Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Mystic Dragon Cider by Appalachian Mountain Brewery & Cidery
By Timothy G. Beeman II
Appalachian Mountain Brewing Company make some good brews. They also are in the class of “giving back.” AMB distribute their beers in cans and kegs. With every can (and select pints) sold, you are giving back to a non-profit or charity through AMB’s “Pints for Non-Profits” program. A portion of your pint purchase goes toward select non-profit organizations.
AMB also maintains sustainability standards at its brewery. Solar panels, a rain garden, grain exchange in which spent grains are donated to local farmers for feed, and a covered bike barn at the tasting room to facilitate alternative transportation. On top of all that, they make pretty sound beer and ciders.
We haven’t yet had this brew on The Less Desirables, but we have had it on The Beer Dads. According to their website, this apple based cider is infused with green tea, rhubarb, and strawberries to give it a mysterious sweetness while drying it out
slightly. It’s a beautifully delicate and tasty cider with a delicious rhubarb/strawberry profile while still letting the apples shine. It’s very easy to drink and only 5% ABV. If you’re not careful, you can go through a few quickly. I rate this beer/cider 4.75 pints out of 5. Drink responsibly.
“We can so you can” – AMB
Spencer Davis is owner of his family’s company, City Beverage, which has been selling fine beer and wine since 1946. They’re located at 915 Burke Street in Winston-Salem and on the web at www.citybeverage.com. Tim Beeman is co-owner, co-host and producer of The Less Desirables Podcast and The Less Desirables Podcast Network ft. The Less Desirables, Fan Interference, The Beer Dads, The Man Who Ate the Town and Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking podcasts. Find out more on the TLD Network page, www.tldpodnetwork.com.