Pixel Production- Apple Bandit Claiming the Rogue but Wanted in Every State 5/7/14

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Apple Bandit Claiming the Rogue but Wanted in Every State Branding businesses with products that lend themselves to success are a design and marketing agency’s dream. Many businesses or products are an uphill battle, but not Apple Bandit Hard Cider produced by Thompson Creek Organics. It was an added bonus for us that this new […]

Oregon Wine Press- Cider House Jewels 9/1/2014

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Cider House Jewels Although served cold, hard cider is hot — on fire, actually — in the state of Oregon, now boasting more than 30 licensed cider-makers, a steep climb from 10 in 2010. Hard cider is not new. The nation’s recent explosion of production extends from deep roots established by the apple beverage in […]

Sip Northwest- Apple Outlaw Rabid Dry Cider 1/27/15

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Apple Outlaw Rabid Dry Cider From corporate careers in California to farming in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley, just 50 miles north of the Golden State’s line, Blair Smith and Marcey Kelley staked their claim on an apple orchard and a new life. Five arduous and tasking years later, the couple and their family invested in […]

Willamette Week- Top 5 New Oregon Ciders 2/25/15

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Top 5 New Oregon Ciders Blair Smith didn’t plan to be a cider maker. Twelve years ago, Smith and his wife, Marcey Kelley, decided they wanted get away from the hustle of the Bay Area and buy a piece of rural land in Southern Oregon. The parcel they found in the Applegate Valley happened to […]

The New Pioneer- Apple Outlaws: Cider Takes Center Stage 4/8/15

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Apple Outlaws: Cider Takes Center Stage Apples are not just apples, as Blair Smith and Marcey Kelley have learned. Rather, by adding value to the thousands of pounds of apples they harvest each autumn, the married couple have found a way to make a living off their land. A dozen years ago, the 30-something couple […]

Rogue Valley Messenger- Drink Local: Hoppin’ Holdup Dry Hopped Hard Cider 6/25/15

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DRINK LOCAL: HOPPIN’ HOLDUP DRY HOPPED HARD CIDER, APPLE OUTLAW Hard Cider is as American as the Boy Scouts, or driving jacked-up trucks downtown listening loudly to Kid Rock, Willie Nelson, or Johnny Cash. Chances are if your great-great-grandparents were stateside circa the Louisiana Purchase, they were getting swilled in a barn on locally pressed […]

Sip Northwest- Apple Outlaw Blackberry Bounty 7/21/15

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Apple Outlaw Blackberry Bounty Apple Outlaw owners Blair Smith and Marcey Kelly traded traffic for tractors when they moved from the sunny state of California up to Oregon, finding them an orchard in the Applegate Valley. Knowing little about tending to an orchard at first, the couple now oversees more than a thousand apple trees and […]

Cidercraft- Spiked with Spice- Ginger Ciders 10/19/15

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Spiked with Spice: Ginger Ciders Ginger is often an acquired taste, but once you let it get the best of you, its versatility is right up there with the likes of pumpkin (ahem, Starbucks does make a gingerbread latte, you know). With that knowledge, if you find that your warm mug of ginger tea and scrumptious plate […]

Cidercraft- 7 Fall-Inspired Ciders to Toast to the Harvest 9/12/16

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7 Fall-Inspired Ciders to Toast to the Harvest What’s better than drinking cider when it’s a mid-summer day, with the sun having warmed just about everything in its path, except (hopefully) for your cider? Hardly much, if anything. Unfortunately, the summer season approaches its imminent end. Fortunately, fall-themed ciders arise which make the transition not-so-bad […]

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