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Corvallis, Ore. – Oct. 3, 2017 – This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases its 2016 Cidre Bouché, the third vintage of the company’s French-style keeved cider. 2 Towns is a leader in bringing keeved ciders to the US, with head cider maker Dave Takush furthering his expertise in the style through recent visits to the Normandy, Brittany and Perche regions of France. 2 Towns’ Cidre Bouché is critically acclaimed, with past vintages taking 1st Place in Sip Northwest’s best of the Northwest, and Silver for ciders  in Dan Berger’s International Wine Competition.

To keeve the Cidre Bouché, 2 Towns starts with 100 percent traditional cider apple varieties like Kingston Black, Michelin, Reine des Pommes, Dabinett and Muscat de Lense, and then lets the fruit ‘sweat’ and intensify in aroma. To let the apples ‘sweat’ means keeping them at cool temperatures and allowing some of the moisture in the fruit to evaporate through the exterior of the apples. Next, the apples are crushed and left to soak on the skins before the juice is fermented slowly over the course of a year, and aged in French oak casks. When finished, this keeved cider is rich, thick and brimming with overripe bittersweet apple character.

“Through our travels,  we’ve found that the best ciders have notes of both bittersweet fruit aromas and farmhouse character, Takush said. We are super happy with the 2016 vintage Cidre Bouché, because both the traditional bittersweet fruit character and the aromas of the countryside come shining through,” he added. “ The balance between the deep bittersweet notes and the farmyard character is extraordinary. It has a pastoral quality to it that is a little bit French, and a little bit Pacific Northwest.”

Cidre Bouché is available in limited quantities in Oregon, Washington and California, with 310 cases  of 375 ml bottles produced. For a delicious pairing, serve with classic French fare— savory wild mushroom crepes, pork terrine, a plate of Camembert and blue cheese.

About 2 Towns Ciderhouse

At 2 Towns Ciderhouse we believe that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right. Starting with the highest quality whole ingredients from local farms, we take no shortcuts in crafting our ciders. We never add any sugar, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. As a family-owned company, we are committed to the growth of our team and enrichment of our communities. We take pride in producing true Northwest craft cider. For more information about 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit


Beth Larsen
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