InCider Info – Hudson Valley Peach Smash by King’s Highway Fine Cider

I have been a long fan of King’s Highway Fine Cider for a myriad of reasons, but my top two are that they are local to where I grew up – I grew up about 15 minutes away from Millerton, NY! – and that their ciders boast NO SUGAR! They’re break down how and why they keep their ciders dry right here, and I am thankful for that. I’ll admit that I love a few sweeties, but I largely enjoy drinks – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic – that have little to no sugar in them. When it comes to ciders, give me tart, give me sour, give me quenching!

Hudson Valley Peach Smash by King’s Highway Fine Cider

While home in Connecticut for the long 4th of July weekend – socially distancing while masked and sanitizing my hands, but of course – I eyed this Hudson Valley Peach Smash calling out to me. With peach season really getting into swing over these next few weeks, I enjoyed this as a precursor to biting into a juicy peach sooner than later.

Hudson Valley Peach Smash by King’s Highway Fine Cider

With an ABV of 6.9%, this one had me feeling a little more tipsy than if I had just consumed a regular ol’ peach from a tree. Gee…I wonder why… 🍑 😏

I definitely recommend this cider for some great summer vibes! 😎

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InCider Info – Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.

Though the ratings for this on Untappd are rather low – the average is only a 2.8! – I have found myself gravitating towards it on these hotter summer evenings.

Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.
Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.

Produced by the Peak Organic Brewing Co., this is a wonderful combination of rosé + organic dry cider. Some people have complained on Untappd about a bubblegum-like flavor. By both smell and taste, I do understand what they are getting at, but it does not deter me. I do not feel as if I am drinking an effervescent pint of Bubble Yum by any means. While I can taste that bubblegum note – which is subtle to me – my palate tends to pick up more of a grapey wine flavor…like rosé, lo and behold!

This cider comes in at a 6.9% ABV, so one is certainly enough to hold me over.

Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.
Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.

I’ll stand by my love of this cider, and welcome anyone else to join me. Haters, pass on by, please.

Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.
Rosé by Peak Organic Brewing Co.

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InCider Info – Guava Cider by Ace Cider (The California Cider Co.)

Welcome to my first edition of InCider Info, a feature within Seek Satiation where I will share some of my favorite hard ciders! (And if you still choose to stick with me despite this deliciously horrible pun, you’re a real one. Ha!)

Though I largely lean towards a drier and / or sour cider on the whole, one with an undeniable fruity kick tends to win me over. Welcome Guava Cider by Ace Cider. Most ciders I’ve had by Ace have been palate pleasing; my love for their Pineapple Cider proves my point when it comes to falling head over heals for a great fruity cider. Their seasonal Pumpkin Cider is always a subtlety-spiced comfort during the autumn. When I see an Ace variety is available at a bar, I have faith that I’ll be satisfied at the least and seriously impressed at the most.

Y’all, this one actually blew me away!

Ace Guava Cider
Ace Guava Cider

As New York City bars grapple with this pandemic and its restrictions – speak of the devil, Phase 2 started just yesterday! – I’ve long been loyal to the Dive Bar family, with their multiple locations peppered throughout the Upper West Side. I currently live one block from the homey Broadway Dive, but I love to stroll up to Dive 106 on 106th & Amsterdam when I need to stretch my legs after a long day of working from home. Upon my most recent visit, a display can of the Guava stood out. I asked the bartender his opinion, and he said it had been selling like hot cakes! Well, my decision was easy!

The first sip was indubitably tropical. The subtle tartness made me salivate. The apple flavor? It was largely absent to me, with the top-billed Brazilian Pink Guava guava being the undeniable star, but it did not bother me in the least. Extremely drinkable and very refreshing, I immediately regretted not buying another can! The relatively low ABV of 5% won’t knock you down, so you can sit back and enjoy on a hot summer day.

Add Guava Cider by Ace Cider to your “Summer Drinks” list! I’m sure I will be revisiting this cider innumerable times before September 23rd.

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