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7 Amazing Dry Ciders We Can’t Stop Drinking

Men's Journal Logo By Brittany Anas of Men's Journal | Slide 1 of 7: We get it, a sip of cloyingly sweet cider probably turned you off from the beverage. But, just like wines, there are a dizzying array of choices. Some ciders have surprising flavor combinations like a good craft beer, while others are barrel-aged like whiskey. At the moment, we can’t get enough of dry ciders. They contain a lot less sugar, so it doesn’t feel like you’re drinking Juicy Juice from a can, plus they provide a nice shakeup from beers and cocktails, no matter the season.
		
			
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We’re highlighting seven great options that might convince you hard cider isn’t just an alternative to beer or wine, but rather a worthy first choice. One such example is Lost Boy Cider’s Comeback Kid.
 
6.7% ABV
Made with a blend of five apple varieties, including Stayman and Ginger Gold, from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, this is Lost Boy Cider’s best-selling dry cider. Its name is a play on the major “comeback” we’re seeing with cider, says Tristan Wright, owner of Lost Boy Cider in Alexandria, Virginia. We were once a die-hard cider-drinking nation. Fermented and pressed apples were so popular in colonial America that taxes and tithes were often paid in cider, and children even drank it in a diluted form.

We get it, a sip of cloyingly sweet cider probably turned you off from the beverage. But, just like wines, there are a dizzying array of choices. Some ciders have surprising flavor combinations like a good craft beer, while others are barrel-aged like whiskey. At the moment, we can’t get enough of dry ciders. They contain a lot less sugar, so it doesn’t feel like you’re drinking Juicy Juice from a can, plus they provide a nice shakeup from beers and cocktails, no matter the season.

This Limited-Edition Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Will Help You Explore America

We’re highlighting seven great options that might convince you hard cider isn’t just an alternative to beer or wine, but rather a worthy first choice. One such example is Lost Boy Cider’s Comeback Kid.

6.7% ABV

Made with a blend of five apple varieties, including Stayman and Ginger Gold, from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, this is Lost Boy Cider’s best-selling dry cider. Its name is a play on the major “comeback” we’re seeing with cider, says Tristan Wright, owner of Lost Boy Cider in Alexandria, Virginia. We were once a die-hard cider-drinking nation. Fermented and pressed apples were so popular in colonial America that taxes and tithes were often paid in cider, and children even drank it in a diluted form.

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