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Portland Cider and 2 Towns Ciderhouse Release Pumpkin Hard Ciders in Bottles

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Pumpkin beer may still be a thing, though sales have deflated over the last few years. Pumpkin cider, however, seems to be as hot as ever. Just take a look at the recently announced “Hollow Jack” unfiltered heirloom pumpkin cider from 2 Towns Ciderhouse and the “Pumpkin Spice” hard cider from Portland Cider Company. Both ciders are available now in bottles through at least the end of November.

Corvallis, Ore. – Sept. 7, 2017 – Break out the rain boots and get ready to dive into a pile of leaves! Hollow Jack is back with a taste to inspire fall shenanigans. This unfiltered pumpkin cider is 6.4% ABV and made with over 25 pounds of caramelized heirloom pumpkins and 10 pounds of sweet potatoes per barrel. It’s beautifully seasoned with a unique blend of autumn spices for a treat that will have you embracing fall with open arms!

“When I taste Hollow Jack, it takes me right back to those back-to-school days of fall, heading out the door with a fresh wardrobe of new clothes, the comforting smell of rain, and a whiff of freshly sharpened No. 2 pencils in the air, ” said Scott Bugni, marketing director at 2 Towns Ciderhouse.

“We load this fall favorite with caramelized pumpkin to produce a rich, slightly sweet and super complex cider that has the power to conjure up the nostalgia that so many people feel at this time of year,” added Dave Takush, head cider maker. “Enjoy it while playing a game of Battleship on a blanket spread on the floor, while pausing in between bobbing for apples and dancing to the “Monster Mash,” or sharing a fall picnic with friends after riding bikes down a tree-lined back road. Hollow Jack is the Pumpkin King!”

Hollow Jack is available now through the end of November. It’s available to distributors in 500 ml bottles, 1/2 bbl kegs and 1/6 bbl kegs, primarily in Oregon, Washington and California.

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 www.2townsciderhouse.com.

 

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Just in time for fall, Portland Cider Company has added Pumpkin Spice to its seasonal line of ciders. Full of all the spices found in pumpkin pie – including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger – this cider is a delicious tribute to the flavors of fall.

“This is our homage to autumn here in the Northwest,” said owner Lynda Parrish. “It features a stunning blend of spices that will remind you of a cool, crisp fall morning.”

Celebrating the Northwest’s bounty, Portland Cider Co.’s seasonal ciders are inspired by local farmers and based on harvest times. Pumpkin Spice joins the seasonal bottle lineup that includes Pineapple, Strawberry, and Cranberry.

Made with 100 percent Northwest apples, Portland Cider Co.’s Pumpkin Spice Cider pairs well with apple or pumpkin pie, smoked chicken, roasted pork loin, and root vegetables. It comes in at 5.5% ABV.

Portland Cider Co.’s Pumpkin Spice Cider is available now through November in 22 oz. bottles and draft kegs. It can be purchased at Portland Cider Co.’s two taprooms and at select retailers in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.

About Portland Cider Company

Portland Cider Company was started in October 2012 by an Oregonian and a family of British expats with the mission of bringing cider, handcrafted in the English tradition, to the Northwest. It has two taproom locations: Portland Cider House at 3638 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214; and Taproom & Cidery at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F, Clackamas, OR 97015. For more information, visit www.PortlandCider.com and follow @PortlandCider on social media.

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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