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Why Cider

09-19-2012

This Beverage is just a small part of the pie, when it comes to overall alcohol sales. However, it has become one of the hottest and fastest growing segments in the alcohol industry today. I am speaking of the Hard Cider category.
Hard apple cider was by far the most popular alcoholic beverage in America, during Colonial times in the U.S.
The English colonists brought great quantities of apple seeds with them to plant in the New World. What was the result was an abundance of apple trees. By the early 1600's there were already many apple orchards in Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The reason for all this growing of apple trees was not to eat apples but to drink them in the form of hard pressed cider.
For centuries, Hard Ciders have had a strong presence in countries like England and Ireland. Up until recent times, cider was considered something closer to wine or a flavored alcohol beverage.
But times are changing and brewers are embracing the fact the Hard Ciders can help capture that middle ground wine and beer consumer, by offering a refreshing and gluten free option.
As the leaves turn, the air becomes crisp, and fall begins to settle into Michigan, there is no better time to try a Hard Cider. Be on the lookout for these phenomenal brands:



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