Farewell to the British Summer May 6th – May 9TH 2016.

We’re kidding of course. Summer is just getting started and we have it on good authority that it’s going to be a scorcher this year. With hot weather on the way, it’s time to get the drinks in so they can be chilling in the fridge ready for when the clouds finally break.   

When the hot weather strikes, we think there’s nothing more refreshing than a cold pint of crisp apple cider. With that in mind, this week at Best of British Beer HQ we’re showcasing British Cider in all its golden glory.

We’ve got Wilce's Medium 6.0% ABV, it's still cider that’s made from a variety of British apples. We’ve also got Crate Brewery’s Cider 4.7% ABV, a crisp medium that’s lightly sparkling and dangerously easy drinking. You can find both of these and lots more over on our cider page, which you can find here: http://goo.gl/THNAUP

Now something that you might not necessarily think of when someone says cider is cocktails! There are some brilliant cocktails that you can make with cider and people just don’t seem to know about them. So we’ve chosen two of our favourites, an elegant Orchard Mimosa and a fruity Cider Sangria. They’re both packed full of flavour, easy to make and showcase the outstanding quality of the cider in them.

We’ve put together a new product to celebrate this revelation, The Summer Cider Set. It features 3 brilliant British ciders, recipe cards for the two cocktails and our custom made tasting notes. Buy now and receive a special discounted price and free next day delivery!

Get yours here: http://www.bestofbritishbeer.co.uk/beer-hampers/cider/gift-packs-921.html

From thirst quenching pints to fabulous cocktails, proper British cider is delicious and durable. As you can tell, British cider has so much more to give than most people give it credit for.

In fact, if you dig a little deeper and you can snuffle out some pretty interesting stuff! For example, did you know that in the 14th Century children were baptised in cider?

Don’t worry, this wasn’t because people started drinking extremely early all those years ago. The custom developed because the glorious apple cider being made by British farmers was actually cleaner and contained less harmful bacteria than the drinking water. It was safer to pour a pint of scrumpy over your children that it was to give them a bath!

So we guess you could say that they really did “wet the baby’s head” …

Thankfully, times have changed and you won’t have to waste any perfectly good cider these days. If all this talk has made you thirsty, you can order yourself a mixed crate of some brilliantly British ciders here: http://goo.gl/GfBSNF


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