ALTER EGO CIDER LAUNCHES DURING OREGON’S CIDER WEEK New Urban Cider Company Brings Winemaking Techniques to Cidermaking

Alter Ego Cider is Portland’s newest urban ciderhouse from winemakers, Anne Hubatch, Nate and Kris Wall. Using locally sourced apples and winemaking techniques, Alter Ego Cider will make its debut during Oregon’s Cider Week. Alter Ego Cider brings a refreshing technique to traditional cidermaking, with an emphasis on mouthfeel and aroma – characteristics more commonly appreciated in wine. The ciders will initially be available on tap with plans to begin bottling by the end of the year.

The first ciders released will include an apple cider made from fresh-pressed Northwest apples, fermented cool to retain the distinctive apple aromatics, as well as a raspberry cider with brilliant ruby color, floral notes, and fresh fruit characteristics of both the apple and raspberry. All production will take place at Coopers Hall in SE Portland. Beginning June 23, ciders will be on tap at Coopers hall, and pre-orders for kegs will be accepted. Future locations will be available via Alter Ego’s website.

Anne Hubatch brings her deep experience with urban winemaking for Helioterra Wines, Whoa Nelly Wines and Guild Winemakers. Nate Wall brings several years of winemaking experience as well as over three years of experience producing a variety of ciders for one of the Northwest’s oldest cider producers, and Kris Wall brings vital project management expertise. Their collective experience allows Alter Ego to approach cidermaking with technical expertise, adding more depth and complexity to their ciders, and literally getting ciders down to a science. The drive to focus on cider came from the desire to create multiple batches a year, playing with ingredients and flavors, as opposed to wine that can only be produced once a year. Alter Ego Cider will bring an urban winemakers focus on nuance, delicacy, and depth to their small batch production cider.

About Alter Ego Cider:
Friends and winemakers Anne Hubatch, Nate Wall and Kris Wall decided to partner to craft artisanal ciders utilizing winemaking techniques at an urban ciderhouse creating Alter Ego Cider. Anne has been at the forefront of urban winemaking with Helioterra Wines, Whoa Nelly Wines and Guild Winemakers. Nate, in addition to being a winemaker, has also been making cider for the past three years for one of the Northwest's oldest cider producers. Kris provides critical project management and logistics skills. The ciders will initially be available in kegs, and in bottles by the end of the year.


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