August 15 7pm – 8:30pm (Doors open at 6:00 for refreshments & strolling.)
Deron Davenport, Production Manager/ Cider Shaman at the Portland Cider Company joins us to talk cider. He’ll give us some background on the history of cider in America, then talk about the apple varieties grown today and how those varieties influence cider styles. We’ll learn the basics of cider making and the difference between traditional and Northwest cider styles. And then Deron will take us on a guided tasting through different cider styles and the science behind the drinking experience.
Portland Cider Company was founded by Jeff Parrish, an Oregon native, and his wife Lynda, an expatriate from the Somerset region of England (the Mecca of cider) in 2013. Deron is now the Head Cider Maker and has been instrumental in the cidery’s innovative cider making reputation.
$15 admission. ($40 for the whole series) Advance registration required.
To register go to www.leachgarden.org (click on “learn”) or call 503-823-1671.
Leach Botanical Garden 6704 SE 122nd Avenue Portland, OR 97236
Please park in the Upper Garden parking lot. (Map on the web.) The lower lot is not available due to the bridge replacement project. Don’t follow Google Maps!