Who We Are:

Woodbox Cider was started by the Thierfelder brothers and their mother, Mama Gibson. We’re a family owned and operated boutique cidery. We source all our apples locally, from our home state of Oregon and production happens in Portland’s very own Northeast quadrant. We’re pretty stoked to present you with several, signature cider blends that are becoming famous for their unapologetically bone dry flavor profiles.

Summer

Perfect for summer living. Our signature dry cider infused with Hibiscus and a juicy kick from Texas ruby red grapefruit. Whether poolside, riverside, or wherever you find yourself enjoying the Pacific Northwest summer, it'll keep you cool and refreshed like liquid shade. The alluring ruby red color looks sweet, but it retains our signature bone-dry profile: never sugary, never artificial. Always made with the finest organic ingredients whenever possible.

Americana

Historical texts from the 1880's suggest that the American ciders of yore were more akin to the old-world German Apfelwines and Spanish Sidras: cloudy, aromatic, and tart with long finishes full of intrigue and soft tannins. Made from a blend of local apples and crabapples, this cider is 100% wild-fermented. A throwback to the original classic, we made this cider to be distinctly American: wild, free, and boldly acidic with just a touch of funk from the wild side!

Heritage 8

A special blend of eight heirloom apples goes into our Heritage cider which is partially wild-fermented, giving it a slight funk and lingering complexity. We let it age out to complete dryness, sur-lees to imbue it with some astringent bitterness and a satisfying clean finish.

Pippin

Our single-varietal Newton Pippin dry cider is fermented partially wild, giving it not only incredible flavor but ties it to our specific geography here in the Northwest. The cider is dry and aromatic with a crisp apple profile, and only a whisper of apple sweetness on the lingering finish makes this cider incredibly drinkable.

Our Story:

Woodbox cider broke figurative ground back in January 2015 but the Theirfelder Bros. had been dreaming of a cidery well before they officially opened their doors. Mike began as a hobbyist making small batches of beer from home for recreational enjoyment. That’s when Mike discovered that gluten was causing adverse reactions to his health and refusing to give up the joys of fermenting, he set his sights on cider. Much to his delight, he and his beer-loving friends were quick to laud the new fruits of his labor.

One fateful evening in 2014 as the family wrapped up Thanksgiving dinner, Mike and his brother Nathan struck up a conversation about getting into the cider business and soon after hatched the plan. Less than a year-and-half later, Mom had come on board, and the family found themselves slinging cider throughout the far corners of the city and beyond.

The Theirfelder’s dream is to one day have an orchard of their own with a bonafide tasting room up in the Hood River valley, where they currently source some their apples. For now though, they are content to be spreading the dry-cider gospel whenever and wherever they can.

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Mike Thierfelder is the heart and hands of the operation. You can find him harvesting, pressing, fermenting, or bottling just about any day of the week. Nathan Theirfelder is the self-proclaimed “Idea Guy”, providing administrative and developmental support to the family business. And Mama Gibson, as proud as can be, can charm just about anybody into wetting their whistle with one of her sons’ distinctive ciders.

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Woodbox Cider shared McMenamins 23rd Avenue Bottle Shop's event.

Sample 3 of the finest Thanksgiving table adornments available this fall. FREE! just have to walk through the door. Nov 11, 5-7pm at McMenamins 23rd Ave Bottleshop.
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Woodbox Cider shared The Bier Stein's event.

Come to the Bier Stein today! free tastings of Woodbox Cider, bone dry ciders made from hand crushed heirloom apples and nothing else! find out what #realcider can be. #putdownthatcannedcider
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Woodbox Cider shared The Wedge - Portland's post.

Cider was the OG of cheese-beverage pairings. #stopwining #startcidering
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And wash it all down with... Montinore Estate Elysian Brewing Portland Cider Co. Teutonic Wine Company Woodbox Cider Pike Road Wines Agrarian Ales R. Stuart & Co. Winery and Wine Bar SakéOne Schillin...

Cider was the OG of cheese-beverage pairings. #stopwining #startcidering

Woodbox Cider updated their cover photo.

Montana apples are the real deal, dry farmed and hardy. #montanacrush
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Montana apples are the real deal, dry farmed and hardy. #montanacrush

The end is nigh (Summer's end) as the last batch of our ever popular Hibiscus/Grapefruit cider gets bottled up and sent out. Some drink it for the amazing color, some for the antioxidants in Hibiscus. Really no wrong way to enjoy Summer! get it while it lasts! ... See MoreSee Less

The end is nigh (Summers end) as the last batch of our ever popular Hibiscus/Grapefruit cider gets bottled up and sent out.  Some drink it for the amazing color, some for the antioxidants in Hibiscus.  Really no wrong way to enjoy Summer! get it while it lasts!

CAPTION CONTEST! best one wins a Woodbox trucker hat! ... See MoreSee Less

CAPTION CONTEST! best one wins a Woodbox trucker hat!

Hey GLINTCAP, thanks for the bronze medal! Our Heritage 8 heirloom cider looks good with the bling. ... See MoreSee Less

Hey GLINTCAP, thanks for the bronze medal! Our Heritage 8 heirloom cider looks good with the bling.

It's officially Summer! Our favorite season is accompanied with our highly quaffable hibiscus grapefruit dry cider.... Get it while it lasts! Available now at: Green Zebra Lloyd, Bushwhackers, Beer Store Milwaukee, John's Marketplace, Volcanic Bottleshop... More to come next week. Enjoy! ... See MoreSee Less

Its officially Summer! Our favorite season is accompanied with our highly quaffable hibiscus grapefruit dry cider.... Get it while it lasts! Available now at: Green Zebra Lloyd, Bushwhackers, Beer Store Milwaukee, Johns Marketplace, Volcanic Bottleshop... More to come next week. Enjoy!

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Megan MacDonald McFaddenSounds delicious Michael . Beautiful label too .

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Jamie BluhmWhoa!!! Sounds incredible!

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Woodbox CiderIt's shipping out today to New Seasons, then Whole Foods by mid-July. Cheers!

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Pasteurizing the next batch of Summer with my little brother Nate. Glad to have him up here for a few weeks to pitch in. ... See MoreSee Less

Pasteurizing the next batch of Summer with my little brother Nate. Glad to have him up here for a few weeks to pitch in.