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Chicago Cider Week

Chicago Cider Week is the annual celebration of regional cider in Chicago, taking place during the week ahead of Cider Summit.

Here's the current list of Virtue Cider events (check back for updates!)

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Surrounded by Michigan, Wisconsin, and Northern Illinois, Chicago enjoys a rich culture of apples. Cider is naturally Chicago’s drink of choice, for celebrating and keeping warm through the cold Windy City winters.

Chicago Cider Week is an absolutely unique opportunity to spend time with and learn from makers, growers, and cider drinkers. We foresee nothing less but a robust list of events for every cider lover, including tastings at bars and restaurants across the city, community gatherings, and educational opportunities. 

The week-long festival was originally conceived in 2017 as a grassroots movement to cater the growing need of Chicago's cider community. Expectations were overwhelmingly surpassed with over a thousand attendees from all over the country. Chicago Cider Week's main goal is to highlight, promote, and inform the community about where and how to enjoy Chicago’s many cider offerings. (via

Earlier Event: February 11
Virtue Cider Sunday Dinner
Later Event: February 13
Virtue Cider & Cheese Pairing