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Accessible by T: 4 Cideries to Visit in the Greater Boston Area
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It’s easy to realize that the craft beer market has exploded– with it has come lots and lots of new microbrews to check out. Beer lovers heaven right? Well, not everybody is hot off the craft beer craze, so luckily, there’s another adult beverage that is sweeping the nation. That’s right folks, hard cider is on the rise! With open arms we welcome that orchard beverage of the adult variety to the craft market. Want to get your hands on some? Of course you do. So here are four local establishments that press their own cider within earshot of Boston: More

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Apples to alcohol, part 3: Long wait to drink hard cider
DIY

I’m not really sure why I’ve been under the impression that cider making is a big challenge, because it really isn’t — well, it doesn’t have to be. I’ve been procrastinating the whole way, dreading that I was going to have to take the time to do some big involved project for the actual fermentation step. It’s literally so simple though — yeast + apple juice + airlock = fermentation started, hopefully.  It’s so much easier than homebrewing beer. More

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cideranna
Apples to alcohol, part 2: Is making hard cider punk?
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If your house looks anything like mine right now, apples are spilling out of the pantry. New England had an especially abundant apple season this year and apple picking is a fall tradition. If you’re sick of baking and bored with packing apples for lunch every day, there’s one great way to finish off that stock: Juice those suckers. For the adventurous DIYers out there, take on a new project — fermenting the apples for a delicious homemade hard cider. More