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Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?

Edgar Allan Poe


A Dream within A Dream

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An Apple (Cider) A Day!
Day 3:
This cider is another standard I’ve seen floating around randomly in my area. Not as common as Woodchuck Cider, Strongbow Cider can still be found easily in the Northeast. With 5.0% ABV, this is standard as far as alcohol content. 
I’ve been in a mood for dry cider, and luckily, this is one of them. Nice, mellow flavor, without too strong an apple flavor. It’s a nice meal paired with pork (in my case, I just drank this while eating a bbq pulled pork sandwich). Nice, subtle effervescence feel, without the nose tingling carbonation some drinks have. 
It’s a nice drink. Standard. Maybe since It’s also been a cider option for me, it doesn’t wow me as much as some of the others have. But, a great drink!
Cheers! 
Shaina

An Apple (Cider) A Day!

Day 3:

This cider is another standard I’ve seen floating around randomly in my area. Not as common as Woodchuck Cider, Strongbow Cider can still be found easily in the Northeast. With 5.0% ABV, this is standard as far as alcohol content. 

I’ve been in a mood for dry cider, and luckily, this is one of them. Nice, mellow flavor, without too strong an apple flavor. It’s a nice meal paired with pork (in my case, I just drank this while eating a bbq pulled pork sandwich). Nice, subtle effervescence feel, without the nose tingling carbonation some drinks have. 

It’s a nice drink. Standard. Maybe since It’s also been a cider option for me, it doesn’t wow me as much as some of the others have. But, a great drink!

Cheers! 

Shaina

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An Apple (Cider) A Day!
Day 2: 
I know! I know….You don’t even have to say it. I thought this was about apple cider. Well. Yes. So what! I do what I want…sometimes.
So, I’ve had this cider once before. I first found the West Coast based Fox Barrel Ciders when I was staying out in Portland, Oregon. The cute little red fox on the label and saw the words ‘blackberry’ and ‘cider’ on the same label and knew it was fate.
Upon opening this cider, the first thing that hits you its the powerful fruity aroma. It smells like someone shoved a whole pear inside. Don’t get me wrong, you still get that pungent whiff that a naturally fermented drink should have, but it still smelled very fresh. This is a very girl-friendly fruity drink. Much sweeter than the Crispin Cider. 
With only 5% alcohol by volume, this drink is also a bit less potent than the Crispin as well. Well worth the purchase though. It’d be perfect with chicken or grilled pizza; something with a nice charred flavor to compliment the sweet fruitiness. 
Cheers!
Shaina

An Apple (Cider) A Day!

Day 2

I know! I know….You don’t even have to say it. I thought this was about apple cider. Well. Yes. So what! I do what I want…sometimes.

So, I’ve had this cider once before. I first found the West Coast based Fox Barrel Ciders when I was staying out in Portland, Oregon. The cute little red fox on the label and saw the words ‘blackberry’ and ‘cider’ on the same label and knew it was fate.

Upon opening this cider, the first thing that hits you its the powerful fruity aroma. It smells like someone shoved a whole pear inside. Don’t get me wrong, you still get that pungent whiff that a naturally fermented drink should have, but it still smelled very fresh. This is a very girl-friendly fruity drink. Much sweeter than the Crispin Cider. 

With only 5% alcohol by volume, this drink is also a bit less potent than the Crispin as well. Well worth the purchase though. It’d be perfect with chicken or grilled pizza; something with a nice charred flavor to compliment the sweet fruitiness. 

Cheers!

Shaina

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