It’s Imperial season, time for big beers and big ciders like 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s just released 2019 vintage of their 11% abv hard cider “Serious Scrump.” Based on a traditional English-style ‘scrumpy’ cider, 2 Towns amps this seasonal favorite up to 11.
More from a press release:
Historically, scrumpy ciders are made with a blend of random apples leftover from the harvest (or stolen from orchards in some cases). The resulting cider is usually a strong, dry cider adored for it’s utilization of otherwise wasted apples. 2 Town’s modern twist takes a similarly eclectic blend of high acid Northwest apples, pressed before freezing the juice. Then, slowly over the course of several days, the intensified ‘ice juice’ is drained out, leaving a frozen slushy of water crystals behind. The resulting high sugar, deliciously rich ice juice provides a boost of apple character and the fuel needed for the English yeast to reach that “Serious” ABV!