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Schilling Cider House Announces Portland Sour Barrel Program and Cidermaker

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As we eagerly await Seattle-based Schilling Cider House’s new record-setting Portland Goat Blocks location, we got even more good news yesterday that the new venture will have a micro barrel program in PDX for sour ciders. Portland’s own Jennie Dorsey, co-founder of the women industry group Pomme Boots, will manage the new location and production of the specialty sour barrels.

Jennie began her cider journey over ten years ago in England, where she worked part-time at a local pub while attending beauty school. She recalls her first pint of English cider with perfect clarity; it was “funky, frothy, thick, but still fruity, it was everything I liked in wine but ramped up. It was full of flavor and complexity but was as approachable as beer.” Jennie spent the next couple of years traveling Europe and educating herself on all things cider and the nuances that each culture brought to the fermented fruit. By the time Jennie returned to the States, she knew cider was her path.

 

Jennie Dorsey of Schilling Cider and Pomme Boots

Jennie Dorsey of Schilling Cider and Pomme Boots

 

For nearly three years, Jennie has worked as a regional sales manager for Schilling Cider and is one of the founding members of the Pomme Boots Society, an organization designed for women who work in the cider industry. This spring, she will be transitioning to the roll of Oregon Cider Maker and Regional Operations Manager.

When talking about all the new things happening at the Portland location, Jennie says, “The sour barrel program is something I am really looking forward to, and I’m even more excited to showcase cider in a way that’s never been done before.”

 

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Patrons of the Schilling Cider House in Portland will be able to sample the cider sour barrel creations from a small, designated firken at the bar. Jennie says, “the goal of the sour barrel program isn’t to make a profit, it’s to be used as a tool educate cider drinkers and further develop the cider palate.”

The Schilling Cider House Portland is on track to open spring of 2017 at 930 SW 10th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97214. All ciders and food options are 100% gluten-free.

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]

2 Comments

  1. Adam

    February 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I wish this article made an attempt to inform me about what the heck “sour barrels” and “sour barrel programs” are….please, I’m ready to learn.

    “The sour barrel program is something I am really looking forward to, and I’m even more excited to showcase cider in a way that’s never been done before”

    “the goal of the sour barrel program isn’t to make a profit, it’s to be used as a tool educate cider drinkers and further develop the cider palate”

    • Samurai Artist

      February 17, 2017 at 1:03 pm

      well you probably should look up an article about sour beer or cider production then? Yep thats not the subject of this story. Try the book “American Sour Beers” or googling it.

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