Sporcle Live Spotlight: Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Company, Portland, Oregon

Portland Cider Company was begun in 2012 by Jeff & Lynda Parrish, intended to be a marrying of English cider traditions with the new, innovative micro-brewing culture. Growing from concocting in a guest closet for personal enjoyment and then expanding to friends and family, Jeff and Lynda’s devotion to a quality product continues on a larger scale with 28 cider taps, a taproom and cidery, as well as occupying space on local retail shelves.

Starting with fresh-pressed juice from 100% Northwest grown apples, Portland Cider Company is making friends and winning awards – for the last three years as the Best Cidery in Portland, and for the last two as the Best Cider House in Portland, both in the Willamette Week “Best of Portland” readers’ poll!

Don’t take the public’s word for it, try it yourself! There are Year-Round, Seasonals, Limited Releases, and Taproom Exclusive ciders waiting for your critique.

The flagship Kinda Dry is blended in the spirit of traditional English Cider. Light, clean, and refreshing with a pleasant finish, the 6.5% ABV is the kind of cider you can drink all day long! The taproom-only Scrumpy is 10.5% ABV and fermented with plums and honey. It’s fruity and light but with depth and character from barrel-aging in Charred Oak barrels.

The two still nitro taps – Coconut Old Fashioned and the Bourbonator – are tasty twists that go nicely with two games of Sporcle Live Trivia every Tuesday beginning at 7 PM! New to Portland Cider Company, Sporcle Live is – dare I say – a lively mashup of general knowledge trivia where players compete for weekly prizes and a chance to compete as Portland Cider’s venue representative in the city-wide championship for bigger cash prizes!

Grab a glass and join us sometime soon! Like they say, “Drink it, it’s good!”

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