These are my 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.
Wednesday, June 14
-Cider Appreciation Class, 7:30-10pm: Drink 20+ ciders from around the world with me while discussing history, styles and cideries. The ciders we will drink include traditional English Westcountry, French style from Normandy, Spanish Basque and Asturian, and the emerging American style. Nearly everything we drink will be apple-only; there is just that much variety! This event is held in the taproom during regular open hours, is $45 per person and “class” size is limited to 20. Please arrive at 7:30 pm well-fed since we will serve no food. Advance registration required, seating is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-567-2221 to reserve your space. Facebook event link
-Live Podcast of Geek in the City, 6:30-?pm: Listen in on me and my friends @geekinthecity while we talk about the coming week, cider, and other geekery.
Thursday, June 15
-Portland Beer Week West Coast Real Ale Cask Night, 4-11pm: English-style beer imported from Real Ale Brewing in Vancouver BC, Machine House in Seattle WA, Brewer’s Union Local 180 in Oakridge OR & MacLeod in Van Nuys CA, along with cask-conditioned ciders from me and Cider Riot! Facebook event link
-Cider tasting, World Foods Cafe, Beer And Wine Bar, 830 NW Everett St., 12-2pm: Taste Bodisattva of Compassion on draft, Revival Hard Apple, ¡Viva La Pineapple! and Deliverance Ginger Tonic in bottles.
Friday, June 16
-Ciders of Montana Flight Night, 4-11pm: My taps are taken over by Montana Ciderworks and Western Cider Co., two cideries otherwise not available in Oregon. Facebook event link
–Portland Cider Summit, The Fields Park, NW 10th and Overton, 3-8pm: Join me at the 7th Annual cider bonanza. Drink fest-exclusive Barrel-aged Bodhisattva of Compassion with Pink Guava straight from the barrel.
-Cider tasting, New Seasons Slabtown, 4-7pm.
Saturday, June 17
–Midsummer Night Market, 4-10pm: Join me for a festive evening under twinkling lights with 22+ artisan vendors, food carts, llamas, yo-yos & other entertainment. 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 7th Annual cider bonanza. Drink fest-exclusive Barrel-aged Bodhisattva of Compassion with Pink Guava straight from the barrel.
Sunday, June 18
-Tent Show Bottle Club Release, 4-7pm: Seven Japanese variety apples, sake yeast, aged in wine barrels, finished with 20% fresh sake makes “Barrel Aged Magnificent 7.”
-New West Cider tap takeover, New West Cider House, 12-8pm: Barbecue and Forest Park hike. Facebook event link
Monday, June 19
-Cider Dinner, Culmination Brewing, 6-9pm: Chef CJ from Culmination is creating a 4-course menu. The menu will be farm to table like all of CJ’s wonderful creations. Facebook event link. Tickets here.
Tuesday, June 20
-Swift Cider Tap Takeover, 4-10pm: My dear friends at Swift Cider don’t have a taproom themselves, so I’m loaning them mine for the night. Six Swifts in a Flight! Facebook event link
-OMSI Science Pub, Empirical Theater, 1945 SE Water Ave., 7-9pm: At my favorite science museum I’ll talk about cider in “Apples to Hellfire: A Whirlwind Tour of Hard Cider from the Basics to Secret Recipes.” Dinner available at the OMSI restaurant, Theory. Doors open at 5pm, $5 suggested donation. More info here.
Wednesday, June 21
-Revival Night, 4-10pm: My flagship, my life’s work, the cider I most love to love, shows its versatility via six unique versions including hops, fruit and who-knows-what.
-OMSI After Dark Ciderfest, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., 7-11pm: Drink up as we toast the history, tradition and science that goes into crafting cider. Advance tickets available here.
-Cider tasting, Fred Meyer Hollywood, 4-7pm.
Thursday, June 22
-True Portland Book Launch Party, 6-10pm: “The Unofficial Guide for Creative People” – join author Teruo Kurosaki and my local friends making Japanese food, drink & wares. D.J. Jimbo will be spinning all sorts of good tunes, and, of course, the Hawthorne Books folks will be there with a Mt. Fuji-sized mountain of books for sale.
-As part of the True Portland Book Launch party, enjoy a special tapping of my Beers Made By Walking keg in partnership with Forest Park Conservancy and my rarity, Magnificent 7.
-Cider tasting, Whole Foods Scholls Ferry, 4-7pm.
-Hop Cider Night at Hoplandia, 8600 N Ivanhoe St., 5-8pm.
Friday, June 23
-Classic Movie Night: The Last Man on Earth (1964), 9pm: Vincent Price stars in the original vampire movie, inspiring Will Smith’s I Am Legend. Free popcorn!
-Side Street Tent Show Party, Side Street Tavern, 828 SE 34th Ave. (just off Belmont St.), 4-8pm.
-Brewvana Cider Week tour, starting at The Growler Guys, 816 SE 8th Ave., 5-9pm. More info and tickets here.
Saturday, June 24
-Rev Nat’s 5th Anniversary Party, 10am-11pm: Celebrate 5 years of making the most unusual ciders that no one else will make. I’m hauling out rare kegs from my basement & featuring ciders made just for me by my friends: Finnriver, Square Mile, Tilted Shed, EZ Orchards, Cider Riot!, Apple Outlaw and more. Free sausages and birthday cake, live DJ.
-Fruit Cider Invitational, Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St., 12-8pm.
-Snakebite Showdown, Portland Cider Company, 8925 SE Jannsen Road, Bldg. F, Clackamas, 1-7pm.
Sunday, June 25
-Cider Overstock Garage Sale, 8-12am: Our poor planning is to your advantage. Steep discounts on case-only purchases from me, Finnriver and Schilling.