For Immediate Release-PORTLAND, Oregon, December 29th, 2015
Cider Riot! is known for its refreshing dry ciders, produced in founder AbramGoldman-Armstrong’s North Tabor neighborhood garage since 2013.
“After producing nearly 500 barrels (15,500 gallons 58,600 liters) of cider in 2015, the garage is literally bursting at the seams,” says Goldman-Armstrong. Working with Bottlecap Brokers the cidery found a new home, the former @ Large Film studios at 807 NE Couch Street, just behind Burnside Brewing in Portland’s inner east side.
Buildout on the 7200 square foot building will commence in January with the production cidery and tasting room opening in late spring of 2016.
For those eager to catch a glimpse of the space before then Cider Riot! is hosting a party Feb. 5th, featuring England’s Skimmity Hitchers, a Scrumpy & Western band from the cider-sheds of Dorset and Somerset. The Skimmity Hitchers play a blend of folk-punk, rockabilly and ska, with plenty of cider-swigging anthems. Portland Punk Rock Collective will open.
The concert will be held Feb. 5th at 8pm, with special limited edition ciders from Cider Riot! and select local producers including EZ Orchards, Wandering Aengus, Reverend Nat’s, and Portland Cider. Montiel’s Cocina will be providing tamales and tacos.
The show marks the conclusion of CiderCON, an international gathering of cidermakers, which is being held at the Portland Hilton Feb. 3-5th. It also kicks off the Skimmity Hitchers first ever North American tour, presented by Cider Riot! Other stops include Corvallis, Eugene, and Vancouver, BC.
Since starting off in 2013, Cider Riot! has gained a reputation for producing refreshing dry ciders, with an emphasis on traditional cider apples and local ingredients. Cider Riot! is distributed locally by Maletis Beverage, and also may be found in Washington, British Columbia, Norway and Japan.
What: Skimmity Hitchers Live at Cider Riot!
When: Feb. 5th 8pm-midnight, Friday of Cidercon
Where: 807 NE Couch St. Portland 97232
How Much: $5 at the door, free with Cidercon badge, 21+