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Everything You Need To Know About Hard Cider

Hard cider is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks in the world, and it’s been that way for a long time. Between the 1600s-1800s, cider was even used to pay people for their labor. So yeah, it was once worth its weight in gold. Have a sip of dry, off-dry, semi-dry, or semi-sweet hard cider and you’ll be asking for the whole pint soon.

How is hard cider made?

Hard cider is made from fermented fruit. More specifically, it’s mostly made from apples. The apples get washed until they’re squeaky clean, then they’re ground down into a pulp, pressed for juice, and fermented. BAM. Hello cider.

Are there different types of hard cider?

Totally. Hard cider is rated on a scale of sweet to dry. You get the sweeter cider after the fermentation process is done and you’ve added artificial sweeteners, and you get a dryer cider during the fermentation process when all of the natural sugar is converted into alcohol.

Do hard ciders have less ABV?

On average, hard ciders contain around 4 to 6 percent alcohol. Hard ciders have an ABV that is comparable to most craft beers.

Does hard cider contain gluten?

Nope, hard cider is naturally, and gorgeously gluten-free. HOORAY.

How do you drink hard cider?

Hard cider is best served chilled in a glass. Classic. It’s said that hard cider isn’t supposed to be served ice cold, so if it is - maybe let your drink sit for a bit.

Can I get hard cider delivery?

Obviously! Delivering hard cider is pretty much exactly what we’re here to do at Saucey. So, whether it’s apple, pear, or pineapple, load it up in your cart, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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