If you’ve spent anytime eating in Chicago or perusing the Farmer’s Markets, you’ll be very familiar with Nichols Farm. Based in Marengo, IL, the family farm has been a part of the growing food scene here for well over a decade. More recently, their apples have become the basis for Virtue Cider’s latest cider, which resembles an American Colonial-style brew. It’s quite a bit different from Virtue’s Mitten and Red Streak, but food-friendly and quaffable nonetheless. Obviously, it’s available at The Hopleaf, and your finer beverage purveyors. Cheers.