Funny, with all that (american) cider in New England, that they never got into producing the alcoholic variety.
Probably because nobody felt like waiting for apple season when all they wanted a good stiff drink. Hardening cider isn't very difficult. If you let it sit a bit under the right conditions it happens. Problem is (at least in my house) that a gallon of cider doesn't get to live long enough to harden. It's usually gone by the end of the same day I bring it home.
If you do want hard cider, I've found Hard Core Crisp Hard Cider
to be very good - although I'd prefer the carbonation to be a little softer before I gave it 5-stars.
we cant blame the Puritans
Yes we can! I blame them for everything
"Consider how much better things would have been if the Plymouth Rock had landed on the Pilgrims."
hmm, Snakebite is Cider and Lager (as opposed to ale or porter/stout)
One does not
put the word 'lager' in the same sentence with ale, porter, or stout. It is simply not done
And Snakebite? Bah! An imposter!! Even its silly name gives it away!!!
If you're ever in New Hampshire, hie thee over to the Woodstock Inn Brewery
on Main Street in North Woodstock and order yourself a round of their Autumn Ale Brew
The brewery offers reasonable prices, excellent food, and a great crowd. And there really is an inn there! Very handy come some fine fall evening when you've had a little too much Autumn Ale, or not enough privacy to get 'better acquainted' with that 'certain someone' you met in the crowd...(Disclaimer: 40hz is in no way associated with the Woodstock Inn although he has been known to offer up the occasional sacrificial libation in the hopes that he someday may. He has also always paid for whatever he drank in their brewpub out of his own pocket. So there!)