It began as a small, local ciderhouse in December 2010. Last month, 2 Towns Ciderhouse expanded into a larger facility just off Route 34 two miles east of downtown Corvallis. The new ciderhouse features a Tap Room open for cider tasting, plus the ability to produce more varieties and volume of cider.
“It’s about 10 times the size of our previous space, and 10 times the capacity for the volume of cider we’re making,” said Aaron Sarnoff-Wood, who founded the company alongside Dave Takush and Lee Larsen.
Stop by for tastings of the Pearadise pear cider, the semisweet Incider, and the apple-and-honey Bad Apple, along with seasonal ciders such as Serious Scrump, a traditional English dry cider. 2 Towns Ciderhouse also hand-picks and presses a Tradition line of ciders using small batches of specialty apples from local orchards.
Only Northwest ingredients are used in their ciders—one criterion for their goal of “damn fine cider.”
“The closer we can source stuff the better,” said Sarnoff-Wood. “If you have some fruit and you think there’s enough of it that we might be able to do something with it, give us a ring.”
The Tap Room is open for tastings Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. at 33930 SE Eastgate Circle, Corvallis. Pick up 2 Towns Ciderhouse ciders at Market of Choice, Bi-Mart, the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op, Bombs Away Cafe, and other locations in town. For more information, visit http://2townsciderhouse.com.
By Jen Matteis