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Good Beer Hunting - 061. Read.Look.Drink

Curated by the GBH Collective - Good Beer Hunting - June 9, 2017 Read Look Drink   These are the words, images, and beers that inspired the GBH collective this week. Drinking alone just got better, because now you're drinking with all of us. Mark Spence READ. // Why did he like this photo? Is he so un-evolved that he can’t resist the allure of a butt pic? Obviously he...

New website at last!

Posted  06/9/17 in Blog
Welcome ciderfans, to the looong awaited new website, and with it our blog! We know you've been longing for a better source of information on our ciders, our company, and other 2 Towns happenings, and believe it or not, so have we! This website project has been in the works for a very long time, and we apologize for the delay and frustration it likely caused when seeking out more information...

Spoon University - 6 Places You Can Get Beer Flights in Corvallis

By Lexi Vaughn - Oregon State University - June 6, 2017 6 Places You Can Get Beer Flights in Corvallis College is a time for experimenting. What better way to try something new than a tap house? (Bet that's not where you thought I was going.) Since there's an endless variety of beers, beer flights give you the opportunity to try them all and pick a new favorite. Corvallis is...

Letter from the CEO

Posted  06/5/17 in Blog
It’s very humbling to see the excitement around craft cider today. When we started out in 2010, as one of the pioneers of Oregon cider culture, it was not uncommon for people to ask “when we added the alcohol” or “how do you make your grapes taste like apple”. We never expected the curiosity and excitement for cider to develop so fast. We have always endeavored to create the highest...

2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Prickle Me Pink ^2 Prickly Pear and Watermelon Limited Release and Seasonal Hop & Stalk

Posted  05/24/17 in Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Prickle Me Pink ^2  Prickly Pear and Watermelon Limited Release and Seasonal Hop & Stalk Corvallis, Ore. - May 24, 2017 - Prickle Me Pink^2, a brand new iteration of a favorite past limited release cider is now available from 2 Towns Ciderhouse, as well as a summer season hopped cider, Hop & Stalk.  Both ciders are available throughout 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s distribution...

Cidermaker Update - Spring!

Posted  05/19/17 in Blog
Welcome to the 2 Towns blog, where in addition to various topics and updates about all things cider, you'll also hear directly from myself, Dave Takush, head cidermaker at 2 Towns Ciderhouse.  That was one hell of a winter. Now that that's over, let's start off with a quick update on Spring! Or really, the tardiness of Spring. Who knew the sun could be so shy? The Willamette Valley, Oregon...

MEDIA COVERAGE - Two-tier tax a burden for cider producers

http://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/17718-cider-tax   Filing taxes is never a pleasant task, but for cider producers, the rules are particularly onerous. That is because cider makers in Oregon have to comply with a two-tier tax system that means their product is often taxed at the same rate as beer but sometimes also falls under a higher tax bracket paid by wine producers. As the Oregon cider market grows and small labels proliferate, producers...

2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases 2014 Vintage Afton Field, an American Farmhouse Cider from its Traditions Line

Posted  03/29/17 in Press Release
Corvallis, Ore. - March 29, 2017 - The 2014 vintage Afton Field (6.4% ABV), an American Farmhouse cider, is now available in limited quantities from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Inspired by farmhouse ciders of the pioneer West, Afton Field is a testament to the tenacity of these settlers and their enduring orchards. Fresh-pressed, hand-picked Wickson crab, Newtown Pippin and other pioneer apple varieties are fermented, aged in oak barrels, and bottle-conditioned...

Imbibe - Drink of the Week: 2 Towns Ciderhouse Cherried Away

By Imbibe - Imbibe Magazine - March 10, 2017 http://imbibemagazine.com/2-towns-ciderhouse-cherried-away/ Made with fresh Montmorency sour cherries and Northwest apples, this unfiltered cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse is bright and fruity with a sweet-tartness reminiscent of cherry pie and a crisp, dry finish. Hibiscus blossom adds a soft, pinkish color and a little extra tartness. Available now through the end of June, Cherried Away is primed for springtime sipping.

Beverage Industry - 2017 Beer Report: Hard cider decline continues

By Jessica Jacobsen - Beverage Industry - March 9, 2017 2017 Beer Report Hard Cider Decline Continues Although premiumization trends have provided growth for domestic beers through super-premium brands as well as import and craft beers, the hard cider segment has not been as fortunate. According to Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago, dollar sales for hard cider were down 8.3 percent in the 52 weeks ending Dec. 25, 2016, in...

2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Cherried Away Arrives to Awaken the Flavors of Spring

Posted  02/28/17 in Press Release
Corvallis, Ore. - February 28, 2017 - Cherried Away soars in as a spring seasonal release from  2 Towns Ciderhouse this week. Washington-grown Montmorency sour cherries and hibiscus blossoms mingle beautifully with fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples to sweep you off your feet with lofty tart and floral aromas.  For the first time, Cherried Away is unfiltered, encouraging the taste of whole cherries  to break through like a sunbeam shining...

2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Flight of the Kiwi, a Limited Release Hardy Kiwi Cider, Takes Wing

Posted  02/15/17 in Press Release
Corvallis, Ore. - February 15, 2017 - This week 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases Flight of the Kiwi, an electrifying, oak-aged cider made from Northwest-grown hardy kiwi berries, fresh-pressed apples and gooseberries. With vibrant kiwi aromas and heady tropical notes, Flight of the Kiwi has a sessionable 5.8% ABV. Two  pounds of hardy kiwi berries, small cousins of the better-known kiwifruit, go into every gallon of this cider, which is fermented...

Draft - ABV Primer: The Over/Under

By Kate Bernot - Draft Magazine - February 9, 2017 ABV Primer: The Over/Under In recent years, brewers have pushed the alcohol content envelope with imperialized versions of every style and session beers well under 5%. These dozen brews show that even if you think you know what to expect ABV-wise, you should probably still check the label.   Cider High: The “naughty” portion of 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s Nice &...

Draft - What the Heck is Keeved Cider?

By Zach Fowle - Draft Magazine - December 13, 2016 What the Heck is Keeved Cider   We tap a cider maker to tell us all about the weird, old, jelly-filled practice of keeving. While beer is the focus here at DRAFT, we do occasionally cheat on our favorite beverage with some sips of whiskey, mead and cider. It was while tasting some of the latter that we came across...

Brewbound - Regional Cideries on the Rise

By Justin Kendall - Brewbound - Dec. 9, 2016 https://www.brewbound.com/news/regional-cideries-rise Editor’s note: This article appeared in the December issue of BevNET Magazine. For proof, look no further than Virginia’s Bold Rock Hard Cider, which has seen year-to-date dollar sales (through Sept. 25) grow more than 100 percent, to nearly $8 million, according to market research firm IRI Worldwide. That ranks Bold Rock as the sixth-largest cidery – the top five...

2 Towns Ciderhouse Announces Traditions Cider Line, Releases Riverwood and Cidre Bouché

Posted  11/15/16 in Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Corvallis, Ore. - November 15, 2016 - After five years of operating Traditions Ciderworks as a sister company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse begins this week to rebrand the line with the 2 Towns moniker, now calling it our Traditions line.  The 2 Towns Traditions line of vintage ciders focuses on specialty barrel-aged and traditionally inspired ciders. Four products will be released over the next six months, starting with...

Hollow Jack Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Cider Spices up 2 Towns’ Limited Release Line

Posted  09/14/16 in Press Release
Corvallis, Ore. - September 14, 2016 - 2 Towns Ciderhouse announces its latest limited release, Hollow Jack, an unfiltered pumpkin cider. With a festive combination of fall spices that inspire mischief, Hollow Jack is far from empty. Our new  brew of fresh-pressed Northwest apples, caramelized pumpkin and sweet potatoes is finished with a dash of honey, nutmeg, allspice and cloves to carve out its role as a seasonal limited release....

Market Watch - Top Cider Brands Decline As Craft Labels Accelerate

By H. Lee Murphy - Market Watch Magazine - July 7, 206 http://marketwatchmag.com/cider-june-2016/ The major players are now seeking ways to reignite growth. Kris Nelson, Justin Heilenbach and Bryan Holmes launched Citizen Cider in 2010 in Burlington, Vermont, and sold 5,000 gallons of hard cider in 2012—their first year of business. Volume jumped to 28,000 gallons in 2013, then surged to 100,000 gallons in 2014. This year, the company is...
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