It’s time to get cozy with a variety of ciders that will deliver those familiar fruity-dry flavors to your palate.
Gone are the days when ciders were enjoyed by Brits and made primarily with bland, plain apple juice. Today, we’ve got innumerable methods and fermentations used to achieve truly unique flavors and carbonations. Read on for a range of ciders that will pair well with the season.
15 Men – Crispin Cider Company
This is Crispin Cider Company’s first rum barrel-aged cider and is made with Colfax apple wine aged in dark rum casks. It’s finished with wildflower honey and dark candied syrup for a cider with notes of baked apples, burnt caramel, vanilla and even some slight florals.
Ciderberry – Millstone Cellars
Millstone Cellars in Maryland presses local raspberries fermented right on the skins and blends the juice with their oak aged cider. Perfect for those looking for a tart but bright cider that will make you suck in your cheeks in delight.
Dry Hopped Cider – Finnriver
A cider for hopheads, Finnriver’s Dry Hopped Cider blends the juice of heirloom and organic dessert apples with Cascade hops for their bold tang. This cider is not for the faint of heart, and right up the alley of those who might normally order that really pungent IPA.
Hard Apple Cidre Ginger – Strongbow
The ginger flavor of Strongbow’s Hard Apple Cidre puts the Moscow in your cider mule. You’ll also get some floral and Moscato notes while still getting the essences of apples. It tastes just like autumn
What better than peaches to create a refreshing cider from Stella Artois? It’s made with hand-picked peaches and pressed with lavender for a subtle floral note, giving off a pretty, rose hue.
Wildcide – Aurum Cider Company
This first product from Aurum Cider Company puts apples front and center thanks to the fermentation of juice from Fuji, Granny Smith, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples. What you get is a bright aroma and fresh notes of – what else – apples that pair well with anything on your Thanksgiving table.