Portland Cider Company announces 1st ever Snakebite Showdown

Portland Cider Company announces 1st ever Snakebite Showdown

A celebration and collaboration of Oregon Cider Week & Portland Beer Week

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 partnered with Portland Cider Company to go head-to-head in this competition for the best quintessential English drink – the snakebite! The competition will run June 16th though the 30th, with voting online.

The snakebite combos will be available at multiple locations, including both of Portland Cider Company’s taproom locations and both Ecliptic and Fat Head’s Brewery Portland restaurants. Fat Head’s location in the Pearl District is hosting a kick-off event on June 16th, all-day.

Traditionally, the snakebite is a half lager, half cider mixed drink, which is very popular in English countries and is loved by Portland Cider fans. With the owners of Portland Cider Company’s background in the United Kingdom, this competition is particularly close to the heart.

“We couldn’t call ourselves a Northwest cidery based on English traditions without having a snakebite on our board – it just wouldn’t be right. So with all the amazing craft beer talent here in Oregon, it seemed like this competition was a natural fit to tie together both Oregon Cider Week and Portland Beer Week.” said Lynda Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. and native of Somerset, England.


Pelican Brewing Co. – Blonde Apple
A delightfully refreshing snakebite, Portland Cider Company’s Apple is blended with Pelican Brewing Company’s classic Kiwanda Cream Ale to give you a dangerously drinkable beverage for the summer.

Fat Head’s Portland – Passion Pucker
To truly tantalize your taste buds we have combined Portland Ciders Passion Fruit with Fat Head's hop forward Kettle Sour #4. With sweet fruitiness of passion fruit balanced with the tart hoppiness and flavors of orange, tangerine and pine of the sour, you will want to drink this snakebite even on the hottest of Portland summer days!

Ecliptic Brewing – Capella Cruiser
Representing both the sun and the deep corners of outer space, Portland Cider Company Maui Cruiser is combined with Ecliptic Brewing’s Capella Porter.  The result is a bright and lively snakebite with sweet aromas and a tropical roast finish!

Fort George Brewery – Traditional English Snakebite
A tried & true favorite, blending together the bold American stout from Fort George with the traditional English cider in Portland Cider Co.’s Kinda Dry.

For full details on the Snakebite Showdown, visit www.PortlandCider.com/snakebite. To vote, share with friends, or stay up-to-date on competition details, RSVP at the Snakebite Showdown Facebook event page.

About Portland Cider Company:

The 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. They have two taproom locations: Hawthorne, Portland Cider House (3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214) and Clackamas, Taproom & Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015). For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com.