Zupan’s Markets continue their collaborative Farm-to-Market exclusive beer series with Portland’s Breakside Brewery and Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. This will be the 10th beer in the series, but the first cider in the lineup. Breakside has developed a lightly hazy IPA with Chinook, Mosaic, Citra and Wakatu hops with notes of tropical fruit. Rev. Nat’s entry is a dry and medium-bodied hard cider pressed from a blend of Pacific Northwest apples. Both have already made their debut, just in time for the holidays.
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“Zupan’s Markets is excited to continue to grow our Farm-to-Market lineup,” said Zupan’s Markets President and CEO Mike Zupan. “Both Breakside and Rev Nat’s are leading the way in innovation in their respective categories, and together we have created two beverages that showcase the best of Portland’s brewing culture.”
This IPA and hard apple cider are currently on shelves at all three Zupan’s Markets locations. The cider is sold in single 16 oz cans for $4.99 or a 4-pack for $16.25. The beer is sold in a 22 oz bottle for $6.99, and its label was designed by local artist Eric Abel. The beer and cider will only be available for a limited time.
“Zupan’s Markets is one of our biggest champions, and we are really impressed by their excitement for craft cider,” said Nat West, Cider master and founder of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider. “Partnering with them on our first collaboration cider is a perfect fit.”
“Breakside is honored to be partnering with Zupan’s Markets on their Farm-to-Market series during this holiday season.” said Breakside’s VP of Sales and Marketing E.K. MacColl. “Zupan’s Markets is a perfect showcase for this collaboration beer.”
Farm to Market Release Dinner Saturday, November 23, 6pm Cellar Z, Burnside $75 Tickets at: https://www.zupans.com/shop/event-tickets/farm-to-market-release-dinner/ Join the brewers from both Breakside Brewery and Rev. Nat’s Cider as well as local artist Erik Abel and enjoy a 4-course meal prepared by Zupan’s chef John Eisenhart. Each course will feature a uniquely paired cider and beer to delight and inspire your palette.
Farm to Market Beer Profile: ABV 6%, IBU 52 Malts: German Pilsner, Vienna, Munich, Acidulated malts Hops: Chinook, Mosaic, Citra, and Wakatu. Tasting Notes: A persistently citrusy IPA, complex with tangible tropical fruit and brimming with aromas of lime zest and pine.
Farm to Market Cider Profile: ABV 6.5%
Tasting Notes: Fermented to crisply dry perfection, with light cloudiness to impart a softness of texture and body. Versatile enough to use in the kitchen, in a cocktail or simply enjoyed.
About Breakside Brewery Breakside Brewery opened in 2010 in Northeast Portland as a restaurant and pub brewery. The brewery is known for its innovative, experimental and diverse beers. In 2013, Breakside expanded operations to Milwaukie, OR with a 30 bbl production brewery filled with 30, 60 and 120 barrel tanks, barrel rooms for wild and non-wild/sour fermentations, a high-speed bottling line and a 24-tap tasting room. The brewery expanded to Northern California in 2016 and in 2017 Breakside opened its third location in the Slabtown district of Northwest Portland. In addition to winning several national and regional awards for its beers, Breakside was named Brewery of the Year at the 2019 and 2017 Oregon Beer Awards and the 2018 Best of Craft Beer Awards. Breakside sells on draft and in 22oz bottles in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts, Northern California, British Columbia and Alberta.Learn more at https://breakside.com/
About Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Reverend Nat’s story begins in 2004 with Nat himself when he began experimenting with the abundance of apples from his friend’s apple tree. The first year he made 5 gallons of hard cider, then the next 15 gallons, then 40, then 6 years later he made 500 gallons of cider and was a better cidermaker and a popular neighbor and opened in an abandoned warehouse in Northeast Portland. While he loved the classic apple, he wanted to make ciders that no one else was making and began creating interesting flavorful profiles. Learn more at http://reverendnatshardcider.com/
About Erik Abel Art Erik Abel is an artist and designer currently living and working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Inspired by his love of the ocean, surfing and travel, Abel’s work articulates the spirit of the water and awe of nature. His roots as a California surfer intermingle with his experiences living in the Pacific Northwest as well as traveling to the South Pacific and Central America, imparting an organic, tribal style to his subjects and compositions. His original pieces have been featured in galleries across the country and abroad while his commercial work has attracted clients including Patagonia, Reef, REI and Billabong. Learn more at abelarts.com.
About Zupan’s Markets
Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan’s Markets is a local and family-owned gourmet market that has served Portland’s food-loving community for more than 40 years. Zupan’s Markets has three locations that focus on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, always emphasizing locally-sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit www.zupans.com.
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.