The Northwest Cider Assn.’s eighth annual Washington Cider Week, an 11-day craft cider celebration, will take place Sept. 6 through Sept. 16 at locations throughout the state. Although not located in Washington, Portland Cider Co. distributes all of its bottled ciders and many of its draft products throughout the state and will participate in a number of highlight events, including:
Snakebite Showdown at Hellbent Brewing Co., Sept. 9 through Sept. 16
Snakebites are a popular English refreshment that blends equal parts beer and cider. Portland Cider Co. will join Elemental Cider, Locust Cider, and Seattle Cider, each featuring a cider on tap that will be paired with a Hellbent Brewing beer. Portland Cider will be competing with Hop’n’Oatrageous, a blend of Portland Cider’s Hop’rageous – a balanced dry cider infused with fragrant Citra hops and bitter orange peel – blended with Hellbent’s Hop & Oats beer.
Cocktail Night at Schilling Cider House, Sept. 12 (6pm to 9pm)
Portland Cider will be pouring its Sangria Cider, Mojito Cider, and a Greyhound Cider, while offering stickers, coasters and conversation. Sangria Cider is a year-round fruit cider that blends the delicious juices of orange, strawberry, pear, passion fruit, elderberry, and lime; it’s fruit punch, for grown-ups! Mojito Cider is a limited release fruit cider featuring hand-muddled Oregon mint and juice from whole limes. Greyhound Cider is also a limited release herbal cider, featuring fresh grapefruit juice infused with gin botanicals from Trail Distilling in Oregon City.
Schilling Cider House Pentathlon, Sept. 15 (12pm to 4 pm)
Five cideries, including Portland Cider Co., challenge the public to complete in leisure skill events for fame and glory.
9th annual Cider Summit Seattle, Sept. 7 and Sept. 8
The ninth annual Cider Summit Seattle will take place at South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn, 101 Westlake Ave. N. The event will feature over 150 ciders, including Portland Cider Co.’s Hop’rageous, Sangria, and Pumpkin Spice ciders. The cidery will also be taking part in the Oregon Fruit Products and Enartis Fruit & Oak Cider Challenge, featuring pilot batch fruit and oaked ciders from participating cideries with a consumer vote to determine the champion. Portland Cider will be serving a marionberry and rhubarb cider with oaked gin botanicals and black currants.
About Portland Cider Company
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. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Portland Cider Co. Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. Drink it, it’s good!