Thursday, March 15, 2012

American Apples

No, I don't know much about cider, but I tried this one in Chicago and it was aiight.

J.K.’s Scrumpy Orchard Gate Gold Organic Hard Cider was difficult to pass up because of its name; Scrumpy.  Say it with me:

Sc - ruhh - mmmm - peeeee.  

It's like the alcoholic hard-ass one of the 7 dwarves.

It was served to me in one of those frosted glasses, which I know doesn't do anything for beer, so I'm going to assume it's doing just about the same for a cider, but nevertheless, the bevy itself was good.

Like a brisk autumn day at the apple orchard... It was a cooool apple juice. With a percentage. (6%).

There's a fun little tidbit of history to this Michigan born cider that I found on the site - During Prohibition, they sold a "Special Farm Cider" that people come from all over to get their hands on. Selling special "cider" during Prohibition? That's organic and respectable. It's downright orgectable.

PS AHHHHHLOOK http://organicscrumpy.com/Contact_SalesSheets/Scrumpy_Solstice2010_8.5x11.pdf
Organic apple cider with vanilla, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Do ciders keep very well? Because this one was made in 2010, and I want one.

My Recco's 
Food: It was sweet, so try it with some juicy Canadian back bacon.
Music: CCR - Lookin' Out My Backdoor