One of my best friends in college never drank beer. When I say beer, I’m talking the entire spectrum of products — no crafts, no cheap 30 packs and certainly no crazy sours. He was a spirits and cider guy, specifically the latter. No matter the place we were drinking, no matter the specials scribbled on those bar chalkboards, he stuck to cider for nearly every occasion rendering future hangovers and hazy memories.
While this sounds like a criticism, the statement isn’t meant to poke fun or humiliate, as cider has become an immensely popular beverage. Whether it’s the gluten free nature of most ciders or the craft appeal of being able to visit local makers, cider is coming into its own. To understand what people in the DMV look for in a cider, we spoke with a few folks who are experts in the field. Complete Story