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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #250 on: June 13, 2021, 02:59:05 PM »
Interesting, how acetic was it? Never saw that on a label.
Also, did you enjoy it?  Looks interesting.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #251 on: June 13, 2021, 10:31:05 PM »
Interesting, how acetic was it? Never saw that on a label.
Also, did you enjoy it?  Looks interesting.

It was very acidic but not too bad.  For the low carbs and calories, I will be revisiting.  I have five different flavors in my fridge
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« Reply #252 on: July 24, 2021, 04:56:43 PM »

Not bad, very dry but has a bit of a sulphery aftertaste

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #253 on: September 05, 2021, 11:16:40 PM »
Not really a cider by close enough for this thread.



Enjoying a glass right now. One of my fav dessert drinks.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #254 on: September 07, 2021, 07:12:55 PM »
how many apple trees would you need to make a barrel of cider you think?

I picked 2 5-gallon buckets of apples from a neighbor's tree and crudely juiced them (food processor -> nut bag)  and got just shy of 2 gallons of juice.  With a real press probably could have gotten 20% more maybe.

This tree is very mature (25ft+) and this was a tiny fraction of the apples on it so I'd say you could easily fill a barrel with juice from one tree.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #255 on: December 08, 2021, 10:08:08 AM »
Overgrown Orchard makes the best cider apple wine in Gary, Indiana

https://chicagoreader.com/food-drink/food-drink-feature/overgrown-orchard-makes-the-best-wine-in-gary-indiana/

Spontaneously fermented cider exists in Gary, IN. Who knew?

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"Black, a collaboration with brewer Ørkenoy, benefits Black Educators Matter and is a combination of Winesap, wild crabapple juice, and a saison made from wild yeast harvested from a Yucatán cave. It’s among the funkiest things they’ve made, with huge hits of pineapple, strawberry, and orange."

Damn, sounds crazy. :o
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« Reply #256 on: December 08, 2021, 02:33:05 PM »
Overgrown Orchard makes the best wine cider in Gary, Indiana

https://chicagoreader.com/food-drink/food-drink-feature/overgrown-orchard-makes-the-best-wine-in-gary-indiana/

Spontaneously fermented cider exists in Gary, IN. Who knew?

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"Black, a collaboration with brewer Ørkenoy, benefits Black Educators Matter and is a combination of Winesap, wild crabapple juice, and a saison made from wild yeast harvested from a Yucatán cave. It’s among the funkiest things they’ve made, with huge hits of pineapple, strawberry, and orange."

Damn, sounds crazy. :o

This guy is kind of my hero now.  I've started to dabble in foraging and fermenting weird apples.  Love this part:

“I keep orange vests in the back of my car and a ladder,” says Wash. “I have these big onion bags that can hold probably a hundred-plus pounds of apples. There are awesome crabapple trees in Old Town. If you put on a vest, nobody says anything to you.”

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« Reply #257 on: December 08, 2021, 03:48:51 PM »
Overgrown Orchard makes the best wine cider in Gary, Indiana

https://chicagoreader.com/food-drink/food-drink-feature/overgrown-orchard-makes-the-best-wine-in-gary-indiana/

Spontaneously fermented cider exists in Gary, IN. Who knew?

Hack>hey

"Black, a collaboration with brewer Ørkenoy, benefits Black Educators Matter and is a combination of Winesap, wild crabapple juice, and a saison made from wild yeast harvested from a Yucatán cave. It’s among the funkiest things they’ve made, with huge hits of pineapple, strawberry, and orange."

Damn, sounds crazy. :o

This guy is kind of my hero now.  I've started to dabble in foraging and fermenting weird apples.  Love this part:

“I keep orange vests in the back of my car and a ladder,” says Wash. “I have these big onion bags that can hold probably a hundred-plus pounds of apples. There are awesome crabapple trees in Old Town. If you put on a vest, nobody says anything to you.”

That quote stuck with me too. It also reminded me i've got an orange vest (courtesy of EvilKieth) that I used to wear for bike commuting. My dopey co-workers that bike home in the dark without taillights declined to borrow it when I offered. :rolleyes:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #258 on: December 08, 2021, 06:20:18 PM »
Sounds like a pricy cider. A-A-Ron Burr does foraged apple cider and their bottle prices tend to be way beyond my limits.

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« Reply #259 on: December 08, 2021, 08:42:04 PM »
Sounds like a pricy cider. A-A-Ron Burr does foraged apple cider and their bottle prices tend to be way beyond my limits.

Doesn’t look too bad to me, it’s not all foraged just some stuff.

https://www.overgrownorchard.com/shop

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« Reply #260 on: December 08, 2021, 10:46:42 PM »
Sounds like a pricy cider. A-A-Ron Burr does foraged apple cider and their bottle prices tend to be way beyond my limits.

Doesn’t look too bad to me, it’s not all foraged just some stuff.

https://www.overgrownorchard.com/shop
Damn, those all sound interesting and are fairly priced given that they are barrelled for a year.

Saw this Swiss cidery at the store today:
http://www.cidrerieduvulcain.com/

Mid $20 price range for 750s. I am curious but not that curious.

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« Reply #261 on: December 09, 2021, 11:33:11 AM »
Sounds like a pricy cider. A-A-Ron Burr does foraged apple cider and their bottle prices tend to be way beyond my limits.

Doesn’t look too bad to me, it’s not all foraged just some stuff.

https://www.overgrownorchard.com/shop

Their website says they have 400 trees of cool sounding varieties but no real pics of the orchard.  I'm guessing they were all planted pretty recently and are pretty puny.
https://www.overgrownorchard.com/orchard

Google pics from 2019 don't show much.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2600+Colorado+St,+Gary,+IN+46405/@41.5757826,-87.2948346,3a,75y,93.85h,87.33t

The location is pretty interesting, right at I-65 and I-94 on a river, could be a cool space for tastings and stuff if they get it going.

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« Reply #262 on: December 09, 2021, 12:31:11 PM »
Sounds like a pricy cider. A-A-Ron Burr does foraged apple cider and their bottle prices tend to be way beyond my limits.

Doesn’t look too bad to me, it’s not all foraged just some stuff.

https://www.overgrownorchard.com/shop

Their website says they have 400 trees of cool sounding varieties but no real pics of the orchard.  I'm guessing they were all planted pretty recently and are pretty puny.
https://www.overgrownorchard.com/orchard

Google pics from 2019 don't show much.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/2600+Colorado+St,+Gary,+IN+46405/@41.5757826,-87.2948346,3a,75y,93.85h,87.33t

The location is pretty interesting, right at I-65 and I-94 on a river, could be a cool space for tastings and stuff if they get it going.

I just like that they're reviving all these obscure varieties, i've never heard of any of them. :blink:

Wondering if that's just the current warehouse location, the surrounding acreage looks more like a dump site. The orchard could be off-site?

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #263 on: December 09, 2021, 12:39:59 PM »


I just like that they're reviving all these obscure varieties, i've never heard of any of them. :blink:

Wondering if that's just the current warehouse location, the surrounding acreage looks more like a dump site. The orchard could be off-site?

I bet that's the orchard. 

"The trees, in various stages of growth, line up neatly southwest to northeast, wedged between freight tracks, I-80/94, and the shallow Deep River, which empties into the East Arm Little Calumet."

All those landmarks are right there.  The Google maps captures are from 2019 so they might not catch real small trees.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #264 on: December 09, 2021, 12:46:02 PM »


I just like that they're reviving all these obscure varieties, i've never heard of any of them. :blink:

Wondering if that's just the current warehouse location, the surrounding acreage looks more like a dump site. The orchard could be off-site?

I bet that's the orchard. 

"The trees, in various stages of growth, line up neatly southwest to northeast, wedged between freight tracks, I-80/94, and the shallow Deep River, which empties into the East Arm Little Calumet."

All those landmarks are right there.  The Google maps captures are from 2019 so they might not catch real small trees.

Yeah, it could have been cleared since then, seems like a fairly new project.

It sounded like his brother wanted him to find his own space though, especially from that last line of "banter". :unsure: "MF I will burn all your shit down" Ah, brotherly love.

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« Reply #265 on: December 09, 2021, 02:28:19 PM »
I just like that they're reviving all these obscure varieties, i've never heard of any of them. :blink:
Winter Banana  :banana:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #266 on: December 09, 2021, 02:39:40 PM »
I looked up a few varieties on his list and realized the neighbor's tree I used to make a few batches of cider this fall is one of these:

https://pomiferous.com/applebyname/grimes-golden-id-1706

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Its high sugar content made it a preferred apple for making hard cider in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains (U.S.A.).

I did one plain batch and one co-ferment with wild grapes from behind my fence.  They both turned out pretty good!

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #267 on: December 09, 2021, 03:33:08 PM »
I looked up a few varieties on his list and realized the neighbor's tree I used to make a few batches of cider this fall is one of these:

https://pomiferous.com/applebyname/grimes-golden-id-1706

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Its high sugar content made it a preferred apple for making hard cider in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains (U.S.A.).

I did one plain batch and one co-ferment with wild grapes from behind my fence.  They both turned out pretty good!

Cool :thumbup:

It sounds like apple wine is fermented longer and uses more sugar in fermentation.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #268 on: December 10, 2021, 08:18:05 AM »
Picked up Geist from Overgrown Orchard, Pinot Noir BA. :popcorn:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #269 on: December 10, 2021, 11:03:45 AM »
Picked up Geist from Overgrown Orchard, Pinot Noir BA. :popcorn:

Cool, what store?

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« Reply #270 on: December 10, 2021, 02:44:26 PM »
Picked up Geist from Overgrown Orchard, Pinot Noir BA. :popcorn:

Cool, what store?

Beer Temple and Bottles & Cans both stock them. Grabbed a JouJou earlier today.

Looking at their map, there's just one place outside the city, Marché in Glen Ellyn. Edit: Also in Wilmette and Evanston
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #271 on: December 12, 2021, 07:04:55 PM »
Overgrown Orchard Joujou

Bright pale gold with minimal carb, farmhouse funk and soft oak aromas, mild Brett, white grapes, crabapples. Mildly tart and tannic, juicy mouthwatering apples, light Brett funk, very dry finish. Apple and oak aftertaste. Pinot barrel seems more noticeable than calvados. Refined and gentle, judicious amount of Brett. Very light and drinkable.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #272 on: December 12, 2021, 08:41:04 PM »
Overgrown Orchard Geist

This one is similar but a little more straightforward. Crisp, tannic, and tart, well carbonated. Apples are less juicy and more simple I guess. Very faint Brett funk, the carbonation sort of scrubs away the subtlety. Not bad but not as wild as i’d hoped.

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« Reply #273 on: December 15, 2021, 08:33:34 AM »
Overgrown Orchard Geist

This one is similar but a little more straightforward. Crisp, tannic, and tart, well carbonated. Apples are less juicy and more simple I guess. Very faint Brett funk, the carbonation sort of scrubs away the subtlety. Not bad but not as wild as i’d hoped.

The winemaker says this is his favorite.  Worth the cost and effort to procure or nah?

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« Reply #274 on: December 15, 2021, 10:47:03 AM »
Overgrown Orchard Geist

This one is similar but a little more straightforward. Crisp, tannic, and tart, well carbonated. Apples are less juicy and more simple I guess. Very faint Brett funk, the carbonation sort of scrubs away the subtlety. Not bad but not as wild as i’d hoped.

The winemaker says this is his favorite.  Worth the cost and effort to procure or nah?

I'd go for the Joujou instead. Geist is fine if you see it but not worth hunting for. Will probably try a few others, they have Monument and a couple others at BT.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #275 on: February 13, 2022, 05:52:36 PM »
Should we take a cab home, Jesus?
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« Reply #276 on: February 13, 2022, 09:02:13 PM »
That sounds wild! :cheers:

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« Reply #277 on: March 01, 2022, 03:22:31 PM »
Sarasola Sagardoa :thumbup:

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« Reply #278 on: March 02, 2022, 04:25:42 PM »
Saw this pop up at a local shop, $21/500ml is pricey though.

"Foraged and Dry-farmed Wild Fermented California Cider"

2019 BODEGAS BARDOS, WINTER WALKER CIDER MESTIZO, SONOMA, CALIFORNIA
$21.00

Partly gleaned Red Rome varietals from the derelict Grand View orchard in Sebastapol, and drawing upon our relationship with the historic fourth-generation family orchard, Walker Apples, the late-varietal 2019 blend is a mixture of apples that are higher in tannins and sugars and more traditional to a classic cider profile.

Winesap, York Imperial, Empire, Ben Davis, Winter Banana, and some unknowns, from Walker Apples, some trees are over 100 years old, were all dry-farmed with minimal intervention, as were the Red Romes from Grand View. After pressing, the pomace was macerated in December in Fulton California at Old World Winery for two weeks on their skins.

The cider was then pressed, fermented on native yeast, and aged in a non-climate controlled cellar until bottling, with Darek Trowbridge and other friends, in September 2020. The longer aging resulted in a cleaner Cuvee with dynamic perfume, fruit-forward, apricot, and pear notes on the notes but unmistakably high in acid, tannins, and farmhouse funk. - Bardos

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« Reply #279 on: March 02, 2022, 05:15:02 PM »
is that a half bottle or 750? Interesting for a full bottle but a bit too rich (for any non-iced cider) for a half bottle, imo.

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« Reply #280 on: March 02, 2022, 05:32:23 PM »
is that a half bottle or 750? Interesting for a full bottle but a bit too rich (for any non-iced cider) for a half bottle, imo.

500ml, 16.9 oz.

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« Reply #281 on: March 02, 2022, 05:34:04 PM »
is that a half bottle or 750? Interesting for a full bottle but a bit too rich (for any non-iced cider) for a half bottle, imo.

500ml, 16.9 oz.
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« Reply #282 on: April 09, 2022, 06:44:38 PM »
New cider showed up, no sugar no carbs.  Drinking the Hazy Dry first, it’s solid

https://annascider.com/
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« Reply #283 on: June 07, 2022, 10:26:25 AM »
Estrella Galicia claims to spontaneously ferment their "Maeloc" ciders, which is pretty interesting. I guess Saccharomyces is naturally present on the apple skins.

https://estrellagaliciausa.com/maeloc/

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« Reply #284 on: June 10, 2022, 11:02:56 AM »
Wilson's Ciderhouse, Iowa City, IA



Cider talk starts around 3:00. They are making estate grown farmhouse ciders, some experimental ones, kviek and barrel-aged. Food looks pretty amazing there too.

https://www.wilsonsorchard.com/ciderhouse

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« Reply #285 on: July 09, 2022, 10:13:46 PM »
Het Boerenerf Eylenbosch cider

Lambic yes, and cider too. This has apples, quince, and pears. Pretty easygoing and mellow, light Brett, fairly tannic, farmhouse style. Not super funky but reminds me of good UK farmhouse ciders. Smooth feel, tart but not aggressive. Nicely drinkable and fun to try, maybe not too wildly different than UK or French imports.

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« Reply #286 on: August 14, 2022, 06:51:14 PM »
This stuff is so damn good.  Dry, 4 carbs, 150 calories and no added sugar

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« Reply #287 on: August 14, 2022, 08:21:29 PM »
Damn, very curious about that cider. I love cukes.

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« Reply #288 on: August 15, 2022, 11:23:38 AM »
:idhitit:

Had a cyser at the Taste, Black Lily by The Livery. More of an apple mead I guess, with black raspberries. :banned:

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« Reply #289 on: August 22, 2022, 11:18:25 AM »
Managed to sample a hopped cider from The Northman last week that was pretty decent. This was a cider-focused pub that closed awhile back, but resurfaced as a cider/beer garden on the Chicago Riverwalk.

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« Reply #290 on: September 01, 2022, 07:47:51 PM »
Vandermill "Yeah it's Pink" - dry-ish cider with tart raspberries.  I like it quite a lot for not being sweet.
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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #291 on: November 09, 2022, 09:59:26 AM »
Not today, but I’ve been drinking a lot of the zero carb stuff from Potters cider here locally.  Their standard petit cidre is a pretty good basic cider.  They also make some really good hopped ciders.  When those come in, I tend to buy out the store.  :unsure:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #292 on: November 09, 2022, 10:19:46 AM »
Not today, but I’ve been drinking a lot of the zero carb stuff from Potters cider here locally.  Their standard petit cidre is a pretty good basic cider.  They also make some really good hopped ciders.  When those come in, I tend to buy out the store.  :unsure:
the limited release stuff looks particularly exciting.  I'll have to look for them in the future.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #293 on: November 16, 2022, 10:47:11 PM »
It’s a small cider tasting with my buddy

First was a Normandy cider called Aval. I’ve seen this before but never tried. Very Basque-like. Liked it

Then Scrumpy Ewe Farmhouse a ciders from NYS. This is the second one I’ve had from this cidery. Both good, this one had a bit of wild character but not as strong as real traditional wild stuff 

Now drinking Barrika cider, real Basque stuff. And this is one of the best ciders I’ve ever had. Very bretty and less fecal or more clean in a good way.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #294 on: November 16, 2022, 11:58:38 PM »
Absolem ciders, couple of bottles. Real fun if a bit too clean ciders. One with grapes and in a port barrel. And a Sauternes barrel slightly wild cider. Just generally fun stuff.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #295 on: November 17, 2022, 01:47:13 AM »
Now on an ice cider from Absolem

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #296 on: November 20, 2022, 04:59:22 PM »
Pretty interesting project. An importer I follow is bringing them in locally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/10/nyregion/cider-long-island-floral-terranes.html

They Make Bespoke Cider. In a Garage. With Apples They Find.

The founders of Floral Terranes take foraging fruit to a whole new level.

The founders of Floral Terranes pick apples near strip malls or abandoned monasteries, on small farms and in residential yards and, yes, by the side of the highway. Then they make wine and cider from the fruits of their travels in a garage.

Spotting and then foraging from straggling apple trees in Long Island and Queens is Mr. Longabardi’s passion, one he shares with his business partner, Benford Lepley, 32, who works as a photography retoucher and lives in Glen Cove. Together, they have picked apples near strip malls or abandoned monasteries, on small farms and in residential yards and, yes, by the side of the highway. Then they make wine and cider from the fruits of their travels in Mr. Longabardi’s garage in Roslyn.

Erik Longabardi, wearing a blue shirt, stands on the trunk of an apple tree, while his partner, Benford Lepley, also in a blue shirt, inspects an apple below.

Erik Longabardi, left, and Benford Lepley visit one of their apple trees at Restoration Farm in Old Bethpage, N.Y.Johnny Milano for The New York Times

Erik Longabardi was driving along a congested, monotonous strip of the Cross Island Parkway in Queens when he spotted a row of apple trees growing on the side of the road.

It was unclear how they got there. Someone could have been eating an apple in a car and chucked it out the window. Or maybe the trees were the remnants of an old orchard. All he knew was that he wanted that fruit.

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #297 on: November 20, 2022, 09:45:01 PM »
Not today, but I’ve been drinking a lot of the zero carb stuff from Potters cider here locally.  Their standard petit cidre is a pretty good basic cider.  They also make some really good hopped ciders.  When those come in, I tend to buy out the store.  :unsure:
the limited release stuff looks particularly exciting.  I'll have to look for them in the future.

Their latest hopped cider is made with Nelson Sauvin hops.   So far I’ve bought 20% of the allocation sent to Richmond.  :unsure:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #298 on: November 21, 2022, 08:26:14 PM »
Not today, but I’ve been drinking a lot of the zero carb stuff from Potters cider here locally.  Their standard petit cidre is a pretty good basic cider.  They also make some really good hopped ciders.  When those come in, I tend to buy out the store.  :unsure:
the limited release stuff looks particularly exciting.  I'll have to look for them in the future.

Their latest hopped cider is made with Nelson Sauvin hops.   So far I’ve bought 20% of the allocation sent to Richmond.  :unsure:

30% :unsure:

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Re: What cider are you drinking today?
« Reply #299 on: November 22, 2022, 12:30:44 PM »
Pretty interesting project. An importer I follow is bringing them in locally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/10/nyregion/cider-long-island-floral-terranes.html

They Make Bespoke Cider. In a Garage. With Apples They Find.

The founders of Floral Terranes take foraging fruit to a whole new level.

The founders of Floral Terranes pick apples near strip malls or abandoned monasteries, on small farms and in residential yards and, yes, by the side of the highway. Then they make wine and cider from the fruits of their travels in a garage.

Spotting and then foraging from straggling apple trees in Long Island and Queens is Mr. Longabardi’s passion, one he shares with his business partner, Benford Lepley, 32, who works as a photography retoucher and lives in Glen Cove. Together, they have picked apples near strip malls or abandoned monasteries, on small farms and in residential yards and, yes, by the side of the highway. Then they make wine and cider from the fruits of their travels in Mr. Longabardi’s garage in Roslyn.

Erik Longabardi, wearing a blue shirt, stands on the trunk of an apple tree, while his partner, Benford Lepley, also in a blue shirt, inspects an apple below.

Erik Longabardi, left, and Benford Lepley visit one of their apple trees at Restoration Farm in Old Bethpage, N.Y.Johnny Milano for The New York Times

Erik Longabardi was driving along a congested, monotonous strip of the Cross Island Parkway in Queens when he spotted a row of apple trees growing on the side of the road.

It was unclear how they got there. Someone could have been eating an apple in a car and chucked it out the window. Or maybe the trees were the remnants of an old orchard. All he knew was that he wanted that fruit.

These are going to be in IL?


I've started making wild fermented hard cider from local random apples.  Our neighbor has an old Grimes Golden tree that only produces huge crops every other year https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grimes_Golden.  My office has an awesome chinese crabapple that makes delicious tart apples.  I tried one field blend of those and it was killer- problem is they are not ripe at the same time so I could only make 2 bottles.