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!
Portland Cider Company announces 1st ever Snakebite Showdown
A celebration and collaboration of Oregon Cider Week & Portland Beer Week
June 15, 2016 (Portland, OR) – With Portland Beer Week and Oregon Cider Week overlapping, starting tomorrow June 16, Portland Cider Company announces their first annual Snakebite Showdown. Fat Head’s Brewery, Pelican Brewing Company, Ecliptic Brewing and Fort George Brewery have partnered with Portland Cider Company to go head-to-head in this competition for the best quintessential English drink – the snakebite! The competition will run June 16th though the 30th, with voting online.
The snakebite combos will be available at multiple locations, including both of Portland Cider Company’s taproom locations and both Ecliptic and Fat Head’s Brewery Portland restaurants. Fat Head’s location in the Pearl District is hosting a kick-off event on June 16th, all-day.
Traditionally, the snakebite is a half lager, half cider mixed drink, which is very popular in English countries and is loved by Portland Cider fans. With the owners of Portland Cider Company’s background in the United Kingdom, this competition is particularly close to the heart.
“We couldn’t call ourselves a Northwest cidery based on English traditions without having a snakebite on our board – it just wouldn’t be right. So with all the amazing craft beer talent here in Oregon, it seemed like this competition was a natural fit to tie together both Oregon Cider Week and Portland Beer Week.” said Lynda Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. and native of Somerset, England.
SNAKEBITE SHOWDOWN BEER + CIDER COMBOS:
Pelican Brewing Co. – Blonde Apple A delightfully refreshing snakebite, Portland Cider Company’s Apple is blended with Pelican Brewing Company’s classic Kiwanda Cream Ale to give you a dangerously drinkable beverage for the summer.
Fat Head’s Portland – Passion Pucker To truly tantalize your taste buds we have combined Portland Ciders Passion Fruit with Fat Head’s hop forward Kettle Sour #4. With sweet fruitiness of passion fruit balanced with the tart hoppiness and flavors of orange, tangerine and pine of the sour, you will want to drink this snakebite even on the hottest of Portland summer days!
Ecliptic Brewing – Capella Cruiser Representing both the sun and the deep corners of outer space, Portland Cider Company Maui Cruiser is combined with Ecliptic Brewing’s Capella Porter. The result is a bright and lively snakebite with sweet aromas and a tropical roast finish!
Fort George Brewery – Traditional English Snakebite A tried & true favorite, blending together the bold American stout from Fort George with the traditional English cider in Portland Cider Co.’s Kinda Dry.
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.
Oregon City, OR – The Portland Cider Company today announced it is moving its cider production facility to a new, larger location in Clackamas in order to meet the growing demand for its cider products.
The company is investing approximately $1 million to increase the size of its operation ten fold, according to Jeff Parrish, Portland Cider Company owner and master ciderist. “Our sales have more than doubled each year since we started bottling our cider in 2013,” Parrish said. “We will be able to produce over 1.5 million gallons of cider annually in this new location, which is a significant step in our company’s growth.”
The 20,000 square foot facility, located in Clackamas adjacent to Interstate 205, will open in April and replaces the company’s present operation in Oregon City. It will include a tap room 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. 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 cider on tap to the public. Their bottled and canned ciders are available in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and California.
Yes, you read right! Now through the end of the year our cider wagon will be stationed at Clackamas Town Center. We will be sampling our four mainstay ciders as well as selling all of our branded merchandise and our new variety packs.
Stop in and say hi and knock some of your holiday shopping off early.