Adults only. Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass and eight tasting tickets. There is a special admission of five dollars for designated drivers.

Cider as a beverage dates back to well before the Norman Conquests in the United Kingdom. The Romans introduced orchard keeping, and Northern France and Southern England (their climates were unsuitable for grape growing) developed regional ciders from apple varietals. Farm workers of the time received as much as one-fifth of their wages in cider.

While you are at Cider Summit Chicago, drop off the kids for Navy Pier’s February 7 Snow Days Chicago, featuring snow sculpting competitions, virtual snowboarding, ice skating, snow games, snow painting and much more.

Navy Pier is located at 600 East Grand Avenue. Tickets are available only at

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short trip to Chicago’s Navy Pier, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.