Milwaukee’s first cider bar is officially open

Milwaukee’s first cider bar is officially open

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Lost Valley Cider Co. offers twenty ciders on tap and more
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Everybody loves cider.

…and if you say you don’t, well, I probably won’t believe you.

Regardless, with the hot summer months starting, what makes more sense than a cider bar?

Yesterday, Lost Valley Cider Co. became the answer to our prayers.

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Just steps away from the Iron Horse Hotel, this new cider bar features over twenty ciders on tap, delicious cider-inspired cocktails and spirits, a retail area to take your favorite cider to-go and, not to mention, patio seating out front to enjoy a cool cider on a hot summer day.

But maybe you’re thinking:

“Twenty ciders on tap? Where do I begin?”

We swung by the grand opening yesterday to try ’em out, here are a few of our favorites:

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Looking for something sweet? Try:

-Mershon’s Artisan Cider, Stoughton, WI

New to cider? We recommend this one… and we actually had a hard time believing this, in fact, contained alcohol. Made with wildflower honey, this cider is sweet and easy-to-drink, almost like a refreshing apple juice.

Looking for something dry? Try:

-Aeppel Treow Kinglet Bitter, Burlington, WI

Tasting more like a dry wine, this cider is pleasantly bittersweet with almost lemon undertones. Starting off crisp, this cider made from heirloom cider apples has a nice, subtle and sweet aftertaste we loved.

Looking for something pear? Try:

-Aeppel Treow Oriole Perry, Burlington, WI

Not an apple fan? This pear cider (made from 100% pear, mind you!) is light and flowery without being your typical sweet pear cider. This cider got a favorite from our taster Maxie.

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Looking for something unique? Try: 

-Uncle John’s Apple Blueberry, Michigan

Bright blue and super flavorful, this cider is definitely the loudest of all on tap. Blending apples and blueberries, this cider tastes like drinking a jolly rancher; great as a “dessert cider” after a big meal.

Lost Valley Cider Co. is located at 408 W. Florida in Walker’s Point. Open 7 days a week, the bar opens weekdays at 3 pm and weekends at noon. For more information, visit their website www.lostvalley.com.

Special thanks to Maxie Eckermann and Luke Krajcik for their cider-sipping expertise.