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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer walks past the Stayman Winesap apple trees in the family's seven acre orchard on Monday, September 9, 2013. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer tastes a Stayman Winesap apple from the family's seven acre orchard on Monday, September 9, 2013. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer checks the color of a Stayman Winesap apple seed on Monday, September 9, 2013. Guzmer checks the color of the seed to determine the ripeness of the apple. A dark brown seed is preferred. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer checks the Stayman Winesap apples in the family's seven acre orchard on Monday, September 9, 2013. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer tastes a Stayman Winesap apple from the family's seven acre orchard on Monday, September 9, 2013. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Cider maker Matthew Guzmer checks the color of a Stayman Winesap apple seed on Monday, September 9, 2013. Guzmer checks the color of the seed to determine the ripeness of the apple. A dark brown seed is preferred. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Cider maker Matthew Guzmer checks a bottle of Windy Hill Orchard hard cider as his father, Fritz maintains the controls while the cider is bottled on Monday, September 9, 2013. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard is located in York, SC. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Stayman Winesap apples are used to produce Windy Hill Orchard hard cider. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York , SC is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Cider maker Matthew Guzmer directs the bottles into the bottler while his father, Fritz maintains the controls and mother, Catherine boxes the hard cider on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off.Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    A quote from Benjamin Franklin is painted above the cider bar at Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard is among the producers of hard cider. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    (L-R) Fritz Guzmer monitors the bottling process as cider maker Matthew Guzmer prepares to load more bottles and mother, Catherine boxes the hard cider on Monday, September 9, 2013 at Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC. Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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    Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
    Hard cider, the drink of the colonists, has gotten new life thanks to the explosion in craft brewing. After being ignored in America for a hundred years, it's suddenly taking off. Windy Hill Orchard in York, SC is among the producers of hard cider. Windy Hill Orchard has been competed in the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition 8th Annual for several years. Jeff Siner - jsiner@charlotteobserver.com
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