2nd Annual Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Fest This Saturday 1-8 pm
Cider Riot! Announces Lineup for Pressing Matters Proper Cider & Real Ale Festival This Saturday
Cider Riot!® hosts the second annual Pressing Matters Proper Cider and Real Ale Festival Saturday, November 17th.
Showcasing two-dozen ciders made from traditional bittersweet and bittersharp cider apples and seven 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.
“Like wine grapes, bittersweet and bittersharp apples have been developed over the centuries specifically for making cider,” says Cider Riot! founder and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong, “using these cider apples you can get a depth of flavor and complexity far beyond simply fermenting common eating apples, like most ciders being made in North America. Pressing Matters celebrates the amazing ciders being made with those rare cider apples.”
The festival runs from 1pm to 8pm Saturday, November 17th, 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 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 2.30pm. Stick around after the fest as DJs Trashcans and Odd Monster will be spinning soul, post punk, and goth. Children are welcome at the event, and food will be available from No Q’ No Taqueria, Cider Riot!’s resident foodcart. Admission is free, tasting tickets are $3 each. A glass and five tickets is $20, a glass and 12 tickets is $40 day of, $35 in advance.
This year there will also be four perries on offer. Perry is made with perry pears, much like bittersweet and bittersharp apples perry pears are prized for their high tannins, and make an exceptional perry. For those wanting to learn more about traditional cider and perry, Ciderology, the new book by English cider evangelist and cidermaker Gabe Cook will be available for purchase at the festival. There will also be cheese pairings for the ciders thanks to Cascadia Creamery from Trout Lake Washington.
Cider Riot! Ciders
Kingston Black 2016, Porter’s Perfection 2016 Collaboration with Coach Caleb Porter, Shaken Tree Yarlington Mill Cider, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider, 2017, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider, 2016, 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider, 2015, Pears for Heirs 2016 Perry, Perry 2017, L’alliance collabo with E.Z. Orchards, Pressing Pommeau, Wild Dabinett, Pro Am collabo with Mike Johnson
Alpenfire -Pirate’s Plank, Bull Run Cider-Watershed Perry, Carlton Cyderworks-Barrel-Aged Porters’s Perfection Single Varietal, Carlton Cyderworks-Citizen, Dragon’s Head Cider-Traditional Cider, E.Z. Orchards Cidre-Cidre Semi Dry 2015, Finnriver Cidery-Fire Barrel, ORWA Cider Collective-Fleetwood Farmhouse, Portland Cider Company-Union Jack, Rack & Cloth-Estate Blend, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider-Sidra Bravo, Runcible Cider-Old Hoot, Sea Cider-Bittersweet, Stone Circle Cider-Farmhouse Dry, Wandering Aengus Ciderworks-Just Funky Enough Farmhouse, WildCraft Cider Works-Restoration Perry
Baerlic Brewing-New Noise IPA, Brewers Union Local 180- 180 Oktane Oktoberfest Ale, Burnside Brewing- Wild Strawberry Porter, Gigantic Brewing- Culpability British Pale Ale with Simcoe, Machine House- Autumn Bitter, Porter Brewing- Justin Time Stout, Santiam Brewing- Ale