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Oct 15, 2011 01:36 PM

Fermented Hard Apple Cider

Where can I buy this in Philly? I'm looking for a bottled apple cider like we would get at crepe places in France. It comes in a wine bottle and has fizz. I struck out at the state store. Thank you!

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  1. It is sold with beers. Try the foodery in Philadelphia, either location. Alternatively I know that it is served at certain restaurants, including Beau Monde which is just off South Street.

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    1. The state store in Garces Trading Co had a GREAT bottle last year - I think it was from Spain. Dry and delicious!

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      1. re: Bigley9

        I forgot about Garces Trading Co. I struck out at the beer distributor. But we are going to NYC in a couple of weeks and found a place that has a selection from France. We had brought back a couple of bottles from France and it was really nice to serve at Thanksgiving

        1. re: DaisyM

          Daisy you are unlikely to find it at a beer distributor where they sell things in cases. I have seen good dry cider at the Foodery, which is a specialty beer bottleshop.

          Last month had a delicious cider on tap, served from a cask at the Gingerman in Manhattan. Well worth a trip if you have never been.

          1. re: cwdonald

            Also Hawthorne's on 11th and Beer Heaven on Columbus Blvd at Washington

            1. re: Bigley9

              Thanks, Gingerman sounds great. This is the place that we're going to do some shopping.

      2. Monk's and Eulogy carry this type of cider, and I believe they both have take out licenses.

        Eulogy also has an American version in a 16 oz. bottle that's very good.

        1. Today's Inquirer has a pretty good article on hard ciders including names of some local brewers as well as retail outlets. Worth looking at.