As cider makers in the White Mountains, there is no denying our love for all things autumnal. Cooler temperatures mean it’s time for apple harvest season, so it’s an exciting and busy time for Rhythm Studios. Our hard apple cider is fermented naturally using locally sourced apples from Windy Ridge Apple Orchards in North Haverhill and Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls. Both of these New Hampshire orchards are also open to the public for pick-your-own apples. While you’re there, don’t forget to indulge in a fresh cider donut to really get into the spirit. Or better yet, bring some home to pair with our fresh hard ciders. It’s a match made in fall heaven!
Donuts aren’t the only food that goes great with our handcrafted ciders. Hard ciders are specially designed to be enjoyed with a meal. While you can drink Rhythm Ciders with any food, we have a few dish recommendations that pair perfectly with each of our cider flavors. These recipes are great for fall but can be enjoyed year round too.
Original Hard Apple Cider
off-dry, crisp apple acidity
The original hard apple cider is an off-dry hard carbonated drink, allowing you to pair it with a variety of dishes such as sushi, white meat, pasta, and a variety of appetizer dishes. Our favorite food to pair with the original hard apple cider is simply cheese. Sharp cheddar or gouda are always a delicious combination with hard apple cider. For something a little creative, brie with apples or pears, or a cheese board with fresh vegetables from your garden, or even a salad would be tasty.
Hard Blueberry Apple Cider
cofermented blueberries with table apples, semi-sweet
Perfect for those hot summer days, our blueberry hard apple cider is fermented with apples along with fresh whole blueberries. The blueberry hard apple cider has a crisp acidity but finishes slightly sweet making it a great after dinner cider. There’s no denying that the vibrant color and blueberry taste means it will pair well with blueberry pie and other sweet desserts.
Heirloom Hard Apple Cider
heirloom cider apples, bone dry
Our Heirloom Hard Apple Cider is pressed with only the best heirloom apples from Applecrest Farm Orchards. We only make it once a year, so you don’t want to miss this delicious barrel-aged, bone dry, and champagne-like hard cider. Save a bottle to celebrate the New Year! The Heirloom Hard Apple Cider pairs wonderfully with pork dishes, like pulled pork, roasted pork loin, and more.
Hard Lemon-Lime Apple Cider
Pucker up and enjoy the sweet and sour taste of the Lemon-Lime Hard Apple Cider. This crisp and refreshing hard apple cider co-ferments apples with lemons and limes to produce its great quench-thirsting taste. It’s perfect to enjoy after a long summer day of hiking in the White Mountains. Due to its summery taste, we recommend pairing this hard apple cider with lighter fares, such as a mango salad or fish tacos.
Hard Blood-Orange Apple Cider
cofermented with blood oranges, semi-sweet
Our Hard Blood Orange Cider is a unique flavor that you won’t find anywhere else. We use apples from Applecrest Farm and co-ferment them with fresh blood oranges to produce a slightly sweet taste. We highly recommend pairing the Blood Orange with spicy foods or Chinese dishes. You also can’t go wrong with coffee cake or chocolate. The pairings are endless!