Colorado has plenty of breweries, but luckily I am finding cideries, too. A local one Wilbur’s (ahhh…) told me about was Climb Hard Cider. They are just down the street in Loveland, which means I need to go check them out in person soon.
Picked up a 6-pack of their ‘Apple’ cider. I say that because they have quite a few options available, one being vanilla, which sounds quite interesting. Now, based on their website they have both a dry and semi-dry apple cider. No where on the can does it say which one this is and nobody at Wilbur’s was sure.
Based on the taste, I’m guessing it’s the semi. Regardless, it was 6.1% ABV, 100% real fruit and tasted great. Crisp, refreshing and was too easy to drink.
Check it out if you can grab it at your liquor store. If you’re in the area and want to visit the cidery, let me know.
Awhile back when I was in Steamboat (Springs), CO, I checked out one of the local liquor stores and came across a hard cider I had never seen or heard of before — Big B’s. They are located in Hotchkiss, CO and have a variety of apple-related products.
The cider I found is the Harvest Apple from their Orchard Series. This one is “created by using a perfect blend of fresh pressed apples. This is a semi-sweet hard cider and has a bold and refreshing apple taste.”
It was great because it hit semi-sweet perfectly. Nice and crisp, giving a bit of dryness, but not too much based on its category, and also no overkill on sugar. Comes in convenient cans, too.
I’ve only found it in one place in the Ft. Collins area, so far, which is Supermarket Liquors, so glad that’s easy accessible.
It’s an absolutely beautiful day at the end of August (high 70s, low humidity?!?!?) so my friend and I decided to go peach picking at a local farm. This place is amazing. You can head out there almost year round to pick seasonal fruit at your leisure. It is dangerous in the sense that you pick and pick, maybe take sample to refuel, then pick and pick. When you eventually get to the register you realize you have pounds and pounds of amazing fruit. When you go to the grocery store you’re aware of what you get. But, oh well. This is FUN! This place is called Homestead Farm and is located in Poolesville, MD, about 30-45 minutes outside of DC.
You start by picking your box to collect your goods. Why not go with the big one today?
You can get a ride to the peach trees or you can walk. It’s such an amazing day, we had to walk. Once there, we saw there were about 5 rows of peach trees. We had to go fairly deep in the rows to find trees that still had the goods. Then, let the picking begin.
As mentioned, you just go and go. I worked to get some not-so-ripe ones so they’d last longer. I was also thinking I can chop some and put them in the freezer. My friend and I did sample a couple to keep us going. We eventually decided to call it quits.
We headed back to the main entrance to check out. They also have a ton of other veggies. I picked up some cherry tomatoes. (Oh, the peaches were $1.79/lb).
Per the Farm, apples are available for picking next week. That will be some Labor Day weekend fun. Bring on the fruit.