Part of a tour that takes place throughout the United States, Cider Summit took place Feb. 9 in Navy Pier's Aon Grand Ballroom.
The 7th annual Cider Summit Chicago featured more than 150 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. In addition, there were two food trucksCheSa's Gluten Free & Sausage Festjust outside the venue.
Among the standout ciders were Eden Specialty Ciders ( EdenCiders.com ), featuring heritage apples that give the liquids an earthiness; Virtue Cider ( www.virtuecider.com/ ), which has varieties such as Michigan Cherry and The Mitten; the well-known Angry Orchard ( www.angryorchard.com/ ); and 2 Towns Ciderhouse ( 2townsciderhouse.com/ ), which had one of the most compelling offerings with its Pacific Pineapple.
Anti-poverty organization Heartland Alliance was the beneficiary of the event.