Virtue Cider Company was started in 2011 by a former brewmaster at Goose Island, Gregory Hall along with his co-founder Stephen Schmakel. With Hall’s ties to Goose Island Beer Company and the growth of the cider industry, it’s no surprise that this partnership would happen. Goose Island is a subsidiary of the… Read More →
Like my previous review of the Woodchuck Summer Time Cider, the Local Nectar Cider came from the “Cluster Chuck” variety pack. It was a surprising find, primarily because of the unique label that stood out from the other bottles in the pack. Because of this, I thought it was a… Read More →
The cider is definitely a summer sipper – light bodied and refreshing. Sweet and tart at the same time with a subtle blueberry flavor in the middle of it all.
If you haven’t explored it before, I highly recommend going over to google.com/trends and playing around with their trending tools. Its a lot of fun to see what everyone is searching throughout the years. Then again, I’m a math major and a love sorting through data and finding interesting correlations. Here are… Read More →
The Rojo is one of a select few ciders coming from Bantam Cider Company out of Cambridge, MA. They take their time to refine their recipes, and it shows in the final products. The Rojo incorporates ale yeast that ferments on the dry side. It is aged with sour cherries and black peppercorns…. Read More →
Apple ale can be sometimes confused with cider. It is not cider. It is an apple flavored beer and therefore not gluten free.
They say the recipe originates from 1670 colonial America. It probably should’ve stayed a part of history since it falls a little short on all accounts.
I rarely come across a beverage that i cannot finish, but this was one of them. It really didn’t have much going for it.
As growlers gain in popularity, make sure you have the best ones for your cider. Here are a few of top designer growlers you should be filling with delicious cider.
A list of 6 of my favorite blogs and bloggers bringing unique insights to the cider industry. These are the top sources for cider appreciation, reviews and news of the cider industry.