Along Came a Cider

Descendant Cider is NYC’s first and only hard cider company. We carry both of their ciders, which are made using only New York apples, at Hops and Hocks. Succession, a semi-dry blend of six apple varieties is sweetened with fresh apple juice and drinks like a high-quality commercial cider. Pom Pomme, their drier offering, is a blend of apples, pomegranate, and hibiscus flowers, and has a perky, light pink hue. I was excited to hear about their newest cider, Descendant Dry, their driest and highest ABV offering yet, and even more excited when they dropped off a sample on Sunday afternoon!

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It was 90+ degrees in NY on Monday, and as Allison and I shlepped home with overfull grocery bags, all we could think about was a cold, refreshing beverage. Dry did not disappoint. It’s bubbly and crisp, but still has enough apple sweetness and funk to keep it sessionable and interesting. We paired it with goat’s milk brie, and we loved the corresponding acidities and how the cider’s carbonation cut through the cheese’s creamy texture. NY readers: Hops and Hocks is having Descendant in for a tasting on Friday, August 28th. Don’t miss the chance to try the newest addition to their family of delicious ciders.

Happy Wednesday! Here are some words of wisdom from Amy Poehler, an avid hard cider lover:

“You have to care about your work but not about the result. You have to care about how good you are and how good you feel, but not about how good people think you are or how good people think you look.”

I actually have no idea if she likes hard cider, but she is quite wise. Do you.

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