Cider Rite of Spring PRESS RELEASE

Swing into a Tasty Spring at Portland Cider Festival, April 26th.

Portland already has bragging rights as the nation's hotbed for craft beer, but now it is racing to claim the title as Cider City. Cideries are opening up across the state of Oregon with more than 30 expected to be online by the end of 2015. Nineteen cider makers from the throughout the Northwest will be at Portland's newest tasting event, Cider Rite of Spring, April 26 from 12 noon to 5 PM at the Tiffany Center, 1410 SW Morrison St.

Cideries from Oregon, Washington and British Columbia sampling their latest creations will be:  2 Towns, Alpenfire Cider, Blue Mountain Cider, Bull Run Cider, Carlton Cyderworks, Cider Riot, Dragon's Head, Finnriver Cider,  McMenamins, Portland Cider Company, Red Tank Cider, Reverend Nat's Hard Cider, Schilling Cider, Sea Cider, Seattle Cider Company, Snowdrift Cider Company, Tieton Cider Works, Wandering Aengus, and Whitewood Cider Company.

Tickets may be purchased in advance for $25 either at Brown Paper Tickets or Reverend Nat's Cidery and Public Tap Room, 1813 N. E. 2nd Ave. in Portland. A limited number of tickets will also be available at the door for $30.

Attendees must be 21 years old and will receive a tasting glass, and tasting tickets. Food will be available for purchase. Also, a cider store will give everyone the chance to buy hard cider for future enjoyment.  Buckwheat will provide musical entertainment. Headline sponsors are FruitSmart and Saxco International. Proceeds benefit the Northwest Cider Association. To learn more visit http://www.nwcider.com.