A UK company that makes cider from “unwanted” apples has launched an unfiltered and unpasteurized cider. Enterprising US artisanal brewers might do well to follow suit as it lowers cost, supports the community and helps reduce waste.
Write Ben and Will Filby of the Garden Cider Company: We make cider from spare unwanted garden apples and pears. We share the juice with those who give us the fruit. We aim to get half the weight of the fruit out as cider.
Proof of popularity: They started with 20 households and now service around 1,000 with annual memberships that range from £25 to £60.