Ciderfest 2013 IconHophouse CiderFest is on March 30, 2:00-8:00 pm
, in the tented parking lot at Fifteenth Avenue Hophouse at 1517 NE Brazee.

Eighteen cideries will be participating, with well over 40 different ciders.

The event includes the new local cideries, like Reverend Nat’s, Bull Run, Bushwhacker (their first production), EZ Orchards and the first event for the new Portland Cider Company.

Other participants include Wandering Aengus, Anthem, FinnRiver, Julian, Carlton Cyderworks, Two Rivers and 2 Towns, Tieton, Snowdrift as well as the big cideries, like Blue Mountain, Crispin, Fox Barrel, Woodchuck and Angry Orchard, many of which are offering new limited-production craft ciders.

Many of the actual cidermakers will be on hand to answer any questions.

Free admission for kids. There will be kids’ activities as well, and also an outdoor barbecue menu that includes ribs and chicken, developed by our chefs at the Hophouse.

Admission is $12.00, which includes a commemorative tasting glass and eight tokens. Additional tokens can be purchased for $1 each.

Or better yet, $40.00 gets you a commemorative tasting glass and 40 tokens. Taste everything!

To receive a coupon for $2 off the admission price, please get on our mailing list (look to the right), and we’ll send you one. You have to sign up before 3/28/13 though in order to get the coupon in time!