I want to produce a very dry, dark, spiced, and heavily hopped cider (have posted a recipe that I'm planning to use) and I'm wondering if there are any yeast strains that would best facilitate this. I want to develop the body of a winter warmer but with out the syrupy sweetness. Something along the lines of this year's Anchor Christmas Ale (excellent!) but from a cider.
Oh, and I'm planning to use Simcoe hops, thoughts on this?