‘Tis the season for apple cider

October 6, 2021
Hard cider apples, or "spitters," as they are known in the cider industry.Hard cider apples, or "spitters," as they are known in the cider industry.Courtesy of Colorado Cider Company
Hard cider apples, or "spitters," as they are known in the cider industry.

With the fall apple harvest underway, it's cider season! Pilgrims drank the stuff like water. Prohibition nearly snuffed it out. And more recently, artisanal hard cider -- a boozy cousin of apple juice -- has proliferated, with cideries popping up across Colorado. Let's listen back to Ryan's 2016 conversation with two of the state's cider-preneurs: Jay Kenney of Clear Fork Cider in Wheat Ridge, and Brad Page of the Colorado Cider Company in Denver.