A woman walks into a pub. If that sounds like the first line of a joke, you’re right but this one is a bad joke. She asked for a cider but was served with a glass of beer. When she pointed out the barman’s mistake he responded condescendingly ‘Beer and cider – it’s the same thing’. That unfortunately is a true story. I know, I overheard the conversation.
I doubt that he is the only one who is clueless about cider. I regularly hear and read people referring to cider breweries. Cider is not apple beer and is not brewed. It is made in a cidery by pressing apples and fermenting the juice. Like wine is with grapes.