OREGON CIDER WEEK 2016
THURS JUNE 16 to SUNDAY JUNE 26
Stay tuned to this page as we announce even more events and update event details!
June 16-30th | Voting online, snakebites available at both locations
Fathead’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! Traditionally, the snakebite is a half lager, half cider mixed drink, which may sound strange, but is very popular in English countries and is loved by Portland Cider fans.
With Oregon Breweries at the reign, these snakebites are some of the best for you to try to celebrate Oregon Cider Week, June 16-26. During that entire period, Portland Cider Company will be offering all four snakebite combos at their two locations: Clackamas and Hawthorne district in Portland. And there will be special events held by some of the breweries as well (see below)! Ecliptic Brewing & Fat Head's PDX will have their Snakebite entries available at their restaurants too!
Come try them all and the vote for your favorite one on the Portland Cider Co. event page, which has all of the details, including what beer and cider combos are being featured. Voting period is June 16-30, 2016. The winning combination will be announced on July 1st.
Fat Heads Brewery Portland "Snakebite Showcase"
Thursday, June 16 | 11:30 am to 11:00 pm | Fat Head's Brewery Portland, 131 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
The folks at Fat Head's Brewery in Portland are encouraging you to come sample their Snakebite Showdown entry at any time on Thursday, June 16th. This "Snakebite Showcase" will kick-off the voting period and Oregon Cider Week. Not only will you get the chance to try their favorite Snakebite combo, but you also get try some of their close seconds (they liked a lot of them!). Portland Cider Co. will also be onsite in the evening giving out free swag and samples of their cider. Click here for more details.
Westicana Happier Hour – extended to celebrate Oregon Cider Week!
Thursday, June 16 | 3:00 to 9:00 pm | Portland Cider House
Every Thursday, during our regular happy hour, Portland Cider House hosts local talent that specializes in performing original Americana and Folk music. To celebrate Oregon cider, we are keeping the good times and tunes going until close! The evening will also include free cider tastings from other Oregonian cideries (Swift Cider, Wildcraft Ciderworks and Bull Run Cider) visiting the Cider House, who will be giving out swag and fun prizes. Find out more here.
Acoustic Music with David Witham
Friday, June 17 | 6:00 to 8:00 pm | Clackamas Taproom + Cidery
Featuring a musician from right in the heart of Happy Valley. The perfect night out for our new neighbors here in Clackamas. Click here for more details.
Dad Jokes for Drinks
Sunday, June 19 | All day | Both locations: Hawthorne-Portland and Clackamas
Come drink a cider with your Pop for Father’s Day! We will even give $1 off Portland Cider pints to dads who tell the bartender their best “dad joke” – we promise to laugh no matter what. Find out more here.
History & Science of Cider presented by Cider Riot & Portland Cider Co.
Monday, June 20 | 7:00 to 10:00 pm | Portland Cider House
An educational class featuring cider tastings from across the world, including those true to the modern northwest cider craft. Led by the cider makers from both Cider Riot and Portland Cider Company, this class is for those with a passion for cider and the craft beverage industry, who want to get an in-depth look at the history, process, and modern interpretation of cider. Featuring nine or more tastings of cider from both European countries and here in Oregon. Limited to 35 guests, this is intended to be a personal, intimate gathering for cider lovers Oregon-wide. Tickets are $25 if purchased before June 13th; registration is required. Find out more here.
Tieton Ciderworks Tap Takeover at Portland Cider House
Tuesday, June 21 | 5-7pm | Portland Cider House
Tieton Cider Works is coming to the Portland Cider House, sampling a variety of their ciders! One of Tieton's crew will be there giving out free swag and tastings, plus we will have their new Pear Hard Cider on tap along with a couple other delicious options. Find out more here.
Oregon Zoo Twilight Tuesdays
Tuesday, June 21 | 5-8pm | Oregon Zoo
Join us for Twilight Tuesdays at the Oregon Zoo where you can check out the animals after dark while enjoying some Portland Cider, all for a discounted admission (FREE if you're an Oregon Zoo member!).
Westicana Happier Hour every Thursday at PDX Cider House
Thursday, June 23 | 3:00 to 9:00 pm | Portland Cider House
Every Thursday, during our regular happy hour, Portland Cider House hosts local talent that specializes in performing original Americana and Folk music. To celebrate Oregon cider, we are keeping the good times and tunes going until close! The evening will also include free cider tastings from other Oregonian cideries (Bull Run Cider and ^5 Cider) visiting the Cider House, who will be giving out swag and fun prizes. Find out more here.
Portland Cider Co. Tap Takeover at The Civic Taproom
Thursday, June 23 | 4:00 to 8:00 pm | The Civic Taproom & Bottle Shop
Along with two other Oregn cideries (TBA), Portland Cider Co. will be taking over the taps at The Civic Taproom in Portland. Come enjoy a pint with us! Ingrid, our Oregon sales rep, will be onsite giving out free swag and prizes.
Flights Across Oregon
Friday, June 24 | 5:00 to 8:00 pm | Portland Cider House
Take a flight tour of all of Oregon in one-stop! Red Tank, Swift Cider, Wildcraft Cider Works, Bauman's Cider, and Baird & Dewar Farmhouse Cider are partnering together to offer cider samplings from across the state at Portland Cider House. With coach and first class flights available, this is the perfect way to taste a variety of ciders without all the drive time! Find out more here.
ROI Fridays (Last Friday)
Friday, June 24 | 6:00 to 11:00 pm | Kin Living, 139 SE Taylor St. Portland, OR 97214
Portland Cider Company is the newest sponsor at ROI Fridays, giving out free cans of cider all night! Each month, ROI Fridays features new music and hosts only the best in brew, wine and food from local sponsors. Not to mention, live art installations brought to you by extraordinary collection of artists. So, let's party together and get the return we all deserve. Find out more here.
Cider Riot 1st Annual Fruit Cider Invitational
Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25| Times very | Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch St, Portland, Oregon 97232
Break in Cider Riot’s new patio and taste limited edition special fruit infused ciders from Cider Riot! and other Oregon cidermakers including Portland Cider with our Boysenberry Hop, and many other Oregon cideries. Find out more here.
FEATURED EVENT: Straw-Perry Release Party from Portland Cider Co.
Saturday, June 25 | 12:00 to 11:00 pm | Clackamas Taproom + Cidery
Our biggest celebration during Oregon Cider Week! Featuring the official release of our most highly-anticipated seasonal cider “Straw-Perry,” a blend of Oregon strawberries and our signature 100% pear juice perry, this big bash will include at least three local bands for a large concert, several food trucks, discounted pints, cidery tours, and more. Find out more here.
Straw-Perry & Champagne Brunch from Portland Cider Co.
Sunday, June 26 | 11:00 to 1:00 pm | Clackamas Taproom + Cidery
The owners of Portland Cider Company are inviting you to a traditional English brunch, focused on strawberries and our delicious Straw-Perry. With homemade clotted cream, hearty scones and other delicious baked goods, and more, this brunch will be a delicious treat to cap off Oregon Cider Week. Just right for curing that cider hangover from the night before. Find out more here.