Vendor Profile: Cider Riot

  The bitter-sharp apple varieties used in cider making are much smaller and much less sweet than the consumer varieties seen in stores. 

The bitter-sharp apple varieties used in cider making are much smaller and much less sweet than the consumer varieties seen in stores. 

Cider Riot! is an urban cidery located in a detached garage off East Burnside Street in Portland's North Tabor neighborhood dedicated to the production of dry ciders. They 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. 

  The heirloom apple orchard outside of Newberg, Oregon, where Cider Riot gets apples from. 

The heirloom apple orchard outside of Newberg, Oregon, where Cider Riot gets apples from. 

  A press separates the fruit from the juice which is then allowed to ferment. 

A press separates the fruit from the juice which is then allowed to ferment.