For the first time ever on the Beer Advent Calendar I am selecting a cider! Corvallis, Oregon-based 2 Towns Ciderhouse has been crafting their Nice & Naughty Spiced Imperial Hard Apple Cider for the holidays for several years now. This is a 10.5% alcohol by volume cider that is made with fresh-pressed … Continue reading
This week’s Tuesday Tastings is holiday themed, with a pair of classic Northwest Winter Warmers, Deschutes Jubelale and Pyramid Snow Cap and a holiday cider offering from McMenamins, Crangerine Dream.
Cider has been top of mind this past summer, in part because of PR efforts from companies like 2 Towns Ciderhouse, McMenamins, and Angry Orchard, but also because I think there has just been more visibility with increasing numbers of cider makers and growth of the market. Here in Central … Continue reading
The latest seasonal limited cider creation from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived this week: Their new Hollow Jack pumpkin cider, made with both pumpkins and sweet potatoes (as well as spices).
This must be the year of cider, particularly as I seem to be on the cider PR list these days. These came yesterday from Angry Orchard: Two bottles of their new Easy Apple cider, a “less sweet, easy-drinking cider” that’s sessionable at 4.2% abv. And “apple forward.” I will report … Continue reading
I’ve been remiss in mentioning that it is currently Oregon Cider Week, the fifth annual one in fact, so I decided to write up my reviews of the two ciders sent to me recently by 2 Towns Ciderhouse of Corvallis. Without getting spoilery of the reviews themselves I will say … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, April 15, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!
The latest limited release from 2 Towns Ciderhouse arrived at the doorstep yesterday, and it’s something of a crossover cider: Sun’s Out Saison. Here’s a snip from the press release: Sun’s Out Saison is made with tart, fresh-pressed Northwest apples fermented on peaches with an authentic French saison yeast. Roll … Continue reading
Last week we received an email from 2 Towns Ciderhouse regarding their spring release, Cherried Away Cider now in select stores. “Packed with 150 pound of hibiscus blossoms per batch and ripe with sour Montmorency cherry punch, Cherried Away is the prefect accompaniment for sun showers and veggie tarts.” We … Continue reading
Oregon Beer News for Friday, March 18, 2016. News in beer and brewing from all around Oregon, including events, tastings, festivals, and more. If you have news to share, let me know!