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2 Towns Releases Prickle Me Pink ^2 and Hop & Stalk Ciders

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The shockingly magenta-colored hit cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse is making its limited edition return–Prickle Me Pink^2 is a prickly pear cactus hard cider, made this year with the edition of watermelon. It’s hard to believe, but the deep but bright pink color is totally natural and achieved through the addition of nopal cactus fruit to the base of northwest-grown apple cider. In addition to the very limited return of Prickle Me Pink–which will be pouring at the Portland Fruit Beer Festival–is the release of Hop & Stalk cider. Both ciders are available throughout 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s distribution area.

More from the press release:

Exuberant and thirst-quenching, Prickle Me Pink^2 is pink multiplied by pink. Glowing with an amazing, but completely natural color, this taste bud oasis is crafted with Northwest apples, prickly pear cactus fruit, and now watermelon.

“This year we added northwest grown watermelon, which just amped up the already intense watermelon and fruit character of the prickly pears. It’s a stand-alone cider with really zippy, bright and lasting summer flavors. If you’re wondering what to pair it with, we’d suggest a watergun fight set to the tunes of Wham,“ said Dave Takush, head cider maker at 2 Towns Ciderhouse. “Hop & Stalk, our summer seasonal hopped cider really embodies the hard-to-contain energy of this time of year. We all want to get outside and  go-go! Hop & Stalk overflows with citra hop giddy-up!”


With fresh citrus notes, Hop & Stalk packs a Northwest punch and releases just in time for graduation, early summer camping and backyard grilling season. Fresh-pressed apples and crimson red rhubarb are dry-hopped with Citra hops, producing a cider that erupts with fresh aromatics, and a tart, biting backbone.


Both Prickle Me Pink ^2 and Hop & Stalk will be available in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska, Minnesota and Chicago.

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 cider. For more information on 2 Towns Ciderhouse, visit

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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