Cider Riot!’s pub turns two on August 5th with a rare taplist and Morris dancing
You’re invited to join us for our 2nd Pubiversary on August 5th, 12-9pm
The Cider Riot! pub turns two years old on the 5th August, and to celebrate the pub is offering up an exceptional lineup of barrel-aged, reserve, and medal winning ciders from their cellar. We hope you can join us for the celebration.
“It’s been great to see the community grow around our pub, from punk rockers to Morris Dancers, union organizers to rugby players,” says Cider Riot! Instigator Abram Goldman-Armstrong, who started Cider Riot! in his North Tabor garage in 2013. “We’ve hosted music from bluegrass to ska, Oi! to classical, and had events from comedy and improv to powerlifting and axe throwing, and benefits for a variety of worthy causes. To thank our loyal customers we’ve put together a lineup some of the best ciders we’ve ever made for the Pubiversary.”
Featured on taps will be 2015 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider (Bronze medal Royal Bath and West Show 2017), 2016 1763 (Silver medal GLINTCAP 2018), 2017 Wild Fermented 1763, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill cider (Gold Medal Portland International Cider Cup 2018). Four barrel aged ciders will be tapped as well, the newly released La Luna Barrel-Aged English Cider and Road’s Closed Imperial cider, our 8.5% salute to ODOT, Lullaby of London our gin barrel aged cider made last year for Belmont Station’s 20th anniversary, and the very last of Slam Dance our tequila barrel aged peach cider.
In addition to the special offerings on tap we’ll have a fine array of entertainment, with DJ Buttercup Joe spinning the finest cider drinking tunes, from the earliest roots of Scrumpy and Western to present day from 2-3pm followed by the Bridgetown Morris Men dancing and singing in the cidery from 3-4pm. Morris dancing, a form of traditional English folk dancing has long been associated with cider, and the Bridgetown Morris Men hold a pub sing at the Cider Riot pub every Wednesday night, singing traditional English, Irish, and Welsh drinking songs and sea shanties.
La Luna Barrel Aged Cider Release Party Friday ,July 20, 4-6pm
Cider Riot Salutes Old Portland’s famous La Luna show venue with a barrel-aged cider. As a young punk rocker Cider Riot! Instigator Abram Goldman-Armstrong spent many an entertaining evening at La Luna going to shows and interviewing bands for his fanzine Hector’s Bag of Fish. Cider Riot!’s latest Black Bloc reserve release is a tribute to the historic club, located a few blocks from the cidery at SE 9th and Pine. La Luna Barrel-Aged cider is a dry English style cider with layers of oak and apple tannin, and a depth and complexity enhanced by nine months in American and French oak barrels. Bottles of this limited release will be available to go, and it will be on tap for a limited time in the pub.
Cider Riot! was founded in 2013 in Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s North Tabor garage and is dedicated to producing refreshing ciders. In 2016 Cider Riot! moved operations to a former film studio at 8th and NE Couch St in Portland’s burgeoning Central Eastside Industrial area, just across the river from downtown. Cider Riot!’s ciders are sold throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Japan and Norway. The Cider Riot! pub offers 8 house made ciders and two guest beers on tap with additional packaged options and is open M-F 4-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, and Sunday 12-9pm.