Company also announces previous seasonal Concord Grape as a year-round release
CLACKAMAS, Ore. (May 21, 2019) – Portland Cider Co., which is known for making cider based on English traditions with Northwest ingredients, has announced the release of six of its most popular ciders in 19.2-ounce cans. The single serving ciders are ideal for a 20-ounce imperial pint glass, known in the U.K. as a “proper pint.”
The products available in the new size include Portland Cider’s two original flagships, Kinda Dry and Sorta Sweet; its fruity Sangria, made with seven different Northwest-grown fruits; Hop’ Rageous, featuring Citra and Amarillo hops; Concord Grape, the company’s popular winter seasonal which will now be available year-round; and Pineapple Rosé, Portland Cider’s current seasonal that’s bursting with juicy, fresh pineapples and a touch of Oregon blueberry juice.
When co-owners Jeff and Lynda Parrish began exploring new packaging formats, they questioned why a 19.2-ounce can even existed, as it seemed like such a random size. They then discovered the can originated in Europe for the conversion to a proper pint.
“Portland Cider is an English cider company at our core,” explained Lynda Parrish, who grew up in the Somerset region of the United Kingdom. “So offering our customers a proper pint of proper cider made a lot of sense.”
“Who doesn’t like more?” added co-owner Jeff Parrish. “This is the most exciting release we’ve made here at Portland Cider in awhile. Once Lynda and I realized that 19.2 US fluid ounces is a proper English pint, we decided we were going all in with this awesome package, offering our cider fans a proper pint they can take anywhere!”
The new 19.2-ounce cans are available now at grocery and convenience retailers throughout the Northwest. Consumers can explore the Cider Finder on PortlandCider.com to locate retailers in Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
Portland Cider Co. will celebrate the release with a “19.2-ounce Can Release” party on Friday, May 24, at both its Portland-area pubs. The event will feature special deals on the new cans all day, along with proper pint glass giveaways to the first 50 customers at both pubs. Learn more on the Facebook Event Page.
Three of the ciders will continue to be produced in 22-ounce glass bottles, including Kinda Dry, Sorta Sweet, and Sangria. Hop’ Rageous & Pineapple Rosé will also be available in six-pack 12-ounce cans. Concord Grape will be exclusively available in the 19.2-ounce can. For more information, visit www.portlandcider.com.
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 PortlandCider.com and follow @PortlandCider on social media.