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Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby duckdown » Tue May 19, 2020 11:00 pm

I’ve only tried Revel.

How do they rank. And who else is worth checking out? I’m ordering this week
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby Craig » Wed May 20, 2020 6:03 am

As far as I know, Revel and West Avenue are the best of the cideries out there, but I'm not as familiar with them as I am the breweries.
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby sofakingdrunk » Wed May 20, 2020 7:58 am

Craig wrote:As far as I know, Revel and West Avenue are the best of the cideries out there, but I'm not as familiar with them as I am the breweries.



Agreed, if your looking for something more unique and interesting.
As far as more generic offering go, Thornbury is possibly
My fav normal cider. Spirit Tree has some really tasting stuff as well. Their dry hoped cider a few years ago was fantastic. Had it agin last year and wasn’t as impressed as the first time.
Occasionally you’ll see some really great bottles straight from Normandy or Brittany which are absolutely worth grabbing.
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby seangm » Wed May 20, 2020 8:55 am

Collective Arts does ciders. Granted I don't know a whole lot about cider, but I liked their Local Press when I tried it. Thornbury Honey Crisp too, although that might be part bias because honey crisp apples are my absolute favourite variety.
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby JerCraigs » Wed May 20, 2020 9:33 am

Craig wrote:As far as I know, Revel and West Avenue are the best of the cideries out there, but I'm not as familiar with them as I am the breweries.


Agreed. I personally find West Avenue more consistently good, but partly that is because Revel does a lot of interesting experimental stuff that are misses for me, that might be hits for someone else.

Applewood and Archibald both do some nice dessert ciders. There's lots of other places that range from okay to very good depending on your tastes. Most tend to lean towards a more mainstream simple cider than Revel and West Ave in my opinion.
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby Craig » Wed May 20, 2020 10:53 am

That's very true about Revel/West Ave being the ones who experiment. If you're looking for a basic cider, the options open widely.

I've always had a soft spot for Waupoos, but it was the best of not many options back in the day and I haven't had one in ages. I should try one again sometime. They have a nice iced cider too, but I think you can only get it on prem.
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Re: Who are the best choices for cider?

Postby Craig » Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 am

Oh look at that, you can buy online. Neato.

https://www.countycider.com/shop
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