Son of Man’s Basque-Style Cidery in Cascade Locks, Oregon

Funky, earthy cider that's definitely different than the common kind

The land surrounding Son of Man’s brewing facilities in Cascade Locks has an untouched quality—as if life slowly appeared over time, careful not to interrupt what was already here. Just a few miles from the facility, the Bridge of the Gods connects Washington and Oregon. On the Columbia River below, Native American tribes have exclusive fishing rights for salmon. The few tourists that pass through …

Fire Cider

Made in Massachusetts, Shire City Herbals’ Fire Cider has been tingling our tongues and throats whenever we feel under the weather for some time now. The apple cider vinegar-based recipe becomes palatable with a little local honey and organic oranges. The zing comes from lemons, onions, horseradish root, ginger root, habanero pepper, garlic and turmeric—certainly an extra kick for those who need it. Liquid torture …

Six Hard Ciders for Spring Sipping

Delight in a glass from seasonal editions to specific varietals from single-origin farms

Over a year ago, the small-batch magnificence of upstate New York’s Aaron Burr Cider appeased our palate in a very unique way—and made us delve deeper into one of the fastest growing markets in the drinks world. Cider is a lighthearted beverage, but when made with care it truly shines. Regardless of sparkling or still variations, and whether or not the attributes and experience of …