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2 Towns releases 2015 vintage La Mûre Lambic-style Cider

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The 2015 vintage La Mûre (6.9% ABV) from 2 Towns Ciderhouse is available starting this week. La Mûre, a lambic-style craft cider, is inspired by the famous lambic beers of Belgium and embodies the Flemish styles of old. Northwest apples and Oregon-grown Marion blackberries are fermented, then soured with Lactobacillus. Aged in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir barrels for one year, this unique cider is then removed from these barrels and bottle conditioned, revealing complex aromatics and a lactic tang that only time can unfold.

 

A nose of rich berries and subtle hints of barrel character, coupled with flavors of blackberry blossom and a signature lactic tang, make up the profile of La Mûre. 2 Towns sets the standard for sour cider with La Mûre’s fine carbonation achieved through bottle conditioning, a light phenolic character, a good astringency and dry finish.

 

“La Mûre is really the first cider of its kind,” said Dave Takush, head cider maker at 2 Towns Ciderhouse.“ We love to experiment and pairing lambic barrel aging techniques with high-acid Northwest apples and Oregon-grown Marionberries makes for a delicious take on an age-old style. Sours and lambics are not for every beer drinker or cider drinker, but I think those willing to give this cider a chance will be enamored with the complexity and depth of La Mûre.”

 

Previously released as an extremely limited Cellar Series cider available only in the 2 Towns Taproom, La Mûre received silver medals from both the 2017 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Festival and the 2017 Portland International Cider Cup competition. This year 2 Towns was also honored as Large Cidery of the Year at the PICC.

 

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