First thing is first is that this article is intended for those who are legal to drink alcohol and is not in anyway for those who are under the legal age of 21. Never drink and drive, also always take precaution in your consumption of alcohol. Now, me myself am not a big advocate of drinking alcohol and never ever even acquired a taste for drinking alcohol. However, I found an alcoholic beverage which I have acquired a taste for and that is hard apple cider. The first time I've ever heard or was curious about drinking hard apple cider was when I was inside a Raley's supermarket and I seen an older woman looking to purchase hard apple cider. At the time the only alcoholic beverage I would purchase, which was once is a blue moon was a tall can of Sapporo beer, which I have recently retired for the time being. Back to the topic, on some weeknights and weekends I usually go to Target, Safeway, a bar or restaurant to purchase a pack or order a bottle of good ol' hard apple cider. Hard apple cider is sold in many stores and served in many places so it depends on preference. Hard apple cider in my opinion is very smooth to intake and very easy to drink a large consumption of, it is also naturally gluten free, although it sounds good, be careful with consuming too much. It taste just like sparkling apple cider with a light tint, bitter taste of alcohol. Everyone has their own opinion and taste, some ciders are smoother than others and some brands taste very similar, however all brands are pretty good. A pack of hard apple cider ranges from $6.99 to $15 depending on the store and promotional sales going on at the moment, they usually come in 4 or 6 twelve ounce bottle packs. Here is my top 5 hard apple cider brands to drink when I'm out or at home relaxing...
5. Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider
I recently purchased a six pack of Johnny Appleseed Hard Apple Cider at Target and it was very reasonable at $7.49. I don't think Safeway carries this brand and it was my first time seeing this brand being sold. This cider taste very similar to other brands, but if you can get a six pack for a reasonable price this is a great apple cider to drink for the night.
4. Ciderboys Traditional Hard Apple Cider
I've only tasted this brand of hard apple cider once and the taste is something similar to other ciders. I purchased a bottle of Ciderboys at the 360 Tower during my recent trip to Chicago. At the 360 Tower there is a bar slash cafe which serves alcoholic beverages and other drinks, foods and snacks. This was the only brand of hard cider that they carried and I didn't mind purchasing it. I purchased one for myself and one for my girlfriend. We enjoyed our hard cider while gazing out towards the beautiful city of Chicago from the top floor of the 360 Tower. This was also the first time my girlfriend ever tasted hard apple cider and she liked it and I did as well. However, I'm not sure where you can purchase this alcoholic beverage.
3. Crispin Hard Apple Cider
Crispin brand hard apple cider was the very first brand I've ever tasted. Now all brands of hard apple cider are pretty good, but this is another brand in my opinion that taste similar to other brands. It is also one of the more reasonable brand of cider to purchase. I usually find this brand of cider in Safeway, and at the Safeway I usually go to in the East Bay, I've actually caught this brand sold out on the weekend on a few several occasions. At Safeway you can either purchase a four pack of blue label Crispin or the 22 ounce big bottle of red label Crispin. I've purchased both and they are both tasty in their respect, but I prefer drinking the blue label bottles.
2. Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider
Angry Orchard hard apple cider is the brand that you can usually find almost everywhere. I've purchased this brand of cider at bars, restaurants and supermarkets. There are two different variations that I run into and that is the Crisp Apple and Traditional Dry Angry Orchard Apple Cider. I prefer drinking the Crisp Apple because it taste better in my opinion. I've ordered this and enjoyed this bottle of cider while eating deep dish pizza in Chicago. Some bars even serve this cider from tap. The crisp apple Angry Orchard cider has its own distinct taste in my opinion, you can almost taste the green apple flavor. Both variations are very good in taste. You can find this brand of cider in Safeway. This is a great tasting cider that you will find at a lot of places, so be ready to drink this brand whenever you are out and about.
1. Stella Artois Cidre Premium Hard Apple Cider
This brand of hard apple cider is my favorite and I prefer Stella Artois brand apple cider over all other brands on the market. This hard apple cider is the smoothest and tastiest brand of cider, which has its own unique taste. This cider is what I call juice because it is so easy to consume. This is in my opinion is a form of champagne, I also call this bubbly. This truly is the premium brand of apple cider on the market. I usually purchase this at Safeway and I usually get lucky and catch it on sale for $7.99 for a 4 pack. This is a great tasting apple cider that doesn't disappoint, so when your out shopping for hard apple cider be sure to make this your first choice if your looking for great tasting hard apple cider.
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Author of article: Mic Shee
Author of article: Mic Shee