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4 of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States Right Now:

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4 of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States Right Now:

This is a starter list – we know there are more. If we have overlooked your favorite cider serving establishment please let us know. We hope to see this list grow to double digits in 2013.

Our requirements to make The List of The BEST Cider Serving Establishments in The United States are actually quite simple:

ONE: The establishment must be located in the US of A.*

TWO: The establishment must serve cider.

THREE: The establishment must serve a variety of artisanal craft ciders, ideally – both local and imported.

The SEPTEMBER 2013 LIST OF The BEST Cider Serving Establishment in The United States:

The Queens Kickshaw Astoria, New York.

If you visit New York for any reason, and You Like Cider The Queens Kickshaw should be on your agenda. An ever-changing list of US and imported ciders, and always at least one cider on draft.  For a local treat ask for AGUA de ASTORIA  – a sparkling cider and fresh orange juice delight.  Sample menu here.

UpCider San Francisco, California.

This Left Coast cider gastro-pub features a dazzling array of cider. Cider lovers should plan a trip to San Francisco NOW. The well curated single page comestibles menu is dwarfed by the substantial cider (and beer and mead ) offerings. Sample menu here.

Bushwhacker Cider Pub Brooklyn, SE Portland, Oregon.

Bushwhacker Cider’s menu presents a head spinning array of bottled ciders – simply Wonka-esque with 200+ offerings. Currently the only purveyor on our list to make their own ciders, they kindly offer multitudes of other brands for you to taste and enjoy as well. Sample bottle list here.  Sample house cider list here.

Capitol Cider Seattle, Washington.

Capitol Cider, the Emerald City’s newly opened cider pub offers an extensive list of ciders and also sells cider to go. Visiting Seattle just became a cider-explorer priority. Sample bottle list here.  Sample tap list here.

* Not located in the US of A but serve A LOT of different ciders? We want to know about you! Please leave a comment or send a note.

Ed. Note: USofC has had the pleasure of enjoying cider at The Queen’s Kickshaw, the other 3 outstanding establishments are on OUR must visit list.

Links:

The Queens Kickshaw thequeenskickshaw.com

UpCider upcidersf.com

Bushwhacker Cider bushwhackercider.com

Capitol Cider seattleciderbar.com

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Cider & Smoke

The New York Times, After Crispy Pigs Ears, 10 Trends for 2013 cites Smoked Everything as a major food trend in 2013 because “smoke’s not just for meat anymore.” From smoked ice cream, to smoked Cherry Coke in Manhattan cocktails, smoke is everywhere.

Two of Seattle Magazine Favorite Dining Trends of 2012 are Smoke as a Flavor, and Cooking Over a Wood Fire.

A few US cider makers are exploring the world of smoke.

A post from 2011 notes Oregon’s Bushwhacker Cider released an extremely small batch of alderwood smoked apples-turned-cider, which sold out in less than an hour.

California’s Tilted Shed Ciderworks just released January Barbecue Smoked Cider. Their tasting notes: “This dry, aromatic cider is tart and bright, with a mellow smoky finish. Imagine drinking an extra brut champagne near a bonfire.”

Are other US cider makers crafting with smoke ?

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