It’s Oregon Cider Week and Portland Cider Co. is excited to release a few new ciders and host events all over the Portland metro area through Sunday, January 21. The cidermaker is also set to release two ciders in cans – Mango Mimosa Cider and its limited-run pub favorite, English Pub Cider.
Mango Mimosa is a sunny, fruit-forward cider made with ripe mango and a splash of citrus. It is ideally paired with cheery brunch pancakes and egg dishes, spicy curries or carne asada tacos, and light desserts like champagne cupcakes or fruit tarts. It is medium-sweet, with a stone fruit nose and a bright, bubbly finish. The cider debuted a year ago and has proven to be among the most popular of the company’s seasonal releases. Available in 12-ounce 6-packs and 19.2-ounce ‘Proper Pint’ cans through winter and early spring.
English Pub Cider has been available on tap in Portland Cider locations for more than six years, and is a favorite of regular guests and employees alike. Made with a variety of heritage cider apple varieties grown in the Willamette Valley, the cider is fermented and aged for over a year, resulting in a smooth-but-dry, tannic cider full of character and complexity. The release of English Pub Cider in cans marks the beginning of a rotating, limited-release series dedicated to Portland Cider pub favorites, each available for a short time in 16-ounce 4-packs.
“These two releases are fortunately timed with Oregon Cider Week, and we are definitely in a celebratory mood around here,” said Portland Cider co-owner Jeff Parrish. “As cider fans and cider makers from across the country convene in Portland this month, we’re looking forward to making some new friends and seeing some familiar faces, as well. We hope that all of the Portland-based cider lovers can take advantage of being the host city for the national cider convention this year, and enjoy some of the fantastic events across the city that are designed to celebrate our favorite beverage.”
As Oregon’s second-largest locally-owned cidery, Portland Cider will be participating in a long list of events connected to Oregon Cider Week and CiderCon 2024, which is returning to Portland for the first time in almost a decade. Event highlights include:
January 16: Visit the company’s custom VW Cider Wagon at the CiderCon Cart Launch Party at Cartside Food Carts.
January 17-21: Celebrate the women of the cider industry with the Femme Fair at Portland Cider House on SE Hawthorne. Selections from women-owned cideries will fill the taps, and the walls will feature art from women artists. A portion of proceeds from every “Femme Magic” flight sold will be donated to Pink Boots Society.
January 19: Portland Cider Pop-Up at John’s Marketplace on SE Powell from 4:00-6:00pm. Join Portland Cider Co. and several other cideries for a special cider tasting pop-up. Special one-off releases for Oregon Cider Week will be on-tap, with an extended cider to-go selection all cider week long!
January 20: Enjoy cider cocktails from a Portland Cider-Portland Syrups collab at Artisans by Cider Summit, a limited-ticket event at the Left Bank Annex.
January 21: Clackamas Sunday Brunch featuring House-baked goods, deliciously decadent NW breakfast dishes, and scratch-made sauces await you from 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Portland Cider’s events calendar features a complete listing of the week’s activities, and more details about Oregon Cider Week can be found on the official website.
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.