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Hard Cider, Frontier Fables, and the True Story of Johnny Appleseed

4 monthes ago   |   By Vine Pair

American cider is currently defined by what it isn't. Made from fruit, not grain, it isn't beer - although it is frequently packaged in beer-sized bottles, and drafted alongside beer at bars like The Northman in Chicago or Covenhoven in Brooklyn.
It certainly doesn't inspire the reverence or academic certification that surrounds wine, although production and fermentation methods are often similar.
Cider isn't the next big thing among American drinkers, either. No matter how loudly lunatics like this author crowed about cider's explosive potential back in 2014, when it surpassed craft beer...
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