Hump Day Happy Hour: Pineapple Cider from Portland Cider Company (Check out their Luau & Pineapple Release Party on June 2nd!)

UntitledI love beer. After now having visited over 390 different breweries, it’s fair to say I have sampled a lot of beer (follow me on Untappd). From post-race pints and run club meeting locations, to beer miles and relays, running and the kegged nectar seem to go hand-in-hand in Oregon. Our Kegs and Legs feature is where beer drinking runners like me can go to find some new favorite beverages.

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The last Portland Cider beverage that I reviewed was one that I absolutely crushed over the past few months – the Concord Grape. In fact, Untappd informs me that I drank it about 30 times since around the start of the year! It was disheartening that this style is coming to an end (though I hear rumors it may become full time…), but that means that the next seasonal is upon us – Pineapple!

Pineapple is a flavor that just screams warm weather and summer, so I guess I won’t be too sad. I recently sampled a bottle, and it pretty much hits the nail on the head. I have had a handful of pineapple ciders by different cideries and found this one to be less sweet than some alternatives (though it’s not dry by any means).

Definitely check out heading out to their Clackamas location for the Luau & Pineapple Release Party on June 2nd. Here is what to look forward to:

  • Pineapple Bar
    • Serving up cider in whole pineapples!
  • Island & Luau Music
  • Hawaiian Shirt Contest & Photo Booth
  • Hawaiian Food
    • Huli Huli Chicken
    • Kahlua Pork
    • Veggie plate
      • all served with rice, mac salad & veggies:
  • Hawaiiian Dancers
    • Dancers from 5-7pm, dancing small numbers intermittently between 5-6:30pm, with the “Big Performance” at 6:30pm on the stage. 

These are only available in kegs and 22 ounce bottles from JUNE through AUGUST, so don’t miss out.


Cidery: Portland Cider Company (Facebook)

  • 8925 SE Jannsen Road, Bldg. F Clackamas, OR 97015
  • 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97214
About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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