About the Blogger:  Hi, I’m Kate!  I’m in my early 30s, and live near Seattle WA with my husband and our tortoise.  I work as an engineer, and my hobby is drinking…um lets call it sampling…cider.  All posts here are written by me.  I have made it my aim to try as many ciders as I can.  Lots of fun!  I’m not a cider expert by any stretch of the imagination, but want to share my love of cider, and this blog is also a great way to catalog my journey.  My first post includes more information:  Hard Cider, a Recently-Realized Hobby

About the Blog:  Cider Says is a hard cider blog started in 2015 for cider enthusiasts, but not connoisseurs.  You won’t see a highly technical review with flowery wine tasting here, as I aim for cider reviews which can appeal to more folks.  My reviews also tend to be on the detailed (ie. wordy side), including as much info as I can find, such as cost, availability, and label photos.  I can’t tell you what is the best hard cider on the market, but I can tell you what ciders I enjoy (or don’t enjoy) and why.  I review almost every cider I drink, so not every review is positive. I never intend to recommend avoiding a cider…everyone has different tastes. Just because I didn’t care for it doesn’t mean you will agree (and vice versa). I aim to post several reviews a week.  This blog has evolved as my cider experience and tastes have evolved

Some Cool Stuff:

  • Here is a post of my favorite ciders from 2015.
  • Here is a post of my favorite ciders from 2016.
  • Here is a post of my favorite ciders from 2017.
  • I filled in for Eric West of Cider Guide in curating two weekly newsletters, July 21 2017 and July 28 2017.
  • My cider picks were featured in an article on Washington cider in Cowboys and Indians’ October 2017 ‘Taste of the West’ issue.

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  1. Hello Kate,

    Thought you should try a cider that I recently fell in love with. I was at a beer festival (my first since I was a student) and I was sitting with a group of old codgers who were well into their beer. All were drinking 1/3 of a pint of beer in order to sample the range. None were drinking cider as it was beneath them. I got myself a 1/2 of a cider called Black Dragon from South Wales which is not known as a cider producing area. It tasted fab. I told the others to take a taste but they were a bit reluctant as they didn’t normally like cider. However when they did they all ran off to the bar and got a pint of the stuff – it really is that good! It is probably hard for you to get hold of as it is a rather small producer and on the other side of the world but if you ever see it I well recommend it. It was the non-sparkling draft cider that I got. Strange as I don’t normally like non-sparkling ciders.

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