Reviewing the best craft and small-scale Real Ciders from Australia and around the world. Real Cider comes from real apples and it is made by real people. I want to educate people about the history of cider and techniques that crafts men and women use to create real cider.
Hillbilly Crushed Apple Cider

Hillbilly Crushed Apple Cider

Australian

It’s about time I looked at this Crushed Apple Cider from the Hillbilly folks in the mountains. While this isn’t the first cider i’ve reviewed from Hillbilly, it is their original cider. In fact this was one of the first craft ciders I found in Sydney as I moved away from the big labels into proper ciders. Oddly never got to write a review about it.

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Endless Apple Cider

Endless Apple Cider

Australian

Endless Cider, without a doubt is the stripiest cider I’ve reviewed so far. Inspired by a trip to the UK, The Endless Apple Cider takes apples from Gippsland and turns them into a cider designed to convert people into cider fans. What a great idea, but did they pull it off?

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Adams Orchard Apple Cider

Adams Orchard Apple Cider

Australian

If you have done any reading on Australian Ciders you’ve probably come across an article written by James Adams. Adams has been writing about ciders for a few years now as well as judging the odd cider competition. Now he has turned his palate and cider knowledge to making his cider: Adams Orchard Cider.

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Too Many Chiefs Pear and Apple Cider

Too Many Chiefs Pear and Apple Cider

Australian

I’m in Melbourne, and as a true Sydney-sider I’m lost. I’m lost and I’ve been walking for miles trying to find this place. After a 2 mile walk I finally found it, The Brunswick Cider House, now I’m thirsty and now I’ve found what I’ve been hunting. Too Many Chiefs Apple and Pear Cider.

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Spreyton Dark Cider

Spreyton Dark Cider

Australian

Spreyton Cider has a long history in the Tasmanian apple industry. First Spreyton Township grew the apples, then a juicing company, Spreyton Fresh, was formed. More progress came when Spreyton Cider was born. Now they are pushing the envelope, breaking new ground by adding hops.

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Apple Thief Granny Smith Cider

Apple Thief Granny Smith Cider

Australian

Apple Thief set themselves apart in the market by making ciders from single varieties of apples. The clue is in the name, Granny Smith Cider. David Purcell the owner and cider maker, grew up in the apple orchards of Batlow, New South Wales. He’s set himself a challenge making ciders without blending varieties instead it’s made exclusively from Granny Smiths.

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Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider

Australian Brewery Fresh Press Cider

Australian

Cider in a can, the last time I had cider from a can I was quite a bit younger and the cider was fake rubbish. Australian Brewery wants to change this perception in the name of quality. By lifting the quality of the can and more importantly what goes into it.
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Hillbilly 2014 Vintage Apple Cider

Hillbilly 2014 Vintage Apple Cider

Australian

When you think of hillbillies and alcohol you probably think moonshine. Well Hillbilly Cider is here to set you straight with the Hillbilly Vintage 2014 Cider. Hailing from the Blue Mountains in NSW, this bottle condition cider is far more posh frocks at Royal Randwick than blue denim at NASCAR.

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