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CiderCON Cider Sampling Event

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 • 6pm - 9pm

Howells & Hood
435 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

CiderCON cider sampling event downtown chicago

We are hosting a Meet & Greet with several esteemed Cider Makers who are attending the CiderCON 2015 conference in Chicago.

This event is open to the public; no tickets required. Guests can come and talk with the reps and taste some RARE ciders that will be on tap.

We welcome cider makers from Vander Mill (MI.), Ace (CA.), Wandering Angus (OR.), and Original Sin (NY.)

Featured Ciders will include:

Vander Mill Raspberry
Pressed Michigan Red Raspberries blended with apples for a very refreshing balance of tart and sweet. 

Wandering Angus Wanderlust
Modeled after English ciders, a full bodied cider with a long ginger spice finish. Pairings – barbeque, pork, turkey, sausage, or acidic cheese such as aged cheddar. 6.9% Alc., 1% Res. Sugars, 6 months-apples to bottle. 

Original Sin Northern Spy
From a unique apple that is native to Northeastern parts of the United States. 

Ace Black Jack 21
A limited release using the Gravenstein Apple from their region of CA which is soaked in oak Chardonnay barrels.  It is a 9% ABV that celebrates their 21st year of producing cider. This is only one of 10 sixtels for the Chicago market!


In addition to these rare samples, if you buy any cider drink at Howells & Hood this evening, you will be entered for a raffle ticket to win 2 tickets to Saturday’s “Cider Summit” event at CiderCON on Navy Pier.

We will also be featuring a special cider flight for the week of Feb 2 - 8

"in honor of CiderCON” Flight:
Ace Cider Co. The Joker
Anthem Hops
Original Sin Elderberry
Vander Mill Totally Roasted