There’s a revolution going on in America and we’re here to make sure you don’t miss out. Funny thing is, the ruckus is about America’s oldest libation — cider — and New York State is right in the thick of it. If you’ve been keeping up with our forays into the world of cider, you know that we’re talking about the hard stuff here, not just apple juice, and it’s huge in the beverage world right now.
New York’s connection with the apple is more than just a city slogan: The state is the country’s second largest apple producer and it has a history with cider that goes back centuries. As one of the original colonies, New York’s been doing the cider thing since the birth of our nation, and until the one-two-punch of lager beer’s dominance in the mid-nineteenth century, and cider’s TKO by Prohibition in 1920, this fermented apple drink was the everyday tipple for the average American.