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Schilling Cider House Opening New Location in Portland’s Goat Blocks

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Schilling Cider House Portland

The Seattle –> Portland influx continues with Schilling Cider opening up a new taproom in the currently in construction Goat Blocks development at SE 10th and Belmont in Portland. Seattle based Schilling Cider operates a pretty great taproom in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle with many guest taps from the Pacific Northwest and their new PDX location is right across the street from Cascade Barrel House. The Schilling Cider House is hoping to open in the spring of 2017.

 

More from the recent announcement:

Schilling Cider House Portland will be a fully operational cidery, housing Schilling’s specialty barrel fermentation program led by one of the few female Cider Masters in the industry! In addition to having a large craft bottle selection, the Portland location will also have the most draft craft hard cider taps anywhere in the world with over 40 guest taps! Patrons will be able to taste flights of some of the best hard ciders the Northwest while enjoying a rotating, locally sourced, selection of sausages and sides.

In addition to creating a tasteful and educational experience for patrons palates, founders Mark Kornei and Colin Schilling are doing most of the design and build out for the new location themselves! “We built the Fremont location with our own hands, and that kind of experience really ties you to a location. It means something more when you do it yourself” says Mark. Colin Schilling says, “We are ecstatic to finally see this project come together after two years of planning. Portland, Oregon has some of the most educated and appreciative cider drinkers in the nation, so moving our sour barrel program to the new location was an obvious choice. We hope we can add something amazing to the Portland cider scene.”

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CIDER ETHOS

Schilling Cider House Portland will follow the same cider ethos as the Seattle flagship location; They will only serve and sell craft hard ciders. This means all of the ciders sold and poured at Schilling Cider Houses must be independently owned, naturally gluten-free, use no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and must be made using 100% apple juice (nothing from concentrate).

 

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE PORTLAND LOCATION

In addition to having 50 rotating taps of craft only hard cider, and outdoor patio and deck seating with a cozy fire, the Portland location will be offering locally sourced sausages, tots, and the like out of their gluten-free kitchen. There will also be a bottle selection focusing on hard to find international cider, staff picks, and new cider makers. “There are a lot of great up and coming craft cider makers in Oregon, and the focus of the Portland location is to highlight all of the great things they are doing” says Colin.

 

ABOUT SCHILLING CIDER

In 1881, Colin Schilling’s great-great-grandfather, August, founded the Schilling Spice Company in San Francisco. He brought pure, natural, spices to everyone, at a fair price. Today, at Schilling Cider, we carry August’s core values forward and pair them with innovative cider-making techniques to produce quality, complex, hard ciders.

Originally founded in Seattle, Washington, Schilling Cider captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest by creating ciders that are deliberately innovative, bold and flavor forward. We use only 100% fresh pressed apples, locally sourced non-GMO ingredients and individually hand select yeast strains to create a cider experience that is truly unique.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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