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HopCast Episode 239

Episode 239: Virtue Estate Series: Nichols & Virtue Percheron

Forget beer, it’s cider time! In episode 239 of the Hop CastBrad Chmielewski and Ken Hunnemeder crack open two bottles from the Michigan Cidery, Virtue Cider.

First up is the 6.8% ABV Virtue Estate Series: Nichols. Virtue’s Estate Series ciders are a salute to partnering farmers. Each cider represents a true expression of a single grower’s finest fresh apples, with little impact from yeast, and fermentation without barrel aging. The Nichols uses Apples sourced from Nicols Farm & Orchard of Marengo, IL. Next up is the 5.5% ABV Percheron. Percheron Cidre Fermier is dedicated to the big, beautiful horse of Normandy. Like its French cousin, it bares the unmistakable scent of the farm, a strong body, and a gentle finish. We love what Virtue is doing and it’s a real treat to have their ciders because it really makes you re-think what cider is.

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