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Cider Riot Takes to the Streets!

  • Biddy McGraw’s Irish Pub 6000 NE Glisan Portland, OR (map)

Parade: May 10th, 6pm.

Location: Cheese Bar 61st and SE Belmont Street, Portland

Release Party: after parade at 7pm at Biddy McGraw's Irish Pub


PORTLAND, OREGON- Cider Riot! started off as a delicate apple blossom of an idea, ripened through the stormy build out, last fall it was pressed permitting process and has fermented into reality. Now its time to take the cider to the streets. Abram Goldman-Armstrong founded Cider Riot! in his detached garage in Portland’s North Tabor neighborhood. Cider Riot! ciders can now be found on draft throughout the city, and half-liter bottles of Everybody Pogo hoppy cider and Burncider Dry Draught Cider will be available in late May.

Cider sales growing at an astronomical rate, and at Cider Riot! we're doing our best to keep up. Come taste local favorites Everybody Pogo hoppy cider, Plastic Paddy Irish Style cider, and Burncider Dry Draught Cider, and a few special ciders from our experimental program.

To celebrate one year since we incorporated, we’re pouring our ciders at our local, Biddy McGraw’s Irish Pub on May 10th from 7pm until closing, and we’ve brought our friends the Mcgillicuddys, from Victoria, British Columbia down to play their pint-hoisting brand of Celtic punk rock.

To kick off the evening's festivities we will be parading from Cheese Bar, at SE 61st and Belmont past the cidey to Biddy's behind the Cider Riot! color guard, and Pipe Major Tim Birr of the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue Pipe Band. The parade will depart Cheese Bar at 6pm. 

Join us at May 10th and raise a pint to celebrate cider.

Everybody Pogo™- Hoppy Cider 6.5% abv

A refreshingly dry cider that’s got hops. Our roughcut tribute to football terraces and punk rock shows, dry and quenching with a hint of sweet apple flavor, as organically grown Goldings hops do the pogo dance across your taste buds. A distinctly Oregonian product, Everybody Pogo mates Hood River apples and Willamette Valley hops. Unfiltered and lightly carbonated.

Burncider™ Dry Draught Cider 6.4% abv

Inspired by the pub draught ciders of the English West Country, Burncider blends Oregon-grown traditional English cider apples, tart wild apples and dessert apples from Hood River. Just like Portland’s Old Main Drag, this cider has a rich history and flavorful character.

Plastic Paddy Irish Style Cider 6.0% abv

Plastic Paddy is a fun-loving easy drinking cider released in honor of the 2-litres of Irish cider that Cider Riot! founder and cidermaker Abram Goldman-Armstrong enjoyed so much as a student at University College Cork.

American dessert apples lack the characteristic tannins of European cider apples, so in order to replicate the flavor profile of a dry Irish cider, we use Barry’s Gold Blend tea from County Cork to infuse the cider with just enough tannins to balance the natural acids of the Hood River dessert apples used to make it.

Abram Goldman-Armstrong bio:

Oregon native Abram Goldman-Armstrong has been making cider since 1995, passed the Beer Judge Certification Exam at the National level at age 21 and has judged at numerous amateur and professional beer and cider competitions, including the Great American Beer Festival, Mondial de la Biere in Montreal, British Columbia Beer Awards, American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition, Heart of Cascadia, Fall Classic, Widmer Collaborator, and the Portland International Cider Cup. Abram is the editor of Northwest Brewing News, his articles appear regularly in such publications as Ale Street News, and American Brewer. He has collaborated with Hopworks Urban Brewery to create Secession Cascadian Dark Ale in 2009, and with Widmer Brother’s Brewing in 2013 to create Green and Gold Kölsch. He took his passion for cider to the professional level in 2013, opening Cider Riot! an urban cidery dedicated to the production of flavorful and refreshing dry ciders.


For More info Contact: Abram Goldman-Armstrong


Cheers, Abram Goldman-Armstrong

Cider Riot!


Earlier Event: May 10
Snohomish Cider Festival