Enjoy a flight from a selection of craft beers from around the world (you choose!).
As the weather gets warmer, a cold hard cider is the perfect refreshing beverage. Here are some reasons you should consider a hard cider next time you want a delicious drink:
1. Hard ciders aren’t just limited to apples.
Although a lot of hard ciders are made from apples, others are brewed completely from other fruits. Some examples are pineapple cider and pear cider (also known as perry). A lot of ciders mix both apples and other fruits to make unique flavors.
Some of our favorites are:
- Blake’s Hard Cider Co. Beard Bender (the closest flavor to a craft beer, made of apples)
- Blake’s El Chavo (firey mango-habanero apple cider)
- Ciderboys Peach County (a summery blend of peach and apple) and
- Ace Pineapple Craft Cider (the first pineapple cider in the world—it tastes like, well, pineapples!).
2. It’s good for you!
We all like to know that something we’re drinking anyway is actually good for us, and with hard cider, this is true!
Hard cider is made from fruit (usually apples, but not always). The fermenting process doesn’t remove the vitamins and minerals you would get from the fruits themselves—that means you’re getting your vitamin C and antioxidants. In fact, hard cider has more antioxidants than green tea!
Obviously, like any alcoholic beverage, drink it in moderation.
3. Like wine, ciders can be sweet or dry.
The sweetness of the cider depends on the alcohol content. In general, the more alcohol there is in the brew, the less sweet it will be.
Next time you’re looking for refreshment, consider trying one (or more!) hard ciders. We think you’ll be glad you did.
John Marchello creates fine jewelry from silverware. His pieces include silver-plated dinner fork and vintage soup spoon bracelets and rings made from vintage teaspoon handles. Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99.
He also does custom pieces; just email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In his own words:
I have been a silverware artist since 2009. The entire process began when my dad opened up a napkin at an Ann Arbor restaurant and found his fork was bent out of shape. He imagined that he could intentionally bend a fork to create something unique. The process has evolved a lot since then. When I was in college, I picked up the trade as I found it enticing.
My inspiration comes from creating products that are completely re-imagined. Today, we live in a world where most things are made to be disposable and this is having a very negative impact on the Earth. I hope to awaken everyone to this reality and help us rethink how we made and use products throughout the world. All of my products are completely recycled, and every point of production is tuned so that my products are made in the most environmentally and socially responsible manner possible. I hope to inspire all to change their habits with disposable products and consider the entire life cycle of the products they use.
My other mission as an artist is to reveal to others the beauty that can be found in objects many consider outdated or trash. I accomplish this by redesigned old objects into something completely new, that still resembles its previous life.
I created my own tools which allow me to bend silverware very consistently and without damaging the silverware. I am constantly redesigning the tooling to allow for new and more complex bends.