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Top 10 ciders to drink before cider season ends
Here are the best hard ciders you can find in the market as you look for festive drinks this autumn.
From pairing it with brunch favorites to using one to top off your favorite cocktail, ciders are some of the most versatile drinks out there. As cider season comes to an end, make the most of these fruity, zesty, and tangy ciders that can be enjoyed all day long.
JK's Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold
JK's Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold, Source: Facebook
Made from apples grown in a 150-year-old orchard in Michigan, JK’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold is fresh and juicy with lingering apple aromas. Sip on this finely crisp and organic cider, grown and pressed at the historic farm that survived the Great Depression.
Average price: $6.99 per bottle.
Wölffer No.139 Dry Rosé Cider
Wölffer No.139 Dry Rosé Cider, Source: Instagram
Produced from the highest quality of apples that are hand-picked by the Halsey family in Bridgehampton, Wölffer No.139 Dry Rosé Cider shines in bright rose color. Expect a pure and clean mouthfeel, an elegant acidity and fine tannins balance the sweet apple flavors, ending with a long and pleasant finish.
Pair the cider with hors d’oeuvres, salad, cheese, and fruit pies & tarts for a picnic-style party.
Average price: $48 for a 12 pack.
B. Nektar Slice Of Life Lemon Ginger Cider
B. Nektar Slice Of Life Lemon Ginger Cider, Source: Facebook
With a 5.5% ABV, B. Nektar Slice Of Life Lemon Ginger Cider pours a brilliantly clear and pale straw color with a fizzy, pop-like head that dissipates immediately. Vivid ginger spice nuances followed by fruity red apple sweetness and lemon tart make the experience incredibly fresh and crisp. You can enjoy this drink with a variety of items such as anchovies, olives, sheep cheese, pork belly, and sushi.
Average price: $5.99 per bottle.
Stella Artois Cidre
Stella Artois Cidre, Source: Instagram
A full-flavored European-style cider with subtle sweetness and delightful dryness, Stella Artois Cidre is an ideal fall drink, keeping the drinker company with mild acidity and natural nuances.
Average price: $4.99 per 4 pack.
Ace Pineapple Cider
Ace Pineapple Cider, Source: Facebook
Team up the Ace Pineapple Cider with some BBQ dishes in your backyard, while basking in the sun during both summer and fall afternoons. It starts off with instant sweetness, followed by a tart finish.
With the ability to blend in tropical cocktails, we couldn't leave out the world’s first pineapple cider.
Average price: $9.99 for a 6 pack.
UrbanTree Cidery Variety Pack
Urban Tree Cidery offers a variety pack with four different flavors to save you the hassle of picking one flavor over the other. The best thing about ciders is that you don't have to stop at one, and for that, we bring you this variety pack, so the fun never stops. It includes 3 cans each of Wild on Cherry, Sweet Heat Haze, Orange U an IPA?, and Harvest Apple from Atlanta’s first cidery.
Average price: $19 for the pack.
Blake's Triple Jam Hard Cider
Blake's Triple Jam Hard Cider, Source: Facebook
Formed with the infusion of three berries (strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry), Blake's Triple Jam Hard Cider perfectly balances the ripe sweetness with bold aromatics. All the fermented berries are sourced from the same farm. Either use it as a mixer to craft your next vodka cocktail or drink it straight up for a refreshing burst of berry flavors.
Average price: $10.99 per 6 pack.
Seattle Cider Marionberry
Seattle Cider Marionberry, Source: Facebook
Another berry-flavored cider on the list, Seattle Cider Marionberry is made from the most popular varietal of blackberries in the Pacific Northwest. The complex palate is defined by a pleasant tartness, deriving sweet and sour notes of the marionberry. Seattle Cider Company has a lineup of other seasonal and sparkling ciders that cover other exotic fruit and berry flavors.
Average price: $11.99 for a 4 pack.
Crispin Pacific Pear Cider
The light and refreshing Crispin Pacific Pear Cider is a 100% organic drink, made from natural pear juice, complemented by a fresh bouquet. We absolutely loved this crisp and clean 4.5% ABV cider that reminded us of a pint of Corona Extra. Salute!
Average price: $7.99 for a 4 pack.
Atlanta Hard Cider Pomegranate
Atlanta Hard Cider Pomegranate, Source: Facebook
Atlanta Hard Cider Pomegranate is a handcrafted hard cider that combines the sweetness of apples with the tartness of pomegranate to bring you a dark blushing elixir.
It all started when founders Mark and Liz Deno dreamt of making an all-natural hard cider. Mark stepped up by learning the best practices from Oregon state and implemented them with the European practices of cider making.
Average price: $12.98 for a 6 pack.
Header image - Ace Pineapple Craft Cider, Source: Facebook