Four Ciders to try Before Summer Ends

Blues, Brews and BBQs is just around the corner and officially marks our transition from summer to fall over Labor Day weekend. Cider is the perfect in between for the season and those looking to change up their typical beer choices. Here are four ciders we can’t wait to try next weekend at Blues, Brews and BBQs.

Harpoon: Harpoon Craft Cider

For those looking for a dry, natural cider, look no further. Without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, this cider is made of locally pressed apples and Harpoon’s proprietary ale yeast, offering a crisp and refreshing taste. Naturally gluten-free and clocking in at 4.8% you can drink this bad boy all day long.


Citizen Cider: Wits Up

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Dubbed the cider maker’s cider, this Vermont born Cider is a new classic. The cider starts like an ale and finishes like a dry, craft cider with no added sugar. Coming in at 5.9%, the apples are pressed at Happy Valley Orchard in Middlebury, Vermont and is manufactured in Middlebury and Burlington. 


Stormalong Cider: Legendary Dry

Hailing from Sherborn, Massachusetts, this cider pays homage to America’s hard cider history and Captain Stormalong. This cider offers a blend of heirloom cider apples and fermented to produce a crisp, complex cider with distinctive fruit character, and a bright acidity. This cider has over 14 different apples and is 6.9%.


Stowe Cider: Safety Meeting

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Another Vermont favorite, Stowe Cider’s Safety Meeting offers a dry hopped cider with Citra and Galaxy hops, offering a great in-between for beer lovers. At 6.5%, this growing brand is a New England favorite.


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