WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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206 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 B R I A N S A M U E L S P H O T O G R A P H Y cooking entertaining spirits recipes open house wine cellar hors d ' oeuvres The Toast of New England Hard Apple Cider Makes a Comeback C L A R A S I LV E R S T E I N writer food & wine after farmers established Lookout Farm in South Natick in 1651, they had good reason to plant apple trees. At the time, New Englanders drank about a pint of fer- mented cider per day, according to The Drunken Botanist, by Amy Stewart. By the middle of the 19th century, Sherborn had turned into a cider capital with the world-renowned Holbrook Cider Mill at its center. Purer water, changing public tastes, and Prohibition in the 1920s put an end to the hard cider boom — but not forever. Now hard cider is making a comeback with two brewers, Lookout Farm Hard Cider Company and Stormalong American Hard Cider in Sherborn, leading the way locally. In Boston, The Boston Beer Company produces the Angry Orchard brand and Harpoon also brews its own hard cider.

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