About Specialty Cider

About Specialty Cider
Specialty ciders include all ciders that do not fit neatly into other categories. These ciders may be barrel-aged, dry-hopped, spiced, made with single or heirloom apple varietals, fermented with an exotic or wild yeast strain, or any combination of these techniques. Ciders in this category have a diverse set of flavors, aromas and alcohol content. Most specialty ciders have seasonal or limited availability, but are becoming more readily available year-round as the category grows in popularity.

Top Picks for Specialty Cider

Highpoint Cider  Tram-Line Mosaic Dry Hopped Cider
93 points
A fantastic use of Mosaic, that shows off the properties of this hop in a pure and focused way that most beers can't; exceedingly well done.
Brick River Cider Co.  Homestead Peach Specialty Cider
91 points
$9
Best Buy
A delicious, natural-tasting peach flavored Cider with a grown-up vibe.
Awards: 2022 Best Specialty Cider
91 points $9 Best Buy
No Boats On Sunday  Ontario Hopped Cider
89 points
$3
Best Buy
An enjoyable classic cider with enough tannin for complexity but enough sugar for an easy drinking experience.
89 points $3 Best Buy
Vermont Cider Co.  Woodchuck Hard Sangria Cider
88 points
Best Buy
A tangy, festive cider with fragrant spice character married with sweet berries.
88 points Best Buy
Vermont Cider Co.  Woodchuck Hard Mimosa Cider
88 points
Best Buy
A fruity, funky, citrusy cider that strays from the ordinary.
88 points Best Buy
Easton Cider Co.  Harvest Blend Common Cider
87 points
$15
Best Buy
Nice autumnal spice that makes you want to sip this on a brisk evening by the fire.
87 points $15 Best Buy
Highpoint Cider  Spur Semi-Dry Ginger Session Cider
87 points
Perhaps the second best beverage to have with omakase.
Woodchuck Hard Cider  Bellini Cider
87 points
Fresh, bright and delicate, this is a lovely drinking cider that goes down easy with no challenges.
State of Brewing  Pumpkin Pie Cider
87 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Tastes like autumn in a glass.
87 points $7.99 Best Buy
No Boats On Sunday  NS Cider
87 points
$3
Best Buy
A pleasant drinking companion waiting for pork chops smothered with apples.
87 points $3 Best Buy