Non-Alcoholic Twists on Award-Winning Beverages by 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Craftwell Cocktails® Provide Exciting Options for Dry January
CORVALLIS, OR – Jan 4, 2024 – As the calendar turns to a new year, 2 Towns Ciderhouse is thrilled to join the Dry January celebration. With a commitment to quality and innovation, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and its sister brand, Craftwell Cocktails®, proudly present their lineup of non-alcoholic beverages, proving that Dry January can be both refreshing and flavorful. These aren’t just new NA offerings, these beverages are available as both NA and alcoholic versions, allowing people the flexibility to moderate their drinking without giving up the choice of flavor.
“These non-alcoholic creations are crafted to captivate the senses, offering the same taste experience as their award-winning counterparts,” says Lee Larsen, co-founder and CEO of 2 Towns Ciderhouse.
2 Towns Sidekick™ Non-Alcoholic Offerings: Video
1- Sidekick Cosmic Crisp: Crafted with Cosmic Crisp apples from the state of Washington, this non-alcoholic version of the award-winning craft cider showcases the pure taste of Pacific Northwest apples.
2- Sidekick Pacific Pineapple: A delightful fusion of Costa Rican golden pineapples and fresh-pressed Northwest apples, this award-winning non-alcoholic cider offers a juicy, easy-drinking profile with a crisp, clean taste.
Craftwell Cocktails® Anytime Non-Alcoholic Cocktails:
3- Anytime Peach Mojito: A taste of summer in a glass, this non-alcoholic cocktail features ripe peaches, fresh garden mint, and a snappy key lime finish, providing a sophisticated and tropical alternative.
4- Anytime Pineapple Margarita: Crafted with juicy Costa Rica Gold pineapple, zesty key lime, and agave nectar, this non-alcoholic masterpiece reflects Craftwell’s commitment to premium canned cocktails, offering another flavorful option for Dry January participants.
How It’s Made: The Dealcoholization Process
The Sidekick™ non-alcoholic craft beverages are the result of a careful process that retains the integrity of the original recipes, with one additional step, the dealcoholization process. By removing the alcohol, 2 Towns Ciderhouse aims to make their award-winning flavors accessible to a wider audience, providing an option for individuals looking to savor the craftsmanship without the alcohol.
“Using carefully selected ingredients, we ferment the cider in the same manner we would for any of our other high-end products. After fermentation, the alcohol is gently removed until it reaches less than 0.5% ABV. The newly dealcoholized ciders are finished and blended to craft a beverage that can be enjoyed on any occasion,” shares Head Cidermaker, Dave Takush.
Dave will be a featured speaker and moderator at CiderCon 2024, where he explores the dealcoholization process with industry experts in An Introduction to Low-ABV & Non-Alcoholic Cider Production – American Cider Association
Thursday, January 18, 2024, 10:30-11:45 AM, Oregon Convention Center.
Dry January Designated Driver Program
To further their commitment to the Dry January movement, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Craftwell Cocktails® are promoting responsible drinking with a designated driver program. The program recognizes designated drivers and encourages a safe, responsible drinking culture.
About 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Ciderhouse was founded on the belief 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. Over the years our company has retained these core values to branch out into different segments within the alcohol beverage space to become a premium total beverage company. Our goal is to create the best craft beverages on the market and continue to develop and evolve the beverage space in new and innovative ways.
From humble beginning in 2010 in an old 900 sq. ft. 2 car garage we have grown into one of the largest craft beverage companies in the northwest now employing over 100 individuals, distributing to 15+ states and running 3 different production facilities totaling almost 100,000 sq. feet. 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 beverages. For more information on 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit 2townsciderhouse.com.
About Craftwell Cocktails
Embodying the spirit of the Pacific Northwest, Craftwell ready-to-drink cocktails are crafted with the same care and expertise that made the 2 Towns Ciderhouse team leaders in using real fruit to create award-winning ciders. Craftwell encourages consumers to live life with flavor and to create their own cocktail moments with easily portable deliciousness. Real, fresh fruit produces real, fresh flavors that are available in canned cocktails, top shelf bottles, on draft, and as non-alcoholic cocktails. For more information please visit craftwellcocktails.com.
Danelle Kronmiller – Marketing Director