Melick’s Hard Cider {local NJ brew}

The local brew industry has blown up over the past decade. With thousands of small, independent makers of alcoholic beverages all across the country.

Of course, most people tend to find some enjoyment from brands close to their home state. I guess they psychologically taste better?

Either way – we spotted these Melick’s Hard Ciders over at an area Bourbon Street Wines & Spirits recently.

And if you didn’t know – Melick’s Town Farm (and their apple-picking) is a widely-appreciated local farming operation that has several permanent locations, as well as partakes in five other weekly farmers markets in New Jersey.

We’ve never tried their cider yet, as we try to eliminate carbs across the board. And they’re pretty costly for a six-pack ($12.99). However, at nearly 7% alcohol, it far exceeds other commercial beers when it comes to “alcohol amount per dollar,” that is for sure. So factor that in!

Maybe one day when we’re feeling adventurous we’ll have a couple of sips to taste. But if you want to support local – here’s yet another opportunity.

Below is a blurb from their website – along with a video about their Cider Festival that happened over the Memorial Day Weekend.

Grown and Bottled in Oldwick, New Jersey

“From the farm to the bottle, the apples in our hard cider have been handpicked and crafted into cider on our traditional rack and cloth cider press.

It was then fermented in small batches to preserve the unique character of our Central New Jersey Farm.

We know you will love the refreshing, crisp taste and quality of homegrown hard cider!”

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NJroute22 (site admin) is an avid traveler along NJ Route 22 (and almost all of central New Jersey!) Family man, pet lover, and property owner who has a natural curiosity for everything around.