It’s not “hard” to find this adult-oriented, apple-based beverage if you check out these local tap rooms
The Station by Artifact Cider Project: Set to open soon in Cambridge’s Central Square, this new hangout from the Western Massachusetts-based cider maker offers a slew of its fan-favorite artisanal offerings, along with a few exclusive small-batch releases crafted on site.
Far From the Tree Cider: With its outdoor patio open Wednesday through Sunday, this Salem taproom is an ideal space to savor this maker’s all-natural libations, including its year-round offerings Nova, a hopped cider, and its McIntosh-only Macachusetts.
Bantam Cider: This taproom near Somerville’s Union Square, closed due to COVID-19, is still offering curbside pickups of its unique, innovative ciders, including its flagship Wunderkind (which is finished with orange blossom honey), the innovative Rojo (aged with cherries and black peppercorns) and left-of-center concoctions completed with everything from juniper berries to hops to hibiscus flowers.
Downeast Cider: Also closed for in-person tastings due to the pandemic, this East Boston cidery, open Thursday through Sunday, offers online ordering for growler, keg and can pickups of its traditional ciders, as well as those flavored with orange, peach, pumpkin and blueberry.
Cider Hill Farm (pictured): Located in Amesbury along the New Hampshire border, this property features a farm store, pick-your-own apples (in season) and Cider Hill Cellars, which bottles award-winning alcoholic apple creations pressed from the orchard’s own fruit. Enjoy the Friday Hard Cider Bar on October 16 at 2 p.m., complete with live music.