Portland Cider Co. places at International Competition

A couple of months ago, Portland Cider Company entered a couple of their ciders into the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition. We’re proud to announce that we have won two awards – Silver for Hop’ Rageous and Bronze for Pearfect Perry at the competition!

The RIWC began in 1982 as an affiliate of the California State Fair system, and has been operated for the last 25 years as an independent event using the nation’s highest-caliber judges.

 

New in 2016, the Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition greatly expanded their international cider competition featuring five recognized cider experts, and 12 carefully drawn categories that cideries could use for entering their products.

We’re honored by these awards for our amazing cider!

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Today marks the start of the first Colorado Cider Week

The scene for crafting hard cider is growing so quickly that now there’s the first Colorado Cider Week, from May 23 to May 28, a celebration of local craft cider culture. (Source: Denver Post)

And Steve from Portland Cider Company is in Denver! He will be visiting local retailers selling Portland Cider Co. to help spread the word about craft cider in the Northwest. We will also be at the Pressed Conference coming up May 28th with other local cideries.

Other awesome news to celebrate – Portland Cider Company is now a member of the Rocky Mountain Cider Association! We’re thrilled to be joining other cideries from around the Rocky Mountain region (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming) to support the industry as a whole.

Find out more about special events for Colorado Cider Week at the Rocky Mountain Cider Association website.

New Westicana Happier Hours coming in June to Portland Cider House

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Beginning Thursday, June 2nd, the Portland Cider House will host a new weekly concert series, “Westicana Happier Hour,” featuring local talent that specializes in performing original Americana and Folk music. This new series is a collaboration between Portland Cider Company and Westicana, an original music movement being coordinated by Joshua Malm of Redwood Son.

The acoustic performances will be every Thursday afternoon, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, with no cover charge. This is during Portland Cider House’s regular happy hour, so there are discounts on both food and pints! And the venue is also minor friendly until 5:00 pm, making this the perfect afternoon activity for a family. More details can be found on Portland Cider House’s events page on Facebook. Junes performances will feature Samsel Band, including a new guest performer with the group each week.

To kick-off the series, plus celebrate Oregon Cider Week in June, two of the performances will be extended to go all night, featuring multiple bands. The dates of these evenings are June 16 and June 23– more details can be found at the links. In addition to live music, there will be other cideries visiting the Cider House to offer free samples and swag. On June 16, Swift Cider and Wildcraft Cider Work will be onsite  from 3:30-6:30 pm and Bull Run Cider will be onsite from 5-8 pm. On June  23, Bull Run Cider and ^5 Cider will be onsite from 5-8 pm.

June Lineup

June 2 // 3:30-5:30 pm
Samsel Band + a guest musician, new each week
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June 9 // 3:30-5:30 pm
Samsel Band + a guest musician, new each week
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June 16 // EXTENDED to celebrate Oregon Cider Week! 
3:30-5:30 pm: Samsel Band | www.samselband.com
6:00-7:30 pm: TBD
8:00-9:30 pm: Amber Sweeney | www.theambersweeney.com

**Swift Cider and Wildcraft Cider Work will also be onsite offering free samples and swag from 3:30-6:30pm**

**Bull Run Cider will also be onsite offering free samples and swag from 5-8pm**

June 23 // EXTENDED to celebrate Oregon Cider Week! 
3:30-5:30 pm: Samsel Band | www.samselband.com
6:00-7:30 pm: Lindsie Feathers
8:00-9:30 pm: Eric Leadbetter | www.facebook.com/EricLeadbetterMusic

**^5 Cider and Bull Run Cider will also be onsite offering free samples and swag from 5-8pm**

June 30 // 3:30-5:30 pm
Samsel Band + a guest musician, new each week
www.samselband.com

Portland Cider Company nominated for Best Cidery

Portland Cider Company has been nominated by the people!! We’re trilled to be one of the five cideries in the running for Willamette Week’s Best of Portland Reader Poll. This competition is unique in the fact the companies nominated come from the general public. So we truly could not have done it without our amazing Portland Cider fans. Thank you!

Voting is open May 4th through May 31st – vote for us now. We need your help in order to win!

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Portland Cider Company announces opening date for their new tap room location in Clackamas, OR

March 15, 2016 (Portland, OR) – The Portland Cider Company announced this week that it will be opening the new Clackamas tap room location on Friday, April 1, 2016. This location will feature a new, larger cider production facility fronted by a traditional tap room that will include shuffleboard, darts and other fun activities. To celebrate the opening, Portland Cider Co. will feature two limited release ciders, food trucks and live music on both Friday and Saturday nights (April 1 & 2).

Local bands performing include Friday night entertainment from Tin Silver, Yonder Blue, and Bird on a Capo,with a Saturday night highlight performance from The Domestics, with opening acts by Rare Diagram and Nicolai Carrera. All entertainment is free of charge. Portland Cider will have two limited release ciders on tap, including a unique blend of cider infused with spicy chai tea leaves. With plentiful food to choose from at the food carts, and cider flowing all night long with live tunes, it’s going to be a rocking grand opening celebration.

“This is a big move for our company” says founder, Jeff Parrish. “We are very excited for our new location with its fantastic exposure along I205, which will undoubtedly draw people’s attention to our new taproom. The additional space will allow us to offer regular music events as well as a limited food menu. We are all looking forward to this weekend so we can share all our hard work and enjoy the night with our fellow cider enthusiasts.”

The Clackamas tap room will feature twelve taps where customers can enjoy an assortment of Portland Cider Company ciders on tap, including their flagship flavors, Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet, Pearfect Perry and Hop’rageous. In addition to these popular flavors, the company also offers seasonal varieties. Currently those include Mojito, Maui Cruiser and Passion Fruit. Unique to the Clackamas location, there will also be four rotating local craft beers on tap. The tap room will be open from noon until 8 pm Sunday through Thursday and noon until 10 pm Friday and Saturday.

The Portland Cider Company has another location, the Portland Cider House, in Portland’s Hawthorne District, where they offer 28 ciders on tap to the public. Their bottled and canned ciders are available in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California.

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