4 Things To Do In Chicago While @ CiderCon 2019

With CiderCon 2019 almost here, make the most of your time in Chicago with these 4 must-dos.

With the cider industry continuing to quickly evolve CiderCon 2019 is the place to be to learn, see, and shop all things cider related.

Being held from February 5-8th, your team will be involved in the countries best cider event, with an endless number of exhibitors and educational talks. But what's the fun of going to Chicago if it is all work and no play? With a vibrant food and beverage scene, Chicago has so much to offer. Here are 4 things we recommend doing while in the Windy City for CiderCon 2019.

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1. Eat Pizza

Having authentic Chicago-Style deep-dish pizza is an absolute must when in the city. When in town our staff really loves Giordano’s and Lou Malnati's. If you are going to Lou Malnati's grab their cheese pizza, it's perfect and a classic. For Giordano's, go with the Chicago Classic - its got pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and onions. You won't be dissapointed with either.

2. Cloud-Gate (AKA "The Bean")

Did you really go to Chicago if you don’t get a picture with the big bean? This architectural piece is a landmark worth seeing in person if you haven’t already. Designed by British artist Sir Anish Kapoor back in 2006, this sculpture is a tourist attraction worth stopping by.

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3. Drink (More) Cider

After a long day of craft cider, we know what you are probably looking for – more craft cider. The Northman has to be at the top of your list for places to grab some great craft cider while in town. They 

Image via Eris Brewery and Cider House Facebook

were one of the first cider bars to open in Chicago and have a long list of ciders to prove it. In addition to cider they also have great cocktails and food. Another great spot for local cider is Eris – this cider house has a great atmosphere and also offers food. Just outside of Chicago in Evanston, is North Shore Cider Company. This craft cidery has a range of ciders and offers a chance to get a little out of the city for a slower pace.

4. Chicago Cider Week 2019

Going on all week is also Chicago Cider Week. This event has ton of fun activities and tastings. They are putting on a number of themed tastings at local bars around town, like a East Coast Vs. West Coast tasting. Flex your bar trivia skills and enjoy $3 pours of Chicago's very own Right Bee Cider on Tuesday night. For the cocktail lovers you won't want to miss their "Classic Cocktails Get a Real Dry Spin". For this event they will be swapping out the champagne in champagne cocktails with Stem's Real Dry Cider. Check out the full schedule here.

After you have finished with these fun activities stop by and see us at CiderCon.

We will be at Booth #502 and with tons of free swag to give away. Not to mention we’ve got some pretty great software that could help you streamline processes and cut down the time it takes you to do your TTB reports. Interested in scheduling a specific time with us to talk during this week? Click here to set up a time for your free demo with our team. We hope to see you there.

Noah