Portland Cider Co. joins Oregon Brewshed Alliance

We’re excited to announce that Portland Cider Co. has joined the Oregon Brewshed Alliance as the first cidery of the coalition. 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.

For breweries the connection is clear – 90% (or more) of beer is made from water, so that water should be clean. While Portland Cider Co. ciders do not have any water in them (just 100% apple juice), clean and accessible water is still crucial to the process of making cider. Not because of what we use in our cidery, but because of what the farmers need out in Yakima Valley.

Because of this, Portland Cider Company is proud to be supporting this alliance and the Oregon Wild organization as a whole. Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians, and that’s a mission we can’t help but get behind.

In honor of this new partnership, we are planning a fundraiser this fall, where the proceeds will be donated to Oregon Wild. More details to come, but it’s got to do with apples, with pressing, and with a whole lot of community support. More soon – cheers!

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Portland Cider Company presents Art Mural Competition

 

Press Release: Call for artists to compete for $500 cash prize & mural space at Clackamas Taproom

July 11, 2016 (Portland, OR) – In an effort to foster creativity and work with local artists, Portland Cider Company is excited to announce an art mural competition to create a lasting, amazing mural at their new Clackamas Taproom & Cidery. Open to all local mural artists, with a grand prize of $500, plus extras. Full details are listed at www.portlandcider.com/mural.

The winning artist will paint the mural of their choosing on Portland Cider Company’s 36 x 16′ blank slate, boringly white, keg cooler. This cooler has great visibility for taproom patrons, with highlighted exposure during Portland Cider Company warehouse parties and concerts.

Artists are asked to submit their portfolios by Monday, August 1. From the example work submitted, Portland Cider Company will select four artists to compete in a live paint event on August 12 at the Clackamas Taproom & Cidery. There, artists will be able to portray their mural proposals on provided canvas. At this event, taproom patrons will vote for their favorite mural concept, along with Portland Cider Company employees.

The submission deadline for portfolios is Monday, August 1. Artists are asked to submit portfolios toArt Mural logo info@portlandcider.com, or post photos of their work to the Portland Cider Company Facebook page.

Top Prize:

  • Permanent, exclusive art mural at the Portland Cider Company Taproom & Cidery in Clackamas
  • $500 Cash Prize
  • A $150 gift certificate to Portland Cider Company taprooms
  • Portland Cider Co. will be pay for up to $300 in paint supplies

Second Place: 

  • A $50 gift certificate to Portland Cider Company taprooms.

 

About Portland Cider Company:

The Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. They have two taproom locations: Hawthorne, Portland Cider House (3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214) and Clackamas, Taproom & Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015). For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com.

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Lavender Fizz Cider Cocktail

LavenderFizz_socialThe juniper undertones of gin play off nicely against the sweetness of the hibiscus lavender syrup in this uplifting cocktail created by The Bitter Housewife.

Lavender Fizz

– 1.5 oz New Deal #33 Gin
–  3/4 oz Raft Hibiscus Lavender Syrup
– 8 dashes The Bitter Housewife Cardamom Bitters
– 4 oz Portland Cider Kinda Dry
– 3 bruised mint leaves for garnish

Fill a collins glass or tumbler with ice, measure all ingredients into glass, stir and garnish with mint.

This cocktail recipe is part of a cider cocktail series created in collaboration with Portland Cider Company, New Deal DistilleryThe Bitter Housewife, RAFT Syrups and Bull in China PDX to celebrate Oregon Cider Week. For the full list of recipes, visit www.PortlandCider.com/blog.

Cherub’s Cup Cider Cocktail

CherubsCup2_socialTo celebrate the release of our Straw-Perry seasonal cider, we created this fabulous cider cocktail that highlights the key ingredient – strawberries!

Cherub’s Cup

– 1 part St-Germain
– 2 parts Vodka
– 5 drops of Lime Bitters from The Bitter Housewife
– 1/2 part fresh lemon juice
– 1 part muddled strawberry
– 4 parts Straw-Perry cider from Portland Cider Co.

Shake and strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass. Top with 4 parts Straw-Perry cider from Portland Cider Co. (or Pearfect Perry once we sell out!). Garnish with strawberry.

This cocktail recipe is part of a cider cocktail series created in collaboration with Portland Cider Company, New Deal DistilleryThe Bitter Housewife, RAFT Syrups and Bull in China PDX to celebrate Oregon Cider Week. For the full list of recipes, visit www.PortlandCider.com/blog.

Steve’s Cocktail

StevesCocktail_socialCreated by taproom manager Steve, this cocktail doesn’t shy from the bitter chocolate Mud Puddle vodka from New Deal Distillery, creating a pleasantly surprising cocktail with whiskey notes and aroma.

Steve’s Cocktail

– 1 oz Portland 88 Vodka from New Deal Distillery
– 1/2 oz New Deal Mud Puddle Vodka
– 5 dashes of Barrel Aged bitters from The Bitter Housewife
– 3 oz Kinda Dry

This cocktail recipe is part of a cider cocktail series created in collaboration with Portland Cider Company, New Deal DistilleryThe Bitter Housewife, RAFT Syrups and Bull in China PDX to celebrate Oregon Cider Week. For the full list of recipes, visit www.PortlandCider.com/blog.