I, of course, like many of you love food and drink. Love wine, various types of liquor and until recently loved beer very much as well. However, due to a recent painful out break and diagnosis of gout, I stopped drinking beer at the start of July.
I started trying various hard apple ciders due to their similar alcohol content (since I want to drink them socially as well). My preference is to get as close to the beer experience as I can, so I tend to like the very dry ciders like Stella Cidre, Thatchers Green Goblin (a favorite so far), Magners, etc.
If anyone out there has experience with hard apple ciders (not the sweat kinds) please shed some light on it. Also, I know that cider is a tradition in some parts of the world (e.g. Norther Spain), but if you can shed light on available in the States stuff also that would be most appreciated.
The main question is that I want to find a bar (or several) in Philly that would have hard apple cider on tap. Any suggestions?
At times I go out with the boys and I want to find a place with some energy, good beer and a cool vibe, which also respect hard apple cider (so that they are more likely to pay attention to the type and quality of cider they offer).
With the gluten free trend out there, I would this this would be a valuable discussion board for several folks out there.
Thanks in advance for your responses,