Corvallis, Ore., — 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases a new “freshest by” Hop & Stalk as its imperial summer seasonal this week. This imperial version of Hop & Stalk features Citra hops and Oregon grown rhubarb, fresh-pressed 100% Northwest apples and an ABV of 8%. It’s a big cider, ideal for epic adventures, and best enjoyed during the summer months.
Although many high quality beers use a “freshest by” date, it’s something that hasn’t been utilized in ciders, until now. The Citra hops used in the Hop & Stalk are known for their vibrant citrus and passion fruit character, and floral aroma—these attributes mellow out and fade over time. Marking each batch with a “freshest by” date ensures that customers know when to drink it by to enjoy the biggest hop flavor.
“Hop & Stalk was a favorite Limited Release in the past, with fans begging for it to come back. We wanted to meet their demand and guarantee the best aroma, body and flavor possible,” said Dave Takush, Head Cider Maker at 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “The freshest by mark and slight recipe tweaks assure hop heads and cider lovers that they are getting this cider the way it’s meant to be enjoyed.”
Hop & Stalk will be available May through August, and will be available to distributors in bottles, 1/6bbl and 1/2bbl kegs. This seasonal cider will be available throughout Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, the Chicago area, parts of Nevada and Minnesota.
2 Towns Ciderhouse Line-up Change:
2 Towns Ciderhouse recently changed its release schedule and line-up to better serve fan demand. It now offers four year-round flagships and five lines of cider:
· Flagship: BrightCider, Ginja Ninja and OutCider. Available year-round.
· Seasonal: Rhubarbarian (Nov-Feb), Cherried Away (Mar-Jun) and Made Marion (Jul-Oct).
· Imperial Flagship: Bad Apple. Available year-round.
· Imperial Seasonal: Serious Scrump (Jan-Apr), Hop & Stalk (May-Aug) and Nice & Naughty (Sept-Dec).
· Limited Release: Cider available for limited times only as supplies last. Currently available: Throne of Thorns!
About 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Ciderhouse produces craft hard apple cider in Corvallis, Oregon. Founded in 2010 by three friends living in the two towns of Eugene and Corvallis, OR, 2 Towns Ciderhouse strives to bring craft hard apple cider back to the people. 2 Towns Ciderhouse is proud to be a part of the resurgence of America’s first craft beverage of choice. In 2012 we began planting our own cider apple orchard, and since the beginning we’ve been committed to supporting local apple growers by insisting on using the finest fresh-pressed 100% NW apples. We never take shortcuts in the cider-making process—and never add sugar or essence flavorings—but instead let the fresh, naturally fermented ingredients speak for themselves. Please visitwww.2townsciderhouse.com for more information.