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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Our Pippin dry just tapped at a super cool small brewery in SE, @scout_pdx ... See MoreSee Less

Our Pippin dry just tapped at a super cool small brewery in SE, @scout_pdx

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Americana pouring now at the @cider_bite

Woodbox Cider shared Hood River Cider Fest's event.

April 22nd, right when all the Hood River orchards are blooming, put it on your calendar!
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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

New Seasons + Woodbox Cider = Awesome! Officially announcing that New Seasons is carrying our cider. If they don't have it at your local NS, feel free to request it! ... See MoreSee Less

New Seasons + Woodbox Cider = Awesome! Officially announcing that New Seasons is carrying our cider.  If they dont have it at your local NS, feel free to request it!

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Jeff ThierfelderGreat news Mike!

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Kacy HowardAwesome! Congrats guys!

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Aylee McFaddenWoohoo! So proud of you and your mad skilzzzz! ❤

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Laine LambarthNice work👍

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Thea ZanderThis is great!

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Rosemarie ClarkI live in troutdale, Oregon. Is there an NS near me?

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Woodbox Cider shared Cider Rite of Spring's event.

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Cider Rite of Spring 2017

March 25, 2017, 12:00pm

The Evergreen

Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of Spring, featuring nearly 100 unique ciders served by over 30 d...

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Exclusive first look at our Spanish Sidra-style release. 100% wild-fermented, this cider is as untamed and free as the Pacific Northwest.

All our ciders will be available for tasting: Double Barrel (whiskey barrel aged ice cider), Heritage 8 (heirloom dry cider), Pippin (single-varietal Newtown Pippin dry), and our latest Americana sidra-style dry cider.
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Woodbox Cider Tasting

February 23, 2017, 6:00pm

Bushwhacker Cider

Exclusive first look at our Spanish Sidra-style release. 100% wild-fermented, this cider is as untamed and free as the Pacific Northwest. All our ciders will be available for tasting: Double Barrel (...

Woodbox Cider Tasting

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Free tasting of all full line up of ciders, including our Double Barrel whiskey-barrel aged ice cider!
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Hollywood Beverage Free Tasting Woodbox Cider

February 10, 2017, 5:00pm

Free tasting of all full line up of ciders, including our Double Barrel whiskey-barrel aged ice cider!

Hollywood Beverage Free Tasting Woodbox Cider

Our latest cider is about to hit the shelves: Americana, a Spanish Sidra-style cider: bold and wild-fermented, cloudy and tart with a long astringent finish. ... See MoreSee Less

Our latest cider is about to hit the shelves: Americana, a Spanish Sidra-style cider: bold and wild-fermented, cloudy and tart with a long astringent finish.

Woodbox Cider shared Edgefield Cider's event.

Woodbox Cider will be there! come sing to a tree, listen to some fingerpickin' irish music and enjoy the flow of cider.
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McMenamins Wassail Cider Fest

January 21, 2017, 3:00pm

McMenamins Cornelius Pass Roadhouse

Come and join McMenamins and over ten other cider producers for the first annual Wassail Cider Fest at Cornelius Pass Roadhouse! There will be all-ages live music, entertainment and general merriment...

McMenamins Wassail Cider Fest

Free tasting at Elephant's Deli tonight 4-6:30PM! come on down and take a break from shopping to sip some ciders. ... See MoreSee Less