The craft beer industry has a diversity problem, which should be obvious to anyone who has ever seen the overwhelming amount of burly bearded white dudes (full disclosure: I am one of those dudes) roaming tap rooms or spraying down tanks in the brewery.
Cider Riot, Portland’s homegrown nano cidery turned production space and taproom is celebrating their 6th anniversary today, Thursday, April 25th.
The lowkey taproom in inner northeast Portland has been home to traditional cider, punk rock and anti-fascist events while recently becoming targeted by Washington fascists.
Show Cider Riot a little support today from 5-8pm and throwdown with some vintage ciders and discounts on cider and merch.
Cider Riot will be pouring 6 vintages of 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider including a sneak preview of the yet-to-be-released 2018 vintage. Tapping super limited casks of Kingston Black and Pyder a perry-cider blend. And, selling limited edition patches 2 for $6, and offering $6 six-packs of their Everyday line of hard ciders; Everyday Semi-Dry, Everyday Passionfruit, and Everyday Berry.
Cider Riot will also be debuting their new food menu with British-style options like hand pies and ploughman’s cheese and bread platters.
Cider Riot 6th Anniversary Party is Thursday, April 25th 5-8pm at 807 NE Couch St, Portland, OR 97232
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.