I always wondered... Is cider non-alcoholic? Does it have some sort of other ingredient that makes humanoid horses go loopy? I'm asking because is I ever go to Equestria before August 2017, I don't want to be left out!
Well, to become alcoholic, the cider needs time to ferment, or rot. In the "Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" the cider was all made in 45 minutes. And besides, they wouldn't want to leave out all of the potential profit earned from foals under 21, would they? A bad business move, and it would piss off the foals.
The stuff they made for the contest was made in under an hour, yes, but the original batch (that they ran out of) could have already done so; in fact, that would help to explain the difficulty the apple family had in supplying enough cider for the town. Also, who says the drinking age in Equestria is 21?