Prost! & Portland Cider Company celebrate Washington Cider Week

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Prost! & Portland Cider Company celebrate Washington Cider Week

Bringing together two great cities, along with German Beer & NW Cider

September 7, 2016 (Portland, OR) – Prost! & Portland Cider Company have partnered together to deliver a variety of cider events for Washington Cider Week, September 8-18, in the Seattle area. Whether partying at Feierabend after Seattle Cider Summit, making custom snakebite blends, or simply bobbing for apples, everyone will find a way to celebrate cider with both brands during this epic week.

“We’re excited to be working with a restaurant group that has so much history here in Seattle,” says Lynda Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Company. “I think we’ve been able to create some creative and fun ways to tie in German beer with cider, along with tying our two great cities together.”

Mya Rohrbach, Prost! German pubs Chief Operations Officer, states “While we are known for our great selection of German biers, we have cider options too because of its huge popularity.  Teaming up with Portland Cider Company has been a great idea since they make such delicious cider, and besides our four pubs here in Seattle, we have two German bars in Portland.  We are truly looking forward to participating in Washington Cider Week.”

Portland Cider Company’s flagship Apple cans will be available at all three participating locations: Feierabend, West Seattle Prost!, and Die Bierstube. Limited and seasonal release draft ciders from Portland Cider Company will be on-tap at each location too, coinciding with 3 special cider-centric events and available all Washington Cider Week. Dates and details follow:

Saturday, Sept. 10 – Seattle Cider Summit After-Party at Feierabend (5-8pm)

To kick-off the Prost! & Portland Cider Co. celebration, festivities begin at the Cider Summit After Party at Feirabend. A mere 8 blocks from the festival grounds, the restaurant is the perfect option for food and continued fun. Portland Cider Company will have Cherry Perry on-tap at Feierabend until it runs out, the Fruit Challenge cider exclusively made for the Cider Summit. Swag giveaways and free cider tastings will also be featured.  More information can be found at the Facebook event page.

Tuesday, Sept. 13 – Portland Cider Company Tastings at West Seattle Prost! (6-8pm)

West Seattle Prost! will host Portland Cider Company staff for a special “Cider Tasting” experience, including a “Bobbing for Apples (cider cans that is)” game for 25 cents! Hop’ Rageous & a seasonal cider will be available all cider week, in addition to Apple cans. More information can be found at the Facebook event page.

Saturday, Sept. 17 – “Snakebite & Cider” Showcase at Die Bierstube (6-9pm)

The largest event of the series, Die Bierstube will have 4 Portland Cider Company ciders available, including seasonal cider Straw-Perry and flagships Kinda Dry, Passion Fruit & Apple cans. All featured ciders will have suggested “Snakebite” combos – beer and cider blends in the traditional English custom. Swag giveaways and free cider tastings will also be featured. More information can be found at the Facebook event page.

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.

2016 Washington Cider Week

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WASHINGTON CIDER WEEK 2016

THURS SEPT 8 to SUNDAY SEPT 18

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Stay tuned to this page as we announce even more events and update event details!

All Cider Week Long!
Sept 8-18

Cider Pairing Dinner Menu at Meet the Moon

Portland Cider Company has partnered with café Meet the Moon to put together a custom cider-pairing dinner menu featuring Portland Cider specialties. Available for one week only, this special menu will feature 4 a la carte items with cider pairing suggestions. Only available September 12-18 at Meet the Moon during dinner. See the full menu here.

 

Prost! & Portland Cider Co. celebrate Washington Cider Week

In honor of Washington Cider Week, Prost! & Portland Cider Company have partnered together for a series of events in the Seattle area. We encourage you to visit the participating Prost! Locations during Washington Cider Week, to win prizes and try seasonal release ciders from Portland Cider Co. All events listed further below.

All Cider Week long: Seasonal & Limited Release ciders from Portland Cider Co. will be on-tap at West Seattle Prost!, Die Bierstube & Feierabend (until they run out!). PLUS if you visit all three locations during Washington Cider Week, you are entered to win a $100 gift card. You must check-in on Facebook, tagging @PortlandCider. Check-ins valid Sept 8-18th only.

 

Seattle Cider Summit
June 9 & 10 (times vary)

Portland Cider Company will be pouring at the region’s largest cider festival, the 7th annual Cider Summit Seattle, featuring over 150 ciders including regional favorites and international classics. On-tap: Mojito, Passionfruit, Hop’ Rageous & Cherry Perry (our festival fruit competition cider, exclusive to the festival and our after party at Feierabend!). More details on Seattle Cider Summit here.

 

Portland Cider Company at Feierabend – Seattle Cider Summit After-Party!
Saturday, June 10 (5-8pm)

In honor of Washington Cider Week, Prost! & Portland Cider Company have partnered together for a series of events in the Seattle area. To kick-off this partnership, and celebrate in style after the Seattle Cider Summit, Portland Cider Company will be at Feierabend on Saturday, September 10 after the Cider Summit.

A mere 8 blocks from the festival grounds, Feierabend is a great place to go to grab some grub and continue the party! Portland Cider Company will be onsite with tastings & giveaways, PLUS Cherry Perry will be on-tap – our Fruit Challenge cider exclusive to the festival. RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

 

Portland Cider Co. Fruit Hop Series at Schilling Cider House
Sunday, June 11 (6-9pm)

This summer, Portland Cider Company’s cider maker wanted to do something new and fresh, inspired by the seasonal bounty of berries, fruits and growing hops. His passion became the Summer Fruit Hop Series, a series of 4 fruit + hop infused ciders, released for one month only at the Portland Cider taprooms in Portland.

In honor of Washington Cider Week, we saved a keg of each cider to bring to the Schilling Cider House in a special tap takeover! Don’t miss your chance to try these limited release ciders…
– Boysenberry Hop (June release – 2nd place in the Portland Fruit Beer Festival)
– Lemon Hop (July release)
– Bruce Lychee (August release)
– Hop Nectar (September release)

 

West Seattle Prost! Tasting of Portland Cider Company
Tuesday, Sept. 13 (6-8pm)

In celebration of Washington Cider Week, Portland Cider Company & Prost! Seattle has put together a series of collaborative events. Join us at West Seattle Prost! Tuesday, Sept. 13 to sample Portland Cider Co. ciders, with fun giveaways, including a “Bobbing for Apples (cider cans that is)” game for 25 cents! RSVP at the Facebook Event Page.

Die Bierstube Snakebite
Saturday, Sept. 17 (6-9pm)

In celebration of Washington Cider Week, Portland Cider Company & Prost! Seattle has put together a series of collaborative events. Join us at Die Bierstube Wednesday, Sept. 14 for the largest event of the week – the “Snakebite & Cider” Showcase. RSVP at the Facebook Event Page. Full details:

  • Two Seasonal Release ciders will be on-tap (limited releases in Seattle)
  • 2-3 Flagship Ciders will be available (year-round)
  • Custom “Snakebite” blends will be featured – beer & cider blends popular in England
  • Portland Cider Company will be offering free tastings & giveaways

Bruce Lychee & the Summer Fruit Hop Series

Bruce Lychee is the third release of our Summer Fruit Hop Series, and one of the most highly anticipated by PCC staff, hitting both taprooms on Thursday, August 18. This cider was an experimental cider last summer from Deron Davenport, our cider maker here at Portland Cider, which was the inspiration for the entire series this year.

IBruceLychee1080t takes our base cider made of 100% northwest apples, which we then extract a small amount of to properly steep the Amarillo & Citra hops. This is accomplished by adding the hops, then raising the temperature to exactly what is needed to express oils from the hop. By following this method, we’re able to achieve the exact flavor profile were looking for by using the Amarillo & Citra hops, not just their aromas like we would if we dry hop infused the cider.

Once this intensely hopped cider is cooled and blended back to our base cider, we begin blending in fresh pressed Lychee fruit. We use our old school press for this project, to ensure we get as much juice as possible from this exotic fruit. By blending the two fruit juices together post-fermentation of the cider, we’re able to keep the fresh & uniquely exotic flavor of the Lychee fruit.

The process creates a cider with exotic notes of melon and rose, balanced with the subtle citrus aromas and bitterness from the hops. Basically, it’s the BOMB.com. And it’s amazingness inspired Deron to experiment with other fruit and hop blended ciders, leading to the Summer Fruit Hop Series this year.

The Summer Fruit Hop Series is about experimentation and adventure in cider making, focused on making limited batches for only month-long releases, only available at our taprooms. Each release is inspired by the seasonal bounty of berries, fruits and growing hops here in the Northwest. Some of the ciders have been so well received, we ending up making more to send out to our distributors (June’s release)!

To sample all of the ciders in the series at once, join us Saturday , Sept 24 for the Fruit & Hop Cider End of Summer Celebration. Three guest cideries will be joining us at our Clackamas Taproom + Cidery, debuting their own take on a Fruit & Hop infused cider. All the releases from our Summer Fruit Hop Series will be featured as well:

  • Boysenberry Hop (June release – 2nd place in the Portland Fruit Beer Festival!)
  • Lemon Hop (July release)
  • Bruce Lychee (August release)
  • September TBD (we’re still experimenting! Possibly raspberry, maybe nectarine… we shall see!)

Find more details and RSVP at the Facebook Event Page. We hope to see you there!

 

Portland Apple Collection

Portland Cider Company believes in giving back to our community, both globally and of course, here locally in the Northwest. The inaugural PDX Community Apple Collection allows us to combine our passion for cider making, with our commitment to community involvement and support.

This full-scale community effort is about bringing people together to create handmade craft cider, using the apples from our own backyards here in the Portland Metro area. Bringing together cider, community, tradition and charity in our first ever Community Cider release, “Oregon Wild.”

Why “Oregon Wild?” Because 100% of the net proceeds of the cider created & sold as part of the PDX Community Apple Collection will be donated to the organization Oregon Wild. This collective 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. Portland Cider Company is even a member of the Oregon Brewshed Alliance (the first cidery!), which is an outreach initiative for Oregon Wild.

In the summer and fall, when Portland neighborhood trees paint the sidewalks with fallen fruit, and backyard trees get a little out of hand, Portland Cider Company is ready to help you turn your fruit into the drink of old – cider!

During the PDX Community Apple Collection, which will run August – October, Portland Cider Company invites you to bring your fallen and unwanted fruit in exchange for Portland Cider trade. And when the time comes, you also get to help with the pressing of the apples you brought in.

Minimum donation of 1 bushel of apples* (40 lbs.)

In return:

  • At least 1 pint of cider*
  • Tickets to Wassail Party in November
  • Hands-on experience pressing apples into cider
  • Good Karma from Mother Earth with 100% of net proceeds donated to Oregon Wild

*40lbs or more of usable apples. Payment in trade vouchers redeemable at either of our taprooms. While supplies last.

Drop fruit at our Clackamas Taproom & Cidery:

8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015 • Mon– Sat: 9 am – 9 pm

For questions, or to coordinate delivery for large donations, contact info@portlandcider.com.

Depending on the amount and variety of fruit received, Portland Cider Company will release the annual Community Apple Cider produced at the Wassail Party in November, ideally. The fruit pressing dates will be determined as donations are received.

your Apples – your Cider – your Oregon Wild

  • Hands-on experience pressing apples into cider
  • Good Karma from Mother Earth with 100% of net proceeds donated to Oregon Wild

*40lbs or more of usable apples. Payment in trade vouchers redeemable at either of our taprooms. While supplies last.

Drop fruit at our Clackamas Taproom & Cidery:

8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015 • Mon– Sat: 9 am – 9 pm

For questions, or to coordinate delivery for large donations, contact info@portlandcider.com.

 

Depending on the amount and variety of fruit received, Portland Cider Company will release the annual Community Apple Cider produced at the Wassail Party in November, ideally. The fruit pressing dates will be determined as donations are received.

your Apples – your Cider – your Oregon Wild

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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