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Summer Seasonal Strawberry Cider released by Portland Cider Company

PORTLAND, Ore. – July 10, 2017 – Strawberry has made its debut in the Portland Cider Company seasonal line of ciders. Delicate and delicious, Strawberry is a blend of Portland Cider Co.’s award-winning Pearfect Perry made with 100% Northwest pears – Bartlett and D’ Anjou specifically

Red, White & Lavender @ Bushwhacker Cider 7/1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1-4pm Saturday, July 1st Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Hope Haven Family Farm and Portland Juice Co collaborate to bring the beauty and bounty of cider and lavender to Portland’s Bushwhacker Cider at 1212-D SE Powell Blvd D, Portland, OR 97202. Drink in summer at

Cider House Party at Lombard House on 6/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Celebrate the beauty of regional cider and bounty of seasonal botanicals at Finnriver Cider House Party 5-8pm Thursday, June 22nd at North Portland’s Lombard House. Finnriver Farm & Cidery will be in the house with a specially curated draft list, including s

Canadian Cider Takes Top Prize At Dan Berger International Cider Awards

(Santa Rosa, California)—“Bittersweet” from Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse in British Columbia took the Sweepstakes Award for best cider at the Second Annual Dan Berger International Cider Competition (DBICC). The traditional English style cider is produced from apples grown in the Sea

Finnriver Cider Summit Saison Release @ Cider Bite 5/1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5-7pm, May 18th Finnriver Cider Summit Saison Release Party will be hosted at Cider Bite in NW Portland. The Release Party marks the Oregon debut of a special Saison style collaboration cider Finnriver Farm & Cidery made for the Cider Summit events in 2017.

La Familia Cider Officially Launches Cinco de Mayo!

May 2, 2017 (Salem, OR) – La Familia Cider, Oregon’s newest cider company and first Latino owned, will officially join the local craft beverage community over the Cinco de Mayo weekend. La Familia will be debuting with three ciders at an official “Launch & Cinco de Mayo Part

Dates for CiderCon 2018 in Baltimore Announced by US Association of Cider Makers

PORTLAND, OR (April 13, 2017) – The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) today announced that its eighth annual CiderCon conference will take place January 31 – February 2, 2018 at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland. CiderCon is the premier annual opportunity

Cider Association’s Membership Applauds Peers for Outstanding Service to Industry in 2016

The United States Association of Cider Makers is a membership organization representing the cider industry at large for the United States. This fall, the association’s members nominated and elected their peers for outstanding industry service in three categories: cider distribut

Brännland Cider of Sweden launches US distribution with Skurnik Wines

Brännland Cider, the award winning Swedish cider producer, announced today the launching of US distribution with Skurnik Wines, one of the most respected wine and spirits companies in the world. This marks Brännland Cider’s first foray into the highly competitive US cider market

Portland Cider Company Releases Union Jack Limited Release Cider

December 1, 2016 (Portland, OR) – Portland Cider Company announces the release of Union Jack, a limited release cider available in 750ml bottles at Portland Cider Co. taprooms and select stores throughout the Portland metro area. Union Jack is a truly authentic English cider made from

Brännland Cider get 1000 apple trees at Röbäcksdalen fully funded through Kickstarter

At the beginning of November Brännland Cider, the international award winning cider producer in Umeå, Sweden, started a Kickstarter campaign called “1000 apple trees at Röbäcksdalen,” to fund the creation of an orchard and the start new apple terroir in their Northern home

2 Towns Ciderhouse Announces Traditions Cider Line, Releases Riverwood and Cidre Bouché

Corvallis, Ore. – November 15, 2016 – After five years of operating Traditions Ciderworks as a sister company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse begins this week to rebrand the line with the 2 Towns moniker, now calling it our Traditions line.  The 2 Towns Traditions line of vintage cide

Finnriver Cider Pop Up at Imperial Bottle Shop on 11/26

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Share in the cheer of supporting local family farms and small businesses this season while checking off your shopping list. Imperial Bottle Shop & Taproom hosts Finnriver Farm & Cidery for a Finnriver Pop Up Shop 3-7pm Saturday, November 26th. Finnriver

Pick Cider Campaign Highlights Cider As the Ultimate Beverage for Thanksgiving Dinner

PORTLAND, OR (November 14, 2016) – The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) announced today its Pick Cider campaign that encourages consumers in a fun and engaging way to serve cider with their Thanksgiving holiday meal. The Pick Cider campaign highlights the enjoyment of

Finnriver Farm & Cidery and Bushwhacker Cider host a Harvest Happening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Finnriver Farm & Cidery and Bushwhacker Cider host a Harvest Happening 6-9pm Thursday, October 13th. Celebrate harvest season and raising your glass with us to help Oregon’s Farmers Ending Hunger raise funds for their Adopt-An-Acre program. A portion of Finn

Portland Cider Company Unveils 6-Pack Bottles of Kinda Dry & Sorta Sweet

September 27, 2016 (Portland, OR) – This week, Portland Cider Company unveils new 6-pack bottles for their original flagship ciders Kinda Dry & Sorta Sweet. Available year-round, the new package format of these popular ciders creates a convenient way for cider fans to carry, share

Portland Cider Company Introduces Passion Fruit Bottle with a Refreshed Look for 22oz Bottles

September 13, 2016 (Portland, OR) – Portland Cider Company announces the release of Passion Fruit cider, available year-round in 22oz bottles, while also debuting a refreshed packaging design. Tropically aromatic and bursting with bright green apple and floral flavors, this Passion Fr

The 2016 Oregon State Fair Fun Kicks off with Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Friday, August 19 the Oregon State Fair offers an exciting opportunity to enjoy the best of Oregon food, wine, brews, ciders, and spirits at the pre-Fair evening event Pairings! A Celebration of Oregon. This annual event features the best in Northwest culinary delights a

United States Association of Cider Makers Hires Executive Director

Denver, CO – The United States Association of Cider Makers announces Michelle McGrath as Executive Director. Michelle is the former Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, a non-profit with a mission to build a thriving local food system for the two-state, five-county region k

Portland Cider Company announces 1st ever Snakebite Showdown

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 part

Aviary hosts Summer Cider Garden Party with Alter Ego Cider on June 22

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 10, 2016) – Aviary welcomes summer with a cider celebration and garden party during Portland Cider Week featuring Alter Ego Cider and benefitting the Portland Fruit Tree Project. On Wednesday, June 22 from 6 – 8 p.m. join the Aviary team, Anne Hubatch of Alt

Cider Competition Announces Top Awards

(Santa Rosa, CALIF)—A cidery from Washington state was the big winner at the first-ever Dan Berger’s International Cider Competition, held in May in Santa Rosa California. Staged in conjunction with Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition, the cider competition drew more than 200

Cider Institute of North America created to Support Industry Sustainability

In recognition of the need and demand for training and development of cider production skills in North America, the industry is launching a new organization, the Cider Institute of North America (CINA). This initiative is designed to build on and, ultimately, take over from the traini

Northwest Cider Association names Emily Ritchie as Executive Director

Portland, Ore. – April 19, 2016 – The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of current Program Manager Emily Ritchie as executive director effective May 2, 2016. She replaces Sherrye Wyatt who has led the association a

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

Outreach meetings to help grow Northwest cider industry

Portland, Ore. – March 7, 2016 – The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) is seeking orchardists to grow heirloom apple varieties. With the help of an Oregon Department of Agriculture specialty crop block grant, the NWCA has planned two public outreach meetings in Oregon on Tuesda
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Alter Ego The Sunny Sider Ginger Lemon Cider

Alter Ego “The Sunny Sider” Ginger Lemon Cider e recently had the chance to try this Alter Ego cider during CiderCON in Portland. Beyond the clever pun of a name, this unique cider is a fun one for cider lovers, especially those who dig ginger! Available on tap at bars and

How about them Apples: Northwest Cider Association Reports 2015 as record year for industry growth

SEATTLE – January 21, 2016 – The Northwest Cider Association, a trade organization that represents more than 70 cider makers throughout British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, recently completed a membership survey to gain regional insight into the nation’s fastest-gr

799 Bottles of Craft Beer, Cider & Sparkling Wine on the wall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – McMenamins Opens New Bottle Shop on Portland’s NW 23rd Ave. – WHAT: Imagine Portland 38 years ago – before the craft beer explosion. That’s when Mike McMenamin purchased a local market in Raleigh Hills and began stocking the shelves with imported brews and fine
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Swift Cider Dank Hop

Swift Cider Dank Hop his cider is made in NE Portland by a former beer brewer, Aidan Currie  who caught the cider bug. Shifting gears from beer to cider, Aidan now makes three types of cider, all available on draft around the city of Portland. Named for the Vaux’s Swifts that ca