Finnriver Cider Summit Saison Release Party

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Finnriver Farm & Cidery is releasing a special saison-style collaboration made for Cider Summit events in 2017. This Thursday, May 18th, Cider Bite taproom in the Pearl District of NW Portland is hosting the Finnriver Cider Summit Saison Release Party from 5-7pm.

The Cider Summit collaboration release is a saison/farmhouse style cider made from a select blend of Washington Certified Organic apples fermented with a saison ale yeast at high temperature to bring out the tropical and spice notes of the yeast.

This limited edition ’saison style’ cider will be featured at each of the four annual Cider Summits in 2017, in Chicago, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.


More from the press release:


According to Finnriver cidermaker Andrew Byers: ‘This cider is a wonderful opportunity to showcase an influential yeast strain and to continue the exploration of cider styles. To compliment the nose and build the mid-palate structure of this Saison-style cider we dunked a sachet of dried fruit and select spices— melding the wild spice notes of a classic saison with the delicious versatility of Washington state organic apple juice.’


According to Cider Summit founder Alan Shapiro, “A mere handful of years ago artisanal cider was barely on the radar of discerning beverage consumers across the U.S.  In an effort to highlight this emerging category, Cider Summit was born in 2010 in Seattle.  Over the next several years the event expanded to four cities across the country and has introduced thousands of new consumers to these artfully crafted beverages.”


Finnriver is proud to have been among the earliest supporters of Cider Summit, and together we have designed this new cider to accompany the Cider Summit festivals and to highlight the ongoing renaissance of craft cider in the US.





Taste and enjoy Cider Summit Saison and limited release Habanero al Duce Cider, made with habaneros and caramelized sugar. A farm inspired coloring contest will take place with prizes each hour. Cider Bite, a presenting sponsor of the 7th Annual Cider Summit Portland is located at 1230 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, Oregon 97209



Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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