Tonight I’m having a cider from Eris Brewery & Cider House called Pedestrian. Pedestrian is their flagship cider and it’s a good one. This is made with Michigan apples and I’m assuming they use some Granny Smith in the mix because that is one of the main flavors I’m getting from this one. Pedestrian has a crisp and dry finish to it. I could see having more than one of these, it is very refreshing. Pedestrian is listed at 5.6% ABV and is available on tap or in growlers at their Irving Park location, or you can pick it up in cans at most places now.
Eris has been around since early 2018 and are located at 4240 W Irving Park Rd in Chicago a few blocks from the Irving Park Blue Line or right off the Kennedy. Their location is very cool, and they have a nice vibe in there with a combination of beer/cider people and folks from the neighborhood. I haven’t eaten there in a while, but I do remember the food being good there. The beers they brew there are solid as well, they won a GABF Bronze medal in 2018 with their Foiken Haze in the NE style IPA. I’m not going to rate this like I would beer, because the criteria is different, I’ll just say that Pedestrian is winner in my book, and is worth checking out.