Snakebite Showdown Pits NW Beer Against Cider

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Portland Cider Co. in Clackamas is hosting 13 cideries and breweries in a collaboration mini-brewfest style Snakebite Showdown to end Oregon Cider Week this Saturday, June 24th. Snakebite Showdown is the only festival featuring the popular English beer + cider refreshment in a mixed beer/cider blend.

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Held on Saturday, June 24th from 1 – 7 pm, this festival is during the final weekend of Oregon Cider Week and a highlight event of the 11-day celebration dedicated to all things Oregon cider. The fest takes place in the cidery production and warehouse space at Portland Cider Company’s Clackamas Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015).  Tickets are available now.


Breweries and cideries will go head-to-head to win the title for Best Snakebite. The event is focused on the ever-growing in popularity blend of beer and cider, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the craft beverage industry here in Portland. Snakebites originally hail from the United Kingdom, where a crisp lager and cider are blended with a 50/50 ratio in a pint glass. The traditional drink has gained a following here in the Northwest where we pride ourselves on all things craft and new in the beverage world. But expect more than the norm at this unique festival.


All 13 snakebites at the festival will be a custom blend crafted by the cider makers and brewers from each company. Some blends you can expect to see include IPAs, Berliner Weisse, beers, fruit ciders and more. Highly anticipated collaborations include: 2 Towns Ciderhouse + Block 15 BreweryAnthem Cider + Santiam BrewingCider Riot + Heater Allen BrewingEdgefield Cider + Edgefield BreweryFinnriver Farm & Cidery + Hopworks Ubran Brewing (HUB)Portland Cider Co. + Oregon City Brewing Co.Reveille Ciderworks + Reach Break Brewing, Reverend Nat’s Cider + Coalition BrewingSchilling Cider + Culmination BrewingSeattle Cider Company + Coin Toss Brewing Co.Square Mile Cider + Kona BrewingSwift Cider + Wild Ride Brew, and lastly, Tumalo Cider + Three Creeks Brewing.


Admission includes a souvenir glass and six (6) drink tickets; additional tasting tickets will be available for $2 each. All snakebite blends will be one (1) ticket per four-ounce sample. Cider and beer without mixing will be available to sample or buy in 16 oz. pints from Portland Cider Co. as well.


SNAKEBITE SHOWDOWN is a 21+ years of age event. Food will be available at the Portland Cider Co. Clackamas Taproom. This mini-fest is coordinated by Portland Cider Company and Dave Fleming, veteran Oregon brewer and founder of Fleming Brewing Consultants, LLC.
Pertinent links: Ticketing ($20 online, $25 at the gate.)


About Portland Cider Company:

The Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. They have two taproom locations: Hawthorne, Portland Cider House (3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214) and Clackamas, Taproom & Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015). For more information, visit

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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