I find most ciders to be a bit too sweet for my tastes. Most of the lineup from Woodchuck is on the sweet side. I like most of the Crispin Cider lineup.

Does anyone have any recommendations for dry cider that is available in the United States?

  • How much are you willing to spend? There are cheaper and more mass-produced ciders out there, as well as artisanal ciders that can run $30+/bottle. And where (approximately) do you live? With regional differences in distributions, just because something is available in the US doesn't mean it's available to you. – maxwelldeux Feb 24 '16 at 17:21
  • @maxwelldeux - Mountain states. Not many apple orchards around here. And willing to try anything once, so price isn't that big of a deal. – Rube Feb 24 '16 at 22:23
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I'm not a huge cider fan myself, but you should check out the Ace ciders. One of the drier ones I appreciated was Ace Joker Dry, which should be pretty ubiquitous and findable where you are.

And if price isn't a big deal (as you indicated), here is a list of the top 50 dry ciders:

  1. ÆppelTreow Sparrow Spiced Cider
  2. Sea Cider Wild English
  3. Snowdrift Cornice Cider
  4. Russell New England Dry Cider
  5. Left Field Little Dry Cider
  6. Michel Jodoin Cuvée Blanc de Pépin (Fort)
  7. Castle Hill Levity
  8. Spire Mountain Dark & Dry Apple Cider
  9. Potter’s Craft Farmhouse Dry
  10. Mt Defiance Old Volstead’s Cider
  11. Urban Orchard Ginger Champagne
  12. Cydr Ignaców
  13. Farnum Hill Extra-Dry Cider
  14. Castle Hill Celestial Merret
  15. Wilkins Cider - Dry (Draught)
  16. Snowdrift Dry Cider
  17. Swamp Donkey Dry Cider
  18. Wandering Aengus Ciderworks Oaked Dry Cider
  19. Albemarle Ciderworks Royal Pippin
  20. L’Hermitière Cidre Brut
  21. Applewood Naked Flock Draft Cider
  22. Luscombe Farm Organic Devon Dry Cider
  23. Albemarle Ciderworks Pomme Mary
  24. Hartlands Dry Cider
  25. MacIvors Traditional Dry Cider (Bottle)
  26. Brickworks Batch 1904
  27. Castle Hill Gravity
  28. Hopkins Vineyard Off-Dry Cider
  29. Black Mac Traditional Dry Cider Retired
  30. Noble Cider The Standard Bearer
  31. Blue Bee Gold Dominion
  32. Baron Noir Sparkling Dry Cider
  33. Eaglemount Homestead Dry Cider
  34. Oliver’s Cider - Dry (Draught)
  35. Malvern Magic Wapping Dry Cider (Draught)
  36. Burrow Hill Stoke Red Bottle Fermented Sparkling Dry Cider (Bottle)
  37. Henney’s Frome Valley Herefordshire Dry Cider (Bottle)
  38. Double Vision Cider - Dry (Draught)
  39. Potter’s Craft O’Tannenbaum!
  40. Cascade / Cider Riot! Rising Tide
  41. Troggi Bowmore Whiskey Cask Dry Cider
  42. Butford Farm Craft Dry Cider (Bottle)
  43. Cornish Orchards Veryan Dry Cider Retired
  44. Troggi Old Dry Cider
  45. Blue Bee Hopsap Shandy (Apple Brandy Barrel)
  46. Mill House Farm Dry Cider
  47. Small Acres Sparkling Dry Cider
  48. CJs Dry Cider
  49. Leprechaun Dry Cider
  50. West Avenue Heritage Dry Cider

Thatcher's Gold is now available in the US. While it is a reasonably dry cider if they start to ship some of the single Apple variety ciders then they tend to the dry side. My personal favourite is Katy.

Where are you located? There is a nice cider made in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada at Sunnybrook called Ironwood.

Thanks for bringing down that long list of recommended ciders. Here are personal recommendations

  • True Companion Hard Cider
  • True Friend Semi-Sweet Hard Cider
  • Angry Orchard Stone Dry is cheaper but only okay
  • Austin East Ciders Dry Cider in various flavors.

New York State and Long Island have many brands of hard cider. If more come to mind, I'll aim to edit them in here or send them to you another way.

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