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Batlow OPA
5 years ago

Batlow OPA

Batlow Cider have a couple of tasty little ciders out at the moment. So recently, at the Great Australian Beer SpecTAPular, I made a beeline over to the Batlow stand. Out of tap number 3 with a new cider. The Batlow OPA, for those of you playing along at home, it’s not just a terrible play on the IPA, the juggernaut sweeping across craft beer world. In fact, it stands for Oaked Pear & Apple. The guys gave a midi of the OPA. “Worthy of closer inspection”, I said. Read More

Golden Axe Big Hard Woody Cider
5 years ago

Golden Axe Big Hard Woody Cider

One of the first ciders I reviewed was the Golden Axe. Now the sequel has been released. Big Hard Woody Cider is the next cider off the line. Like the classic 1991 video game name sake, will the sequel better than the original?

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Mountain Goat Two Step Apple Cider
5 years ago

Mountain Goat Two Step Apple Cider

Mountain Goat:  A big hairy animal that’s never gonna fall over. Two Step: a ballroom dance in duple meter, marked by sliding steps. Together, some how, this is going to make a cider? Ok what ever floats your goat. Read More

Maggie Beer’s Heritage Apple Cider
5 years ago

Maggie Beer’s Heritage Apple Cider

If you’re an Australian interested in food, even in the slightest bit, you will know the name Maggie Beer. More than a celebrity cook, Maggie Beer is a champion of the produce of the Barossa Valley. Now she has added a cider to her pantry of gourmet goodies.When I saw it on the shelf I asked myself “Is this made by Beer, or is her brand jumping on the band wagon?” Read More

Harcourt  Apple Cider
6 years ago

Harcourt Apple Cider

Down in Harcourt, Victoria its the middle of the 2015 Vintage. Fruit picking is in full swing. It’s beginning to look like a bumper crop. I called Simon Frost between truckloads of apples bins coming out of the orchard ready to be pressed and turned into Harcourt Apple Cider waiting for me to review. Read More

New England Cider Company Ice Breaker
6 years ago

New England Cider Company Ice Breaker

I’m pretty excited about this cider review. Not only is New England Cider Company one of the newest names in the Australian Cider industry they are also from my region of New South Wales. This makes their first cider, the Ice Breaker, as far as I can tell, the most northern cider in Australia.

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Endless Apple Cider
6 years ago

Endless Apple Cider

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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Apple Thief Granny Smith Cider
6 years ago

Apple Thief Granny Smith Cider

Apple Thief set themselves apart in the market by making ciders from single varieties of apples. The clue is in the name, Apple Thief 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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