PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The Cider Riot pub is closing its doors in about a week after roughly six years of serving handcrafted cider. It first opened in 2013.
The local business has won awards, but it also became known as a place where Antifa members gathered. Earlier this year, on May Day, there was a brawl outside of the Northeast Portland pub between Antifa and members of Patriot Prayer.
However, its customer’s affiliations aren’t why the business has to close its doors, according to Cider Riot’s founder. Abram Goldman-Armstrong, the owner and cider maker, said it’s due to a changing market that a lot of local breweries have experienced.
“It’s a sad state of affairs,” said Goldman-Armstrong. “But basically, the sales weren’t there in the market to support us. The pub is doing well, but distributor sales have really tapered off. We’re getting hit with this tidal wave of White Claw and hard seltzer.”
Cider Riot’s last day of business will be Sunday, November 10th.
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