Welcome to the fourth episode of the Beertalkers where we veer off our normal beery route, down a country lane to find out why cider is becoming the drink of choice in these summery months. It's a battle between the cider cynic, Sophie and Westcountry boy, Sam. Listen to the end to find out if Applephobic Sophie is converted to the ways of the West.
We speak to beer and cider writer Pete Brown who is a true cider lover when the situation demands it.
We attempt to turn bottles of Bulmers Orignal into a hop monster with much hilarity. If you want to recreate this fascinating experiment at home here is what you will need.
Here is a list of ciders from the states where they are hopping cider in a more sophisticated way
We leave you with the people who know cider is the best - The Wurzels