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Portland Cider Co.’s Sorta Sweet Claims Two Double Golds to End 2019


Cider producer brings home more than 15 medals in total this year

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 19, 2019) – Portland Cider Co., one of Oregon’s longest operating independent cider producers, recently brought home two double gold medals for its flagship Sorta Sweet cider; the first from Sip Northwest’s 2019 Best of the Northwest Cider, and the second from the 2019 Cidercraft Awards.

Portland Cider Co.’s Sorta Sweet is a love song to the Oregon craft cider movement and the company’s most award-winning cider. It’s semi-sweet, refreshing and effervescent, and balances the higher levels of natural residual sugars with just the right amount of tartness. Available year-round, Sorta Sweet offers a fresh finish that tastes like biting into a crisp apple. It has won more than a dozen medals in the last seven years, including two double golds and a few silver medals in 2019.

“We’re proud to see our flagship cider Sorta Sweet as a double gold medal winner in multiple award competitions this year,” said Jeff Parrish, co-owner of Portland Cider Co. “It’s gratifying to be awarded for your efforts and know that your handcrafted ciders are being recognized for the level of attention we give to all of our products.”

The Sip Northwest submissions were sampled blind and judged by nearly 100 leading beverage industry experts, from master sommeliers and cicerones to certified spirit judges and cider buyers, who determined the top four medalists in each respective beverage category. In addition to the double gold for Sorta Sweet, the competition awarded a silver medal to Bada Bing, Bada Blackberry, and a bronze medal to Hop’Rageous.

Cidercraft devotes itself to shining a light on the evolution and resurgence of one of the oldest beverages on the planet, bringing both education and appreciation of the drink to the people. The 2019 Cidercraft Awards featured ciders that were blind tasted by cider industry experts, researchers, growers, writers, producers and pommeliers to determine the top medalists in each of 14 categories. In addition to the Sorta Sweet double gold medal, Portland Cider Co. received a gold medal for its Pearfect Perry.

Portland Cider Co. claimed over 15 awards throughout 2019, with many of those awards going to their flagship ciders Kinda Dry, Pearfect Perry and Sorta Sweet. Since its opening, the cidery has won nearly 100 awards for its products and taprooms, including being named Best Cider House and Best Cidery in Portland. 

About Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Company was started in 2013 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. Portland Cider has two taproom locations, including the Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and the Clackamas Pub & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. Visit PortlandCider.com for more information and follow @PortlandCider on social media.



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