The first cidery in North Texas will fling open its long-anticipated doors for the very first time today at 5 p.m. The good news: There will be over 25 different varieties of cider on hand for drinking right then and there. The bad news: Bishop Cider Co. won't be serving any of its house-brewed cider just yet.
BCC promises that its first three batches of cider should be ready to go in about four to five weeks, however. The initial trifecta will include Cideways, "a citrusy cider with a healthy portion of hops" that clocks in at an impressive 8 percent ABV, Cat Scratch Fever, which is infused with catnip (really) and jalapenos, and Suicider, flavored with a plethora of different spices — "like a suicide fountain drink, only this one tastes better," says BCC. (They also plan to host an opening party with food and live music once the ciders are ready to go.)
For now, cider aficionados will have to satiate themselves with Strongbow on draft or one of the many bottled or canned options, including selections from Ace, Bonny Doon, Angry Orchard, Crispin and Tieton Cider Works; there are also cider flights with four different varieties for $18-21.
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