Join us as Cider Riot!® hosts the first Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival in North America Saturday, November 18th. Showcasing two-dozen ciders made from traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples and five cask-conditioned ales, Pressing Matters tips its cap to the fermentation traditions of England and France and celebrates the innovation of American cidermakers and brewers.
“One of my favorite quotes about cidermaking is that ‘making cider from eating apples is like trying to make Pinot Noir from Concord grapes,’” says Cider Riot! instigator and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong. “We’re hosting Pressing Matters to show people how amazing ciders made from bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples such as Kingston Black, Yarlington Mill, or Marie Maynard can be.”
“Bittersweet and bittersharp apples produce ciders with balanced tannins and acids, that take time to make, and reward us with the depth of character of fine wine,” says Cider Riot! cidermaker and certified sommelier Angie Watkins.
The festival runs from noon to 7pm Saturday, November 18th, at Cider Riot!’s Pub and Production Facility at 807 NE Couch St, in Portland. The casks of ale will be tapped in the traditional manner with taps driven in with a mallet at the festival opening. In addition to the spectacular ciders and ales, there will be a dance performance by the Bridgetown Morris Men at 2pm, and cider apple tasting at 3pm. Soulsuckers, Cider Riot’s monthly all-vinyl soul DJ night follows the festival at 8pm, so bring your dancing shoes.
Children are welcome at the event, and food will be available from No Q’ No Taqueria, Cider Riot!’s resident food cart. Admission is free, tasting tickets are $3 each. A glass and six tickets is $20, a glass and 12 tickets is $30 day of, $25 in advance.
Cider Riot!: Porter’s Perfection single varietal, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill single varietal, Kingston Black single varietal, a French-meets English collaboration with E.Z. Orchards, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider vintages 2015 and 2016 on draft, 2013, 2014 available in the bottle, Old Main Drag 2014 Vintage Burncider available in bottle.
- Runcible Cider- Old Hoot
- Portland Cider Company-English Pub Cider
- Alpenfire Cider- Ember & Pirates Plank
- Bull Run Cider-Bittersweet Blend
- Carlton Cyderworks-French Lane Press
- WildCraft Cider Works-Willamette Heritage Cider
- Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider-2016 Single Barrel Reserve
- Wandering Aengus Ciderworks-Bittersweet
- Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House-First Flora
- E.Z. Orchards Cidre- Cidre Semi Dry-2015
- 2 Towns Ciderhouse- 2016 Cidre Bouche
- Finnriver Farm & Cidery-Finnriver Fire Barrel Cider
- Stone Circle Cider-Farmhouse Semi-Dry
- Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider-Sidra Bravo
- Foggy Ridge-First Fruit
- Falling Sky-Juniper Rye
- Machine House-Blakeney Bitter
- Gigantic-Most Premium Russian Imperial Stout
- Brewers Union Local 180-Quality of Mercy ESB
- Baerlic-Noble Stout
About Cider Riot!: Founded in 2013 in Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s North Tabor neighborhood garage, Cider Riot! is dedicated to producing flavorful refreshing dry ciders from Cascadian grown apples. Cider Riot! ciders have won awards in numerous local and international cider competitions including the prestigious Bath and West Show in Somerset, England. In 2016 Cider Riot! opened its pub and cidery at 807 NE Couch St, just off East Burnside. The pub is open 4-11pm weekdays, and Noon-11pm weekends, shut Tuesdays.
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