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Hard Apple Cider


Hard apple cider, made by artisans across Massachusetts and the country, is undergoing a Renaissance! Hard apple cider has been enjoyed as a refreshing beverage for thousands of years. Today's fine line- up of this locally made beverage features a wide array of styles for every palette, often made with apples grown and harvested nearby. The apple variety contributes to the hard cider flavor profile with styles that are bone dry or very sweet. Cider apples are not the same as those in the supermarkets. They often have more tannins and acidity. How the cider is crafted determines its elegant, complex or earthy bouquet, just as the cider apples' terroir contributes flavor nuances based on the weather, soil, and geography. Check websites of the hard cider businesses listed to find retail locations where the products can be purchased, as well as tasting room hours to meet the cider maker or to schedule a visit.

Massachusetts grown ingredients used

 

Greater Boston

1
Bantam Cider Company, Somerville
2
Downeast Cider House, Charlestown
3
Harpoon Brewing, Boston

North of Boston

1
Cider Hill Cellars, Amesbury
2
Far from the Tree, Salem
3
Russell Orchards, Ipswich

Central Massachusetts / MetroWest

1
Lookout Farm Hard Cider, Natick
2
Ragged Hill Cider, North Brookfield
3
Stormalong Cider, Sherborn

Western Massachusetts

1
Bear Swamp Orchard and Cidery, Ashfield
2
Carr's Ciderhouse, Hadley
3
Graham Farmhouse, West Stockbridge
4
Headwater Cider, Hawley
5
Hilltop Orchards, Richmond
6
Kosinski Farms (Raven Hollow Winery), Westfield
7
West County Cider, Colrain
  Look for these in retail stores
  Artifact Cider
  Cider Creek Hard Cider
  Homestead Hard Cider

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