Bauman’s Cider Company

Bauman Farms was first homesteaded in 1895 by Elizabeth Bauman and her teenage sons Stephen and Leo. In the early 1900’s, my Great Grandpa Stephen began making cider in the barn for family and neighbors alike. We try and use as much fruit from our farm as possible in our cider, and when we can’t we strive to source only local Northwest ingredients. Take a long sip and enjoy our continuing family tradition.

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The Story of Bauman’s Cider

“Who’s making hard cider?”

This was the question Christine discussed with family members at many a gathering at the farm. It seemed that everyone wanted to enjoy hard cider, but no one had quite volunteered to undertake the unique process of making this special beverage. Motivated by her own curiosity, Christine began to probe into the family tradition of making hard cider after the apple harvest. As it turns out, in the early to mid 1900’s Great-grandpa Stephen had perfected the method for making hard cider in the barn using the traditional method of fermenting apples in barrels.

At the time that prohibition was passed, many of the apples grown on the farm were in fact cider apples. As the effects of prohibition took hold, the family farm moved into growing dessert fruit. Thus, Great-grandpa Stephen’s traditional method of making hard cider faded into the background. Upon learning of her family history of producing hard cider, and armed with a degree in biochemistry from Lewis & Clark University, Christine became determined to revive Great-grandpa Stephen’s tradition of making hard cider while at the same time utilizing modern scientific cider making methods to bring this unique family beverage into today’s marketplace.

Christine Walter, founder of Bauman's Cider

Christine Walter, Bauman’s Cider founder

Drawing from the incredibly rich experiences of her childhood as one of six siblings growing up on the family farm, which included learning the value of hard work (picking berries at 4:30am), making cider from a hand-cranked cider press, and the time spent at her uncle’s nearby fresh market stand, Christine simply got to work and began perfecting the modern version of Great-grandpa Stephen’s hard cider. While always mindful of keeping his tradition intact, Christine declares “It’s a scientific adventure to make hard cider today and bring it to market.”

This blending of modern hard cider making with the best of traditional methods developed on the family farm spanning five generations is now lovingly perfected in every bottle. The result of Christine’s efforts is truly a hard cider of which we hope Great-grandpa Stephen would proud.

Ciders

Signature Ciders

  • LOGANBERRY | 6.0 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    BEST IN SHOW – 2018 GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2018, 2019 GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL CIDER AND PERRY AWARD

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    Family lore has it that I really wasn’t much of a berry picker as a kid, but I remember things quite differently! Logans are generally one of the first berries of the season, and making this sweet, fruity cider floods me with memories of picking them behind where the farm store is today. Logans can’t be picked with a machine as they are too delicate and soft, and those attributes come out in the cider as a sweetness from start to finish.

  • CLYDE’S DRY | 6.9 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    BEST IN SHOW – 2019 GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2018 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    DOUBLE GOLD – 2019 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL CIDER AND PERRY AWARD

    My Grandpa Clyde was born in 1921, on the farm where he would live his entire 92 years. Clyde’s Dry cider is my tribute to his life and his love of the farm. It is a blend of more than a dozen varietals, including sweets and sharps grown on the family farm and loved by Grandpa, farming until his very last days. It draws it’s tannic character from the blend and the addition of some locally-picked Manchurian Crab apples.

  • STEPHEN’S SUBTLY SWEET | 5.8 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    Stephen Bauman was my Great-Grandfather, who put in the early cider apple orchards on the farm. My Dad has shared stories of his childhood memories of Grandpa Stephen’s cider barrels in the barn. These stories of friends and family sharing pints of cider were my inspiration for wanting to make and share cider now. This cider is a blend of apples from the family farm and just a splash of fresh juice from the latest pressing of our winter dessert apples. It’s nicely balanced with a subtle sweetness and a dry finish – just like an apple from the farm.

Seasonal and Small Batch Ciders

  • PEACH RASPBERRY | 6.4% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 GREAT LAKES INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2018 CIDERCRAFT MAGAZINE AWARDS

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    Sweet from the peaches and tart from the berries, this fun summer cider captures that fleeting summer day where the sun is shining and the berries and peaches are in their prime! Enjoy it before it’s gone…

  • ORANGE BLOSSOM | 6.2% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    At Bauman’s Cider we always try to make our ciders with what we grow on the farm, and when we can’t we work to ensure as many of our ingredients as possible come from other, local sources. But every once in a while we feel like a little citrus is in order! To create this cider we fermented our apples and added oranges and a little pineapple to make this semi-sweet and refreshing spring cider.

  • ALL THE BERRIES | 6.2 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT AND IN BOTTLES

    Growing up on a berry farm meant that summers were filled with incentives like not being able to go swimming in the river until you had picked your target number of pounds of berries each day. I vividly remember the excitement of putting our crates on the scale to see if we were released to swim! With just as much eagerness, I present to you my tribute to Oregon berries. All the Berries is a semi-sweet cider filled with flavor from three of my favorites that we grow: blueberries, raspberries and marionberries.

  • THE OLD MULE | 6.9% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    SMALL BATCH LIMITED RELEASE

    PREVIOUSLY CALLED DARK AND STORMY

    GOLD MEDAL WINNER – 2019 PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL CIDER COMPETITION

    A cocktail inspired cider we made to pair with the Oregon winter weather! It’s a cider blended with fresh squeezed limes, grated ginger, caramelized brown sugar and aged with a rum stave – bundle up by a warm fire and enjoy!

  • STRAWBERRY PERRY | 6.5% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    Fermented pears beautifully blended with Bauman’s own strawberries. Lightly sweet and aromatic.
  • GUAVA GRAPEFRUIT CIDER | 6.2% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    With the taste of islands, sun and sailboats, our Guava Grapefruit cider is a delicious blend of our base apple cider, the tropical sweetness of guavas and the tangy zing of grapefruit infused with pink peppercorns for a little spice.
  • OBSIDIAN | 6.2 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    Enjoy this slightly sweet, refreshingly tart blend of Obsidian blackberries, picked right here on the farm, with our traditional hard apple cider and a drizzle of honey from our neighborhood bees mixed in. The berries remind me of many fond memories with my siblings, cousins and I racing to pick our quota of blackberries so that we could go swim in the Pudding River on summer afternoons. And note this cider is rich with real berries from the farm – don’t be surprised to find a seed or two!
  • WINTER BERRY PEACH | 6.4% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    SMALL BATCH CIDER – TRY OUR PEACH RASPBERRY WHEN NOT AVAILABLE!

    The perfect compliment to a long winter, we started with our base cider, pressed from over a dozen varieties, and then added winter peaches and a splash of raspberries during a secondary fermentation. A sweet flavorful cider, it goes best by a fire warming a cold rainy night.

  • SUMMER THYME HOPPED CIDER | 6.3 ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY
    This cider is made with Nugget and Perle hops provided by our neighbor, lemon thyme from the farm and is blended with our traditional dry cider. It’s a refreshing summer drink that reminds one of squeezing a lemon into a light beer on a warm summer day.
  • KRINGLE’S CRANBERRY CIDER | 6.5% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY NOV - JAN

    img_0334Juicy red cranberries from the Everest family farm in Sixes, Oregon, fermented together with apples from our farm.
    The tart berries balance the sweetness of the apples, with a splash of fresh apple juice added just at the end. It is sure to brighten your holiday table.

  • PERRY CHRISTMAS | 6.8% ABV
    AVAILABLE ON DRAFT ONLY NOV - JAN
    perrychristmasThe delicate flavor of Bosc pears and the warmth of cinnamon ensure this perry will go nicely with Holiday music and twinkling lights. Slightly sweet, it can be enjoyed with food, or sipped alone, or even mulled with cinnamon and cloves.

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VISIT US OR BUY ONLINE

Please visit us at Bauman Farms to enjoy a pint, taste our newest ciders, or fill a growler! In addition to cider, visit the farm year round for locally grown produce, gourmet foods, bakery, giftware and more! And be sure to return in the fall during the apple harvest to watch us press apples for our hard and fresh cider as well as to enjoy the #1 pumpkin patch in Oregon with activities for the whole family!

You can also find us throughout Oregon and SW Washington at many bars, restaurants, bottle shops, and grocery stores. We are currently distributed by Maletis and Bigfoot Beverages.

If you can’t make it down or find us locally, you can always order online! Here are our current offerings and locations we are able to ship to: