Then, I discovered CIDER. AAJ, Alcoholic Apple Juice, as I call it. Some ciders taste just like that -- apple juice. Others have a ferment-y funky taste that I kinda hate and love all at once. Whatever cider you enjoy, there has been a tremendous boom in new ciders, flavored ciders, and craft and mainstream ciders over the past two years.
Today, Tasting Table bring us Cider 101. Enjoy.
Cider 101: Your Ultimate Cider Cheat Sheet
|Cider found in The Ferry Building in San Francisco|
|Left Beer. Right Cider. @Torst in Greenpoint.|
My tips for enjoying a cider.
- Drink it cold. Very cold. Maybe even pour it over a glass of ice.
- Be sure to ask for the ice on the side when ordering a draft cider, otherwise you'll only get about half of what you paid for!
- Don't let people shame you. Cider is delicious. Cider is alcoholic. Cider is great.
- Get funky. At least once.