Corvallis, Ore. — 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 with wild Brettanomyces yeast. Bone dry, unfiltered and uncompromising, this farmhouse cider is wild at heart and right at home on the rustic table.
“Agrarian to the core, Afton Field has notes of straw and wood, and a high acidity that gives it a versatility in pairing with food,” said Dave Takush, head cider maker for 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “It’s the ultimate picnic cider. We recommend pairing it with a checkered blanket as you watch the clouds roll by, and enjoying it with a fresh baguette, a rich, triple-cream Delice de Bourgogne cheese, slices of French jambon and your favorite pickled vegetables.”
In its third vintage, the 2014 Afton Field release received a silver medal from the US Open Cider Championship. Afton Field 2011 and 2012 vintages both received silver medals from the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition.
Afton Field was previously produced by Traditions Ciderworks, a sister company of 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Last year Traditions Ciderworks and its products were brought under the 2 Towns name in its Traditions line of specialty barrel-aged, vintage ciders. Afton Field is available in extremely limited quantities, at the 2 Towns Tap Room and at select bottle shops throughout the West Coast starting the week of March 27th.
About 2 Towns Ciderhouse
At 2 Towns Ciderhouse we believe 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. We never add any sugar, concentrates or artificial flavors, and instead use slow, cold fermentation methods to allow the fruit to speak for itself. 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 ider. For more information about 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit www.2townsciderhouse.com.