Farnum Hill Semi-Dry Cider

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4 Responses

  1. nate says:

    I agree…i think hard cider is best served warm. I haven’t tried any commercial stuff in a long time, and certainly need to check this stuff out. I think woodchuck is gross, but I’m sure that like the Icehouse of cider.

    I made some of my own hard cider from apples from my dad’s orchard this fall. I let it ferment using the natural yeast on the outside of the cider. It fermented like beer in a matter of weeks and was delicious. I didn’t carbonate it. Actually used the wild Ohio yeast for a batch of homebrew last weekend.

    I think it is healthy for the beer lover to drink outside the realm of beer…keeps the taste buds on edge.

    • Simply Beer says:

      @nate I do drink a lot of stuff out side of beer, just don’t write about it on Simply Beer because I’m trying to stay focused on beer. I also drink wine, bourbon, and whiskey/scotch. But, I total agree you need to expand your horizons to keep your self sharp. Another reason why I try to mix up the styles and breweries of beers I’m drinking.

  2. Jim says:

    Don reviewed a cider not long ago on our blog and came to a similar conclusion – nice, but I probably wouldn’t run out to get some. Another more amusing similarity is that both of you received it for free. For Don it was a birthday gift and for you it was comped from the manufacturer.

    So I think the takeaway is cider is okay, as long as it’s free. Which sounds about right to me.

    @nate – I am, however, not about to knock your homemade cider – it sounds interesting, especially without the carbonation. I’d probably pay to try it. I guess that’s good sign for your future as a brewer, huh?