McMenamins Hosts New Wassail Cider Fest


McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse is hosting the Wassail Cider Fest this Saturday, January 21st, an event being billed as the first cider fest of the year. This fest features more than a dozen cideries and is all-ages friendly.

Wassailing (a medieval pagan ceremony performed to appease the tree spirits and bring on Spring) inspired the event, but luckily a Wassail costume isn’t required to sample the 40 craft ciders from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Alter Ego Cider, McMenamins Edgefield (who will be pouring their new seasonal citrus/cranberry mashup, Crangerine Dream), and more at the event.


Participating Cideries:

Edgefield Cider

^5 Cider

2 Towns Cider

Alter Ego Cider

Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider

Bauman’s Cider

Bull Run Cider

Cider Riot!


Pear UP

Portland Cider Company

Reverend Nats Hard Cider

Woodinville Ciderworks

…and more!

Wassail Cider Fest

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse in Hillsboro, Ore.
Saturday, January 21 from 3 – 10 p.m.; live music 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
All ages welcome, 21 and over to sample
Free Admission, $17 per person; includes keepsake glass and 10 tokens

Purchase your tickets in advance!

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