Corvallis, OR, – 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases its latest Limited Release cider in conjunction with the first day of winter and shortest day of the year. The Dark Currant pair’s apples and local Black Currants, which are noted for complex tannins, high acidity and earthy flavor profile — much like a traditional cider apple. The result is a 6% ABV cider, rich in tannin, with notes of cherry, rose and light wood.
Black currants from Queener Farm in Scio, Oregon and Kalapooia Haven Farm in Brownsville, Oregon were harvested in late summer, and fermented with fresh-pressed 100% NW apples and then lightly aged on Oregon white oak to create this winter limited release. Dark Currant was planned in anticipation of the darkest days of the year as a reminder that in a few months the sky will lighten, bringing sweet fruit, blooming flowers and new growth.
“Dark Currant is a festive cider with a ruby hue reminiscent of spring berries, a flavor rich in earthy floral notes and tannins that meld to create a balanced, yet dry cider,” said Dave Takush, Head Cidermaker for 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “Every day is a day to celebrate and we are excited to pay homage to the season with a cider that embodies all the excitement and anticipation that comes with the promise of changing seasons. “
Dark Currant will be available to distributor partners throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, California, Idaho, Nevada, Minnesota and Chicago as supplies last. It will be available in 500ml bottles, 1/6 bbl and 1/2 bbl kegs.
About 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Ciderhouse was founded in Corvallis, Oregon, in 2010 with the mission of bringing cider back to the people. 2 Towns Ciderhouse is a proud pioneer in the resurgence of America’s first beverage of choice. We planted our own orchard in 2012 to help revitalize old-world heirloom apples. We are committed to supporting local apple growers by insisting on using the finest fresh-pressed 100 percent Northwest apples and never take shortcuts in the cider-making process. Our process includes careful fermentation and no added sugar or essence flavorings, allowing the naturally fermented ingredients to speak for themselves. Named for two towns in our locale, Corvallis and Eugene, 2 Towns Ciderhouse has become one of the most award-winning and recognized ciders in the West. Please visit the brewery’s website for more information.