Review of 2 Towns Easy Squeezy, a new year-round lemon raspberry cider, a spin on their previous limited release Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. It is my first time trying this, but I’ve had most of their lineup (see here).
<This is a review of a sample bottle provided to Cider Says by 2 Towns. Although I will take care to treat it the same as any other review, there is always the potential for bias as I received this for free. The only consideration I knowingly made was pushing this up in my cider review que, considering it is a new release and the info may be helpful for folks deciding to purchase it. I love free stuff, especially cider! Want your cider or cider-related product reviewed here? Contact me.>
Cider: Easy Squeezy
Cidery: 2 Towns
Cidery Location: Corvallis OR
How Supplied: 500ml bottles (and 6 packs of 12oz cans, and kegs)
Style: American craft cider from dessert apples with lemon and raspberry
Availability: year round, starting in Oregon, Washington, California, Alaska, Idaho, Hawaii, Chicago, and parts of Minnesota & Montana (see their cider finder)
Cider Description: Citrusy and refreshing, Easy Squeezy is crafted with fresh-pressed Northwest apples, Meyer lemons and raspberries. Bringing the pink lemonade vibes, this cider goes down easy peasy!
Cidery Description: 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.
They were founded in 2010 and have a tap room in Corvallis Oregon.
Price: retails for ~ $5.99 / 500ml bottle or ~ $11.99 / six pack
Where Bought: n/a
Where Drank: home
How Found: n/a
First Impression: Hazy pink lemonade hue. Still. Smells of tart lemonade.
Tasting Notes: On the sweeter side of semi-dry. Light bodied. Moderate to high tartness and acidity. No tannins, sourness, tannins, or funk. Notes of lemon, raspberry, granny smith apples, and grapefruit. Quick finish. Low apple flavor. Low to moderate complexity. Moderate flavor intensity. High sessionability.
My Opinion: I really liked this. A bit less mouth-puckering tart than the previous release.
Most Similar to: an alcoholic version of a less sweet than normal raspberry lemonade
Closing Notes: Glad to see they are doing this in cans in time for spring and summer!
Have you tried 2 Towns Easy Peasy? What did you think?