Hard Cider Gets You Just As Drunk As Beer

Hard cider used to be the most popular drink in America... and it's making a comeback

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The popularity of cider is exploding, with 2012′s U.S. cider sales 85 percent higher than the year before. Some say that hard cider is the new craft beer, and major beer brands seem to agree: companies such as Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors have recently stepped foot into the growing market. A love for cider is far from new for America, though—John Adams used to drink cider at breakfast every morning, and even wrote about it in his diary.

Wondering why Americans seem to be suddenly “rediscovering” fermented apple juice? For one thing, it tastes like apples but has the same alcohol content as beer. Watch to learn more about the rise and fall—and rise—of hard cider, the beverage everyone’s talking about this season.

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Cider is becoming so popular because of My Little Pony. So many people watch it now, and the drink is so common in the show, it makes sense that at least some of the increase is from that.

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Couldnt have said it any better ourselves! @LeprechaunCider www.leprechauncider.com