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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

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