A Homebrewer’s Guide to America’s Love Affair With Cider

The history of hard cider in America goes all the way back to the initial English settlers who made the arduous journey across the Atlantic to Jamestown, Virginia in 1607. America at the time of colonization didn’t have the wide variety of apples we see today, nope we're talking crab apples, maize and turkeys people. Last time I checked turkeys make for terrible home brew. This shortage of alcohal producing crops forced the settlers to order shipments of apple seeds from Europe almost at the start.

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