ORCHARDS + PATIENCE
Farnum Hill Ciders, Stormalong Cider, and Eden Specialty Ciders have teamed up to release a “Cider-Grown New England” collaboration: in 4-packs containing a different cider in each 12-oz can. Besides offering unusual and delicious ciders, these makers want to highlight the extraordinary qualities of “bittersweet” and “bittersharp” cider apple varieties. These high-tannin apples are grown exclusively for pressing and fermentation, not for eating. Four ciders of very different character show the unique aromas and flavors that true cider apples are grown for. These Cider-Grown blends range from dry to semi-dry, but all are much less sweet than more familiar U.S. brands.