Beer of the week: Long Meadow Blossom Burst Cider, 4.5% abv, 500ml — €2.99

Long Meadow Cider is made by the McKeever family from Portadown in Co Armagh with apples grown on their 30-acre farm. 

Stockists: Widely available in Northern Ireland, Egans Portlaoise, Donnybrook Fair, Selected SuperValu (Palmerstown, Skerries)

They are long standing members of Cider Ireland and although not widely in the Republic, you will see it in pubs and restaurants in Munster and elsewhere.

Pale golden in colour with rich aromas of sweet baked apples.

Rich and luscious on the palate with a creamy apple pie character, a light fizz and with just enough acidity on the finish.

This is a rich summer cider for drinking in the garden with maybe a bowl of sweet strawberries on the side.


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