CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Summer is almost here, and with it comes the release of Portland Cider Co.’s beloved Pineapple Cider in 22-ounce bottles. Sweetened with fresh pressed pineapple juice, this seasonal cider is like a sun filled day at the beach; it might as well come with a little paper umbrella.
Portland Cider blended fresh pineapple juice from Costa Rica to its cider after fermentation to reach the perfect balance of sweetness. With a semi-sweet finish, this six-percent ABV fruit cider pairs beautifully with barbacoa pork quesadillas, Asian chicken salad and, of course, traditional Hawaiian foods like mac salad and Kahlua pork.
“We’ve made our Pineapple cider to pay equal tribute to both the pineapple and the Northwest apple,” explained Deron Davenport, head cider maker at Portland Cider Co. “You’ll be able to clearly taste the apple, while still getting the incredible tropical notes from the fresh pineapple juice. There are no artificial flavorings or concentrates used here, keeping the flavor of the pineapple delicate and delicious.”
Portland Cider is celebrating the release of Pineapple Cider with a summer luau at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, on Saturday, June 2 from 11am to 11pm. The event will feature Hawaiian dancers, island and luau tunes, a pineapple bar serving select ciders in whole pineapples, a special Hawaiian food menu, a Hawaiian shirt contest and a tropical photo booth. Pineapple cider bottles will be available to purchase. Minors are welcome at the family friendly event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/172859793375155 for more details.
Portland Cider Co.’s Hawthorne location will also have Pineapple cider on tap starting June 2, but will not feature any of the Luau festivities due to space constrictions.
Portland Cider Co.’s Pineapple is available June 2 through August in 22-ounce bottles and draft kegs. It can be purchased at either of the company’s two taprooms, as well as at select retailers in Oregon and Washington. Visit Portlandcider.com/pineapple for more information.
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.