Portland, OR. – The award-winning Square Mile Cider Company launched a program this month that will give away a 10-acre plot of land in Deschutes County, Oregon, approximately 15 miles outside of Bend, Ore. The plot of pure Pacific Northwest land will allow the winner to explore and connect to his or her own piece of the outdoors and is ideal for camping, exploring, and high-plains dreaming.
Square Mile Cider’s name pays tribute to the original American pioneers who set out on the Oregon Trail in search of a better life. These pioneers chose a daring path, and those who made it were granted a square mile plot of land where they could stake their claim and pursue their dreams. Many of those original pioneers chose to plant apple orchards, and Square Mile Cider uses apples from those plots in their award-winning ciders.
This summer’s plot of land giveaway is an effort to capture that ideal, and reward the winner with their very own piece of Oregon to explore and enjoy.
The contest is open from June 1, 2016, to September 6, 2016, to legal residents of the United States currently living in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Texas, or Washington, who are at least 21-years-old at the time of entry, and can legally own land. Interested individuals can visit their local retailer for text-to-win information or visit WinPNWLand.com.
Square Mile Cider’s two offerings – Spur & Vine and The Original – are available in 11 states in six packs of 12-ounce bottles. The Portland-based cidery is a top-10 selling cider brand nationwide, and the number one Pacific Northwest-made cider brand in the Northwest. For more information on Square Mile Cider, please visit squaremilecider.com and see what the cidery is up to on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram.
About Spur & Vine
Spur & Vine puts a Northwest twist on our classic American hard cider. Starting with the same apples and yeast as The Original, we added a generous amount of Galaxy hops during cold conditioning. Since no heat is applied to the hops, our cider takes on flavors and aromas of peach, melon, and honeysuckle but none of the traditional hop bitterness. Spur & Vine is best served straight up to allow the complexities of this cider to shine. ABV: 6.7%
About The Original
The Original is a classic American hard cider. Our cider is made from three apple varieties rooted in American culture – Red Delicious, Yellow Delicious and Jonagolds. We chose a lager beer yeast for fermentation to create a cider that perfectly balances sweet and tart with a light, crisp apple flavor and a clean, refreshing finish. The Original is best over ice to complement the cool, crisp apple flavor. ABV: 6.7%
About Square Mile Cider
Inspired by the pioneering spirit of those who traveled the Oregon Trail in the pursuit of a dream, we offer Square Mile Hard Cider. We set out to reinvigorate an enduringly classic American beverage with a blend of apples hand-selected for the perfect balance of sweet and tart. Our hard cider pays homage to the fortitude and perseverance of the original pioneers.