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USACM’s annual conference, CiderCon, was created to offer the commercial cider industry an outlet to meet, share ideas, collaborate and effect positive changes in cidermaking and cider fruit production best practices, the cider market and cider regulations.  CiderCon is organized by the United States Association of Cider Makers. CiderCon allows cider producers to meet their industry colleagues to discuss and exchange ideas on practices, innovations and trends to provide the foundation of a strong and diverse industry.



Chicago Cider Summit

Join us for the 6th Annual Cider Summit Chicago on Saturday, February 17, 2018 in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.  Cider Summit is the region’s largest cider tasting event – featuring nearly 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits!  Choose from either 11am-3pm or 4pm-8pm session.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  This event is strictly 21 & over only!  For more info and to purchase tickets please visit www.CiderSummit.com

The Northman

Chicago’s first cider bar, The Northman, draws influence from all of the great cider producing regions of the world: Michigan, England, France, and Spain, not only in the beverage offerings, but in the cuisine, in the decor, in the music, and in the approach to serving cider, apple-based spirits, and cocktails combining the two, in an intimate and welcoming setting. With a specific emphasis on influences from Northern France and Southern England, The Northman hopes to bring a truly unique concept to both the cider revolution and the north side of Chicago. For more information check us out at www.thenorthman.com, or follow @thenorthmanchi on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We are now taking reservations through Open Table.

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Right Bee Cider

What started as a romantic gesture grew into Chicago's first cidery, locally owned and operated by a husband-and-wife team. Co-Founders Charlie Davis and Katie Morgan met in Chicago in 2011. After noticing her affinity for hard cider, he used his passion for fermentation and professional experience in the industry to make her a hard cider for her birthday. His efforts to woo her were successful. She loved the cider. They started dating shortly after and the idea for Right Bee Cider (Right Beside Her) was born.  The business was officially launched in 2014, six months after their wedding. Right Bee Cider is located in Hermosa Park, just west of Logan Square, and is also home to their five bee hives that produce honey for their Semi-Dry and other specialty ciders. The Right Bee Cider taproom is opening in the spring of 2019, so be sure to visit www.rightbeecider.com for more information about the company, the ciders, and to schedule a visit.


2 Towns Ciderhouse

2 Towns Ciderhouse wants to bring cider back to the people.  At 2 Towns Ciderhouse, we believe that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right. Starting with the highest quality, whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We refuse to add processed sugars, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. As a family-owned company, we are committed to the growth of our team and enrichment of our communities. We take pride in producing a true Northwest craft cider.



Stem Ciders

Stem Ciders was founded in 2013 in Denver, CO, by Eric Foster and Phil Kao. With a deep appreciation for craft and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, they set out with three main principals: quality, style, and tradition. We opened our RiNo cider house doors in January of 2014 with three ciders on tap, and just last month launched California as our fifth state! Our ciders are made with fresh-pressed full juice from whole, ripe culinary apples sourced primarily from the Pacific Northwest. We are firm believers that the fewer the ingredients, the closer we are to the apple. Yeah, it's dry. Drink it already.

Seattle Cider Company

Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company bridges the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, bringing true craft cider across the country. Seattle Cider Company’s year-round and seasonal offerings break the mold of overly sweet cider, showcasing the incomparable flavor of Washington apples. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown apples, Seattle Cider Company’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients and never from concentrate. Seattle Cider products are currently available throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Montana. For more information, check out seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco). 



Blake's Hard Cider Co

The Blake family has been growing apples since 1946, starting with Gerald and Lovey Blake and their 13 kids on a 150 acre farm. We now have expanded to three locations, employ over 500 people, farm over 1000 acres and are becoming one of the nations premier Orchards and Cider Mills.

Blake’s Hard Cider Co. was established in 2013, seeing the need for a true, natural hard cider made from only the most natural ingredients. We use only 100% all natural apple cider from apples that are grown, picked and pressed right on our farm. If you’re looking for something different and delicious that you can feel good about, make it a Blake’s!