I’ve just got back from a short break in New Zealand. While traveling around the South Island I tried to find a couple of hard to find ciders to write about. I drove through some very scenic parts. Tried some local mass market ciders and a couple of craft ciders. I managed to track down a couple of craft ciders and put them into my suitcase. The first one I managed to try was the Abel Méthode Cider.
Sometimes cidermakers make a cider that will have a wide appeal, to sell well and get their name out there. Sometimes they cut loose, experiment a bit and make something they want to drink. When you get your hands on one like that it’s probably something you want to pay attention to. That’s the back story for Lost Pippin’s Special Release 2014.
After my years of badgering and terrible cider, Carlton & United Breweries have released a cider that contains apple juice. Yes, that’s right CUBs new cider; Bonamy’s Apple Cider, contains “whole pressed apples” and ” No concentrates and no added sugar”. So does that mean that the Bonamy is a good cider?
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