So I was doing a little looking this evening while I was enjoying a J.K.’s Scrumpy and I ran across this post… FULL CREDIT GIVEN! What a great post!! Only suggestion I have is DON’T drink over 14 of these on your b-day; OUCH! I found this blog http://blogs.waaf.com/mikehsu/2010/01/01/brew-blog-22-what-the-frig-is-a-scrumpy-who-cares-this-is-the-greatest-hard-cider-ever/ written by a cat named Mike. I want to be like Mike, I couldn’t agree more on this one! Thx Mike!!
It’s a bold statement. But I’ve had many a Hard Cider and this one is truly amazing. From the fertile grounds of Flushing, Michigan comes this amazingly sweet, sublime apple experience. J.K.’s Scrumpy Hard Cider Farmhouse Organic is the BEST Hard Cider I have ever had. It goes beyond just ciders. It is one of the greatest beverages ever. I’m drinking one as I write this disgustingly gushing tribute to a great American tradition. Jim Koan’s family has been making this stuff since the late 1800′s. A Scrumpy is a type of English Farmhouse Ale. J.K. describes it as a mix between that and a Normandy Cider. Whatever is in that Michigan dirt is the key. In colonial times Cider was the drink of choice at most tables because most of the water gave you the shits. Our http://blogs.waaf.com/mikehsu/2010/01/01/brew-blog-22-what-the-frig-is-a-scrumpy-who-cares-this-is-the-greatest-hard-cider-ever/ 2nd President, John Adams consumed a dram of Hard Cider every morning to start the day with a favorable perspective. If a President drank an alcoholic beverage before evening now we would call him a drunk and call for his impeachment. I believe if all world leaders enjoyed a J.K.’s Scrumpy first thing in the morning we would have a more peaceful planet.
This unfiltered totally organic cider has a golden brown sugar look when poured with a high carbonation. The first sip brought a full on sensory overload of fresh apple sweetness and a taste of fermentation that coexists peacefully with the crisp tartness. It’s like you’re tapping right intothe barrel while hanging with your fellow orchard enthusiasts while wearing your Wellies and Barn Coat. You feel like you’re in a friggin’ Yankee Magazine layout. There is no added sugar which makes the sweetness even more amazing. The tartness is similar to biting into a fresh Macintosh. No preservatives probably helps the authenticity of the taste too. It’s completely refreshing and doesn’t have that weird plastic bitterness that some Hard Ciders have.
Ever since my local packy guy turned me on to this, I find myself thinking about it in the middle of the day and night. I’ll be watching my daughter eat an apple and think, “I gotta get some Scrumpy tonight or I’m going to commit a horrible crime. I would definitely steal my Mothers purse to get another bottle of this stuff. Is this starting to sound like a problem. Maybe we could get all the H Junkies hooked on this tuff instead. That way we would be supporting an Independent American business instead of some Taliban sympathising Poppy farmer.