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Stop by Supreme Core’s DC taproom for a taste of 10-plus varieties of hard cider made on-site.

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5 for Core Power

By Nevin Martell

Photo by Kate Headley

08.31.18

Local cideries are pressing stellar sparklers perfect for toasting autumn’s arrival.

1. CORCORAN VINEYARDS & CIDERY
A top-secret mélange of seven apple varietals goes into Knot Head, a bourbon barrel-aged drink that boasts botanical notes. 14635 Corky’s Farm Lane, Waterford, 540.882.9073

2. DISTILLERY LANE CIDERWORKS 
Celebration cider starts tart and finishes dry, reminiscent of a full-bodied Champagne. 5533 Gapland Road, Jefferson, 301.834.8920

3. MT. DEFIANCE CIDERY & DISTILLERY
Hard cider and cassis are blended to create Cider Kir, a lavender-hued bubbly rich with the flavors of black currants and apples. 207 W. Washington St., Middleburg, 540.687.8100

4. SUPREME CORE
Arboretum Hibiscus is made by resting the house blend on the dark pink blooms, granting the cider a crisp floral bouquet. 2400 T St. NE, 202.215.5029

5. WILD HARE HARD CIDER
Fresh baby ginger adds the root’s heady flavor—without imparting its strong bite—to the Saxby selection. 106A South St. SE, Leesburg, 833.675.9453