hard cider

Hard Cider, Frontier Fables, and the True (Boozy) Story of Johnny Appleseed

Hard Cider, Frontier Fables, and the True (Boozy) Story of Johnny Appleseed

American cider is currently defined by what it isn’t. Made from fruit, not grain, it isn’t beer — although it is frequently packaged in beer-sized bottles, and drafted alongside beer at bars like The Northman in Chicago or Covenhoven in Brooklyn. It certainly doesn’t inspire the reverence or academic certification that surrounds wine, although production […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]

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Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

Seven European Ciders to Drink This Fall

As the autumnal equinox draws near and once-green leaves begin to change color, it seems like the perfect time to explore hard cider. While boozy, apple-based beverages might seem like an all-American tradition, Spain, France, Germany, Austria, the United Kingdom, and beyond also have long traditions of cider production in unique regional styles. Perhaps the […]

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Hard Cider Over Ice—Is It Really A Thing?

Hard Cider Over Ice—Is It Really A Thing?

There seems to be an idea that the Irish drink their cider (hard cider, that is) with ice. In fact, both Bulmers (known here as Magners) and Strongbow—both owned by Heineken International—encourage the consumption of hard cider over ice. We were just wondering…why? On one hand it looks perfectly refreshing, and works incredibly well in […]

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