CLACKAMAS, Ore. – One of Oregon’s original cidermakers, Portland Cider Co. will celebrate five years in the industry this spring, and the company is celebrating with an anniversary party and two limited release ciders. The party will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 4pm to 10pm at the company’s Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F. The event is open to the public and all ages are welcome.
“When Lynda (Parrish) and I started Portland Cider Co., we had the goal of simply being able to walk away from our day jobs and support our family making cider,” noted Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. “We had no idea we’d be where we are today. The support of our fans humbles us and also motivates us to keep making the best cider we can.”
The celebration will feature two limited release ciders in honor of the occasion: Throwback Scrumpy in bottles and Fever Bark Tonic on tap.
Throwback Scrumpy pays homage to the first ciders Parrish made in his guest room closet – even using the same orchard’s apples – that Parrish used when the batches were only five gallons each. With only 120 bottles produced, this hand-bottled release will be exclusively available at the Clackamas Pub, and will likely sell out at the event.
Fever Bark Tonic was the very first one-off batch Parrish ever made, so it made perfect sense to bring it back for the anniversary party. Off-dry, this throwback cider is steeped with juniper berries and cinchona bark. It will be available exclusively on draft, with distribution throughout Oregon and the Vancouver/Seattle Metro areas.
The party will offer cidery tours every half hour from 4pm to 7pm, with free samples of two specialty ciders during the tour. Three cider bars will offer a large variety of ciders on tap, including many pulled out of the cellar just for the event. A special food menu will feature English pub favorites like bangers and pasties to pair with the cider.
Live music will feature the country sounds of Terri Lynn Davis from 5pm to 5:45pm; classic acoustic swing, blues and country on the upright bass and mandolin from house band Big North Duo from 6pm to 7:30pm; and a special chance to hear the Big North Quartet, adding guitar and drums, from 7:30pm to 9pm.
About Portland Cider Company
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. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. Visit www.PortlandCider.com and follow @PortlandCider on social media.
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