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Hard Cider: Get Some Cider Inside Ya

Mon, Feb 05, 24  |  beer blog

Hard cider has been around for eons. Julius Caesar was said to have found native Celts fermenting apples when the Romans invaded Britain in 55 BCE. His invasion failed, but at least Caesar took the cider throughout Europe during his retreat. It may have been the happiest retreat in military history.


Fast forward to the present day, and hard cider is still being made. Today’s hard cider is pretty much the same as it ever was—the juice pressed from apples is fermented for a bit and viola! It’s cider time! Let’s take a look at three versions of this refreshing libation.

Black Apple Hard Cider is made just up the road in Springdale, using Arkansas-grown apples. Black Apple makes variations like Honey cider, which features a sweet honey flavor and crisp finish; and Hibiscus cider, a semi-dry citrusy floral take on the genre.

Blake’s Hard Cider puts fruit flavors on a five-apple base. Triple Jam, made from strawberry, blackberry and raspberry, sports ripe sweetness and bold fruit aromatics. Strawberry lemonade tastes like…strawberry lemonade.

Angry Orchard Hard Cider is a brand you’ve probably seen already. Angry Orchard’s Crisp Apple flavor is the top selling hard cider in the U.S.A., with a balance of sweet and dry characters that taste like biting into a fresh apple. If you like things a little tarter, try the Green Apple style.

The hard cider market may have been eclipsed by hard seltzers, but there are still a ton of good options. Our Celebration Specialists can help you find a hard cider that matches your taste buds real well.

By Clark Trim

Tags: hard cider