This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider.
Angry Orchard is a division of the Boston Beer Company (aka Samuel Adams) which has been occasionally under the kosher supervision of the Star-K over the last few years. Although the company had not been certified kosher over the last few years, recently it regained kosher certification and now has four varieties which are under the Star-K - Old Fashioned, Green Apple, Honey Apple and Knotty Pear.
Although a hard cider is not technically a Suds, there are certain advantages to a hard cider like Angry Orchard as it is gluten free and can be served to Shabbos guests who have celiac or other problems digesting grain products.
The Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider has a tartness and a bit of a bite which does not come from the alcohol. Although I would not recommend this as a beer replacement or with a meal, there are times a person might want something a little sweet with a kick and this seems to have less sugar content than the various kosher hard sodas.
As discussed above, the Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider is certified kosher by the Star-K. To view and download the LOC for Angry Orchard click here https://express.star-k.org/viewer/LOCViewer.aspx?PEFQZ4N3.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.
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