Tonight I’m having a cider from Uncle John’s called Melded. On the latest episode of the podcast, Cider Brian of Chicago was discussing this one in detail and he sold me on this! Melded is a terrific cider that has a wonderful flavor from the blend of American, French, and English cider apples. It has a nice tart bite to it, but it is not overwhelming at all, it balances well with the sweetness from the apples. Melded is lightly carbonated and has a good dry finish. If you are looking for a change of pace from a beer, I would definitely recommend this one. It’s sold in 500ML bottles with an ABV of 6.5 % and is around $6. I want to thank Brian for suggesting Melded, it’s a winner! To hear Brian and other amazing people from around the world talk about their Beer In Front, check out the latest episode of the podcast below or wherever you listen.
This is usually the time of Chicago Cider Week so while I wish the Northman was still around on Lincoln, I’ll just stay home and have a cider tonight. Right Bee Cider is a Chicago cidery that makes some great ciders and the Clementine I’m having now might be my favorite from them. This has a great pinkish orange color, and the taste is amazing! This has Cinnamon, Rosehip, Honey and Hibiscus added to the Clementine and everything blends together perfectly. The honey they use according to the bottle is from their own bee hives which is a nice touch to this. If you are looking for a nice change from a beer, you can’t go wrong with this!
Katie and Charlie the owners are great people and I can’t wait for the damn pandemic to be over and visit the taproom to have this there.