Made from crisp and juicy apples, cider is a beloved drink that has fans literally all over the world and, in some places, it has even developed a bit of a cult following. From the freshly pressed non-alcoholic variety to the hand crafted hard ciders that offer a huge array of flavours, World Cider Day is meant to appreciate them all.
Not to be confused with Apple Cider Day which is celebrated in November, this one is in honour of World Cider Day where the enjoyment of all types of cider, even hard ciders, is celebrated all over the globe!
History of World Cider Day
Although hard cider has become a popular drink again in recent decades, its origins actually go much further back, to the early European colonial settlers. For a couple of centuries, it was the drink of choice in the eastern United States where apples were grown prolifically.
Sadly, the popularity of cider died down a bit in the 1800s, and then prohibition efforts in the early 20th century brought production to a halt. But, in the late 1970s, when craft brewing started making a reappearance, cider followed along with the flow and has been growing in popularity ever since.
Woodchuck cider started its company in 1991 and has been faithfully brewing ciders that people love ever since. Then, in 2012, when Boston Beer Company (maker of Samuel Adams beer) turned their attention toward their Angry Orchard Cider arm of the company, they quickly rose to the top of popularity
World Cider Day is the culmination of all of this and more, made to enjoy and appreciate the long and lovely history of turning apples into a delicious and delightful beverage that can be enjoyed all year round.
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