And in Colonial times at 8.5 percent, stronger than most beers.

on 9/6/10 5:25 PM, Martin D. Zehr at [log in to unmask] wrote:

> For the same reasons Gregg provides, cider was a more popular drink, especi=
> ally the fermented variety, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries than=
>  it is today.

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