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Northwest Cider Association - 31 Medals Awarded in Portland Cider Cup Competition

June 15, 2017 Media Contact: Emily Ritchie, Executive Director Northwest Cider Association emily@nwcider.com 503-887-8960 http://www.nwcider.com/news/2017/6/15/31-medals-awarded-in-portland-cider-cup-competition   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Cheers to the Champions! 31 Medals Awarded In Portland International Cider Cup Competition   PORTLAND (June 15, 2017) – The results are in! Eight Pacific...
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Jack is Back! 2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Fan Favorite Hollow Jack

Steeped with a chai spice spin, this year’s Hollow Jack times its arrival in stores with the beginning of fall Corvallis, Ore. - September 9, 2022 -Back by popular demand, but this time with a chai twist,  2 Towns Ciderhouse releases Hollow Jack, a pumpkin chai spice cider slated to hit stores in September 2022 as part of 2 Towns’ Limited Release line. Crafted from fresh-pressed Northwest apples, fresh boiled...

Raspberry Cosmic Crisp® lands in stores this month as an extension of 2 Towns’ Cosmic Explorer Series Imperial line

Corvallis, Ore. - July 22, 2022 - Expanding its interstellar imperial series into new galaxies, 2 Towns Ciderhouse launches Raspberry Cosmic Crisp®, the fourth imperial cider in its astronomically successful, high ABV,  Cosmic Explorer Series line. Hitting earthling stores this month, Raspberry Cosmic Crisp® joins Blueberry Cosmic Crisp® and Tropical Cosmic Crisp® (launched in February this year) along with the original Cosmic Crisp® (launched in 2021)  to further expand upon...

2 Towns Ciderhouse Celebrates the Daze of Summer with Two Berry Dream

Just in time for pool party season, Two Berry Dream arrives in stores as part of 2 Towns’ Fruit Seasonal line Corvallis, Ore. - July 6, 2022 -Designed to complement carefree summertime fun with a dreamlike vibe, 2 Towns Ciderhouse introduces two Berry Dream, a tangy and fresh hard cider slated to hit stores in July 2022.  Crafted from fresh-pressed Northwest apples, Northwest blueberries, currants, and tons of zesty key...

Nectar Creek Meadery Creates Buzz by Re-releasing Fan Favorite, Sting

Mead enthusiasts rejoice to Sting’s return as part of Nectar Creek's Rotating Seasonal line Corvallis, Ore. - May 13, 2022 - Back by popular demand, Nectar Creek Meadery is reintroducing Sting, a beloved honey and ginger mead beverage slated to hit shelves in May 2022. Mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world, is made by fermenting honey. Crafted from pure, unfiltered honey and fresh hand-pressed ginger, this golden brew...

2 Towns Ciderhouse Takes Fans on a Spin with Dragon’s Day Off Cider

Life will move pretty fast when Dragon’s Day Off arrives in stores as part of 2 Towns’ Limited Release line Corvallis, Ore. - April 29, 2022 - Invoking a nostalgic nod towards a classic film, 2 Towns Ciderhouse introduces Dragon’s Day Off, a fruity and tropical hard cider slated to hit stores in May 2022.  Crafted from fresh-pressed Northwest apples, fresh dragon fruit, passion fruit, and a touch of hibiscus,...

2TOWNS CIDERHOUSE TEAM LAUNCHES CRAFTWELL READY-TO-DRINK COCKTAILS

CRAFTED IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST  Corvallis, Ore.– February 24, 2022 – The Oregon-based team behind 2 Towns Ciderhouse today announced Craftwell Cocktails, a line of premium cocktails made with real fruit for exceptional taste and an authentic cocktail experience for any occasion. Prioritizing taste above all else, the ready-to-drink Craftwell cocktails rely on the expertise developed over a dozen years using real fruit to make delicious cider. They are crafted...

‘Be Who You Are, Where You Are’ with SeekOut Seltzer and Pride Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Corvallis, Ore. – June 4, 2019 – 2 Towns Ciderhouse, makers of SeekOut Seltzer, is teaming up with the Pride Foundation during the months of June and July to raise awareness for the LGBTQ+ community, during a time when many communities are celebrating Pride.   2 Towns has created a custom 4-pack 16oz can wrap to celebrate the collaboration, which will be available at select grocery stores....

CiderCraft - 4 Summer Seasonals to Grab

by Sara Fontenot - June 2017 http://cidercraftmag.com/4-summer-seasonals-to-grab/ As you embark on your summer bucket list, we are adding a few more musts and highlighting what not to miss this season, starting with cider, naturally. While the warm weather can be limited, that means some of our favorite sips are too. Get your hands on these seasonal releases to accompany you on your summer adventures. Companion | Citizen Cider | New...

Willamette Week - The Best Five New Ciders Made in Oregon This Year

We tasted more than a hundred new ciders made in Oregon over the past year. These are the best. By Matthew Korfhage and Parker Hall - June 20, 2017 http://www.wweek.com/uncategorized/2017/06/20/the-best-five-new-ciders-made-in-oregon-this-year/ - In honor of Oregon Cider Week, which closes out this weekend, we tried more than a hundred ciders released in Oregon this year—culminating in an epic tasting of over 30 contenders with a panel of seven tasters this June. These...

Brewpublic - Portland International Cider Cup Competition Awards 31 Cider Medals

By D.J. Paul - BrewPublic - June 16, 2017 http://brewpublic.com/craft-cider/portland-international-cider-cup-competition-awards-31-cider-medals/   Last night the 2017 Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) awards ceremony took place at Portland Cider Company in Clackamas, Oregon. Hosted by the Northwest Cider Association to kick off 2017 Oregon Cider Week, the competition saw over 150 ciders from over 40 cideries in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. For the second consecutive year a Montana based...

Northwest Cider Association - 31 Medals Awarded in Portland Cider Cup Competition

June 15, 2017 Media Contact: Emily Ritchie, Executive Director Northwest Cider Association emily@nwcider.com 503-887-8960 http://www.nwcider.com/news/2017/6/15/31-medals-awarded-in-portland-cider-cup-competition   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Cheers to the Champions! 31 Medals Awarded In Portland International Cider Cup Competition   PORTLAND (June 15, 2017) – The results are in! Eight Pacific Northwest cideries took home gold medals at the Awards Party for the Northwest Cider Association’s 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) last night. For...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...