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Anyone know where I can get pear cider?

chrysng Apr 6, 2008 12:54 PM

Hi, Anyone know where I can get pear cider in Los Angeles? I tried one in NYC and now I am completely hooked.

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    NYCnowLA RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 12:57 PM

    i had a great pear cider at Sonny McLean's in santa monica. warning: (or not) it is a sports bar for boston fans - which i am not.

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      jacinthe RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 01:08 PM

      I had a bottled one that was quite nice at the Village Idiot a couple of months ago.

      1. OCEllen RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 01:28 PM

        You should be able to find it at Bevmo and Whole Foods.

        1. sbritchky RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 01:37 PM

          While you're at it, be sure to throw in a dash of Poire William.

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            Diana RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 01:54 PM

            Do you men hard cider, also known as Perry? Or just pear juice?

            For hard cider, look for Wyders, on tap at places lie Naja's, BJ's, Lucky Baldwin's, McG's, Village Idiot, Robin Hood, maybe Ye Olde King's Head.

            Wyders is from Canada. Brother's is another brand from Britain. Doc's makes a sparkling pear cider. Woodchusk also makes pear cider.

            The California Cider COmpany makes a nice one you can sometimes find-it's known as Ace apple, or pear cider. Look in the places mentioned above, or the liquor stores listed below.

            If you want bottles to take home, try Beverages and More or Vendome.

            Remember to also look for "perry"

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              bad nono RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 02:07 PM

              Hard Pear Cider you can find at Trader Joe's ("Ace" pear cider), or in individual bottles at Cost Plus or BevMo (Wyders and also Woodchuck). I've never seen it at Whole Foods.

              1. David Kahn RE: chrysng Apr 6, 2008 05:26 PM

                Lots of good suggestions already, to which I would add Galco's in Highland Park.

                Galco's Old World Grocery
                5702 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

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                  Diana RE: David Kahn Apr 6, 2008 05:58 PM

                  be careful, Galco's beer and wine prices are way high. Pear cider isn't hard to find or unusual. Bevmo will have better prices, for sure.

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                    David Kahn RE: Diana Apr 7, 2008 11:03 AM

                    Yes, price is not Galco's strong suit. Still, I love shopping there.

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                      Diana RE: David Kahn Apr 7, 2008 11:43 AM

                      me too! :)

                2. trishyb RE: chrysng Apr 7, 2008 02:38 PM

                  Pavilions carries bottles of Wyders.

                  1. fgrade RE: chrysng Apr 8, 2008 03:17 PM

                    maggie's pub in santa fe springs, barney's beanery in west hollywood, ask for a snake bite, guinness and cyder, it's surprisingly good......smooooooth

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                      Jet RE: chrysng Apr 9, 2008 10:03 PM

                      Trader Joes. For Har Pear Cider try Bev-Mo.

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                        Oh Robin RE: chrysng Apr 10, 2008 09:41 AM

                        The Yard House pours Wyder's on draft.

                        Pear, raspberry (yum) and apple.

                        Great with the chicken nachos.

                        Yard House
                        401 Shoreline Village Dr, Long Beach, CA 90802

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                          ausfrench RE: Oh Robin Apr 10, 2008 06:09 PM

                          The Counter has Pear Cider.

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