We’re headed to the Emerald City with a ton of awesome ciders for Cider Summit Friday and Saturday, September 6-7th in South Lake Union. Join us Friday night after the Fest at Schilling Cider in Fremont as we take over 8 taps with some amazing limited edition ciders including the 2018 Kingston Black and Tres Flechas Mezcal Barrel Aged Cider.
Two new limited release ciders are available now! Don’t miss ’em! Tres Flechas Don’t miss out on our latest Black Bloc release Tres Flechas. An unfiltered fruity semi-dry cider with hints of smoke and barrel character, Tres Flechas is a blend of PNW dessert apples fermented with Cider Riot!’s proprietary wild yeast strain, captured in the hills of Yamhill County in 2014 and cultured by Portland’s Imperial, and Dabinett and Harry Masters Jersey apples fermented with a red wine yeast. The resulting ciders were then aged in third use Mezcal and Bourbon barrels before blending in the bright tank. Light smoke and yellow apple aromas lead into a bright crisp wine-like mid palate with just a touch of tannin in the finish from the English bittersweet apples, and a gentle sweet sensation created by the wild yeast. Released in solidarity with the football supporters standing up for human rights against the Major League Soccer ban on the Iron Front flag. The Iron Front was a German antifascist organization which fought against the Nazis in 1930’s Germany. The flag has long been flown by the Timbers Army and other supporters around the league as a symbol of opposition to fascism and racism. A portion of the proceeds of each case sold are being donated to IRCO, an organization working with immigrants and refugees in Portland.
Kingston Black There is only one Kingston Black. Oft dubbed the “Holy Grail of Cider Apples” Kingston Black is an English bittersharp apple which makes an exceptionally balanced finished cider. Even in its native Somerset, England, Kingston Black is a challenging apple to grow. Lauded by the cidermaker and cursed by the farmer, the tree is biennial, only producing apples every other year. We were lucky to work with three amazing Oregon growers to get enough to produce a remarkable 2018 vintage. It’s our tribute to the farmers who coax this troublesome tree to bear fruit. A deep amber hue with a bit of sparkle, the Kingston Black single varietal has a deep rich aroma with notes of fruit leather, apricot, ripe apple, maple smoke and vinous tones. The round fruity flavor has notes of peach and ripe red plum, leading into an almost citric brightness, and a broad full tannic finish.
September Events at the Pub
Friday the 13th Axe Throwing Happy Hour
Friday the 13th, 4-8pm. Join our friends from Portland Axe Throwing as they set up on the patio and teach you how to bring out your inner lumberjack.
Friday September 13th, 7.30pm En’Guard: Community Defense Fundraiser hosted by African and Native Solidarity with Last of a Dying Breed, The Circle and the Square, Soul Survivor, and Tantrum. Reggae dancehall, hip hop, punk, and oi!
September 14th 4-6pm Community Celebration of Standing Up to Hate with Oregon Justice Resource Center and Western States Center. Join community members and representatives from OJRC and WSC for a mixer and talks. The Soul Suckers all vinyl DJ set 7pm-close. DJs Tic Toc and Nando spin northern soul, funk and reggae.
Terpene Beer Fest
Xylem Ciders and Coalition Brewing have been using terpenes to enhance their beverages, and have invited ourselves and a selection of other innovative breweries and cideries to make terpene enhanced beverages for this festival. True Terpenes will be on site with their wide array of terpenes. Terpenes are produced by a number of plants, giving cannabis and hops their characteristic aromas. True Terpenes is a pioneer in the field and uses non-cannabis derived terpenes to recreate the aromas of certain strains of cannabis.