Back in the late 1990s the buzz on the street was that the next big thing in beverage, following the inevitable slowing of the craft-beer boom, was going to be cider. Not the cloudy stuff you buy at farmers markets, mind you, but the crisp, tart, alcoholic drink known as hard cider.
 It never really happened. The craft-beer boom just kept on booming, and most people forgot about the nascent rush to the cider market. Some hard-cider brands found limited success and continued to grow their ...

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