Cider Riot! Pub Opens To The Public Today

Abram Goldman-Armstrong, founder and owner of Cider Riot! behind the bar at the newly opened Cider Riot! Pub.
Abram Goldman-Armstrong, founder and owner of Cider Riot! behind the bar at the newly opened Cider Riot! Pub.

Fresh off its recent Best of Show – Runner Up for its 1763 Revolutionary West Country Cider at the 2016 Portland International Cider Cup, Cider Riot! will open its Cider Riot! Pub today at 4:00pm. After more than two years of producing its cider inside his back garage, founder and owner Abram Goldman-Armstrong will open to the pubic at his soon to be operating expanded cidery located at 807 NE Couch Street.

This past January, Cider Riot! took possession of this 7,300 square feet property in inner Northeast Portland. The cidery will soon begin production here but prior to that it will open its very own Cider Riot! Pub. Open from Thursday through Sunday, Cider Riot Pub! will be home to a newly remodeled 49 seat pub. Inside cider fans will find eight taps of cider and two taps of local craft beer from breweries that serve Cider Riot! either on draft or in bottles.

Ten taps at Cider Riot! Pub that includes 8 ciders and two beers.
Ten taps at Cider Riot! Pub that includes eight ciders and two beers.

Armstrong is excited to finally offer his cider to the public in a space that is inviting and one that allows his friends with children to attend as minors are allowed until 7:00pm.

“We’re elated to be able to share our ciders directly with our customers,” stated Cider Riot! founder Goldman-Armstrong in a news release. “The pub will allow us to showcase our limited release and small batch ciders, along with the core lineup and beers and ciders from some of our favorite local producers.”

Interior of Cider Riot! Pub.
Interior of Cider Riot! Pub.
Many band press photos from Abram Goldman-Armstrong music writing days adorn the walls in a corner at Cider Riot! Pub.
Many band press photos from Abram Goldman-Armstrong music writing days adorn the walls in a corner at Cider Riot! Pub with a vending machine that stocks offerings from Dave Selden’s 33 Books empire.

The pub space is very open and features a lot of re-salvaged wood. The re-salvaging of wood is something that Armstrong did has a career prior to opening Cider Riot!. There are a good amount of tables and a bar that takes up this space in a converted film studio space and offices. Music will be provided from a turntable in an old stereo and TV cabinet that also features an 8-Track Player. And up front there will be two English style dartboards to give the place a nice pub vibe.

The old cabinet stereo system that features a turntable and even an 8-Track Player at Cider Riot! Pub.
The old cabinet stereo system that features a turntable and even an 8-Track Player at Cider Riot! Pub.

Outside, Cider Riot! Pub offers up even more space on its patio. This area is also home to its resident food cart, Ramy’s Lamb Shack that features local organic lamb kebabs, gyros, and falafel with vegan and gluten free options.

The cider garden at Cider Riot! along NE 8th in Portland, Oregon.
The patio at Cider Riot! along NE 8th in Portland, Oregon.

On the production side, Cider Riot! is weeks away from producing its cider at its new home. The cidery will continue with its 500 ml bottles and 2-liter bottle offerings and quite possibly a 12 oz. can in the future. Once online this will allow for Cider Riot! to reach more cider drinkers in the Pacific Northwest.

New fermentors from Metal Craft wait to hold cider at the new production facility at 807 NE Couch.
New fermentors from Metal Craft wait to hold cider at the new production facility at 807 NE Couch.

“We’re very happy to be walking distance from a half-rack of breweries and distilleries,” writes Goldman-Armstrong. Cider Riot! Pub is located across the street from Burnside Brewing and within a fifteen-minute walk from a dozen more breweries.

Swing by Cider Riot! Public House on Saturday, August 13, as the cidery will host the KBOO Book and Record Sale that benefits its nearby neighbors, KBOO Community Radio Station. The KBOO Book and Record Sale will take place from Noon until 7:00pm.

Cider Riot! Pub Hours:
Thursday: 4:00 – 9:00pm
Friday: 4:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday: Noon – 9:00pm
Sunday: Noon – 6:00pm

Here are more photos from Cider Riot! Pub.

The front door to Cider Riot! Pub at 807 NE Couch in Portland.
The front door to Cider Riot! Pub at 807 NE Couch in Portland.
Re-salvaged wood adorns much of Cider Riot! Pub.
Re-salvaged wood adorns much of Cider Riot! Pub.
Inside the newly opened Cider Riot! Pub.
Inside the newly opened Cider Riot! Pub.
Tap list and tap handles at Cider Riot! Pub.
Tap list and tap handles at Cider Riot! Pub.
Cider Riot! merchandise above the bar at Cider Riot! Pub.
Cider Riot! merchandise above the bar at Cider Riot! Pub.
Taster trays the DIY way at Cider Riot!
Taster trays the DIY way at Cider Riot!
A Cider Riot! guitar adorns the walls at Cider Riot! Pub.
A Cider Riot! guitar adorns the walls at Cider Riot! Pub.
33 Books vending machine inside Cider Riot! Pub.
33 Books vending machine inside Cider Riot! Pub.
When making cider, the Cider Riot! team can join Dave Selden of 33 Books in some basketball.
When making cider, the Cider Riot! team can join Dave Selden of 33 Books in some basketball.
Ramy’s Lamb Shack food truck will be open at least until 7:00pm each day that Cider Riot! Pub is open.
Ramy’s Lamb Shack food truck will be open at least until 7:00pm each day that Cider Riot! Pub is open.
A look at the cider garden at Cider Riot!.
A look at the cider garden at Cider Riot!.

Cider Riot! Pub
807 NE Couch
Portland, OR 97232

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