After opening its doors two years ago, Alter Ego Cider Taproom will shutter its taproom in Portland, Oregon on Sunday, September 12, 2021. Alter Ego Cider will continue on as its ciders will be available in distribution.
Part of Helioterra Wines, Alter Ego Cider moved into its facility that it shares with the winery back in 2018. A year later, Anne Hubatch, decided to expand her cidery with a tasting room in the shared space that was located across the street from Ground Breaker Brewing.
“Unfortunately, over these last three years, Alter Ego hasn’t been able to achieve its goals with the space, and have decided to focus efforts around growing distribution instead of a retail presence,” wrote Hubatch in an email regarding the closure. “Moving forward, Alter Ego Cider will be looking for new and different ways to bring its products to the public.”
After the Alter Ego Cider Taproom’s closure, Alter Ego Cider will be available at retailers through Running Man Distribution. Fans of Alter Ego Cider can also purchase cans from the Alter Ego Cider website.
Alter Ego will host one last party in the taphouse on Saturday, September 4, 2021 from 3:00-6:090pm. During this time patrons can purchase discounted growler fills, and enjoy the limited-edition ciders on draught. Growler fills and draught will be available until Sunday, September 12th. After the 12th, customers can still pick up packaged ciders from Helioterra Wines tasting room.
Alter Ego Cider Taproom 2025 SE 7th Ave Portland, OR 97214
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.