Hard cider enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area have a lot to look forward to. A couple weeks ago the owners of Fountainhead announced that this spring they'll be opening up a cider house on Lincoln Ave in the space formerly occupied by Copper House and Jury's, and just yesterday we received news that the owners of Farmhouse are soon opening up their own cider house on Superior Ave in Near North. These will be Chicago's first two cider bars. I'm not really into ciders myself, but this is still pretty cool news, especially for my wife. She's actually attending a hard cider tasting at Navy Pier early next month.
I remember a few years back when the only local hard cider known to us was the one produced by Seedling, a southwest Michigan-based orchard, and for whatever reason it could only be purchased at the Wine Discount Center on Elston. Things have certainly changed since then. I always felt that there was an unrealized market for craft cider here in Chicago.
Posted via m.livejournal.com.