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Woodside Orchards Brings Hard Apple Cider to Aquebogue, Long Island



Woodside Orchards has been a Long Island apple staple since 1982, with orchards in both Jamesport and Aquebogue. They offer fresh baked pies, apple butter, donuts and U-pick, as well as ready to go bags of the over 20 varieties of apples they grow.


However, the Aquebogue location has recently added another apple based delight to entice people to their roadside farmhouse: hard cider. Though they have produced delicious apple cider for quite some time, this season marks the first that they have added an alcoholic twist. With the use of onsite fermenters, they produce all the cider within a few feet of where it is served. keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 23rd, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Upcider Cider House & Gastropub – San Francisco


Upcider is a second floor food and drink establishment we had the pleasure of visiting on a recent trip to San Francisco. They define themselves as a “cider house-gastropub” and this tag line is right on the money. Though they also boast a fairly impressive craft beer and wine menu, the real beverage star here is cider.


When presented with the menus, we were surprised to see that the cider offerings take up more space than the food and beer menus combined. A full page of domestic ciders are available, with staples like Angry Orchard, Woodchuck and Crispin in bottles ranging from 12-25 ounces. Other lesser known North American cideries also appear on the menu, mostly located on the West Coast. However, the most interesting options (to us, at least) were the few dozen international ciders in house. Mostly European (with the exception of a few from New Zealand), we chose to order a bottle of sidra from Spain. keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 21st, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Cider Week 2013 is Coming to New York: October 18-27


cw When you think fall alcoholic beverages, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Probably pumpkin beer, but cider is making a pretty big case to become your fall and year round fermented beverage of choice.

In the past year, we have run into cider more than ever. It is more widely available at bars & restaurants and it’s not all that uncommon to see an apple option other than Magners or Strongbow. Not to diminish either of these brands, as they are what got us into cider years ago, but the market has expanded greatly since then. Much like craft beer, no two ciders are exactly alike and there is a wide variety of flavors that the style has to offer. Ciders can be sweet, dry, spiced, aggressively carbonated, blended with other fruits and even sometimes combined with beer (either at the brewing stage or right from the tap). keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 17th, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Cider Week – Along the Eastern Seaboard (2012)


Cider Week

The second annual New York City Cider Week is upon us, so put down the beer for a moment and pick up one of its fermented fruit counterparts. Though called “Cider Week”, the celebration of this autumn beverage actually spans the course of about a month and occurs in a few different areas along the Eastern Seaboard. The schedule is as follows: keep reading...

Written by A+K

October 19th, 2012 at 8:07 pm