Monday, October 10, 2011

Doc's Draft Original Hard Apple Cider $4.99 ***

Fall 2011.  It is Cider Season.  While at Fairway, JPH picked up a couple of bottles of Doc's Hard Cider:  The 22oz original version (left) and a 22oz bottle of Doc's Draft Hard Pear Cider (our favorite - sorry, no picture).

We taste tested both as JPH was baking pumpkin pies for Sunday night's dessert. The Original Hard Cider was dry, crisp, slightly sparkly and 5% ETOH.  Easy to drink - a hit.  But then we tried the Hard Pear Cider  - it was sublime, fragrant and had just a hint of sweetness; hands down was the winner for the day (after the pies that is...).

I'll be writing a lot about Hard Cider this Fall, because Adventures in Home Brew continues.  We have a three gallon carboy of Soon's Orchard and Farm Market's Apple Cider in the basement bubbling away.  Details to follow....


  1. Please tell me what kind of pie that is! Can I ask you for the recipe? They look great!

    1. Pumpkin Pie! The recipe is pretty straightforward a riff on this: