2011 ORS § 473.035¹
Tax on cider
(1) A tax is imposed upon the privilege of engaging in business as a manufacturer or as an importing distributor of cider at the rate of $2.60 [bad link] per barrel of 31 gallons on all such beverages.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section or any other provision of law, the taxation of the manufacturing or distribution of cider shall be at a rate that is not less than the rate imposed for the privilege of manufacturing or distributing malt beverages under ORS 473.030 (Tax on wines and malt beverages) (1).
(3) The rate of tax imposed by this section shall apply proportionately to quantities in containers of less capacity than those quantities specified in this section.
(4) The tax imposed by this section shall be measured by the volume of cider produced, purchased or received by any manufacturer. If the cider remains unsold and in the possession of the producer at the plant where it was produced, no tax imposed or levied by this section is required to be paid until the cider has become sufficiently aged for marketing at retail, but this subsection shall not be construed so as to alter or affect any provision of this chapter relating to tax liens or the filing of statements. [1997 c.348 §3]