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Old 01-13-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default Get ready for the rebirth of cider in America.

Mornin',
Since my return from A-stan, I find myself in a "wow, did you see this?" state from time to time. I ran across this article that I found interesting about American cider. Not sure if anyone else saw it, but I posted the link since I couldn't find it after using the search function here.

http://www.slate.com/id/2231001

As a true red-blooded American, I think I'm going to follow in the footsteps of another patriot: "John Adams drank a tankard of cider nearly every morning of his life."

Cheers to us,
Michael

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Old 01-13-2010, 01:01 PM   #2
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Interesting article. There are a few real ciders made in the US, one of them is Farnum Hill's summer cider http://www.farnumhillciders.com/ I aspire to make cider as good as they do. Regards, GF.

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Old 01-13-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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I myself want to open a cidery and get on board that rebirth.

There is a man from Olympia, WA who has been mapping out ciders in North America. Check http://oldtimecider.com/north-americ...r-map-project/ to see what ciders might be brewing near you.

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Old 01-13-2010, 04:56 PM   #4
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Very cool. Although my ultimate dream is to own and operate a brewery, a cidery would be pretty awesome.

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Old 01-13-2010, 05:07 PM   #5
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I liked this line:
"America's current beer behemoths use quite a bit of cheap and flavorless corn to brew their insipid tea. Our forefathers knew a failed experiment when they tasted it."

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Old 01-14-2010, 01:31 AM   #6
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Here in Sacramento CA, we are lucky to have access to cider from a great local brewer. The Two Rivers Cider company has some great products for the local market, and it is sitting up the hill in prime apple growing real estate. Sadly you have to be from this area to get it, as it has only been available on tap at local breweries and restaurants.

Though it does look like it may get a bit wider distribution soon, as they are starting to do some bottling. Our local Whole Foods markets just started carrying 2 of their ciders in bottles, so maybe it will spread from here.

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Basic Brewing had a very interesting podcast with an author and advocate for cider making - it was extremely interesting. I'm interested in the extremely local nature of cider making and it's connection to our history and culture.

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In Salem, OR there is Wandering Aengus Cider, which are purists in the art. They use real cider apples, not concentrate and sugar like so many six pack varieties. Makes me kind of spoiled.

Read this if you want to know about cider apples: http://www.growingmagazine.com/article.php?id=4693

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Now if western Canada could do the same... what gets called cider in BC isn't cider at all, usually.

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I'm glad to see America noticing cider more. In other parts of the world (mainly European and African countries) I can order multiple ciders in a bar. I would love to see this more in America, rather than it being a novelty.

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