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.

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.

Double Barrel – Whiskey Barrel Aged Ice Cider

12.7% Alc. by Vol - Sold in 375ml Cork-Finish Bottles Layers of sweet and tart, bourbon and vanilla with hints of oak and dark caramel, this cider is meant for sipping. Cryoconcentrated to four times its normal strength, the juice is fermented then aged in whiskey barrels for six months giving it an irresistible bourbon kick, with alluring aromatics and a long warming finish.

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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Spring is a busy busy month for farmers. To make matters worse there are a slew of purposed bills at the state capitol that will dramatically hurt farms. HB 2937 and HB 2938, which would allow new per...

Public Service Announcement: Growler fills at New Seasons Woodstock, there's a Pippin keg down there that should be pouring nicely by now. Cheers! Travis Cunningham and all dry cider fans in the Woodstock hood. ... See MoreSee Less

Public Service Announcement: Growler fills at New Seasons Woodstock, theres a Pippin keg down there that should be pouring nicely by now. Cheers! Travis and all dry cider fans in the Woodstock hood.

Woodbox Cider shared Hood River Cider Fest's event.

We'll be in Hood River this weekend too! Pouring just steps from the orchard that grows our Newtown Pippin apples, about as local as it gets. Over 30 cideries, up in Odell in orchard country where cider is king.
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4th Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

April 22, 2017, 12:00pm

Hood River Cider Fest

Now in its fourth year, this family-friendly festival celebrates Hood River Valley’s booming hard cider scene, giving seasoned and novice cider drinkers alike the chance to sample cider from the Nor...

4th Annual Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest

Woodbox Cider shared Nano Beer Fest's event.

We'll be here Friday and Saturday! John's Marketplace (SW) in Multnomah Village #funinthesun #ciderfordays
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2017 Spring Nano Beer Fest

April 21, 2017, 2:00pm

John's Marketplace

The 2017 Spring Nano Beer Fest is a 2-day event showcasing small batch breweries from the Pacific Northwest. These are beers that can be hard to find anywhere else since they are typically self-distri...

2017 Spring Nano Beer Fest

One of the biggest events of the year for us this weekend. The Spring Beer & Wine Fest is at the convention center Fri & Sat noon-10pm. Come on down and check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sherri GibsonWe will b there pouring tastes!! Come down and enjoy lots of different beverages, food and other cool stuff!

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We just got into Whole Foods! if your local store doesnt have it REQUEST IT by name!

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Thea ZanderCongratulations!

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Woodbox Cider shared Portland Cider House's event.

We'll be there from 8-930 tonight if you want to try our "unapologetically bone dry" ciders. Happy birthday Portland cider house!
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Portland Cider House turns 2!

April 8, 2017, 11:00am

Portland Cider House

Portland Cider House is turning 2! We're celebrating by celebrating all things CIDER - specifically promoting all things NW cider, just like what we founded Portland Cider House to do. TOP HITS ON-T...

Portland Cider House turns 2!

Woodbox Cider shared Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest's photo.

We'll be there for our first year, at both 31 on the corner next to the main stage. Exciting, come see us!
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The 23rd annual Portland Spring Beer and Wine Fest is happening April 14th and 15th at the Oregon Convention Center If you would like to volunteer to pour beer we would love to have you - www.spring...

Well be there for our first year, at both 31 on the corner next to the main stage. Exciting, come see us!

Woodbox Cider with Provisions Market Hall at Provisions Market Hall.

We're in Eugene! Provisions Market Hall is the first of many, stay tuned!
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Were in Eugene! Provisions Market Hall is the first of many, stay tuned!

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Megan MacDonald McFaddenCongratulations Michael . All that hard work is beginning to pay off 🍻

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Aylee McFaddenYay!!!

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Sherri GibsonNice work Hayley!!!

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Provisions Market HallWe are so excited to have you in our store! Cant wait for Friday tastings.

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Science happening in the cidery today! Testing for free SO2, titratable acid, and adding sulfites. ... See MoreSee Less

Science happening in the cidery today!  Testing for free SO2, titratable acid, and adding sulfites.

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Our Pippin Dry just went on tap @knowthyfoodcoop cheers!