2 Towns Ciderhouse Enters into Non-Alcoholic Space with New Line, Sidekick™
Two dealcoholized hard ciders, Cosmic Crisp® and Pacific Pineapple, debut as the brand’s introductory NA offerings
Corvallis, Ore. – August 24, 2023 –Continuing to innovate and appeal to an even broader customer base, 2 Towns Ciderhouse expands its total beverage offerings to include two non-alcoholic hard ciders. Cosmic Crisp® and award winning Pacific Pineapple will kick off the brand new Sidekick NA product line this August 2023.
Hitting major chain stores across Oregon and Washington, the Sidekick NA drinks are dealcoholized hard ciders, meaning they go through the full fermentation process and then extract the alcohol, leaving less than 0.5% ABV in each can.
Using exclusively sourced Northwest apples, both NA hard ciders are crafted with the same high quality ingredients as the original namesake offerings, resulting in a flavor-forward craft ciders without the alcohol. Designed to appeal to non-drinkers and those taking drink breaks, the Sidekick line offers cider drinkers new occasions to enjoy their beverage of choice. The Non-Alcoholic Cosmic Crisp® hard cider is crafted with fresh-pressed Cosmic Crisp® apples. A recent GLINTCAP award winner, Non-Alcoholic Pacific Pineapple, rolls ripe Costa Rica golden pineapple into fresh-pressed Northwest apples.
“We are excited to further extend our total beverage offerings into the NA space,” says Lee Larsen, co-founder and CEO. “The NA market is on a spectacular growth trajectory as consumers seek alternatives to alcoholic beverages. With our Sidekick line, we can now offer great tasting craft cider made with whole, quality ingredients to those desiring a non-alcoholic option.”
The Cosmic Crisp® apple is the work of 20 years of study and research by Washington State University, resulting in a classically bred hybrid of Enterprise and Honeycrisp apples. The resulting fruit is a large, round, crisp, and super juicy apple that is perfect for snacking, baking, and clearly, cider making. Large, round, crisp and super juicy, these bi-color apples have a rich red that almost sparkles with starburst-like lenticels—which is where the name “Cosmic” comes from.
The Sidekick product line will be available in 6-packs through distributors in Oregon and Washington.
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 or concentrates 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 on 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit www.2townsciderhouse.com.
About Cosmic Crisp®
The Cosmic Crisp® brand apple is the remarkable result of 20 years of study and research by Washington State University’s world-class tree fruit breeding program. Classically bred and grown in Washington State, the Cosmic Crisp® is a cross of the Enterprise and Honeycrisp varieties. The apple has a perfectly balanced flavor, striking color, and crisp texture, making it ideal for snacking, cooking, baking, and entertaining. Find recipes, inspiration and more at www.cosmiccrisp.com.
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