Cider Riot!

Cider Riot! is dedicated to producing high quality ciders from Cascadian grown apples. With tradition as our guide and our roots firmly planted in the rich soils of our bioregion, our urban cidery produces refreshing, flavorful ciders.

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Cider Riot! Pub - Now Open


Tasting Room • Public House

Cider Riot! Pub: 807 NE Couch, Portland, Oregon 97232

Weekdays: 4-11pm
Tuesday: Closed
Saturday, & Sunday: 12-11pm


Cider Riot! Events


 • Trivia Nights - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, 7pm April 5th & 19th - Come early to sign up for teams & check our FaceBook for the weeks categories

 • Cribbage - Every other Thursday, 7pm April 6th, & April 20th - come to play or come to learn.

 • Card & Board Games - 3rd Sundays, 4pm April 16th

 • Cider School - Monday, April 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm: Learn all you've ever wanted to know about cider in our four course class. Cider experts present on cidermaking methods from around the world from pre-history through modern times. Guided tastings of world cider styles.

Cider 201: French Ciders - Cider Riot's cidermaker Angie Watkins, Sommelier, who will be travelling to cideries of Normandy and Brittany with the Northwest Cider Association and guest lecturer Keven Zeilinski, orchardist and cidermaker at EZ orchards present an introduction to the ciders of Norman and Breton ciders, including an explanation of the keeving method of cider production. Read more and Buy Tickets...

 • Everyday Semi-Dry Can Party with Natasha Kmeto & Troubled Youth - Wednesday, April 12th, 8pm - 11pm: Join us at Mississippi Studios and dance the night away as we celebrate the release of our Everyday Semi-Dry cider in 12oz cans. Music by Natasha Kmeto and Troubled Youth. Read more...

Cider Riot! Announcements


Introducing Our New Cider:

Everyday™ Semi-Dry Cider 6% abv

Gluten Free - Sulfite Free - Vegan - Raw - Low Carbohydrate

 Cider Riot! is proud to present the sessionable apple cider for all day: Everyday! Apples grown in lush orchards in the shadows of the Great Northwest's Cascade Range are pressed and fermented to create Everyday, with a mild sweetness balanced by a bright crispness evocative of the first crunchy bite of an apple fresh from the tree.

This New World cider boasts aromas of sliced peach, light tropical fruit and harvest-ripe apples, and flavors of fresh apple, rife with crisp, refreshing acids and a mild sweetness perfect for any time of day. An easy-drinker, Everyday has a light apple flavor, mild sweetness, and a refreshingly crisp finish.


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Cider Styles


‹ Core Lineup:

Burncider® NOW ON TAP and BOTTLES - Dry Draught Cider 6.8% abv - ⊙ Silver Medal winner in the Portland International Cider Cup 2014 - 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.

Everybody PogoNOW ON TAP and BOTTLES - Scroll the News Feeds for Tasting Events - Hoppy Cider 6.7% 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.

Everyday™ Semi-Dry Cider 6% abv

Gluten Free - Sulfite Free - Vegan - Raw - Low Carbohydrate

 Cider Riot! is proud to present the sessionable apple cider for all day: Everyday! Apples grown in lush orchards in the shadows of the Great Northwest's Cascade Range are pressed and fermented to create Everyday, with a mild sweetness balanced by a bright crispness evocative of the first crunchy bite of an apple fresh from the tree.

This New World cider boasts aromas of sliced peach, light tropical fruit and harvest-ripe apples, and flavors of fresh apple, rife with crisp, refreshing acids and a mild sweetness perfect for any time of day. An easy-drinker, Everyday has a light apple flavor, mild sweetness, and a refreshingly crisp finish.

Never Give an InchNOW ON TAP & BOTTLES - Oregon Blackberry Cider 6.9% abv - A testament to determination, hard work, and downright cussedness, Never Give an Inch celebrates the spirit of Oregon. Invasive Himalaya blackberries run riot across the fencelines and fields all across western Oregon. Fire, chemical poisons, machetes, bulldozers, even goats can only beat back their inevitable advance, as they attempt to take over every square inch of cleared land. Luckily their fruits are delicious, juicy, and plentiful, spawning the phrase “as Cascadian as blackberry pie.” In Never Give an Inch, Oregon blackberries and blackcurrants combine with Hood River and Yakima-grown apples create a tart dry cider with a fruity aroma.

‹ Behind the Barricades™:

- Reserve Line

1763
2016 Gold Medal Winner and runner-up for the coveted Portland International Cider Cup
Ranked #2 in the Traditional Apple Category in Sip magazine's Best of the NW competition 2015.
- Our tribute to those who stand up against the status quo, 1763 commemorates the year of the Cider Riots in the English West Country, when cider lovers rose up and overthrew the nefarious Prime Minister Bute who imposed a tax on cider. 1763 is inspired by the West Country ciders that warranted such passion. Yamhill County grown Yarlington Mill, Harry Masters Jersey, Dabinett, & Kingston Black apples lend robust tannins, and rich flavours to a cider that’s worth fighting for.

‹ Action Growlers™: 2 Liter Flagon

- Seasonal offerings

Plastic Paddy™ - an Irish-style cider 6% abv - Plastic Paddy is a fun-loving easy drinking cider released in honor of the 2-litres (4.2 US pints) 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.

Lemmy's Summer Camp™ - Meyer Lemon Cider. Lemmy’s Summer Camp is for grown up riot grrls and misfit boys who know how to make the most out of Cascadia’s great outdoors. Meyer lemon zest gives Lemmy’s Summer Camp dry cider a bite, like a jump in a glacier-fed lake, making it the perfect companion for all your summertime activities. Enter our Summer Photo Contest to Earn Merit Badges and win Free embroidered patches.

Rudy's™ Cranberry Hibiscus cider 6% abv - We invite you to don your most festive cardigan, drop the needle on the hifi and crack open a frosty flagon of our Rudy's cranberry hibiscus cider cocktail. Made with cold-pessed Northwest cranberry juice from Starvation Alley Cranberry farms, and local apples, accented with Mexican hibiscus flowers, Rudy's is sure to bring a sparkle to you evening.

‹ Black Bloc™:

- Super Limited Relase Line

Our Black Bloc Series™ ciders are our most hardcore and intense, and apt to disappear into the crowd before you know it. These super limited edition ciders use rare apples varieties, traditional techniques and extended aging. Limited to a few cases per release, Black Bloc ciders are available only while supplies last. The Black Bloc Series embodies our love and reverence for the cider apple. Though they are all dressed the same in black ink and cherrywood labels, each of these ciders represent a broad spectrum of flavors and diversity of cidermaking techniques.

Bogman’s Cranberry Brettanomyces cider™ - NOW IN BOTTLES - Bogman’s is a blend of over twenty different cider and dessert apple varieties aged for a year on natural brettanomyces from the orchard where the apples were grown. Oregon cranberries were added to add a touch of acidity to balance the flavors of the brett. The cider was then allowed to bottle condition for nine months, to achieve a smooth round carbonation. It’s been a long road from the initial pressing in 2013 to your glass in 2015, so savor the complexity of this Black Bloc cider before it vanishes.

Kingston Black™ - NOW IN BOTTLES - Single varietal cider made from the exquisite Kingston Black apple. Perfection in a bottle. Rare and not to be missed.

Pinot Barrel-Aged Burncider™ - NOW IN BOTTLES - Blends of Oregon-grown traditional English cider apples, tart wild apples, and dessert apples from Hood River aged in pinot barrels.

San Patricios Tequila Barrel Aged Irish-Style Cider™ - 6.2% - NOW IN BOTTLES - After 6 months in a fresh Mexican tequila barrel our Irish-Style cider is revved up and ready for action. Dedicated to those who fight for freedom and against injustice, this cider allies spicy, fresh tequila notes with stalwart French and American oak tannins from the barrel. Born a rebel, the San Patricios will die just the same. With less than 100 cases produced be sure to get yours before the battle is over.

‹ Blue Oak Specials™:

- Hyper limited release small batch ciders.

Blitzkrieg Hop™ - Fall 2014 & 2016 - Fresh Hop Cider. Featured at St. Paul Fresh Hop Fest

Blossom & Bliss™ - Winter/Spring, Summer 2017 - Orange-Vanilla Creamsicle Cider 6.9% abv - Our sense of smell invokes great reflection, and our sense of taste can propel us through time and space, to a place of great comfort and happiness. Chasing the ice cream truck down the street was a highlight of many summer days. Orange blossom water and orange peels marry bourbon vanilla to Northwestern apples to create the illusion of sweetness on the nose, and a delicious, tart treat for the tongue.

Chaos de Tejas™ - Summer/Fall 2016 - A melee of blood orange and Oregon grown Amarillo hops, married with Cascadian grown apple, Chaos De Tejas resonates with angst and rebellion. This dry, citrusy offering reflects the Cidermakers time spent in Austin, Texas; wrecking shop on stage along side the many.

Cidre de Francois Xavier Matthieu™ - Summer/Fall 2015, Winter/Spring 2017 - Cidre de Francois Xavier Matthieu AKA "the Boss of Butteville™" Is a fruity cider made with Leavy's X-17 experimental hop, which lends its fruity tropical notes to the aroma and flavor. This cider is dedicated to F.X. Matthieu, a Quebecois revolutionary, and one of the original founders of the Republic of Oregon at Champoeg in 1843. Matthieu went on to run the Butteville store. In 1979 Cider Riot!'s Izaak Butler was born in Butteville. Raise a glass to Oregon's revolutionary tradition!

Fresh Cherries for a Rotting Democracy™ - Spring 2017 - An homage to the Dead Kennedys' album, this cider is being released posthumously from our dearly departed cidermaker Phillip Roehner (he's brewing up at Loowit these days if you miss him and want to say 'Hi', like we do, everyday, miss you buddy!) Fresh cherries and flaked coconut give this dry cider a candy nose with a rich mouthfeel, and our signature dry finish.

Hedgerow FruitsSummer/Fall 2014 - Dry Cider with Black Currants & Italian Plums 6.9% ABV

In The PitSummer/Fall 2016 - Dry Cider with Stone Fruit 6.9% ABV

King of the Bop™ - Fall 2014 - Peach cider fermented with German Hefeweizen yeasts. Featured at St. 2nd Annual Peche Fest

Lavender Revolution Cider™ - Summer 2015 - Crisp flavor and invigorating aroma bring Cascadian grown apples to new heights of sensory bliss, as the marriage of freshly harvested Lavender from Oregon Lavender Farms steeps lovingly in Cider Riot!'s latest incarnation of Lavender Revolution. It's a dance - a waltz if you will - a three part process combining a tender hand and a graceful step with careful timing to create a soft, spicy aromatic experience with a dry, fruity apple cider flavor. The tannins tug gently at the cheek as the ale yeast provides a creamy, medium-bodied mouthfeel to savor longingly before swallowing. In Oregon, June is a month to relax, smell the Flora, and enjoy a crisp, dry cider from your favorite local cidery, Cider Riot! Featured at Lavender Festival

P.H.O.G.™ - Winter/Spring 2017 - Pineapple Hops Orange & Guava 6.9%

Pomageddon™ - Winter/Spring 2017 - Pomegranate 6.9%

A Strong & Passionate Fruit™ - Spring 2017 - 6.9% - Brought to you straight from the really great brain of our cidermaker Angie Watkins, this dry apple cider is like a tropical island vacation in a glass. Passionfruit is combined with our dessert apple juice prior to fermenting, so all the sugars from the added fruit are fermented out. The result is a bright, tart, fruit-forward cider that is still dry, crisp, and refreshing. ??Close your eyes and believe in summer!

Urban Bounty Raspberry Cider™ - Summer 2014 - A dry cider made with freshly picked spray free Sauvie's Island raspberries.

#WTF™ - Winter/Spring 2017 - Cider Riot! in collaboration with Reverend Nate - fortified with pomme 12%

The Yeast of Yamhill™ - 7.2% Summer 2016 - A creature of myth and legend is revealed to be alive and well, and right in our midst! A Native Oregonian beast of pure instinct, yet possessing a refined palatability and robust complexities nearly incomprehensible to our civilized nature. The Yeast comes lumbering out from the dense mossy forests of Yamhill County, with its loping gait and massive stature. A wild yeast strain was captured and cultured to ferment this dry, complex cider, now put on display to be probed by the discerning palates of the ravenous public. Can we contain it? Likely not, as its strength keeps us at somewhat a disadvantage. But, if we can just harness its power...

The Process

Cider Riot! is an urban cidery dedicated to the production of dry ciders. We use a variety of apples grown in Cascadia, including rare English and French cider variety apples, wild apples from Yamhill County, Oregon, and dessert apples from the Yakima and Hood River Valleys. Thanks for visiting Cider Riot!

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