Today we are sharing some of our favorite, as if we could choose, ciders from our shelves! Some of them are local, some are international, but they are all things that we consistently recommend and drink ourselves. Don’t miss our on this great tasting from 5-7p tonight …
- Millstone Farmgate: “Millstone cider is rustic cider.” It is cider that recalls age-old processes and the craft of farmers/cider makers who made cider, not for sale, but to survive. Millstone strives to not reproduce these ciders, but to perfect and elevate them to an art form of local cider. Using a winemakers aesthetic, they use domesticated wild yeast, oak barrels, and locally grown apples, many that are harvested from abandoned fields and neglected orchards, to produce ciders that are more than an expression of the cider maker’s wishes. They are about varietal, terrior, seasonality, and more! Dry, bold, oak barrel-aged cider using tart and earthy cider apples. A recreation of Old-America in a bottle from tree to table. 7.5% ABV
- Huerces Dry Cider: The best value and introductory Spanish sidra that we carry! Sidra Huerces is a Cidery located in San Martin de Huerces, in the province of Gijon, Asturias, Spain. Owner Jose Antonio Norniella represents the 4th generation of his family to make cider, and he’s combining his ancestor’s traditional cider making style with a modern, cleaner & more efficient facility. This is a natural, unfiltered product that has sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It has a fruity aroma, light fizz, soft mouthfeel, good acidity, and is quite refreshing. Don’t pass this bottle up because of the price, it is quality sidra!
- Graft Hop Tropic: Graft makes a series of fermentation-forward ciders that are focused on the notes produced by yeasts and other microorganisms. These ciders are more on the sour/tart end of the flavor spectrum and are some of the more interesting ciders coming out in the small 12oz format currently. Hop Tropic is there hopped cider with both juicy hops and citrus.
- Blue Toad Paddy Green: Blue Toad is a Virginia Cidery from near Roseland, VA that makes their cider from a variety of fresh-pressed eating apples. This one is fairly dry with a tart finish. Made with 100% Granny Smith Green Apples. This one makes your tongue do the “Irish Jig!” Perfect for St Patrick’s Day. 5.5% ABV