Oregon Cider Week kicks off this Thursday and that means it’s time for Cider Riot’s 3rd annual Fruit Cider Invitational this Saturday and Sunday June 23rd and 24th, 2018. This years fest features 20+ hard ciders brewed with additional fruits, a celebration of the bounty of trees, bushes and vines from Oregon and beyond.
“We’ve hand-picked some of our favorite ciders that go one step beyond the apple from our own cellar and from some of our favorite Oregon cidermakers,” says Cider Riot! cidermaker and founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong.
The Fruit Cider Invitational is a two day event held at Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch. The invitational is open to everyone 21 and up to attend and runs from 2:00-8:00 pm on Saturday and 2:00-8:00 on Sunday. Minors are welcome Saturday. The festival benefits SMYRC, The Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center.
“It’s true that all cider starts with apples, but we wanted to celebrate the diversity and creativity of ciders being crafted with other fruits,” says Abram Goldman-Armstrong. “From lowly strawberries to lofty lemons, we’ll have it all.”
From Cider Riot!:
Carlton Lake Strawberry Plum Cider
Everyday Passionfruit Cider
Everyday Berry Cider
Never Give an Inch Blackberry Blackcurrant
Lemmy’s Summer Camp Meyer Lemon Cider vintage 2017
Basil Blueberry Cider
Whiskey Fig Cider
Mango Madness Cider
Limited one-off ciders from our friends at:
Portland Cider, Reverend Nats, Apple Outlaw, Anthem Cider, Swift Cider, Wildcraft Cider, Stone Circle Cider, New West Cider, Daidala, and 2Towns Ciderhouse.
Cider Riot! Is an urban cidery located in Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District, dedicated to producing flavorful refreshing craft and artisan ciders.
What: Cider Riot!® Fruit Cider Invitational
When: June 23th 2-8pm, June 24th 2-8pm
Where: Cider Riot! 807 NE Couch St, Portland, Oregon 97232
How much: Admission is free, $3 tasting tickets will be available for purchase, a 4oz taste is 1 ticket, a full glass is 3 tickets.