These are my 2019 Oregon Cider Week events, itself a 10-day-long celebration of that most fantastic drink, of which the International Epicenter is our very state, Oregon. ALL EVENTS AT MY PUBLIC TAPROOM, 1813 NE 2ND AVE., UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
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Friday, June 21
-Passion Play, 4-11pm. My sourest-ever cider comes back to life on this special day.The Passion is made with a heavy dose of passionfruit juice, hand-toasted coconut, and vanilla. I’m also re-releasing last year’s 4:2:1 Passion, made with quadruple the sour passionfruit, upping the ante with 8:4:1 Passion (yes, 8x passionfruit), and a passionfruit-y new release, The Prophet: Freya Stark.
–Portland Cider Summit, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 3-8pm: Join me at the 9th Annual cider bonanza.
Saturday, June 22
-Midsummer Night Market, 4-10pm: Come on over for a festive evening under twinkling lights with 25+ artisan vendors, food carts, the Portland Party Goats, axe-throwing with Portland Axe Throwing, and lots of cider. I’ll close the street and minors are ok (4-10pm only)! Facebook event link
-Portland Cider Summit Day 2, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 12-5pm: Join me at the 9th Annual cider bonanza.
Sunday, June 23
-Revival Day, 11am-10pm: I love my flagship cider, Revival Hard Apple. I love it on a beach amd I love it on top of a mountain. I love it in my backyard and I love it on the moon. I also love blending Revival with other flavors. Join me for this special day featuring Revival six ways including Beef Supreme Revival, Revival Dry, Irish Breakfast Revival, Shoot the Glass, and Marionvival.
Monday, June 24
-Mega Marvelous Monday, 4-10pm. This day is a celebration of that portable cider-storage container, the growler. All day long, receive half-price growler fills of any size and any flavor, no questions asked. (Tip: check the almanac for an amazing deal!)
Tuesday, June 25
-Cider Trivia Night, 7:30pm. My weekly Geeks Who Drink pub quiz is getting an Oregon Cider Week upgrade with some cider-geek questions for bonus prizes. How many pounds of apples to a gallon of cider? What’s another name for leftover apple pulp? Don’t worry, my Home Team won’t compete in the bonus round. That wouldn’t be fair, right?
Wednesday, June 26
-International Cider Night, 4-10pm. On showcase this evening: funky Spanish sidras made with hard-t0-pronounce names, rich French cidres made through the temperamental art of keeving, robust English ciders made with super-tannic apples. Enjoy a flight curated by me, and designed to explore ciders unlike anything we make in the USA.
Thursday, June 27
-Sour & Soured, 4-10pm. Ciders can be soured from lactobacillus and they can be sour from citrus and other acids. On this special night, I’ll be serving nothing but mouth-puckering ciders of either persuasion including Saint Citron, Bodhisattva of Compassion, The Passion, and Sour Lorrie’s Gold.
Friday, June 28
-Cocktail Party, 4-10pm. I’ve rounded up my local cidermaker friends to bring you a collaborative evening of cider cocktails. Enjoy distinctive libations from Portland Cider Co., Swift Cider, Square Mile & Cider Riot! that include ingredients like fresh fruit, infusions, vermouth, bitters, barrel aging, digestifs and little cocktail umbrellas.
-Barrels, Tanks, & Totes, Oh My! 8-10pm. The last time I offered this opportunity was 2016! Join me for an evening of drinking weird ciders directly from aging barrels fresh tanks, and forgotten totes. We will tour the cidery, nibble on cheese and meat, and drink quite a lot. Ask questions and take home a bottle of rare cider that has never been sold before, included in this special night. $60 includes an hour-plus tour, a rare bottle, and cheese & charcuterie. Advance registration is required. Limited space!
Saturday, June 29
-Rev Nat’s 7th Anniversary Party, 12-11pm: It simultaneously feels like yesterday and a lifetime ago that I pressed by first apple in my basement cidery. Since then, I’ve grown up a little bit (got a lot of coworkers now), moved out of my basement (more room to share cider with friends), and now sell my ciders all the way out in Austria, Greece, & Estonia. Join me for a party, will you? Free sausages and veggie tubes and birthday cake! Cider slushees and a raffle.
Facebook event link here.
Sunday, June 30
-Cider Overstock Garage Sale, 11am-3pm: Sometimes my forecasting is a little off. My friends drink more, my friends drink less. Our poor planning is to your advantage. Steep discounts on case-only purchases: cases start at $10 for 24 cans. Stock up for the summer season! The almanac has a super coupon for this one!