KOBI-TV 5- Community Cider Drive Open Again 8/27/17

By | 2017-10-02T22:10:17+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Press|

Ashland, Ore.- The Ashland Food Co-op and an Applegate orchard are teaming up to create a community cider. If you have any unwanted apples, pears or plums, you’re asked to bring them to the Ashland Co-op. Apple Outlaw, the orchard, is collecting the fruit in order to make a community hard cider. Read Full Article [...]

The Local Dish- Oregon Craft Food Producers Form Collaboration Culture 6/21/17

By | 2017-10-02T21:43:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Press|

Oregon Craft Food Producers Form Collaboration Culture Apples and Grapes Meet Up In A Bottle. Further south, in a remote region of Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley, Apple Outlaw, a craft cider derived from their family-owned Thompson Creek Organics (certified) orchards, and neighboring Wooldridge Creek Winery collaborated on their just released wine-cider beverage. Most notably, the nascent Apple Outlaw was [...]

Brewpublic- Portland International Cider Cup Competition Awards 31 Cider Medals 6/16/17

By | 2017-10-02T21:32:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Awards, Press|

PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER CUP COMPETITION AWARDS 31 CIDER MEDALS Last night the 2017 Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) awards ceremony took place at Portland Cider Company in Clackamas, Oregon. Hosted by the Northwest Cider Association to kick off 2017 Oregon Cider Week, the competition saw over 150 ciders from over 40 cideries in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. [...]

1859 Magazine- New Cider Companies Sprout Around Oregon 2/25/17

By | 2017-10-02T21:18:31+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Press, Up and Coming Ciders|

New Cider Companies Sprout Around Oregon The bounty of craft brews in Oregon has inspired an aftershock: new cideries are blooming like poppies in spring. In every corner of Oregon, one can find a new spin on fruity favorites. Here are some of ours. Read the Full Article.

Ciderscene- What Odd Hard Cider Flavors Are There? 1/19/17

By | 2017-10-02T21:43:59+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Press|

What Odd Hard Cider Flavors Are There? Traditions can mean everything. And one piece of tradition lies deep in the seed of an apple. Two steps forward from this seed and, voila, cider. With the correlation in taste between the apple and hard cider, one tends to of crisp apple flavor and either a sweetness or [...]

Mail Tribune- Backyard Cider Project 10/12/16

By | 2017-10-02T22:09:26+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Press|

Backyard cider project Unwanted fruit is expected to meet with high demand once it’s pressed and fermented into a limited-release, locally produced beverage sold at Ashland Food Co-op. The flavor of Backyard Orchard Community Cider relies on the apples, pears and plums growing on residential properties around Ashland and nearby towns. Read the Full Article.

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:42:49+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Press|

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 [...]

Brewpublic- 2016 Portland International cider Cup Award Winners 7/29/16

By | 2017-10-02T21:30:40+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Awards, Press|

2016 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER CUP AWARD WINNERS When Oregon Cider Week ended last month on Jun 26, Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider hosted the annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC). This competition brought in 25 cideries from four states and Canada with all entries being judged. Last night the Northwest Cider Associationand PICC announced the winners at the sold out Inaugural PICC Awards Party that [...]

Newsweek: Hard Cider, Craft Beer’s Upstart Cousin, is Booming 6/18/16

By | 2017-10-02T21:42:09+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Press|

HARD CIDER, CRAFT BEER'S UPSTART COUSIN, IS BOOMING Even with a company only three years old, Colin Schilling counted himself among the old-timers among some 60 vendors at the “Northwest Cider Summit” this weekend in Portland, Ore. His family has for more than a century been in the spice business—A. Schilling & Company merged with [...]

Portland Business Journal- In-cider Information: The 10 upstarts that sold the most local cider in Oregon (Correction) 3/21/16

By | 2017-10-02T21:41:38+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Press|

In-cider information: The 10 upstarts that sold the most local cider in Oregon While local craft beer continues to grow like mad, local craft cider is leaving it in the dust. As I reported last week, total beer and cider produced and sold in Oregon has grown about 100 percent over the last decade, but local cider [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:38:21+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Press|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:41:03+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Press|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:40:14+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Press|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:23:49+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Company Articles, Press|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:21:18+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Press, Up and Coming Ciders|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:39:09+00:00 January 27th, 2015|Press|

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-10-02T21:36:55+00:00 September 1st, 2014|Press|

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 [...]

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