Did you know that our Hawthorne location, Portland Cider House, has 28 taps? Most of the time, more than half of those taps feature guest cideries from around the Northwest, such as 2 Towns, Swift Cider, ^5 Cider, Bull Run Cider and more. Here at Portland Cider Company, we feel this well-rounded and diverse taplist is essential to promoting the cider industry as a whole.
Portland Cider House was founded with the intention of being a resource for anyone to come and explore cider. There's 28 taps! Cider of every different style - fruit, spiced, hopped, traditional, dry, sweet, modern, etc. - and cider from several different cider makers here in the Northwest. You can get a flight of cider and find what you like.
In an effort to promote this concept of "Community over Competition," and to help you learn more about cider from here in the Northwest, we're putting together a regular cider tastings schedule. You will start to see a lot more cider tastings, release parties and more hosted at Portland Cider House! Subscribe to our PCH Facebook events to stay in the loop. For now, here's what we have coming up this November & December:
A Swift-y Evening with Swift Cider
Wednesday, Nov. 9 | 5-8 pm
Swift Cider will be visiting the Portland Cider House to sample their fine ciders, including their new release Blood Orange and a single varietal Pippin. To make the evening extra "Swift-y," we're celebrating writer Jonathon Swifts birthday with readings from his famous book Gulliver's Travels. Read in two 20 minute excerpts by performer Barret Stolte between 6-7pm.
Spicin' it up with Carlton Cyderworks Tasting
Thursday, Nov. 17 | 5-8pm
Our friends at Carlton Cyderworks are coming to Portland Cider House to celebrate the release of their winter seasonal Sugar n' Spice! Come for free tastings of this special release and their other ciders. As an added treat, The Maple Parlor will be joining with free samples of their Mini Caramel Apples! We suggest pairing with Sugar n' Spice or our winter seasonal Winter Spice.
Nectar Creek Mead Tasting
Wednesday, Nov. 30 | 5-8pm
Nectar Creek will be visiting the Portland Cider House for some free mead samplings! It's been over a year since we've had a mead, or nectar of the gods, on-tap, so come help us celebrate the tapping of a beautiful new keg.
Fox Tail Cider Tasting
Wednesday, Dec. 14 | 5-8pm
More details to come.
Bull Run Cider Tasting
Thursday, Dec. 14 | 5-8pm
More details to come.