“Eat the Rich” Screening Friday Aug. 2nd 8pm, DJ Soul Survivor spinning Northern Soul Afterwards
This month we are taking a break from documentaries to show the 1987 comedy cult classic. Starring Al Pillay who has been described as “Onetime transsexual disco diva, transgressive being, maverick soul, Channel Four’s first out, loud and proud star, comic icon, movie star, children’s broadcaster, voice-over queen, comedian, and raconteur,” with cameos by Lemmy from Mötorhead, Rik Mayall from the Young Ones, and the Pogues. A motley crew of heroes attempt to overthrow the system in Britain while a boorish politician plots his rise to power. “Hi we’re starting a people’s uprising, do you fancy joining us? “
Special taplist, live music, Northern Soul DJs
3rd Pubiversary Saturday Aug 3, 12pm-12am
Our pub is turning 3, and we’re having a party. The fun kicks off at noon Saturday with Kingston Black 2018, the last keg of Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill cider, 2018 and 2017 vintages of 1763 and more special ciders on tap. Full details: Local cidery Cider Riot opened it’s pub on Couch Street three years ago, and is celebrating the anniversary Saturday with a special taplist, live music and soul and reggae DJs. The festivities kick off when the pub opens at noon with a special taplist including the much sought after 2018 Kingston Black single varietal and 2017 PICC Gold medal winning Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill cider on tap all day. Pints of Cider Riot! standards will be $5 all day. Celtic punk band Charlie Mopps will take the stage at 8pm playing Pogues, Flogging Molly and Dubliners classics. The Soulsuckers DJ crew round out the night with all vinyl sets of soul, funk, and reggae. Saturday marks the release of Cider Riot!’s 2018 vintage of its 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider, a traditional English West Country farmhouse cider named in honor of the Cider Riots. The cider-drinking farmers of the West Country rebelled against the Cider Tax in England, leading to the ouster of Prime Minister John Bute and setting the scene for George Grenville’s Stamp Act on the colonists in Boston in 1765, which helped spark the American Revolution. The 2015 and 2017 vintages of Cider Riot!’s 1763 won bronze awards at the Royal Bath and West Show in Somerset, and over the years the cider has won many awards at numerous US competitions as well. Made exclusively from tannin-rich English cider apples grown in Yamhill County, 1763 is suitable for aging and pairs exceptionally with vintage cheddar or Stilton. With the release of the 2018 vintage Saturday, Cider Riot! will be offering tasting flights of 6 vintages of 1763 dating back to 2013.
Recently voted Best Cider House in Portland in Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Reader’s Choice Poll, the Cider Riot pub offers a range of house made ciders and guest beers on draught, light pub fare, darts, pinball and a range of board games. Cider Riot! brings a taste of the English West Country to the lower East Burnside neighborhood, with traditional dry ciders, pasties and ploughman’s platters. Minors are welcomed daily until 7pm.
The New King is Crowned
The 2018 vintage of Kingston Black is tasting amazing, we bottled off a a few bottles with the old Black Bloc labels which we’ll have available at the anniversary party, but the full release of Kingston Black will be ready with these sexy new labels August 10th.
August 23rd 6pm Benefit for El Paso’s Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee
The English Cheese and Cider Experience II at Stone Circle Cider We team up with our friends at Stone Circle and Slake Cider for another edition of the English Cheese and Cider Experience, this time at the amazingly scenic Stone Circle Cider Farm east of Estacada. 36797 SE Kemp Rd, Estacada, OR 97023. Each maker will pour 2 ciders and a perry paired with Oregon and English cheeses. Come meet the makers, try the ciders and cheeses.