Top Cider Fruits (That Aren’t Apples)

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Sipping a refreshing glass of hard apple cider is like biting into a crisp, juicy apple on a cool autumn afternoon. Apples are the predominant ingredient in most of the hard ciders we carry at Columbia Distributing, but what about other fruits?

Using different fruits to make hard cider adds a unique twist to the traditional method, offering bursts of new flavors with every sip. Almost every fruit can be fermented to make hard cider – find out which are the most popular, then head to Columbia Distributing to find your favorites.

Raspberries and Blackberries

Hard ciders made from raspberries and blackberries are sweet and tart, tangy and fruity. They add a little zip to the customary flavor of hard apple cider, but are equally refreshing. Taste these berry flavors for yourself when you shop the hard cider brands we carry at Columbia Distributing, including Louis Raison French Cidre, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Woodchuck Cider.

Cherries and Black Currants

Experience rich, full flavors when you pour a glass of hard cider made from cherries and black currants. The cider enthusiasts at the Bad Granny Hard Cider brewery know these flavors all too well, creating delicious black current and Rainier cherry hard ciders. Offering aromas of crisp apple complemented by the sweet-sharpness of cherries and tart berries, both of these ciders bring something new to the cider scene.

Pears and Pineapples

Nothing says light and refreshing like a juicy pear, or sweet and succulent like a freshly cut pineapple. Aside from dark red fruits and apples, pears and pineapples are among the most popular fruits for breweries to mix into their cider blends. Wyder’s Cider is just one of the many hard cider brands dedicated to delivering unique flavors through their ciders, including Prickly Pineapple and Pearsecco. Experience more of your favorite fruit flavors when you sip pear and pineapple ciders from 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Woodchuck Cider.

Try a New Cider or Two

Whether you’re a long-time cider drinker or exploring the beverage for the first time, fruit-infused ciders offer a new way to enjoy a timeless classic. Expand your palate with hard ciders made from any of these delicious fruits. For even more beverage options, from wine, beer and spirits, to water, wellness drinks and juice, browse our full list of brands today and contact us to place your order.