These bottles arrived from 2 Towns Ciderhouse just prior to the weekend: Their new American Farmhouse Cider, Afton Field, the 2014 vintage in their Traditions Line of ciders. In the press release they wrote: Inspired by farmhouse ciders of the pioneer West, Afton Field is a testament to the tenacity … Continue reading
I had heard of beer inspired by breakfast cereal—perhaps more accurately, brewed with breakfast cereal—but similarly inspired cider was a new one to me. Such was The Jax Breakfast Cereal, a limited-run cider from Sonoma Cider, released in early December. As you might surmise from the name, The Jax was inspired by … Continue reading
A roundup of some of the cider news for Oregon that has come my way of late. The fourth annual Cider Rite of Spring returns this month, taking place on Saturday, March 25 from 12 to 6pm at The Evergreen in Portland. 30 different cider makers will be pouring nearly … Continue reading
The 2017 edition of 2 Towns Ciderhouse‘s seasonal Cherried Away cider arrived this weekend: About the cider, from the press release: 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 … Continue reading
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