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Raspberry Cosmic Crisp® Earns Best Cider, Best of Class and a Gold Medal

Corvallis, Ore, March 21, 2024 — 2 Towns Ciderhouse proudly announces its stellar performance at the esteemed 2024 Los Angeles Invitational Wine & Spirits Challenge. This competition, sponsored by the Los Angeles Times, gathers expert judges from various sectors of the wine and spirits trade to evaluate and highlight the best wine and spirits produced in the world. Judging took place in Santa Rosa, CA February 26-28, 2024, with the latest ciders in the Cosmic Crisp® line from 2 Towns Ciderhouse emerging as frontrunners.

Debra Del Fiorentino of Wine & Spirits Competitions Management & Production shares, “The competition grew again this year to attract close to 1,100 entries, and our judges were impressed with the depth in each category. The quality of product submitted was fantastic!”

The Raspberry Cosmic Crisp® swept the cider category. Earning the prestigious titles of Best Cider, Best of Class, and clinching a coveted Gold Medal, this craft beverage captivated judges with its “great aromatics”, securing an impressive score of 94.

Not stopping there, 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s newly launched Apricot Cosmic Crisp® also secured its place in the winner’s circle, clinching a Gold Medal with a commendable score of 93. Judges lauded “its clean, crisp” taste and praised it as “great with food.”

These 2 ciders are the latest celestial innovations in the Cosmic Crisp® line, completing the entire category with award-winning options.

“We are honored to receive such recognition from the Los Angeles Invitational Wine & Spirits Challenge,” said Lee Larsen, co-founder and CEO of 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “This acknowledgment underscores the collective effort and passion of our team and validates their dedication to pushing the boundaries of cider innovation.”

Kathryn Grandy, CMO for Proprietary Variety Management, the marketing force behind the Cosmic Crisp® brand apple shares, “It’s truly inspiring to see the Cosmic Crisp® apples come to life in such imaginative ways. We’re overjoyed by this recognition and cherish our partnership with our PNW friends at 2 Towns Ciderhouse.”

2 Towns Ciderhouse extends heartfelt appreciation to the organizers, judges, and sponsors of the Los Angeles Invitational Wine & Spirits Challenge for the opportunity to participate and for providing a platform to showcase excellence in the world of cider.

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 innovative new 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

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

Contact: Jessica Wisor – Marketing Manager
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