Snakebite Showdown 2018

Sat, Jun 16, 2018 at 1pm

  • 21+
  • Cider
  • Beer
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The only festival featuring the popular English beer + cider refreshment, Snakebites!

We have partnered together local NW breweries and cideries to create signature Snakebites in an epic Snakebite Showdown during Portland Beer Week. Breweries and cideries will go head-to-head to win the title for Best Snakebite! The event is focused on this ever-growing in popularity blend, emphasizing the collaborative nature of the craft beverage industry here in Portland.

Snakebite Collaborations include...

  • Snakebite Collaborations: 17 total snakebites this year!
  • Portland Cider Co. + Widmer Brothers Brewing (with 2 yummy Snakebites!)
  • 2 Towns Ciderhouse + Flat Tail Brewing
  • Cider Riot + Kells Brewery
  • Bauman's Cider + Culmination Brewing Company
  • HUB Cider + Hopworks Urban Brewery
  • New West Cider + Sasquatch Brewing Company
  • Finnriver + Ground Breaker Brewing
  • Reveille Ciderworks + Reach Break Brewing
  • Wandering Angus Ciderworks / Anthem Cider + Santiam Brewing Co.
  • Square Mile Cider Co. + Ecliptic Brewing
  • Swift Cider + Wild Ride Brewing
  • 12 Bridge Ciderworks + Shattered Oak Brewing
  • Reverend Nat's Hard Cider + Modern Times Brewing
  • McMenamins Edgefield Cider + Brewery
  • Double Mountain Brewery & Cidery
  • Xylem Cider + Yachats Brewery

Beer and cider line-up subject to change. 

This is 21+ years of age event with food available. DD entry at no cost.

Benefitting the Oregon Brewshed Alliance. An outreach initiative of Oregon Wild, the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is a coalition of Oregon brewers, brewing community partners, and conservationists who understand the value of clean water and protected forest watersheds. 


Snakebites Being Poured

Legless Lizard by Sasquatch Brewery / New West Cider
A special blend of house sours, our Pure Guava Gose and Wild Boysenberry Pinot barrel-aged sour cider; blend to make a super tart, super juicy Snakebite for the ages. 5.50%

Ivan the Berryble by Santiam Brewing / Anthem Cider
A blend of 30% Santiam Brewing Impersky Russian Imperial Stout, 100% aged in bourbon barrels for eight months, and 70% Anthem Blackberry Pear Cider.  Bourbon nose, slight roast, smooth blackberry, pear and apple finish. 5.90%

Black Shore by Finnriver Farm & Cider / Ground Breaker Brewing  A complex, immensely drinkable blend of Finnriver’s Farm & Cidery’s botanical Lavender Black Currant Cider and Ground Breaker Brewing’s Paddy Porter. Bright, organic crisp WA apple gains color and character with additions of tart, black currant and herbaceous local lavender. Roasted chestnuts, roasted lentils, cacao nibs, and dark roasted rice malt from Eckert Malting & Brewing round out this blend with depth and a delightful mouth feel. The Black Shore, where the river meets the ground is 100% gluten free. 6%

Space Grenade by Ecliptic Brewing / Square Mile Cider Co.        
Ecliptic Brewing and Square Mile Cider Co. teamed up to blend Ecliptic’s flavor packed citrusy, fruity, and piney Starburst IPA with a semi-dry apple cider with pomegranate and vanilla added from Square Mile. The result is Space Grenade – the only snakebite needed for exploring the galaxy, or a Saturday afternoon in Portland. 7.00%

Belgian Fields Forever by McMenamins Edgefield Brewery / McMenamins Edgefield Cider
Belgian flavors of bubble gum and clove from our Rooster Rock Dubbel precede a light strawberry sweetness and soft herbal notes from Edgefield Cider’s Strawberry Spring Fling. A light effervescence leads to a crisp, dry finish.   6.69%

Pineapple Pursuit by Portland Cider Company  / The Widmer Brothers Brewery
The pursuit to fruit forward happiness starts with our blend of Portland Cider Co. Pineapple Cider and Widmer Brothers Fruitless Pursuit IPA. A classic IPA finish with lots of fruitiness fun to undermine the efforts of Widmer’s brewers to not use fruit in a fruit forward IPA. 6.2%

Limey Lager by Portland Cider Company / Widmer Brothers Brewery Two traditions in one glass – Helles Lager and a Moscow Mule with Portland Cider Co.’s Ginger Limey Cider. Refreshing, bright + citrusy, with an added layer of complexity from the barrel – aging process of Widmer’s Holz Helles. 6%

Battle of the Bogside by Cider Riot! / Kells
A classic take on an Irish Black Velvet snakebite, Battle of the Bogside is a blend of Kells Dry Irish Stout and Cider Riot! Burncider Dry Draught Cider, roastiness from the stout blends nicely with the toffee and fruit notes from the traditional cider apples used in the Burncider. 5%

Cuppa Maple Joe’d Brit (Nitro) by Shattered Oak Brewing / 12 Bridge Ciderworks  
Pours a hazy gold with aromas of Mt. Hood Roasters beans and toasted biscuits, drizzled with maple syrup and honey. Smooth mouth feel and a delightful mapley malt flavor. Finishes clean and crisp leaving you ready for the next pint! Cheers mate! 6%

Dank & Fly by Wild Ride Brewing / Swift Cider  
A blend of Electri-Fly IPA & Pineapple Hop Cider provides a juicy tropical aroma that transitions well to notes of citrus in the flavor. This stems from a variety of hops, including southern hemisphere hops, used in the brews. 6.50%

Surf & Sour by 2 Towns Ciderhouse / Flat Tail Brewing
A collaboration between two Corvallis icons, Surf & Sour blends Flattail Brewing’s 2017 GABF Gold Medal winning Lemon Verbena & Hops Dam Wild Sour with 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s summer hit, Pacific Pineapple made with 100% Costa Rican Golden Pineapples. Extremely complex and tangy, with just the perfect amount of sweetness. 6%

Piña Chillada by Hopworks Urban Brewery / HUB Cider
You put the Totally Chill in the Pineapple Cider, and you drink them both up. This tropical and refreshing cider mixes perfectly with our seasonal Hazy IPA. Sit back, drink up and enjoy this easy drinking Snakebite 5.60%

Twisted Sisters by Reveille Ciderworks / Reach Break Brewing
This wicked concoction is the result of the harmonious pairing of two perfect strangers, blending Reach Break's clean and unpretentiously delicious Bohemian style pilsner with Reveille's crisp saison-style Belgian farmhouse cider.  6.1% ABV

Take Me Away Again Tepache-Orderville by Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider / Modern Times
A refreshing iceberg of Pineapple Tepache slushee, set adrift the luscious tropical hop sea of Orderville. 6.8% ABV

Snake Rattle and Roll by Xylem Cider Works / Yachats Brewing + Farmstore
A hazy brett beer blended with a passionfruit cider infused with some dank tropical Banana Kush terpenes. 6.4% ABV

Double Mountain / Double Mountain – Details of this snakebite to be announced.

Bauman’s Cider / Culmination Brewing – Details of this snakebite to be announced.

Widmer Brothers Pub - Beer Garden

955 N Russell St.
Portland, OR 97227