Portland Cider Company Releases Union Jack Limited Release Cider
New bottled still cider made of NW-grown cider apples and aged for 1 year
December 1, 2016 (Portland, OR) – Portland Cider Company announces the release of Union Jack, a limited release cider available in 750ml bottles at Portland Cider Co. taprooms and select stores throughout the Portland metro area. Union Jack is a truly authentic English cider made from traditional cider apples grown here in Oregon, cold fermented over months and aged for over a year. This still, dry cider is a balanced, complex array of fruit flavors with soft tannins that compliment, and not over power, giving it a rich body and dry finish.
“Union Jack is the best representation of the mission of Portland Cider Company – combining the tradition of English cider making with quality NW ingredients,” says Jeff Parrish, Owner of Portland Cider Co.
This very limited release cider will be available once a year, with a new batch already in production for 2017. Head cider maker Deron Davenport says “The aging process for Union Jack adds to the complexity of the flavors, while balancing the tannins for a beautiful cider that highlights the glorious cider apple fruit.”
To celebrate the release of this cider, along with three other specialty or limited release ciders, Portland Cider Company is hosting a Holiday Wassail Party at their Clackamas Cidery + Taproom on Friday, December 2, from 6-11pm.
Other ciders released at the Holiday Wassail Party include:
•Holiday Juniper, a seasonal cider made for the Holiday Ale Festival featuring Oregon juniper berries and red plums
•Imperial Winter Spice, a spin on a classic Portland Cider Co. seasonal made exclusively for the Wassail Party; and
•‘Oregon Wild’ Community Cider, the final product of our PDX Community Apple Collection.
The ‘Oregon Wild’ Community Cider will be available exclusively at both Portland Cider Co. taprooms starting Saturday, December 3. This delicious semi-sweet cider is made entirely of Portland Community backyard apples. 100% of the net proceeds are donated to Oregon Wild for every pint or growler fill sold, as part of Portland Cider Company’s partnership with the Oregon Brewshed Alliance.
About Portland Cider Company:
The 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. They have two taproom locations: Hawthorne, Portland Cider House (3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214) and Clackamas, Taproom & Cidery (8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015). For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com.