image of Prickly Punch courtesy of Portland Cider Co.image of Prickly Punch courtesy of Portland Cider Co.

CLACKAMAS, Ore.—June 22, 2022 — Portland Cider Co. has added a new selection to its lineup of year-round core cider offerings with Prickly Punch, a fruit-forward cider with a juicy, tart finish.

The brilliant pink fruit of the prickly pear cactus lends a smooth, sweet, melon-like flavor that pairs beautifully with the Northwest-grown apples, while layers of orange, guava and strawberry add bright, tropical notes. This blend results in a juicy, tangy cider that’s reminiscent of gummy bears. The combined fruit juices lend the cider a deep, vibrant jewel color.

“This cider is well-suited to kick off summertime, because every sip is like a sweet, luscious, tropical getaway,” said Helen Lewis, Portland Cider Co.’s marketing director. “And as a year-round offering, it’s the perfect pick-me-up for a rainy day.”

Attendees of the recent Portland Cider Summit got a sneak preview of this new release, and the company’s Portland Cider Club subscribers were the first to get their hands on these cans. 12-ounce six-packs and 19.2-ounce “Proper Pint” cans of Prickly Punch are now available on the shelves of select retailers throughout Oregon, Washington, Northern California and Colorado.

About Portland Cider Company
Portland Cider Company was founded in 2013 to bring hand-crafted, award winning cider to the Northwest. The company recognizes Portland and her bold spirit as the inspiration behind their innovative ciders, and promises the cleanest, tastiest, and most enjoyable cider-drinking experience the city has to offer. Portland Cider has two taproom locations in the Portland metro area, where they encourage all to visit, sample, and expect more from the cider they drink.
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