I recently had a revelation. I don’t like beer. Yes, I’ll drink it, but I don’t really enjoy the experience. I think peer pressure was previously responsible for my choosing beer over any other kind of beverage, but now that I’m almost 35 I think I’m mature enough to just say no and drink whatever the heck I want.
I do, however, appreciate how refreshing a cold beer can be on a hot day, and I also love drinking straight from a bottle. There’s something so laid back about not bothering with a glass. So, might I suggest hard cider instead? There really are quite a few delicious options out there these days, and more and more bars have it available on tap. And, did you know hard cider is produced all over the world? Apparently, American ciders vary in style from serious dry versions and ice-wine styles while French ciders tend to be light, subtle, and lower in alcohol content than English ciders, which are often bolder in flavor (information courtesy of www.esquire.com).
Here are some good options to get you started:
(Photo from: Harpoon Brewery)
(Photo from: Strongbow Cider)
(Photo from: Woodchuck)
Do you have a favorite cider?