September 7, 2004

Strongbow Cider

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a can of Strongbow cider recently. Mike, Maggie and I all declared it a tasty potable.

I’ve been drinking Woodchuck, which I like, but I’d wanted to try Strongbow ever since Patti told me it’s a favorite of Bob’s. When Sharon here at work mentioned the brand, I was past intrigued and into the thirsty phase. Sharon also offered me a can of the stuff, confirming her extremely generous spirit. Sharon is some sort of angel of hard cider. This temporarily solved my problem of where to get the stuff, since the local places have never heard of it. (I learned that when I went looking for it to share with Bob and others the night before a gaming get-together).

Strongbgow was a little dry and more tart than Woodchuck, which was perfect for my tastes. I don’t like my cider overly dry, and up until now I hadn’t had one with satisfactory tartness.

The only place I’ve heard mention of the stuff being sold is in Medford (Kappy’s liquors?) If anyone has heard tell of Strongbow on the shelves south of Boston and east of Newport, I’d really like to hear about it. And I’d rather not have to cross an ocean, either.

Posted by James at September 7, 2004 6:00 PM
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There are also some great "craft" ciders out there. They tend to come in 750mL wine type bottles. I'd encourage you to try them although they are probably equally or more difficult to find down there. Next time we get together to game (are we ever going to again?) I'll try and remember to bring some.

Posted by: Bob at September 8, 2004 8:18 AM

If I get desperate, I might also try to urge a local business to carry Strongbow.

I think this works better if you're a regular customer of a particular place. Unfortunately, I don't drink enough to be a recognizable face anywhere.

Posted by: James at September 8, 2004 9:19 AM

I found another interesting smooth cider called Original Sin. So far I've only seen it in Grendel's Den in Cambridge. It is not as sweet and had less of a yeasty taste than some of the more popular ciders I've tried. Might be worth a taste.

Posted by: Mike at September 25, 2004 3:22 PM

I found Strongbow in a Publix supermarket in Naples, FL. It was also in the local liquor store down there, as well as another supermarket's beer section. So one would assume that you could find it just about anywhere in the commercialized part of Florida.

Posted by: Dan at December 3, 2004 9:18 PM

I have recently returned from overseas and was fortunate enough to have been able to have a strongbow whenever I wanted. I have been searching in the states but no joy. I am in the southeastern part of VA now. If anyone has a place relatively close I can get to I would be very happy to make the trip. Thanks......

Posted by: dannyboyVA at April 9, 2005 1:20 AM

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