Bauman’s Cider Company Wins Best in Class Award at GLINTCAP, Partners with Maletis Beverage


Bauman’s Cider receives a “Best in Class” award for their Loganberry Cider and expands distribution throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington via a new partnership with Maletis Beverage.

May 30, 2018 (Portland, OR) – Bauman’s Cider Company entered four ciders, winning medals with all four, in the 2018 Great Lake International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), the largest cider competition in the world with nearly 1,400 entries from 11 countries. Most significantly, Bauman’s Loganberry was rated the third best cider out of 154 entries in the Fruit Cider category and received both a Gold Medal and Best in Class award. Furthermore, Clyde’s Dry and Citrus Hop both received Silver Medals while Peach Raspberry received a Bronze.

In addition, Bauman’s Cider is proud to announce their partnership with Maletis Beverage to expand distribution throughout NW Oregon and SW Washington. “Maletis Beverage is excited to begin our new partnership with Bauman’s Cider Company. It’s not very often we find an Oregon company that is older than our 83 years in the business…but we did!” noted Rob Maletis, President and owner of Maletis Beverage. “Bauman’s began farming on the very property they reside on today way back in 1895, making them 123 years old with five generations of family members working on the farm. When Christine began to sample our team with their ciders and share the Bauman’s cider making history we knew we could have a lot of fun expanding their current distribution to our many valued retailer customers.”

Christine (Bauman) Walter, owner and head cider maker adds “Our goal is to stay authentic to our Oregon roots which is why we strive to source as many ingredients as possible from our family farm. Partnering with Maletis, another family with a long history in Oregon, fits perfectly with our values, and we could not be more thrilled to start this partnership together.”

About Bauman’s Cider Company

Bauman’s Cider Company was started in 2015 by Christine (Bauman) Walter on her family’s farm located in Gervais, Oregon. The Bauman Family homesteaded in Oregon in 1895 and has been farming in the Willamette Valley ever since. Christine’s great-grandfather Stephen Bauman was known to make hard cider in one of the old barns. While the original recipe has long been forgotten, Christine strives to make cider Stephen would have been proud of, using as many fruits and other ingredients from the farm as possible in her cider. Bauman’s Cider production and taproom is located at Bauman’s Farm & Garden (12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026). For more information visit

About Maletis Beverage

Founded in 1935 by Chris Maletis, Senior, Maletis Beverage is a locally owned and operated distributor of domestic, craft and import beers. The company also distributes a world-renowned portfolio of cider, wine, champagne, mead and sake, as well as an extensive portfolio of non-alcoholic products.

Under the leadership of Chris Maletis, Junior, the company saw tremendous growth as it built a portfolio of brands that have established Maletis Beverage as the preeminent beverage distributor in the Portland metropolitan area.

Since 2000, Rob Maletis has continued to grow Maletis Beverage while also keeping the company true to the principles established by his grandfather and father. Under his guidance, Maletis Beverage has grown into one of the largest beverage distributors in the Pacific Northwest, leading the industry in service, quality products and customer satisfaction.

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