Back in August we posted an article about the PDX apple recycling project, where backyard apples all around the Portland area are gathered together to make cider. Well, the apples were collected, the cider pressed and left to ferment, and now Portland Cider Company’s Oregon Wild Cider is here! This is the second year it’s been released.
“We took all the apples given to us as part of our PDX Apple Recycling program, pressed them up, and let the flavor profile settle into a delicious, medium sweet apple cider,” explained Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. “This is a classic, easy drinking cider, with a slightly more complex and rounded profile compared to our other ciders.”
You’ll get to taste it first on Friday, December 1, at the Portland Cider Co.’s Wassail Holiday Party, taking place from 6pm to 11pm at Portland Cider Co.’s Clackamas Pub & Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg F). If you can’t make the party on Friday, you can find Oregon Wild Cider on tap at a handful of select locations:
- Both Portland Cider Co. taprooms (Clackamas Pub & Portland Cider House on Hawthorne).
- On tap throughout the months of December and January at The Civic Taproom & Bottleshop (a fellow Oregon Brewshed Alliance member).
- For a very limited time starting December 2 at: Allium Bistro (West Linn); Bushwhackers Cider (Portland); Belmont Station (Portland); Tin Bucket (Portland); Bailey’s Taproom (Portland); Oregon City Brewing Co. (Oregon City); and 12 Bridge Ciderworks (Oregon City).
100% of net proceeds from the sales of the cider will be donated to Oregon Wild, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to protect Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters for future generations. Portland Cider Co. hopes to donate close to $5,000 this year.