Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and home to large numbers of plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth. Try to wrap your mind around this magical locale if you can; but if you can’t, then head to Peaks & Pints Wednesday, Jan. 18 when the Drinking For Conservation zookeepers will explain what’s going down in Madagascar as you enjoy ciders on tap from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. In late 2010, Corvallis homebrewers Aaron Sarnoff-Wood and Lee Larsen filled a gap in the college town’s drinking scene — cider. The duo opened 2 Towns Ciderhouse crafting unique ciders brewed with the traditional English and French-style’s tannic apples, Oregon grown, of course. Named after the cities of Corvallis and Eugene (Larsen’s a Beaver; Sarnoff-Wood a Duck), 2 Towns believes “… that the long history of cidermaking demands respect and deserves to be done right,” states the cidery’s motto. Stop by Peaks & Pints tonight to help raise money for Madagascar wildlife and enjoy 2 Towns cider. Peaks & Pints will donate $1 of every draft drink purchased and all donations will support Madagascar conservation efforts by planetmadagascar.org. As a bonus, we suggest you take home our to-go 2 Towns cider flight — Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 2 Towns Ciderhouse.
Peaks and Pints Pilot Program: 2 Towns Ciderhouse
2 Towns Crimson Bliss
Crafted from a festive medley of Bandon, Oregon, cranberries, black currants, and Northwest apples, this holiday season cider offers bright cranberry flavor, rich cassis, and a kiss of sweetness.
2 Towns Made Marion
The Marion blackberry was originally bred for Marion County, Oregon farmers. Tangy and full of ripe, rich berry notes that shine in 2 Towns’ Made Marion, even after blended with Northwest apples. The nose is expressive dark berry and cherry, with apple and sweetness. The taste follows suit — blackberry-like, tart, and tangy with a medium bodied and low effervescence with a subtly dry finish.
2 Towns Strawberade
6.5 % ABV
Strawberade is made with juicy, West Coast strawberries, hibiscus, and tangy, California Meyer lemons blended with Northwest apples to make a pink lemonade cider. The grown-up strawberry lemonade pours a pink hue from whole hibiscus flowers and fresh-pressed strawberry juice. It hits the nose with fresh strawberry, light citrus, and floral hints. On the tongue, expect a fruit forward, juicy strawberry profile with a citrus kiss.
2 Towns Ciderhouse The Bad Apple
2 Towns’ The Bad Apple is an imperial style cider, fermented with Willamette Valley meadowfoam honey and aged on Oregon white oak. The result is a semi-dry, apple-forward cider with rich apple, honey, vanilla, and oak notes. Expect a long finish with lingering tartness and acidity. Don’t expect to taste the alcohol. It’s well hidden, which mostly presents as warmth. Bonus: The Bad Apple is now available in a 12-ounce can.
2 Towns Ciderhouse Super Bad Apple
As mentions above, The Bad Apple is an imperial style cider, fermented with Willamette Valley meadowfoam honey and aged on Oregon white oak. The result is a semi-dry, apple-forward cider with rich apple, honey, vanilla, oak notes, and a long finish with lingering tartness and acidity. Their Super Bad Apple is a two-point bump on the ABV scale giving this imperial cider a stronger apple character with hints of oak.