Something tells me this is going to be the next wave in beer, and excites me a lot more than artificially alcoholic faux-sodas. There’s a lot of those on the market right now, and most of them burn like fire.
There’s a lot of ciders, too, but there’s a good chunk being developed right here in Florida and they are delicious.
One that I keep coming around to is the Madman series from Plant City’s Keel & Curley Winery (sister to Two Henrys Brewing Co.).
I’ve mentioned them a few times, with their regular and strawberry ciders. Now I get to mention their Peach Cider (Cider, 5% ABV), which really does make me happy.
Once again, they hit it out of the proverbial park. The base cider is, as always, clean, crisp and with just the right amount of sweetness. It’s not too sweet, not too dry.
The fresh peach added to the beer is incredibly juicy and tastes pretty close to picking the fruit off the tree. What’s nice about the cider, however, is that it’s not overly oppressive.
The peach flavor exists, but does not dominate. It’s not thick and syrupy like a nectar. It is present, moderated very well and does not try to overpower anything.
For their canned ciders, I do believe this ends the trilogy. I would love for them to prove me wrong and come out with more packaged varieties, so we shall see.
And it beats an alcoholic ginger ale any day.
Drink Florida Craft,