Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Couple of Growlers of McKenzies Seasonal Reserve Apple Cider

Stopped at the beer distributor this evening and was looking or a couple of six pack of McKenzie's Seasonal Reserve Apple Cider. They were out. Then looked for it in the fairly large bottles in which my son sometimes brought it home, thought he called them grollers. I did not find any of it and the clerk told me they only had what was on the shelves (which was zero). As I was about to leave with something else, there walked a guy, right past me, with a groller in his hands. I asked: "Where did you get that" and he said: "Over there" pointing to some beer taps on the wall and then said "You have to ask for them". So, I took a look and yes they had McKenzie's Seasonal Reserve Hard Cider on tap (never noticed the taps there before but when I thought of it, yes I had seen them before, that is instead of noticed them). I bought two 64 ounce groller bottles of it on tap (actually called growlers). Now I know why the store clerk ad gotten on the PA system, twice while I was there, and called out: "Growlers, growlers". Another store employee came up and would fill the bottles of either 32 or 64 ounce size. Me, I opted for two of the larger ones.

Thus, I wound up happy, and so too my son, when I got home with them. We had one of them betwixt us and the other remains in my mini-fridge in the basement until whenever, but not too far, in the future. I do not want it to go bad so it will not be all that long. The guy in the store said they will last 3 days after being opened and 30 days if left unopened but I cannot see them lasting that long either way. Once opened, I would be amazed if one lasted and hour, let alone 3 days. If we stored it unopened there is no way a bottle of carbonated hard cider will stay fresh for 30 days that has not been vacuum sealed. They pour it from the tap into a bottle and they screw a lid on it and that is far from sealed properly to last even a week. Anyway, there is no way this stuff is getting to be stored for anywhere near a week, let alone 30 days, in my house; it is just too good to go without imbibing in that long.

I must repeat myself, from my recent prior post about it, this stuff is absolutely delicious, it tastes like the insides of one of my apple pies an it gets you buzzed (which is a big plus over one of my pies). Anyway, it was nice to enjoy the contents of one of the growlers with Brendan tonight.

All the best,
Glenn B

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