Have you wanted to learn more in depth knowledge about cider? Well Cider Riot! is set to launch four monthly cider education courses with an offering of Cider 101 and three variants of Cider 201.
Classes will be led by Cider Riot! founder Abram Goldman-Armstrong, a BJCP National judge, and editor of Northwest Brewing News along with Morgan Miller, Chris Barnes, Dan Lawrence, Kevin Zelinski and others. The courses will lead an overview of cider from Roman times through today, including introductions to European varieties of English, French, and Spanish along with New World Ciders. The courses will also offer a sensory analysis and tasting training.
All four cider classes will be held at Cider Riot! Pub on January 23rd, February 20th, March 20th, and April 17th. All classes will be held from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Each cider class includes tastings of classic examples of world-class ciders and cost $30.00 each, or $100.00 for all four. Enrollment is available online via Eventbrite by clicking here.
Here’s a rundown on each of the four cider courses.
Cider 101 – January 23rd
You will learn all about how cider is made, how to taste cider, and the history of cidermaking, with a guided tasting of world class examples of New World, English, French and Spanish Ciders.
Cider Riot! Instigator Abram Goldman-Armstrong, BJCP National Beer Judge, and editor of NW Brewing News, shares his knowledge of cider gained over 20 years of cidermaking, writing, and travel to cideries and breweries around the world.
Cider 201 – Spanish Ciders, Feb 20th
Learn about and sample the ciders of Asturias and the Basque Country, with Morgan Miller, Cider Riot Enabler, one of America’s first cider bloggers, Morgan has spent 35 years in the beverage business, and will share his lifelong love of cider, along with Guest Speaker Chris Barnes, of Point Blank Distribution. A noted expert on cider, Chis will talk about the history of some of the Basque and Asturian ciders to be sampled.
Cider 201 – English Ciders- March 20th
Abram Goldman-Armstrong and Dan Lawrence of Stone Circle Cider in Estacada, who worked at the famous Wilkins Farmhouse Cider in Somerset provide an overview of the traditional ciders of the English West Country, including an in depth look at production methods and sampling of a variety of the finest ciders of Somerset and Hereford.
Cider 201 – French Ciders-April 17th
Cider Riot’s cidermaker Angie Watkins, Sommelier, who will be travelling to cideries of Normandy and Brittany with the Northwest Cider Association and Kevin Zelinski, cidermaker and orchardist from E.Z. Orchards in Salem present an introduction to the ciders of Norman and Breton ciders, including an explanation of the keeving method of cider production and exploration of French cider apple varieties,
Cider Riot! Pub
807 NE Couch St.
Portland, OR 97232