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Do You Know Cider?

Get schooled in cider at The Northman


If you think cider — that’s hard cider, not the fun juice boxes kids drink — is just that sugary sweet drink you’d never dare of ordering in a bar, then we have a class for you. The Northman (4337 N. Lincoln), Chicago’s first (and pretty much only) cider-focused bar, is holding Cider 101 at the North Center bar. You will learn about cider’s history and origins, how it’s made, the different varieties (and there are many!) and see that cider is multi-faceted. What was once consider just a sweet alternative to beer is so varied that it’s dry, sour, tart, effervescent and more. Each class, which costs $25, includes a flight of four ciders and light snacks. The next class, which focuses on Spanish Sidra, takes place August 1. Visit the Northman’s event page for future classes and to get tickets.

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