Today’s Cider News

Brix Cider’s Pub Opens in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin(March 11) – Ruppert’s and Condon’s crop has taken a fermented liquid form at what is being billed as the state’s first cider pub, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Located two blocks south of Mount Horeb’s Main Street and next door to the looming new headquarters of Duluth […]


Portland Cider Co. introduces Pineapple Rosé Cider to its seasonal lineup, allowing cider lovers to #RoseAllDay

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Co. has announced the upcoming release of Pineapple Rosé, a brand-new summer seasonal cider. Bursting with fresh juicy pineapples, Pineapple Rosé boasts a pretty in pink hue from a splash of Northwest-grown blueberries. “We’ve been working on releasing our own rosé cider for a while now, but wanted to wait […]


Crispin Cider Releases Variety Pack Featuring New Pearsecco

CHICAGO— Crispin Cider Co., known for its portfolio of ciders made with fresh-pressed apples and pears, continues to innovate with the debut of a new variety pack of 12 oz. slim cans, available now nationwide. Among the featured flavors are portfolio staples Crispin Rosé and Crispin Brut, along with a delicious new flavor, Crispin Pearsecco. […]


Diskin Cider Launches Wassail Fest and New Hopped Cider

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Diskin Cider, Nashville’s first and only craft cidery, will be officially launching a brand new seasonal cider called WeHo at their upcoming Wassail Fest event taking place this Friday, February 22. The inaugural Wassail Fest event honors the traditional revelry of wassailing (Old English for “Be Healthy”), a rollicking medieval drinking custom […]


Saint Arnold Brewing Co. to Release First Cider

HOUSTON, Texas — Having already cleansed the water and saved the townspeople with his divine ales, Saint Arnold turned his focus to man’s original nemesis: the apple. And so he ventured into the orchard, cast away the serpents, harvested the trees’ finest fruits, and created the saintly cider you will soon hold. The townspeople were […]


Citizen Cider Releases bRosé 12 oz. Cans

BURLINGTON, Vermont — Citizen Cider, founded in 2010 on a hunch and some good old-fashioned hard work, has quickly become a leading player in the craft cider arena. Citizen Cider strives to look at the bigger picture and focuses on being involved in every aspect of their supply chain, sourcing all fruit directly from local […]


Portland Cider Co. Marks Sixth Anniversary with Public Celebration and Limited Bottle Release

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – One of Oregon’s original cidermakers, Portland Cider Co. will celebrate six years in the industryon Saturday, March 9, and the cider house is celebrating with an anniversary party featuring cider sampling, live music, tours, a photo booth, a charity raffle, and a special anniversary bottle release. The event will take place on […]


Pear Rosemary: Austin Craft Cidery Releases Second Offering in Limited Maker’s Stash Series

AUSTIN, Texas – Craft cidery Austin Eastciders brightens up the dog days of winter with warm, seasonal flavors in its new Pear Rosemary Cider release. The new cider is part of the Maker’s Stash series, an experimental line of limited release ciders launched last year with its inaugural Lemon Ginger Cider. Pear Rosemary is available […]


Vermont Cider Co. to Release Woodchuck Belgian White

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — Woodchuck Hard Cider is excited to announce that fan favorite Belgian White will be released for a limited time under the Tank Series line of ciders. For those who do not remember, Belgian White was previously a part of the Private Reserve line, and ever since we took it out of rotation, […]


Ekos Enhances TTB Reporting on Cider Production Software

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — After months of development, Charlotte-based start-up, Ekos, adds significant enhancements for TTB reporting to their cider production software. Ekos Cidermaker’s tax reporting functionality gives users the ability to not only populate their numbers but also drill down into their data for the Report of Wine Premises Operations populating in Ekos, saving […]


Boyden Valley Cidery Releases Four Ciders in Cans

Boyden Valley Cidery is excited to release four ciders in cans for the first time ever! The can craze that has been sweeping the market for a few years now has inspired Boyden Valley Cidery to take their high-quality ciders, previously only available in 750ml glass bottles, and can them for the convenience of their […]


Jefferson County Ciderworks Releases Flagship Cider in Cans

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Previously available only at bars and restaurants, and to-go growlers sold at its Fairfield taproom, Jefferson County Ciderworks is now expanding into retail sales with the launch of its new canned cider line. The four packs of 16 oz. cans are now available for sale throughout Iowa. The debut flavors include OG […]


Northwest Cider Association Releases 2018 Report

PACIFIC NORTHWEST — The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) announced the release of their first annual report. This 2018 summary of the work and accomplishments details how almost 100 cidermaker members working together can accelerate the establishment of a new regional industry. “The report really tells the story of our region and shows what we’re accomplishing […]


Austin Easterciders Releases Texas Brut Cider

AUSTIN, Texas– Craft cidery Austin Eastciders starts the year off right with its new champagne-like Texas Brut Cider. The new limited release officially launches mid-December and is widely available after the new year in all Austin Eastciders markets across the country. Texas Brut Cider is a full-flavor, super dry cider with only three grams of […]


Portland Cider releases Concord Grape seasonal cider

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Company will release its Concord Grape seasonal cider in 22-oz. bottles and draft this Thursday, Jan. 17. A blend of 100 percent Northwest apple cider and freshly-pressed Northwest Concord grapes, this royal purpled-colored cider is the crowning jewel of Portland Cider’s seasonal releases. Portland Cider Co. will celebrate the release […]


Cider Riot Relaunches Burncider Pub Draught in Refillable Bottles

PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland’s Cider Riot! rings in the New Year with the relaunch of its Burncider Pub Draught cider in Oregon’s new sustainable multi-use bottles. The locally made bottles are intended to be washed and refilled rather than crushed and recycled and craft breweries throughout the state have begun using them for beer. Cider […]


Virtue Cider Launches Lower-ABV ‘Mezzo Spritz’ Line

FENNVILLE, Michigan — Virtue Cider has launched Mezzo Spritz, a classic Italian cocktail with an American twist. This low-ABV beverage is made with cider, sparkling water, and botanicals. The brand will stand separate from Virtue, as a standalone line of cider-based spritz beverages, beginning with Mezzo Spritz Blood Orange. The idea for Mezzo Spritz comes […]


Nine Pin Cider Releases Earl Grey Cider in Cans

ALBANY, New York — Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced the release of its winter seasonal cider in its specialty can series: Earl Grey, a continuing collaboration with Guilderland, N.Y.-based Short and Stout Tea Co. Earl Grey is bright and floral. Its mango-like notes will take the cider enthusiast on […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Launches SeekOut Real Hard Seltzer

Corvallis, Oregon – A few breweries in the state of Washington have begun making hard seltzer, now a popular Oregon cider maker is getting ready to jump in the game of alcoholic seltzer water. 2 Towns Ciderhouse will launch its new line of SeekOut Real Hard Seltzer in March 2019. SeekOut Real Hard Seltzer will […]


Welcome to the 4th annual Frigid Fondo in Fennville, Michigan!

VeloCity Cycles and Virtue Cider invite you to join us on Sunday, January 6, 2019, for the 4th Annual Frigid Fondo. Once on-course you can decide between a 7-, 12- and 18-mile route. This group ride will start and finish at Virtue Cider in Fennville, Michigan taking you on some great gravel roads in Allegan […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Announces Latest Kinder Cider

ARMADA, Michigan – Blake’s Hard Cider Co. has announced the third Kinder Cider in the rotating philanthropic series. Great Blakes is a seasonal coffee-infused semi-sweet hard cider made in support of nonprofits working to preserve and protect the Great Lakes. Founder and co-owner Andrew Blake says, “This movement really started from the idea of taking a […]


Buskey Cider Expands Production Capabilities

RICHMOND, Virginia –  Buskey Cider has added another 60-barrel brite tank (1,860 gallons) to its cidery at 2910 W. Leigh Street. The tank arrived this week, and Team Buskey plans to begin expanded production immediately to fill demand. This tank is the biggest piece in the team’s plan to increase output by 40 percent this […]


United States Association of Cider Makers Adds Five New Styles to Hard Cider Style Guidelines

Portland, Oregon—The United States Association of Cider Makers has released an update to their Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. USACM’s original reason for releasing a guide was to unify the language used to discuss hard cider in the marketplace. This intention remains true. In the new release, minor language changes were […]


Heineken USA to Release Strongbow Hard Cider in 100-Calorie Slim Cans

WHITE PLAINS, New York — Strongbow® Hard Ciders, the #1 global cider brand, announces the January 2019 debut of 100 Cal Slim Cans, a 12-can variety pack with three 8.5 oz. easy-to-drink flavors containing just 100 calories each. Strongbow 100 Cal Slim Cans are positioned at the intersection of cider, canned wine and hard seltzer to […]


Original Sin Cider Launches Unfiltered Single Varietal Series

NEW YORK — Original Sin announces the release of a 12oz can series of unfiltered single varietal ciders made with freshly pressed New York apples. The first of the series, Original Sin Unfiltered McIntosh Cider will be available in late November. The single varietal cloudy series of ciders will allow consumers to experience the unique […]


Buskey Cider Launches Deconstructed Heritage Blend Variety Pack

RICHMOND, Virginia  — Buskey Cider located in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia has released a groundbreaking Deconstructed Heritage Blend Variety 4-Pack, including the apples, Harrison, Ashmead’s Kernel, and Cameo as single varietals and then as a blend. This project was revolutionary in the cider world and gives customers a cider tasting experience on […]


Rosé, Regionals Driving Resurgence in Cider Sales

At the National Beer Wholesalers Association meeting in September, Nielsen vice president Danny Brager delivered a simple message to attendees who stopped by his early morning breakout session: Cider is back. According to data from the firm, off-premise sales of hard cider were up 6 percent over the 52-week period ending on August 11. But […]


C Squared Ciders to Release English Hybrid Cider

DENVER, Colorado – C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO-based independent craft cidery announced the release of Drake, the second offering from their high end and barrel-aged Sailor Series. Drake is an English-American Hybrid Cider made with heritage Chisel Jersey apples. Chisel Jersey is a cultivar of cider apples that originated in the Somerset region of England […]


2018 U.S. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners Announced

2018 U.S.. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners and Grand National Champion In the fifth annual U.S. Open Cider Championship, Cideries, wineries and breweries from Australia to Spain entered over 250 ciders representing 21 different styles. The final round of judging was held at the Big Ditch Brewing Company in Buffalo, New York. The judges were […]


Portland Cider will Ring in the Holidays with Annual Wassailing Celebration

Saturday, Dec. 1 from 12pm to 9pm at its Clackamas Pub & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd., Bldg F. The family-friendly event will feature special cider releases, performances from the Portland Revels, a toasting of the trees, caroling, and a special area with kids’ activities. Portland Cider Co. will release three winter-themed ciders […]


Common Cider Company Releases Ginger Pear Seasonal

AUBURN, California — Common Cider Company, an Auburn, California company, is excited to announce the release of Ginger Pear, their Fall/Winter Seasonal. It is a true pear cider, made with fresh pear juice from Bartlett and D’Anjou varieties grown in Oregon and Washington. Inspired by Jamaican ginger beer, the spiciness of the ginger is balanced […]


Vermont Hard Cider Introduces 802 Collection

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — From Woodchuck’s humble beginnings in a two car garage in 1991, we have always called Vermont home. We take great pride in the fact that we started in Vermont and are still in Vermont today taking advantage of the great cider making resources that the Green Mountain State offers. Because of our […]


Thatchers Cider set to introduce new Rosé Cider in the UK

UK-based Thatchers Cider is expanding its cider portfolio by introducing a new Rosé cider for the UK market. Thatchers Rosé Cider is a 4% ABV sparkling Somerset cider made from a blend of naturally sweet dessert apples such as Pink Lady, Fuji and Gala. 440ml cans of the new cider are now available nationwide from […]


Cider Week – New York City NOVEMBER 2 – 11, 2018

New York City’s Cider Week  Origin Glynwood launched the inaugural Cider Week in 2010 as an outcome of a travel exchange between French and American cider producers. Distinctive products like hard cider evoke a local food culture and sense of place that is closely tied to agriculture, in addition to garnering more profit for farmers. […]


Artifact Cider Adds Statewide Distribution in Massachusetts

Everett, Massachusetts — Artifact Cider Project, announced today that it has partnered with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance (MBA) for statewide distribution of their hard ciders. The official launch will be on November 5th, marking a new era for the company after it had self distributed in the state since its 2014 founding. The craft cidery […]


Portland Cider Co. Releases Cranberry Seasonal Cider

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Fall is in full swing, with crisp mornings, crunchy fallen leaves, and bushels of freshly picked apples. Portland Cider Co. is celebrating the season with the release of its popular Cranberry Cider, which will be available on Thursday, Nov. 1. The deliciously rich, cranberry-forward cider is a blend of fresh Northwest-grown cranberries […]


Starcut Ciders announces transition to can-only packaging and new rotating cider, Mosa

Elk Rapids, Michigan – Starcut Ciders, a division of Short’s Brewing Company, announces the transition of their packaging exclusively to cans and draft product, along with the release of their new rotating cider, Mosa. Based in Northern Michigan, the company sees this change to their lineup as a step towards engaging customers enjoying activities better […]


CiderFest NC – Asheville, North Carolina – October 13, 2018

CiderFest NC – Asheville, North Carolina – TICKETS The sixth annual CiderFest NC fundraiser is poised to welcome more pourers and guests than ever before to sample hard cider, mead and apple wine as well as local food, live music, arts and crafts, a kids zone, sustainability education area, and more, all with a breathtaking […]


Bad Granny Cider Announces Seasonal Lineup

Chelan, Washington — This fall, Chelan-based Bad Granny Cider—sister company to Karma Vineyards—will give hard cider lovers something to talk about with its seasonal line up, including the tickle-your-tongue Cidermaster Reserve prepared in the truly special Méthode Champenoise style; the blushing “In the Flesh” made from red fleshed apples with a unique pink pulp; and […]


Milwaukee Cider & Nano Beer Festival at Schlitz Park – October 6th

Everyone, grab your Uggs and dust off that transitional peacoat, fall is upon us! We are happy to announce that one of our favorite cider festivals will return this Saturday, October 6th, in Milwaukee. This is the Milwaukee Cider & Nano Beer Festival at Schlitz Park, where beer history is immortalized – the once hallowed […]


Try Ciderboys Lemon Cello for a Taste of ‘La Dolce Vita’

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin – Lemon Cello, Ciderboys’ latest limited-release hard cider is for those who want a taste of “la dolce vita” – the sweet life. Inspired by limoncello (LEE-moan CHAY-lo), the bright yellow lemon liqueur popular in southern Italy, Lemon Cello apple limoncello hard cider is abundantly aromatic and overflowing with a sweet, zesty […]


The St. Cloud Craft Beer & Ciderfest – September 22, 2018

Core fans only! The St. Cloud Craft Beer & Ciderfest was created to appeal to the other side of craft fans – those who love hard cider and other beer alternatives. That’s not to say there aren’t some traditional breweries involved; we’re all about inclusivity and celebrating the craft community as a whole! Spend a […]


Martinelli’s to Release 1868 Hard Cider for 150th Anniversary

WATSONVILLE, California — To commemorate its 150th anniversary, family owned and operated S. Martinelli & Company is introducing 1868 Hard Cider. Currently in limited distribution on the West Coast, this fresh-pressed hard cider was named in recognition of the year the company was founded. Few know that hard cider was actually the first product made […]


Portland Cider Co. Announces Details for Family Friendly Fall Apple Pressing Party on September 29th.

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Company will hold its third annual Fall Apple Pressing Party on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11am to 7pm at its Clackamas Taproom & Cidery, located at 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Bldg. F. The family friendly event is free to attend. The event will offer activities for all ages, including a […]


Wilson’s Orchard Purchases Sutliff Hard Cider Brand

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Wilson’s Orchard, a local apple producer and hard cider maker, has acquired the Sutliff Hard Cider brand with plans to broaden its varieties offered and expand their products into retail distribution throughout the state of Iowa. The merger is expected to help Wilson’s Orchard develop a broader distribution and expand its […]


Rekorderlig Releases Hård Äpple Cider in the US

New York — Rekorderlig, the premium hard cider brand from Sweden, announced the launch of Hård Äpple in the United States. The lightly carbonated cider is created in Vimmerby, Sweden using a blend of apples and the purest spring water in Europe. It is a higher alcohol, lower sugar blend than the rest of Rekorderlig’s […]


Virginia Cider Festival – September 15, 2018 – FXBG Fairgrounds

Come join us for an amazing showcase of hard cider at the Virginia Cider Festival in Fredericksburg, VA! At the Virginia Cider Festival, you and your friends will be surrounded by hard ciders from all across the country. The event will also feature even more Virginia Cider this year from cideries like Cobbler Mountain, Potter’s, […]


Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show – September 14-16

The Annual Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show started in 1924. In Mendocino County’s historic and picturesque Anderson Valley, it has remained an old-time harvest festival. This, in the face of a flourishing wine industry and greatly increased tourist traffic, is a cause for celebration. Once a year, Anderson Valley’s biggest metropolis (the sign says […]


Portland Cider Company Releases Pumpkin Spice Fall Seasonal

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Companyhas released its seasonal fall favorite, Pumpkin Spice Cider. This classic American semi-sweet apple cider is made with 100 percent freshly-pressed Northwest apples and a blend of the spices typically found in pumpkin pie: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and ginger. “Our Pumpkin Spice cider is our tribute to the flavors […]


Blackberry Wild Is Back as Seasonal Flavor

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin – What was once a limited release flavor in 2016 returns as fall seasonal flavor for Ciderboys Hard Cider. It was only a matter of time before Ciderboys reintroduced this popular blend of blackberry juice and crisp apple cider. Due in equal parts to customer demand and a desire to innovate, Blackberry […]


Portland Cider Introduces ‘The Perfect 10’ to Year-Round Portfolio

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Co. has introduced a new cider to its year-round lineup. The Perfect 10 is an artisanal hard apple cider crafted in the style of a traditional English Scrumpy or Imperial Cider, with a clean Northwest finish. The Perfect 10 is a blend of 100 percent Northwest apples, fermented cold and […]


Cider Summit Seattle September 7th- 8th. Listing of attending cideries

Cider Summit Seattle takes place on Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th at the South Lake Union Discovery Center. The event features in excess of 150 different ciders from 50 different producers. We share the list of producers and ciders below. Location: South Lake Union Discovery Center Lawn 101 Westlake Ave. N. Seattle, WA […]


2018 U.S. Open Cider Championship – Registration: Now thru October 12th

Registration is now open for the U.S. Open Cider Championship. Ciders must be registered by October 12. This year, the cider entries will be sent to Oxford, Ohio(Just outside of Cincinnati). These entries will need to arrive between October 15-26. Each cidery/brewery/winery may enter a maximum of 10 entries. Entry fee will be $60 per […]


Ciderfest at CIA Copia

Join us at the CIA at Copia for our second annual Ciderfest! We will be featuring fall’s favorite fruit – apples – as we enjoy a day of seasonal libations, delicious eats, and fun entertainment. Spend the afternoon listening to live music, courtesy of The Pine Needles, and sample local ciders with friends and family […]


Former Energy VP Launches Hard Cider Import Company

HOUSTON, Texas — Thirty years ago, Veronique Eichler’s career in the energy industry meant she was often the only woman in the room. Her new venture, as the exclusive importer of Shield Cider, gives her the opportunity to shatter yet another glass ceiling – the one atop the heavily male-dominated wine and spirits industry. Although […]


Sycamore Brewing Releases Wild Blossom Cider

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Sycamore Brewing is excited to announce the release of a new family of brands with the launch of Wild Blossom Cider. Wild Blossom’s line-up includes Rosé and Brut ciders and will be available in both 4-pack 16oz cans and draft. During the spring of 2019, the Wild Blossom Cidery will release seasonal […]


Austin Craft Cidery Releases Its First Limited Release Cider in a Can

AUSTIN, Texas – Craft cidery Austin Eastciders is putting drinks lovers in an autumnal state of mind with its first limited release cider in a can, Austin Eastciders Spiced Cider. The new limited offering officially launches mid-August and is widely available after Labor Day in all Austin Eastciders markets across the country. Made with a […]


Eden Specialty Ciders Introduces Heritage Cider in Cans

NEW YORK, New York — Just in time for the tail end of summer parties and the beginning of tailgating season, Eden Specialty Ciders, a leading U.S. producer of heritage and ice ciders, is proud to introduce its new Heritage Cider in a can. “Heritage cider,” recently defined as a cider style by the U. S. […]


New Illinois Law Allows Breweries to Sell Guest Beer and Cider in Taprooms

House Bill 4897 gives brewers more freedom to sell, purchase, store beer and cider NORMAL, Ill., Aug. 11, 2018 — Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation that makes it possible for Illinois brewers to serve a greater selection of beers at their own taprooms, giving smaller breweries new opportunities to expand their businesses without having […]


Sonoma County Cider Week from August 3rd – 12th

In the spirit of community and camaraderie, Sonoma County Cider makers have banded together to kick off the first Sonoma County Cider Week from August 3rd – 12th. The cider-centric celebration will be held in various locations throughout Sonoma County to showcase the extraordinary quality and diversity of ciders made in erstwhile wine country. Our […]


9th Annual Cider Summit Seattle Retures September 7-8

Seattle, Washington – The 9th annual Cider Summit SEA, the region’s largest hard cider tasting festival returns to Seattle to celebrate the fastest growing segment of the craft beverage market. Cider Summit Seattle will take place Friday, September 7th from 3pm to 8pm (VIP session starts at 2pm-3pm) and Saturday, September 8th from noon to […]


Braxton Brewing Releases Kickback Hard Cider Line in Cans

COVINGTON, Ky. — After years of product testing and development Braxton Brewing Company is launching into a new category. Cans of Kickback Hard Apple Cider and Kickback Rosé Cider will be available across the company’s distribution network the week of July 23rd. Co-Founder and Brewmaster Richard Dubé has spent years developing the perfect cider, and it’s […]


Portland Cider Releases Pineapple Seasonal Cider

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — Summer is here, and with it comes the release of Portland Cider Co.’s beloved Pineapple Cider in 22-ounce bottles. Sweetened with fresh pressed pineapple juice, this seasonal cider is like a sun filled day at the beach; it might as well come with a little paper umbrella. Portland Cider blended fresh pineapple […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Names New VP of Sales and Marketing

ARMADA, Michigan — One of the fastest growing craft hard cider companies in the US, according to Neilsen Data, continues to mature. Blake’s completed a $2 million production expansion last year, giving the Michigan cidery the ability to produce over 128,000 barrels annually. With the production capacity to meet ever-increasing demand, Blake’s is now focusing […]


2018 Portland International Cider Cup Announces Medal Winning Ciders

2018 Portland International Cider Cup  Medal Winners and Cideries of the Year Cideries of the Year: Large Cidery of the Year – 2 Towns Ciderhouse Small Cidery of the Year – Montana CiderWorks Medium Cider of the Year – Swift Cider New Cidery of the Year – Western Cider Company Best of Show: Sea Cider […]


Stormalong Cider Introduces Light of the Sun and Red Skies at Night Cider

HERBORN, Massachusetts  — Stormalong Cider’s core lineup, including two new additions, is now available in 16 ounce cans. Stormalong’s core lineup of ciders was previously available only in 12 ounce cans. The move to 16 ounce cans better aligns with preferences of craft cider drinkers and also provides Stormalong with increased flexibility and creativity. “If […]


Sonoma Cider Assets Scheduled to be Sold at Auction

More than a month after Sonoma Beverage Works lost its investor funding and abruptly ceased operations, the assets of the Northern California cider and wine company are being liquidated. According to an April 17 notice to creditors, Sonoma Beverage Works, whose brands include Sonoma Cider and Ahoy Wines, transferred ownership of the company’s physical assets […]


Ridge Cider Launches 3 Varieties in Cans

GRANT, Michigan — Ridge Cider, one of Michigan’s fastest-growing hard cider producers, announced today the addition of canned ciders to its packaged lineup, debuting the new product at the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens as well as local retail this month. Ridge’s newest packaged cider, Berries, a tart and tangy blush of […]


Entrepreneur Behind Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company Launches Sound Craft Seltzer

SEATTLE, Washington — Three is certainly the magic number. Sound Craft Seltzer Co., the newest craft beverage brand from local Seattle sister companies Two Beers Brewing and Seattle Cider Company, is slated to hit the market as the craft answer to the burgeoning hard seltzer trend. The cornerstone of Sound Seltzer emphasizes putting ingredients first- […]


8th annual Cider Summit PDX returns to Portland June 29 and June 30

Portland, Oregon – The 8th annual Cider Summit PDX, the region’s largest artisanal hard cider tasting festival, returns to Portland this summer to celebrate one of the fastest growing segments of the craft beverage market. Cider Summit PDX will take place June 29 and June 30 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in […]


MN Cider Guild Presents 2018 Minnesota Cider Week

Minneapolis, Minnesota — The Minnesota Cider Guild is celebrating the 8th annual Minnesota Cider Week with a full list of events June 2-9, culminating with the MN Craft Cider Festival on Saturday, June 9, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. at Como Lakeside Pavilion with over 80 ciders from local, national and international cideries. Minnesota Cider Week takes […]


C Squared Ciders to Release Cucumber Mint Cider and Mixed Pack

DENVER, Colorado — C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO based independent craft cidery announced the release of Cühl, an off-dry, summer seasonal cider made with fresh-pressed cucumber juice and spearmint. Landing at 5.5% ABV, cooling cucumber and fresh spring mint compliment the bright crisp apple character of this crushable seasonal cider. “We produced a very […]


Seattle Cider Company Releases Berry Rosé Summer Seasonal

SEATTLE, Washington – Seattle Cider Company is celebrating warmer weather and sunny days with the much-anticipated release of Berry Rosé! Fermented on fresh, local Washington blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry juice and white wine yeast, Berry Rosé is slightly tart on the start and slightly sweet on the finish. Berry Rosé is a sparkling, full flavored […]


Ernest Cider Company to Release Wild Blueberry Cider

TORONTO, Ontario – This spring, Ernest Cider Co., Canada’s first cidery to be B-Corp Certified and Bullfrog Powered, gives drinkers a new, juicy, and delicious choice: Ernest Wild Blueberry Cider. Fermented with Canadian wild blueberries and back-sweetened with local blueberry honey and pure Canadian blueberry juice, Ernest Cider delivers the crisp and refreshing qualities of […]


Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest – April 21 from Noon to 7pm

Hood River Valley’s hard cider scene is exploding. These craft cider makers source the apples, pears and other fruits from the 440+ local orchardists, creating ciders that truly give you a taste of Hood River, and place the region at the forefront of the new national hard cider movement. The Hood River Hard-Pressed Cider Fest […]


Citizen Cider in Vermont Announces Expansion

BURLINGTON, Vermont — Citizen Cider, founded in 2010 on a hunch and some good old-fashioned hard work, has quickly become a leading player in the craft cider arena. Citizen Cider strives to look at the bigger picture and focuses on being involved in every aspect of their supply chain, sourcing all fruit directly from local […]


Sonoma Cider Closes After Losing Investor Funding

After raising more than $6 million from investors over the last five years, Sonoma Cider has ceased operations at its production facility and taproom in Northern California, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported. In a statement issued to the Press Democrat, Sonoma Cider co-founder and CEO David Cordtz said the Healdsburg-based maker of hard cider products “suddenly and […]


Carlson Orchards Launches Hard Cider Line

HARVARD, Massachusetts — The Carlson family, along with the team at New England Apple Products of Leominster, MA, are pleased to announce the establishment of Carlson Orchards Hard Cider, continuing a long tradition of working with apples. Carlson Orchards has produced Massachusetts’ market leading non-alcoholic farmstand cider for the last 40 years. This premium cider […]


Nine Pin Cider Announces Urban Orchard Project

ALBANY, New York — Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced it will plant and develop an urban orchard in Albany’s Washington Park, among the first of its kind in a major U.S. city. The urban orchard is being organized in partnership with the City of Albany, the Washington Park Conservancy, […]


Rekorderlig Hard Cider to Release Strawberry-Lime Flavor on Draft

NEW YORK — Rekorderlig (Rek-order-lig), a beautifully Swedish premium hard cider crafted and imported from Vimmerby, Sweden using a blend of fruit and top quality spring water from the Boulder-Ridge River, is thrilled to debut it’s Strawberry-Lime flavor on draft in the U.S. The sweet and tangy brew will be available in California, Florida, New […]


Portland Cider Company Expands Distribution in Washington

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — Portland Cider Company has announced a new distribution partnership with NW Beverages of Washington. Effective immediately, craft cider fans will discover a greater selection of Portland Cider products at their favorite retailers in NW Beverages distribution territory, which covers Washington state west of the Cascades, including the peninsula and islands. In conjunction […]


Stormalong Cider Expands Distribution to Vermont

 SHERBORN, Massachusetts — Stormalong Cider is now available to licensed restaurants and retailers throughout Vermont thanks to its distribution partnership with Farrell Distributing. Residents of Vermont can now purchase and enjoy Stormalong’s core line-up of ciders including the tannic flagship Legendary Dry, a Citra dry-hopped cider, and Mass Appeal featuring McIntosh apples balancing tart and […]


Angry Orchard Releases Understood in Motion 03, Exclusive American Cider Collaboration Created with Renowned UK Cider Maker Tom Oliver

WALDEN, New York – Angry Orchard today announced the launch of Understood in Motion 03, a new collaboration cider created with distinguished U.K. Cider Maker Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry. The series’ latest cider began in two orchards separated by an ocean: renowned U.K. Cider Maker Tom Oliver’s cider house in Ocle Pychard, […]


Buskey Cider to Release Cans of Orange Ginger Cider

RICHMOND, Virginia — Buskey Cider, located in Richmond’s own Scott’s Addition, will be releasing their first batch of limited release cans on Wednesday, March 21st at 5pm. The cider is a new release which is made from three ingredients: fresh apples, fresh oranges, and fresh ginger – exactly what you’d expect! They zested fresh oranges, […]


Virtue Cider Releases 2018 Rosé Cider in Cans

FENNVILLE, Michigan — Virtue Cider announces the release of this year’s Rosé cider. Our cidermakers spent many months working with a range of botanicals to get just the right blend. Rosé pours with the light pink of spring apple blossoms, with bright floral notes and hints of fresh-picked apple, grapefruit peel, and green strawberry. The […]


Castle Hill Cider Awarded 2018 Governor’s Cup Gold

Keswick, Virginia: Castle Hill Cider recently received Gold Medal recognition in the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Cup Competition for Serendipity 2016. Gold Medals are awarded to Outstanding/Classic products with an average of 90-100 points after the judges’ multi-round evaluations. Over a four-week period, Jay Youmans – one of only 45 Masters of Wine (MW) in the […]


Colorado Cider Company Releases Pearsnickety in Cans

DENVER, Colorado — Colorado Cider Company, is announcing the release of four-pack cans of Pearsnickety across Colorado starting in early March. “Pearsnickety has been one of our most requested products for cans and we are excited to get it out there,” said Sales Director Xandy Bustamante. “Made with all Colorado Bartlett Pears it’s a nice […]


Buskey Cider Collaborates with Isley Brewing on Stout Cider

RICHMOND, Virginia — Richmond’s own Buskey Cider has made a Stout Cider, made with gluten free ingredients from dark beers, namely coffee beans, cocoa nibs and husks, and Belgian candi! This beverage was made in collaboration with Isley Brewing Company for the 2018 SABD Collaboration Crawl includes 10 alcohol producers in Scott’s Addition located in […]


Austin Eastciders Expands Distribution to the Carolinas

AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Eastciders, the number one craft cider in Texas and number three in the U.S., rolls out its line of easy-drinking ciders to North Carolina and South Carolina this month. Mims Distributing, Carolina Premium, Caffey Distributing, Coastal Beverage and United Beverage are the wholesale partners for the venture. Cider lovers in the […]


Oregon Brewers Festival includes cider for first time

PORTLAND, Oregon — More than 70,000 beer lovers are expected to travel from around the world to attend the 31st annual Oregon Brewers Festival (OBF) this summer. Considered one of the nation’s longest-running and best-loved craft beer events, the outdoor festival will take place July 26 through July 29 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Passion Statement

CORVALLIS, Oregon — Passion Statement, 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s current Limited Release, pairs flavorful Yellow Maracuyá passion fruit with fresh-pressed Northwest apples and D’Anjou pears. Sensational and exotic, Passion Statement stands out from the crowd with a flashy tropical tang that turns heads and tips pint glasses! When you try it, you won’t be able to […]


Vermont Cider Company Launches New Tank Series with Release of Woodchuck Pear Ginger

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — Woodchuck® Hard Cider is excited to announce that it will release a new line up of ciders starting in 2018 called Tank Series. Woodchuck has always been synonymous with innovation and our cider makers honor this pioneering spirit with the Tank Series. Each cider will be in the market for three to […]


Seattle Cider Company Expands Distribution to Montana

SEATTLE, Washington — Seattle Cider Company is thrilled to announce that it will introduce its’ unique brand of ciders to Montana through a network of multiple distributors. The Seattle-based cidery signed distribution agreements with Summit Beverage Company in the Missoula and Butte markets, Bronken’s Distributing in the Bozeman market, and Fun Beverage covering Northwest Montana. […]


The NW Cider Association Presents Cider Rite Of Spring On March 10th in Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon – Cider Rite of Spring is a celebration of the blossoming Northwest Cider industry— an annual cider tasting event welcoming the return of spring, featuring over 100 unique ciders served by over 30 different cidermakers and cidery representatives in beautifully renovated historic event space, the Leftbank Annex in NE Portland. The Rite of […]


Austin Eastciders Adds Ruby Red Grapefruit Offering to Year-Round Lineup

AUSTIN, Texas — Grapefruit season is now year-round as Austin Eastciders adds Ruby Red Grapefruit to their wildly popular line of pre-Prohibition style Texas ciders. The new offering – available in Austin Eastciders markets starting February 26 – is a refreshing and slightly tart cider made with Ruby Red Grapefruits from the Texas Rio Grande […]


Boston Beer Company Releases Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider

WALDEN, N.Y. – This spring, Angry Orchard, the leading U.S. cider maker[1], gives drinkers a new, unexpected and delicious choice poised to be the year’s hottest drink: Angry Orchard Rosé hard cider. Made with a delicious blend of apples including rare red flesh apples from France, Angry Orchard Rosé delivers the crisp and refreshing qualities […]


Stem Ciders to Open Acreage Restaurant on February 24, 2018

DENVER, COLORADO — Acreage, the new cider house and eatery on top of the hill in Lafayette (1380 Horizon Ave., Unit A), will open on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. The collaboration between Stem Ciders, Kelly Whitaker’s Id Est. Hospitality Group and Chef Daniel Asher, comes to life across the expansive 12-acre property, which will soon […]


Angry Orchard Hard Cider Sponsors 2018 Kentucky Derby

WALDEN, N.Y. – America’s most popular hard cider maker[1] Angry Orchard today announced its sponsorship of the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, North America’s oldest continuously held sporting event. At the Derby, Angry Orchard will feature its newest hard cider innovation Angry Orchard Rosé as the Derby’s official hard cider. Angry Orchard will […]


Louis Raison Announces Return of French Cidre to U.S.

SEATTLE — Louis Raison French Cidre, the number one selling cider in France, is coming to the United Sates in March! Rooted in family tradition since 1923, Louis Raison is far from your typical American cider. The Louis Raison family takes pride in maintaining cooperative farming practices as well as the utmost attention to quality […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse to Release Pacific Pineapple Cider

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Ripe Costa Rican Gold pineapples drop in on a fresh-pressed wave of Northwest apples in Pacific Pineapple, the latest cider to be added to 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s year-round offerings. Jam packed with fresh-pressed Pacific Northwest apple character and juicy Costa Rica pineapples, this sessionable cider is the perfect blend of PNW and […]


Ash & Elm Cider Co. to Release Craft Cider in Cans

Ash & Elm Cider Co. will begin distribution of their Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sunset Tart Cherry ciders beginning February 24 with a launch party taking place at the tasting room on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis on the same day. Cans will be released in 12 oz 4-packs with design by award-winning local designer Amy […]


Golden State Cider to Release New Harvest Series

SEBASTOPOL, Calif. – The founders of Golden State Cider (GSC) are excited to announce the release of ‘The Elder Tree’, the first of their new Harvest Series Ciders; a seasonal product line featuring traditionally fermented local and estate California heirloom apples. Barrel fermented in neutral oak and aged for 12 months, ‘The Elder Tree’ features […]


Jefferson County Ciderworks to Open New Production Facility

FAIRFIELD, Iowa — Three years after opening its cidery and taproom, Jefferson County Ciderworks is expanding, moving the majority of its production to a new facility within the City of Fairfield. The 12,000+ square foot building will allow the cidery to dramatically increase its production to meet current market demands, as well as expand into […]


Alpenfire Cider releases Discovery Trail “Cider on the Go” in collaboration with the Olympic Discovery Trail

Port Townsend, WA – – Alpenfire Cider is pleased to announce its partnership with the Peninsula Trails Coalition to create a very special cider benefitting the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT). A percentage of each cider bag sold will go to assist in expanding the trail as well as trail care and maintenance. The Discovery Trail […]


MillerCoors to Release Crispin Cider Co. Rosé Cider

CHICAGO — Crispin Cider Co., known for its portfolio of ciders made with fresh-pressed apples and pears, has declared that in 2018, the popular phrase “rosé all day” becomes “rosé all year” with the introduction of its latest offering, Crispin Rosé. Crafted with real rose petals, hibiscus, and an elegant blend of fresh-pressed juices made […]


Bold Rock Hard Cider to Release Rosé Hard Cider in February

NELLYSFORD, Va. — Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced the launch of its new seasonal cider, Rosé.Available on shelves February 5, Rosé is a fruit-forward, rosé-inspired cider with a crisp berry finish. Bold Rock’s first seasonal of 2018 is sure to inspire craft beer and wine drinkers alike to enjoy the onset of spring. Much […]


New Cider Bar in Deep Ellum Promises to Change the Way You Think About the Sweet Drink

Something sweet is brewing in Deep Ellum this year. The neighborhood will get its first hard cider company when Trinity Cider moves in next month. The bar and cidery will set up shop at 2656 Main St., next to Pecan Lodge, and is expected to open early this summer. Trinity Cider will offer a full […]


Portland Cider Co. Releases Concord Grape Seasonal Cider

CLACKAMAS, Ore. — Remember being a kid and drinking juice boxes with lunch and snacks? Whether it was Hi-C, Juicy Juice, Minute Maid, or Capri Sun, grape was always one of the go-to flavors. Today, Portland Cider Company is pleased to announce the release of Concord Grape as a new addition to its lineup of […]


Portland Cider Co. Releases New Packaging, Sangria Cider in Cans

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Cider Co. is ringing in the New Year with the introduction of sustainable six-pack boxes. In accordance with its sustainability standards, Portland Cider Co. has transitioned from recyclable plastic Pak-Tek carriers to a six-pack box made of 100 percent recycled corrugated cardboard. “Our fans and retail partners have been asking for […]


Nine Pin Cider Releases Earl Grey Cider in Cans

ALBANY, N.Y. — Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced the release of a new cider in its specialty can series: Earl Grey, the latest collaboration with Guilderland, N.Y.-based Short and Stout Tea Co. Earl Grey is bright and floral. Its mango-like notes will take the cider enthusiast on a tropical […]


Makers of craft beer, artisanal spirits, hard cider get U.S. tax cut in new year

Makers of craft beer, artisanal spirits, hard cider and mead may lift their glasses a bit higher next year as the result of a little noticed provision in the sweeping tax overhaul the U.S. Congress passed this week. Tucked away in Part IX, sections 13801 through 13808, are sharply lowered excise taxes on a liquor […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Announces New Foraged Series

ARMADA, Mich. – Located on an 800-acre family-owned farm, Blake’s Hard Cider has always used its landscape as inspiration for its products. Known for its innovative liquid like El Chavo, a sweet and spicy mango habanero cider, and Tonic, a cucumber ginger semi-sweet, the Blake’s have found success in using ingredients right off the property. […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Man Gogh Limited Release Imperial Cider

CORVALLIS, Ore. — 2 Towns Ciderhouse releases Man Gogh, a tropical-inspired Limited Release Imperial Cider, available starting this week. Tangy and equatorial, Man Gogh is a true masterpiece, artfully bringing together tropical fruit and peppers. Fresh ingredients with opposing characteristics work together to whisk you away to paradise. Van Gogh himself once said, “Great things […]


Portland Cider Co. Releases Oregon Wild Cider

CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Portland Cider Company has announced the second annual release of its Oregon Wild Cider, a cider that embodies community, sustainability, tradition, and charity. Oregon Wild Cider will be released Friday, Dec. 1, at the Portland Cider Co.’s Wassail Holiday Party, taking place from 6pm to 11pm at Portland Cider Co.’s Clackamas Pub […]


Downeast Cider House Unleashed “Drone Squad” for #CyderMonday Deliveries in Boston

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As scores of cider fans clamored for the chance to have their online orders delivered by drone today, Downeast Cider House, Boston’s own makers of delicious unfiltered craft ciders, provided a much-needed respite from the shopping madness. Rather than reaching for the skies, the local cidermaker unleashed a team of freaky human robot cider […]


2017 U.S. Open Cider Championship Announces Medal Winners and Grand National Champion

2017 U.S. Open Cider Championship Results In the third annual U.S. Open Cider Championship, Cideries, wineries and breweries from Washington State to the United Kingdom entered over 240 ciders representing 20 different styles for 2017 U.S. Open Cider Championship. The final round of judging was held at the Big Ditch Brewing Company in Buffalo, New […]


C Squared Ciders to Release Cousteau Barrel-Aged Cider

DENVER — C Squared Ciders, a Denver, CO based independent craft cidery announced the release of Cousteau, the first cider from their high end and barrel-aged Sailor Series. Cousteau is a French American Hybrid Cider made with Newtown Pippin and French Bittersweet apples. A mixed culture fermentation, including wild yeast strains, was slowly fermented and […]


Stem Ciders to Open Culinary Venture

DENVER — Colorado craft cidery, Stem Ciders, announces a collaboration with nationally acclaimed chef Daniel Asher of River and Woods, and Kelly Whitaker of Basta and Id Est Hospitality Group, to open the cidery’s first culinary venture, Acreage, located in Vista Business Park, 1380 Horizon Avenue, Unit A, Lafayette. Nestled in Stem Ciders’ facility that […]


Buskey Cider Cans Tart Cherry Cider

RICHMOND, Va. — Buskey Cider is rolling out its Tart Cherry Cider in cans on November 11th, the first flavored cans that the cidery has released. The cherries used in the Tart Cherry lend this cider its signature blush color while complementing the apples to create a bright and refreshing cider. Buskey was the first […]


Magners Voted Best Cider in Australia

DUBLIN & LONDON–(Business Wire)–C&C Group plc, the leading manufacturer, marketer and distributor of branded cider, beer, wine, soft drinks and bottled water announces that Magners Original Apple has been voted Australia’s best cider, winning ‘Best in Show’ at the 2017 Australian Cider Awards. As well as the top honour, Magners Original Apple also won Best […]


Sprecher Brewing Company Releases Cidre de Pomme, Cranberry Cidre de Pomme, and Perry Sparkling Pear Wine

Glendale, WI – Fall is the season of warm memories and change. As leaves begin to drop from the trees, new fruits such as apples, cranberries and pears appear on store shelves in myriad forms signaling cooler temperatures and celebrations with family and friends. In 2014 Sprecher Brewery introduced Cidre de Pomme, a lightly carbonated […]


Registration Opens for v in Baltimore As Heritage Cider Track Announced

Registration is now open for CiderCon 2018, to be held January 31 – February 2, 2018 at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland. CiderCon is the premier annual opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. For the first time in its seven-year history, the annual CiderCon conference of the United States Association […]


Bold Rock Hard Cider Announces Release of New Winter Seasonal, Orchard Frost

NELLYSFORD, VA —OCTOBER 26, 2017–Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced the launch of its new seasonal cider, Orchard Frost. Available on shelves November 10, Orchard Frost is a winter-inspired cider made with locally grown Blue Ridge Mountain apples that features hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla and caramel. First test-launched in Bold Rock’s Virginia tap […]


6th Annual Colorado Cider Festival – October 28th, 2017 at Delicious Orchards

This weekend is the 6th Annual Colorado Cider Festival – October 28th, 2017 at Delicious Orchards. Taste ciders from all around the Rocky Mountain Region. Music all day with The Solar Brothers, Niceness, and Taylor Scott. This year we welcome tasting from: Big B’s Stem Saint Vrain Colorado Cider Company C Squared Wild Cider Talbott’s […]


Angry Orchard announces the release of Angry Orchard Pear, a delicately crafted fruit cider made with apples and pears

WALDEN, N.Y. — Angry Orchard, America’s leading cider maker, today announced the release of Angry Orchard Pear, a delicately crafted fruit cider made with apples and pears. The cider makers at Angry Orchard are passionate about high-quality ingredients and exploring innovative techniques to create unique and interesting styles. Angry Orchard Pear is made with a […]


Rekorderlig Cider Releases Seasonal Spiced Apple Hard Cider in U.S. Markets

Vimmerby, Sweden — Rekorderlig Cider Seasonal Spiced Apple Hard Cider now available in select United States markets. ‘Beautifully Swedish’ Fall Flavor Returns: available throughout the winter months and can be served hot or cold. TASTING NOTES: Rekorderlig Spiced Apple Hard Cider is an aromatic blend ofEuropean apples infused with cinnamon and vanilla, Rekorderlig Spiced AppleHard […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Adds Distribution in Alabama

ARMADA, Michigan – The Midwest’s most visited Orchard and Cider Mill turned hard cider company, is expanding its footprint yet again. Blake’s Hard Cider Co., located on an 800-acre farm an hour north of Detroit, has announced the launch of its 13th state – Alabama. Founder and co-owner, Andrew Blake explains, “The move into Alabama […]


3 New England Cider Producers Collaborate on 4-Pack

SHERBORN, Mass. — Farnum Hill Ciders, Stormalong Cider, and Eden Specialty Ciders have teamed up to release a “Cider-Grown New England” collaboration: a 4-pack containing a different cider in each 12-oz can. Besides offering unusual and delicious ciders, these makers want to highlight the extraordinary qualities of “bittersweet” and “bittersharp” cider apple varieties. These high-tannin apples […]


Enlighten Your Inner Self With Zen Berry

STEVENS POINT, Wis.  (October 5, 2017) – Sweetness and tartness are the yin and yang of Zen Berry, a new hard cider available now from Wisconsin’s Ciderboys  Cider Co. This new fruitful pairing from Ciderboys combines the sweetness of apple cider with the fruity tartness of boysenberry, a hybrid of raspberry, European blackberry, and American […]


US Association of Cider Makers Introduces Style Guidelines

In an effort to help wholesalers, retailers and consumers better understand the differences between a growing number of hard ciders now being sold across the country, the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) today unveiled its first-ever set of style guidelines. The new guidelines — which drew inspiration from existing guidelines already in use by the […]


Atlanta Hard Cider Co. Releases Flagship Cider – Crisp Apple

Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Hard Cider Co. is excited to announce the release of their first cider, Crisp Apple, to the Atlanta market. Starting September 27th, this easy-drinking hard cider will be available in kegs and six packs of 12 oz. cans. Crisp Apple will be available for purchase in bars, restaurants, and other fine […]


ALPENFIRE CIDER: New Ciders, New Look, New Decade

Port Townsend, WA — Alpenfire Cider is celebrating a new decade of producing organic cider in the Pacific Northwest with the release of new vintages and a new look to the family owned brandmark. As part of this celebration, Alpenfire will be launching their much anticipated Cider Club which will allow members access to limited […]


Strongbow Hard Apple Ciders Honors Heirloom Apples With New Artisanal Blend

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — As farmers head into orchards and vineyards for the yearly harvest, many people are unaware of the similarities between cider apples and wine grapes. Both fruits thrive under ideal natural growing conditions and boast thousands of different flavorful varieties; hard apple cider was even served as an […]


Anheuser-Busch InBev Buys Remaining Stake in Virtue Cider

Anheuser-Busch InBev, via its High End craft and import division, has acquired the remainder of Michigan’s Virtue Cider, the company announced today. Greg Hall, the former brewmaster at Goose Island, which is also owned by A-B InBev, launched Virtue Cider with partner Stephen Schmakel and 31 investors in 2011 after his father, John Hall, sold […]


Rekorderlig to Launch Mango-Raspberry Hard Cider in 15 States

NEW YORK, NY: Rekorderlig, an award-winning premium hard cider crafted and imported from Åbro, a fourth-generation family owned brewery located in Vimmerby, Sweden, is pleased to introduce their sixth flavor to the United States market; Mango-Raspberry. Hitting shelves in more than 15 states including California, Florida, Georgia, Arizona and Hawaii the first week of September, […]


Lionheart Cider Rebrands to the Minneapolis Cider Company

This summer, hard cider producer, Lionheart Cider, announced that they were rebranding to the Minneapolis Cider Company and opening a production facility and taproom in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Our goal from very early on has been to open a production facility and taproom in Minneapolis,” says co-founder and head cidermaker Jason Dayton. “Starting the business in […]


New York-based Angry Orchard Launches Understood in Motion 02, New Bi-Coastal American Cider Collaboration with Oregon-based E.Z. Orchards

WALDEN, N.Y.– East coast meets west coast with Understood in Motion 02, a collaboration between Angry Orchard Hard Cider (Walden, NY), America’s leading cider maker, and E.Z. Orchards Cidre (Salem, OR), expert cider apple orchardists. This new cider was born of two American cider makers’ shared commitment to raising awareness of the cider industry, as […]


Portland Cider Company to Create ‘Oregon Wild’ Community Cider from Recycled Apples

Clackamas, Oregon — Portland Cider Company has announced details for its second annual PDX Apple Recycling, a program that collects bushels of apples from the backyards of neighbors in the Portland Metropolitan area and hand presses them into a community cider to support a local charity. Portland Cider Co. is encouraging the community to recycle […]


The Northwest Cider Association Announces It’s Seventh Annual Washington Cider Week

The Northwest Cider Association (NWCA) has announced the seventh annual Washington Cider Week, a 10-day craft cider celebration. Cider Week kicks off on September 7th. Get ready for this 10 day bevy of beverages from the simple to the significant; from dinner pairing menus to tap take overs, and much more. Washington is one of […]


Cider Lovers Rejoice | 3 Daughters Brewing’s New ‘Orchard’

3 Daughters Brewing, on the list of Tampa Bay’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies, opened a cider bar this month known as The Orchard. Launching their cider company near the first of the year, 3 Daughters Brewing currently distributes (2) ciders, an Original semi-sweet apple cider, and Key Lime cider. In addition to the Original and […]


Orcas Island Cider and Mead Festival

JULY 22, 2017 /// VILLAGE GREEN, EASTSOUND, WA /// 11 AM-4 PM From 11 AM-4 PM, the Eastsound Village Green on Orcas Island will be packed with people enjoying a multitude of ciders and meads to benefit Orcas Island Children’s House. The big white tent will be filled with a number of hard cider and […]


Summer Seasonal Strawberry Cider released by Portland Cider Company

PORTLAND, OR(July) – Strawberry has made its debut in the Portland Cider Company seasonal line of ciders. Delicate and delicious, Strawberry is a blend of Portland Cider Co.’s award-winning Pearfect Perry made with 100% Northwest pears – Bartlett and D’ Anjou specifically – and Oregon strawberries. With its light pink color, fresh strawberry aroma, and […]


DESTIHL Brewery Acquires License to Produce Cider, Wine and Mead

Normal, IL – DESTIHL Brewery is excited to announce that it has acquired the requisite license to brew hard cider, wine and mead. This announcement and milestone in DESTIHL Brewery’s history shortly follows the grand opening of DESTIHL’s new production brewery and Beer Hall located in Normal, IL. DESTIHL Brewery will join several other notable […]


Stormalong Cider Opens New Production Facility in Massachusetts

Leominster, MA – Stormalong Cider opened a new production facility in May constructed inside the New England Apple Products building in Leominster, MA. The new capacity will allow Stormalong to ferment and package cider in 100 BBL batches. Founded in 2014, Stormalong Cider has operated out of a converted barn in Sherborn, MA on its […]


Tieton Cider Works Releases Bourbon Peach Cider

Yakima, WA — Tieton Cider Works, a farm-based craft cider company, announced they have released their summertime limited addition called “Bourbon Peach.” This follows a series of Norwest-based fruit selections that will be part of Tieton Cider Works’ seasonal draft offerings. Bourbon Peach is made with Northwest-sourced peaches and aged with bourbon barrel. On the […]


2017 Portland International Cider Cup Winners

Congratulations to the 2017 Portland International Cider Cup winners. Chosen from 168 entrants, these ciders highlight this region’s best in production. Best of Show Western Cider Company, McIntosh Heritage Dry Cider Best of Show Montana CiderWorks, North Fork Traditional English Sweet Cider Runner-up Cideries of the Year Large Cidery of the Year 2 Towns Ciderhouse […]


Virtue Cider Releasing 2 New Brands: Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey

Fennville, Michigan – Virtue Cider introduces two new ciders this summer: Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey. Both ciders are being introduced this month in draft, and 12-ounce bottle six-packs will be available in August 2017. “Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey show off the best parts of our local market,” says Virtue founder Gregory Hall. “Michigan […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse to Release 2015 Vintage of La Mûre Lambic-Style Cider

Corvallis, Oregon — The 2015 vintage La Mûre (6.9% ABV) from 2 Towns Ciderhouse is available starting this week. La Mûre, a lambic-style craft cider, is inspired by the famous lambic beers of Belgium and embodies the Flemish styles of old. Northwest apples and Oregon-grown Marion blackberries are fermented, then soured with Lactobacillus. Aged in […]


Jinjah Blue! – Red Clay’s Newest Cider

That’s right ciderheads… We have a delicious new cider for you to enjoy this week: Jinjah Blue! Our new refreshing summer seasonal is a semi-sweet cider with ginger & blueberry! Charlotte’s Best Bootcamp – Every Thursday Attention Red Clay Ciderworks patrons! This Thursday and every Thursday through the summer, Charlotte’s Best Boot Camp is offering […]


San Sebastián’s Best Kept Secret: Its Cider Houses

There’s no shortage of articles on the amazing food scene in San Sebastián. Or television shows. Did you catch Anthony Bourdain’s recent Parts Unknown episode where he eats his way through the city’s best restaurants? I did. I devoured the episode like I was planning to devour San Sebastian’s food, which I happened to be […]


PA Cider Fest returns for a second round

How about dem apples: The Gettysburg area is getting into all kinds of cider in a big way. PA Cider Fest, the only event of its kind in Pennsylvania, will come off from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 24, as cider makers, cheese makers, other artisans and vendors gather on the rolling hills of […]


An Ancient Spanish Style Of Cider Takes Root In America

There is a joke among cider makers when they open a bottle and its contents taste disappointingly sour or flawed: “We say, ‘Oh yeah, this cider went bad, so we just put it into green bottles and called it Spanish,’ ” says cider maker Nathaniel West, owner of Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider in Portland, Ore. […]


Nine Pin Cider Releases Peach Tea Cans

ALBANY N.Y. – Nine PinCider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced the release of PeachTea cider in 12 oz. cans, its collaboration with Guilderland, N.Y.-based Short and Stout Tea Co. Peach Tea is Nine Pin’s take on a classic summer drink. This cider, crafted from a farmhouse blend of New York apples from […]


Ciderboys Doubles Down With British Dry and Cherry Jubilee

STEVENS POINT, WI – Wisconsin’s Ciderboys craft cidery is treating hard-cider lovers nationwide this spring to not one, but two intriguing new flavors: Ciderboys British Dry and Ciderboys Cherry Jubilee. Ciderboys British Dry, the cidermaker’s third year-round flavor, is a classic English-style dry cider available in 12-ounce bottles, 16-ounce cans and on draft. Ciderboys Cherry […]


Starcut Ciders Announces Erraticus in the Wild

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Starcut Ciders, a division of Short’s Brewing Company dedicated to fermenting Northern Michigan hard ciders announces Erraticus in the Wild; a series of on and off premise events showcasing the company’s rare, barrel aged and wild ciders, Erraticus. Taking place on June 1st, 2017, Erraticus in the Wild events will be […]


Seattle Cider Co. Harvest Series Returns

Seattle Cider Company is excited to announce the upcoming release of its popular Harvest Series, handcrafted at the cidery each fall and featuring the distinct flavors of Washington-grown fruit. Marking the fourth year for the award-winning series, the Washington Heirloom, Gravenstein Rosé, Perry and City Fruit make their return with a new addition: Winesap Rosé. […]


C Squared Ciders Announces Release of Zuma on April 21

C Squared Ciders will be celebrating a new release on April 21 with cider sipping and an all-Colorado menu to pair with it. The festivities will unfold starting at 1 p.m. at the C Squared Ciders tasting room, the Rackhouse Pub, and will run until closing at midnight. The new beverage, Zuma, is a Colorado heirloom apple traditional farmhouse-style cider made […]


Tieton Cider Works Releases Lavender Honey Cider

On the release of Lavender Honey, Tieton’s Cider Maker Marcus Robert said “This cider really reminds me of Spring. Everything is starting to come into bloom and the bees are starting to work. The lavender in this cider is slight but it’s there and the honey gives it a great mouthfeel and balance. Even though […]


RC Investors Acquires Ridge Cider Company

RC Investors, a private investment group, today announced it has taken a majority interest in Ridge Cider Company, a craft hard cider company based in Grant, Mich. Matt DeLong, founder of Ridge, will become the head cider maker, and business operations will be managed by the new Ridge Cider, LLC. This investment positions Ridge to […]


Cider Symposium Workshop – Registration closes Friday!

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 7, 2017 What’s behind a quality cider? This full day workshop will provide information and up to date research on sensory analysis, tannins, cider apple varieties, and help to hone your own senses to make you a better quality control check point at your own cidery. When Apr. 28, 2017 (9:00 […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases 2014 Vintage Afton Field American Farmhouse Cider

Corvallis, Ore. — The 2014 vintage Afton Field (6.4% ABV), an American Farmhouse cider, is now available in limited quantities from 2 Towns Ciderhouse. Inspired by farmhouse ciders of the pioneer West, Afton Field is a testament to the tenacity of these settlers and their enduring orchards. Fresh-pressed, hand-picked Wickson crab, Newtown Pippin and other […]


Bill Zacharkiw: A new generation for Quebec’s cider industry

Has Quebec cider become hip? I spent the day at Complexe Desjardins on March 11 attending the 10th edition of the Mondiale des Cidres. I was there to taste, but I was struck by the age of the packed crowd. Most seemed to be under 30. Cider is becoming cool? It’s about time. Microbreweries and […]


Nine Pin Cider Available Statewide in Massachusetts

Albany, NY – Nine Pin Cider Works, New York’s first farm cidery, has announced their official partnership with Berkshire Brewing Company(BBC) for distribution in Massachusetts. This partnership will make Nine PinCider available across the entire Bay State in the form of cans, bottles, as well as on draft at select locations. Making its home in […]


Why You Should Be Drinking Hard Cider Right Now

The first time I opened a growler of Farmhouse Cider from Frecon Farms in Boyertown, PA, the smell of it—the powerful, ripe, barnyard stank—was almost enough to clear a room. It was remarkable. A smell so strong that it seemed to have a weight and a color. Every instinct said to back away slowly, but […]


Seattle Cider to Launch in Nashville

Seattle Cider Company and Lipman Brothers are excited to announce a new partnership, and the fast approaching launch of Seattle Cider’s unique selection of dry craft ciders in Tennessee! Becoming the thirteenth state to carry Seattle Cider Company since their August 2013 opening, Nashville will enjoy the growing cidery’s entire year round, limited and seasonal […]


Musical Beers, Basil Mint Cider, The Dark Door Bourbon and More Spirited News

It’s hard to believe, but February is coming to a close. It’s my favorite month (admittedly because it’s my birthday month!) and it goes so quickly, but the best part about February’s end is that it signals spring is around the corner. Celebrate with the cider, bar, beer and booze news below. Seattle Cider Company […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Flight of the Kiwi Hard Cider

Towns Ciderhouse releases Flight of the Kiwi, an electrifying, oak-aged cider made from Northwest-grown hardy kiwi berries, fresh-pressed apples and gooseberries. With vibrant kiwi aromas and heady tropical notes, Flight of the Kiwi has a sessionable 5.8% ABV. Two pounds of hardy kiwi berries, small cousins of the better-known kiwifruit, go into every gallon of […]


Somona County’s hard cider market is ripe for growth

The new hot taproom in Healdsburg looks like one of the many brewpubs in Sonoma County, with industrial warehouse decor and a hand-written list of drink selections that displays ingredients and their alcohol content over the bar. But it’s apples, not hops and malts, on the menu at Sonoma Cider’s taproom and restaurant, which opened […]


Wild Culture: Elemental Cider

Humans have been fermenting for centuries. Today we think of brewing beer or making wine as a science, something that we are able to master if we have the right tools and the right knowledge. It was not always so. Stephen Harrod Buhner writes in Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation […]


Angry Orchard Taps Into Seasonal Flavors With Release of New Cider: Angry Orchard Tapped Maple

Today, the cider makers at Angry Orchard announced the national release of its new seasonal hard cider Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, available now through April. Tapped Maple blends American culinary apples with a hint of maple syrup from Vermont maple trees for a not-too-sweet cider with a big, bright apple taste. Because cider making follows […]


A Sneak Peek Inside Eris, Chicago’s First Cider House

Chicago’s first cider house is targeting a summer opening in Old Irving Park, as the crew behind Eris Brewery and Cider House gave groups an under-construction sneak peek inside their three-floor facility. Michelle Foik and Katy Pizza persisted, unveiling Eris’ new logo and showcasing an ambitious space with 20-foot ceilings in the main dining room […]


Austin Eastciders rolls out limited-release rum barrel-aged cider

Austin’s largest cidery has made a name for itself with its easy-to-find canned cider, but Austin Eastciders likes to experiment with small-batch draft offerings, too — including with the recent release of a rum barrel-aged cider. The new cider, available now at bars like B.D. Riley’s Irish Pub, Haymaker and both locations of Pinthouse Pizza, […]


Stem Ciders to build $7M restaurant, taproom and production facility in Lafayette, Colorado

Denver-based Stem Ciders is building a $7 million restaurant, taproom and production facility on a bucolic four-acre plot in Lafayette in this year. Stem Ciders, which will continue operations at the RiNo taproom it opened in 2014, broke ground last week on its slated two-story, 30,000-square-foot facility. The company purchased roughly 8 acres for $500,000 […]


Portland Cider Company Announces 2017 Seasonal Bottles, Releases Pineapple Cider

Portland, OR – Portland Cider Company announces the release of 22oz seasonal bottles for the first time in 2017, starting with their new Pineapple cider. Like a sun filled day cruising down the Valley Isle, this pineapple cider brings a tropical oasis to your mouth. Sweetened with 100% fresh pressed pineapple juice, this seasonal cider calls […]


Bold Rock Hard Cider Now Sixth Largest Hard Cider Company in the U.S.

Bold Rock Hard Cider is now the sixth largest hard cider company in the U.S., according to recently released IRI data. The award-winning craft cider company, which makes a variety of hard cider styles from apples picked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, sold 45,000 barrels in 2016, up 70%. It’s […]


5th Anniversary Cider Summit Chicago Set for February 11

Cider Summit is pleased to announce that advance purchase tickets to attend Cider Summit Chicago are now on sale. The fifth annual event will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in two sessions – 11am-3pm & 4pm-8pm. The festival will again be at the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Cider Summit Chicago celebrates […]


1911 Established Launches Single Varietal, Honeycrisp Hard Cider

1911 Established, the award-winning Central New York cider and spirits company based in Central New York announced the launch of its newest product, Honeycrisp Hard Cider. 1911’s Honeycrisp Hard Cider is one of the first single varietal ciders available in six packs. “For us, having Honeycrisp become our first single varietal was a no brainer […]


Richmond’s Buskey Cider cans for the first time

Richmond, Virginia based Buskey Cider has started canning their cider lineup for the first time. Will Correll, aka “The Cider Guy” and team opened the cidery on Leigh Street in the Scott’s Addition area of Richmond in April of 2016. In a burgeoning Virginia brewing scene, the response to cider in city has been strong. […]


Virtue Cider Releases Mitten Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cider in 12 oz. Bottles

Virtue Cider announces the launch of The Mitten, the company’s award-winning bourbon barrel-aged cider, in 12-ounce bottles this month. This cider joins Virtue’s lineup of 12-ounce bottles that include Michigan Brut and Michigan Harvest. An official release party will take place at the 3rd Annual Virtue Cider Stone Fence Competition & Mitten Drive on Sunday, […]


Golden State Cider East Bay Sales Representative

Golden State Cider is hiring for the right East Bay Sales person in Northern California to join our small sales team and work east of the Bay Area mainly in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, and who is based in Alameda County. Job Summary: As a Sale Representative, your main objective is increase sales in […]


Swilled Dog Hard Cider launches in West Virginia

Swilled Dog Hard Cider, a new hard cider company in West Virginia, opened for business this month. Located in Franklin, Pendleton County, the family-owned and operated company prides itself on blending new age cider techniques with old traditions. The owners of Swilled Dog Hard Cider said they are looking to bring their passion for cider-making […]


Portland Cider Company Releases Fruit-Forward Sangria Cider in Bottles

Portland Cider Company announces the release of Sangria cider, the newest addition to their year-round 22oz bottle line-up. A blend of seven different fruits, including the juices of orange, strawberry, pear, passion fruit, elderberry, and lime, combined with Portland Cider Company’s award-winning Sorta Sweet cider made from 100% Northwest apples. With a semi-sweet finish, this […]


Lookout Farm Hard Cider in Natick, Massachusetts goes solar

It won’t affect how the cider tastes, but beginning today, Lookout Farm Hard Cider Co. is going 100 percent solar. Owner Jay Mofenson said going solar goes along with his and the cidery’s goal to have the smallest carbon footprint possible. “When we first started (in June of 2015), we had two goals,” said Mofenson. […]


Garbage Plates and Ditching Law School: Drinking with Ryan Burk of Angry Orchard

New York City is known as The Big Apple, but cider isn’t the most popular drink in the city that never sleeps. About 1.5 hours north, at Angry Orchard, in Walden, NY, it’s cider all day, every day. There, Head Cider Maker Ryan Burk leads the industry’s largest barrel-aging program. You know what they say: […]


Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry Sparkling Pear Cider Now Available

Samuel Smith’s Brewery and Merchant du Vin are very pleased to announce the release of Samuel Smith’s Organic Perry, a delicious USDA Certified Organic and naturally gluten-free sparkling pear cider. Look for it at your favourite store, restaurant or bar starting in January 2017. Cider flows through England’s history, from Roman times to the present […]


US producers investigating new orchard practices for specialty cider apples

The hard cider industry is experiencing remarkable growth; statistics show that US hard cider production increased 22-fold from 2007-2015. To meet consumer demand for specialty cider apples, producers in the US are investigating innovative orchard practices that can help specialty apple growers minimize production costs. A study from researchers at The Department of Horticulture at […]


A Duo of Local Ciders: Number 12 Cider House and Keepsake Cidery

Minnesota’s cider boom shows no signs of slowing down. As more cider producers open their doors, existing local cideries are expanding their profiles to appeal to a wider audience. For an alternative to champagne this weekend, consider a sparkling cider. Complete Story


Join SHAP and Penn State Extension for a Cider Symposium on January 30, 2017

Penn State Extension offers resources for beginning and expanding hard cider operations and their support industries. Currently hard cider sales in cities throughout Pennsylvania rank 3rd, 6th and 7th as the highest selling cider markets in the nation when compared to percent of beer market sales. “This burgeoning market, who saw sales skyrocket 71% in […]


Feds’ Rules Tell Cider Makers to Shut Up About Vintage Years on Labels

“Cider makers should be able to put a vintage on their cider bottles if they feel like it accurately describes their product,” VinePair’s Hines told me this week by email. “A vintage can help a consumer understand what’s inside the bottle, and how it can vary from year to year. The regulation of alcohol and […]


Survey shows hard cider industry maturing in supply, price

Cider has a solid following on the West Coast. A retired Cornell University cider expert, Ian Merwin, once estimated that people in Oregon, Washington and California drink 80 percent of the hard cider consumed in the U.S. During the U.S. Cider Association’s annual convention last February in Portland, speakers said cider makes up 1.7 percent […]


Swift Cider Releases 100 Percent Brett Fermented Cider

Swift Cider releases the Portland Pippin into the wild this week, making it the first single-varietal, 100% Brett fermented cider on the market. Swift is an urban craft cidery known for their award-winning line of dry and semi-dry ciders made with minimally processed local ingredients. This limited release burrows a wild yeast typically from the […]


America’s Largest Cider Taproom to Open in Portland

Up in Emerald City, Schilling Cider House says it offers the largest draft selection of hard ciders in the nation, and now it’s bringing the title to Portland: WWeek reports the Seattle-based cidery and bottle shop will open a taproom with an even larger tap offering in spring 2017, inside the LOCA at the Goat […]


Should Cider Have a Vintage?

Ryan Burk only wants one thing. The head cider maker at Angry Orchard wants to put numbers on his cider labels. Not just any numbers, either. Burk wants to advertise the year of the apple harvest that resulted in the cider in your bottle. This practice of putting a year on a bottle actually has […]


MillStone Cellars creates rustic cider with passion and integrity

Curt Sherrer has always had a finger in making alcohol. He studied wine making and viticulture at U.C. Davis. He graduated with a degree in fermentation science. Sherrer then went on to make wine in Maryland and Virginia for 10 years. In 2003, Sherrer acquired an old grist mill in Monkton. After restoring the mill, […]


How crop load density affects apple juice, hard cider quality

ITHACA, NY – Hard cider, an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented apple juice or apple juice concentrate, is gaining popularity among consumers. Domestic cider consumption increased more than 850% in the last 5 years in the US, with more than 550 cider producers in the country. The authors of a study in HortScience say that […]


Ironbound Hard Cider Shows Its Six Packs

Ironbound Hard Cider, one of the state’s newest cider works, located in rural Asbury (more on Newark later), just started turning out canned six packs of hard cider. It’s a fairly complex drink whose flavor profile lands directly between the bone dry artisan style and the sweet, mass produced, juice concentrate alco-pop variety. It’s sharp […]


Brothers brew hard cider at Grisamore Farms in Locke, NY

The barn adjacent to Grisamore Farms’ store is an aromatic laboratory for hard cider. There’s a small press at one corner of the room that Simon Ingall, owner of Grisamore Cider Works, made for small batches of his hard cider. At the opposite end of the barn is the family farm’s large cider press that […]


2016 Ontario Cider Awards Winners Announced

Toronto – Winners for the second annual Ontario Cider Award were announced on November 10, 2016 at the Royal Winter Fair. TRADITIONAL APPLE – SANCTIONED JUDGING Gold: Thornbury Village Craft Cider – Thornbury Premium Apple Cider Silver: Ernest Cider Company – Ernest Cider Dry Bronze: Brickworks Ciderhouse – Queen Street 501 Bronze: Niagara Teaching College […]


The woman behind Richmond’s Blue Bee Cider

In May of 2013, Courtney Anderson Mailey opened Blue Bee Cider, Richmond’s first urban cidery. The cidery was situated in Old Manchester and quickly became known for its artisanal ciders made with heirloom-variety Virginia apples. This year, the established cidery moved to Scott’s Addition at West Clay Street and Summit Avenue, a popular corridor that […]


Couple takes down robber with a bottle Martinelli’s sparkling cider

A Washington couple stopped a suspected thief from trying to raid their car by hitting him in the head with a bottle of sparkling cider. The couple pulled into their driveway Tuesday night and saw a light on in another car they owned. So, Stacey Ellis retrieved a bottle of Martinelli’s sparkling cider from the […]


ACEDC secures $25,000 grant for Shacksbury Cider expansion

Shacksbury Cider an Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) member, was recently awarded a $25,000 Building Communities Grant from the VT Regional Economic Development program. This grant is administered by the VT Department of Buildings and General Services. The purpose of the grant is to support their expansion and relocation. Successful Building Community Grant projects […]


Owners vow to rebuild after fire at popular White Mountain Cider Company

The owners of a popular North Country business are promising to rebuild after a fire gutted part of their property. Fire officials said when they arrived around 7:30 a.m. Friday, they saw heavy smoke pouring out of two sides of the building at the White Mountain Cider Company. Owner Teresa Stearns watched as flames quickly […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Announces Traditions Cider Line, Releases Riverwood and Cidre Bouché

Corvallis, OR — After five years of operating Traditions Ciderworks as a sister company, 2 Towns Ciderhouse begins this week to rebrand the line with the 2 Towns moniker, now calling it our Traditions line. The 2 Towns Traditions line of vintage ciders focuses on specialty barrel-aged and traditionally inspired ciders. Four products will be […]


The Drunken Pumpkin – November 19, 1-5pm at by Fishkill Farms in Hopewell Junction, New York

Taste and discover food from award-winning restaurants featuring Long Island Cheese Pumpkins produced for Glynwood’s Kitchen Cultivars project. Sample and buy bottles of locally produced hard craft cider for your Thanksgiving gatherings! Participating Restaurants and their delectable dishes: Restaurant North ~ Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Naan with Toasted Pumpkin Seed Gremolata The Village Tea Room […]


First U.S. Open Cider Championship Announces Medal Winners and Grand National Champion

(Oxford, Ohio) – Cideries from California to the United Kingdom sent in over 160 ciders representing 15 different styles for 2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship. The U.S. Open Cider judging had an additional international touch since the final judging occurred at the Kame & Kettle Beer Works in Fonthill, Ontario near Niagara College. Judges were […]


Angry Orchard Releases First American Collaboration Cider, Understood in Motion 01, with Eden Specialty Cider

Angry Orchard and Eden Specialty Cider today announced the release of Understood in Motion 01, a new collaboration cider born of friendship among two Northeast cider makers, as well as a shared commitment to raising awareness of the American cider industry. This cider is Angry Orchard’s first American collaboration. Additional Understood in Motionciders, named for […]


NC Apple Pressing and Cider Day at Red Clay Ciderworks in Charlotte, NC – November 12

Join us for a fun filled day celebrating all things apple cider! Several guest cideries will be on site to sample and sell their ciders just in time for Thanksgiving! (Noble Cider Asheville, Bull City Ciderworks Durham, Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill York SC, Shacksbury Vermont), Learn the cider making process from start to […]


Cider Week Virginia – November 11-20, 2016

Cider Week Virginia 2016 will showcase locally fermented ciders from across the Commonwealth. From Nov. 11-20, a bevy of tastings, workshops and other events invites cider lovers to experience this historic craft firsthand while fostering economic growth and tourism. This year marks the third annual Virginia Cider Week. In 2012, Gov. McDonnell made a Virginia […]


GQ: These Are the Best Hard Ciders, Which Are Cool Now

Cidermakers have been quietly producing glorious nectar for years—now they’re just cranking out a whole lot more hard cider, thanks to the ongoing interest in “session” drinking and how easy it is to make. We’re finally converts, not because it’s everywhere but because it’s good…and, increasingly, great. With help from Jeff Smith, owner of Bushwhacker […]


Number of farm cider makers triples in 2 years in New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The number of farm cider makers in New York state has tripled in just two years, reflecting the surge in popularity for the alcoholic beverage. Numbers released in October show the state has 24 licensed farm cideries, up from just eight in 2014. Farm cideries are required to use apples grown […]


Shacksbury Dry Cider Review from Paste Magazine

The Semi-Dry pours clear, with no head and not much of a nose aside from a vaguely yeasty, apple aroma. It’s interesting—far more interesting that I was expecting, in the same way that a good apple cider is far more interesting than a store-bought apple juice. Shacksbury used a mix of dessert and bittersweet apples […]


Ask the Experts: Retailers on Cider

One of my best friends in college never drank beer. When I say beer, I’m talking the entire spectrum of products — no crafts, no cheap 30 packs and certainly no crazy sours. He was a spirits and cider guy, specifically the latter. No matter the place we were drinking, no matter the specials scribbled […]


Albemarle Ciderworks Awarded USDA Grant

Albemarle Ciderworks in Albemarle County is just one of 20 Virginia businesses that will split nearly $800,000 in grant money from the United States Department of Agriculture. Albemarle Ciderworks was awarded $250,000 by the Virginia Rural Development Office to expand the business. The Shelton family started Albemarle Ciderworks from humble beginnings almost 10 years ago. […]


Halloween Cider of the Day: Ace Pumpkin Cider made in Sebastopol, CA

First produced in the fall of 2010, Ace Pumpkin Cider is a seasonal favorite. Its unique orange color and full rich flavor will leave you craving more. This seasonal Cider is released after Labor Day and available throughout fall. Ace Pumpkin is perfect for the pumpkin lover that just can’t get enough.  Ideal for Halloween […]


5th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Festival – October 29th

5th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Fest at Delicious Orchards, home of Big B’s Fabulous Juice and Hard Ciders. Featuring the Members of Rocky Mountain Cider Association: Big B’s, Colorado Cider Company, Snow Capped Cider, Stem Cider, Wild Cider, C Squared Cider, and more ! All day Music includes Folk , Bluegrass, Americana, Folk Rock & […]


Red Clay Ciderworks Cans are now available

Red Clay Ciderworks Cans Are Here! You’ve been asking for them and we’re happy to announce they’ve finally arrived. Our first can release of Cherry Bobbin’ Trolls & Queen City Common ciders is available in our tap room! Red Clay Ciderworks website RED CLAY CIDERWORKS Red Clay Ciderworks became Charlotte, North Carolina’s first cidery in […]


Hood River Juice Co. President Acquires Interest in Wandering Aengus Ciderworks

David Ryan of Hood River Juice Company has purchased an interest in Salem, Oregon based Wandering Aengus Ciderworks. David Ryan joins James Kohn as owner and manager. “This is an incredible opportunity for Wandering Aengus Ciderworks to partner with David Ryan. David has been a great supporter and supplier to both us and the Cider […]


Falconer Vineyards introduces two new ciders for fall

Just before Halloween, Falconer Vineyards will releasing its first line of hard apple ciders. With a resurgence in the cider industry, owner John Falconer was inspired to start with two varieties: one slightly sweetened apple cider and a hopped cider for those who prefer more of a beer taste. The award-winning vineyard will have local […]


Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Completes Financing Round

Portland, Oregon’s Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider has completed a multi-faceted financing round led by hometown firm, Hawthorne Capital, the company announced Friday. As part of the transaction, Hawthorne Capital will acquire an undisclosed stake in the five-year-old company and receive seats on the board, founder Nat West told Brewbound. Complete Story


Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

Nowadays, hard cider, an alcoholic beverage, shows up on menus everywhere. Made from the fermented juice of tart apples (and/or other fruit), this pleasingly acidic, slightly bubbly beverage pairs beautifully with food and proves easy sipping. This fall, I’m incorporating hard cider into my cocktail hour and my cooking. Reportedly cider sales have grown by […]


Small-batch cider sourced from wild apple trees of Deer Isle

To learn how to make cider, Spike Carter got in touch with Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cidery in Wurtsboro, New York, who makes small-batch craft hard cider that is on the menus of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in New York City. The two hit it off, and Carter went to New York […]


Cider Week NYC returns: What to do and drink

Cider Week NYC may be held in the fall, but this year its organizers are hoping to showcase the ways the locally produced alcoholic beverage can be enjoyed year round. “It’s traditional in other parts of the world to enjoy cider with things other than a chilly fall day, a woolly sweater and a pork […]


How I Landed My Dream Job: Making Cider…and Drinking Cider

When Ryan Burk was growing up in Walden, New York, apple orchards were his playground. He never once thought that they would one day become his office, too. Burk is the head cider maker at Angry Orchard. He oversees the process of taking apples and turning them into the hard cider that people across the […]


How Pittsburgh’s Ugly Fruit Finds New Life as Hard Cider

A Pittsburgh group named A Few Bad Apples has three missions. The first is to teach people the lost skills of making use of homegrown fruit.The second is to support local nonprofits.And the third? Make lots of homemade cider — then drink it. The group ventures all around the city and countryside to find fruit […]


Swift Cider Lands New Distribution Contract In Washington!

Portland, Oregon: Swift Cider, an urban craft cidery, has grown their distribution by partnering with Kendall’s Pioneer Distributing of Kelso, Washington. After five years of selling cider in Oregon, Swift will now be available in ten southwestern Washington counties: Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum. The new partnership between […]


Crispin Cider Innovates with New Bourbon Char Cask-Aged Limited Release and Shift to 6-Pack Bottles

Crispin Cider Company is committed to bringing the very best hard cider to fans seeking unique, authentic flavors. Now in its seventh year, the cider company is proud to announce an extension of its barrel-aged program with Bourbon Char, a bourbon cask-aged hard apple cider finished with a smoked maple syrup. The limited release is […]


For Local Ohio Cider, Look No Further Than Redhead Ciderhouse

Redhead Ciderhouse was established in 2014 by its two founders, Josh Raboin and Joe Burnham IV. Located at Burnham Orchards in Berlin Heights Ohio where the apples are picked, pressed, fermented and packaged all on site. Josh formed a friendship with Joe while working on the farm as a teenager. During this time Josh’s father […]


Pour The Core: Boston – October 22

Love apples? Then, drink apples! Gather with fellow apple enthusiasts, hard cider aficionados, fermentation zealots, craft beverage fanatics and hard cider revolutionaries at the home of the American revolution at Boston’s first hard cider festival, Pour The Core: Boston. At Pour The Core: Boston, you and your friends will gather in Boston’s Theatre District and […]


Illinois apple grower makes most of hard cider trend

Tom Schwartz is afraid he will run out of calendar before he runs out of juice. The long-time fruit producer is embracing the growing market for cider with a little kick. He wishes he were a few decades younger. “There’s a lot of opportunity out there, which is why I need to be 25. But […]


Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

From the Chicago Tribune – Nowwadays, hard cider, an alcoholic beverage, shows up on menus everywhere. Made from the fermented juice of tart apples (and/or other fruit), this pleasingly acidic, slightly bubbly beverage pairs beautifully with food and proves easy sipping. This fall, I’m incorporating hard cider into my cocktail hour and my cooking. Reportedly […]


Sonoma Cider Taproom & Restaurant to open in Healdsburg Oct. 20

After some delays, Sonoma Cider‘s taproom — the three-year-old cidery’s first brick-and-mortar post — is set to open Oct. 20. The Sonoma Cider Taproom & Restaurant, off of the square near downtown Healdsburg, will seat 60 people indoors and have room for another 35 outdoors, on a dog-friendly patio with a fire pit. It’s the […]


5th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Fest – Oct 29, 2016

Ciderfest! 5th Annual Colorado Hard Cider Fest at Delicious Orchards, home of Big B’s Fabulous Juice and Hard Ciders. Featuring the Members of Rocky Mountain Cider Association: Big B’s, Colorado Cider Compan, Snow Capped Cider, Stem Cider, Wild Cider, C Squared Cider, and more ! All day Music includes Folk , Bluegrass, Americana, Folk Rock […]


Blue Bee Cider grand opening this weekend at Scott’s Addition stables in Virginia

Blue Bee Cider has been working on moving their urban cidery from Manchester to Scott’s Addition and now this weekend, they’re ready for their grand opening. The new spot is in the old Richmond stables building at West Clay Street and Summit Avenue. It’s a beautiful, unique spot and Blue Bee invested more than $1 […]


Atlanta hard cider is having a tasty moment

Following the indie ethos and popularity of craft beer and spirits, craft hard cider is having a moment around the metro area — offering fresh, bright, often complex and sometimes funky tastes of local and regional apples. That’s most evident in the recent opening of two new cider companies, Treehorn Cider in Marietta and Urban […]


2016 Minnesota Cider Fair – October 23

To highlight what’s happening in the fast-changing world of Minnesota cider, the Minnesota Cider Guild is hosting the first-annual Cider Fair. On Sunday, October 23, cidermakers from around the state will gather together at Minnesota Harvest Orchard to pour samples, educate drinkers on how craft cider is made, and vie for drinkers’ votes for the […]


Angry Orchard Harvest Fest – October 15th

Join Angry Orchard on Saturday, October 15th Walden, NY for cider, music, and more at our first annual Angry Orchard Harvest Fest. Get an insider’s look at the history of cider and learn more about the cider making process with the Angry Orchard cider makers, who are constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of what […]


Sonoma Cider Releases 3 New Ciders for Holiday Season

Sonoma Cider, the award-winning brand crafting distinctive, certified organic hard ciders, is pleased to announce the addition of three new ciders to its portfolio ­ The Imperial, a full-bodied, barrel-aged-and-fermented cider with rich whiskey sweetness ­ and The Winter Mix 4-Pack, comprised of two ciders, The Sleigh & The Cutter. Whether served alongside a holiday […]


A new cider brewery is in the process of opening up in Evanston, Illinois

North Shore Cider Company will open at 707 Howard St. later this year and will sell craft cider in bottles and growler fills for off-premises consumption. The cider will be fermented and bottled on location, said the owner Chris Collins. Additionally, the space will contain a tasting room for potential buyers. The cider brewing would […]


Cider Rules: Hard Cider Is The New Darling Of The Craft Alcohol Scene

The new popularity of hard ciders is linked to the farm-to-table and the locavore movements. The term “artisanal” is often applied to today’s ciders. Cider snobs search for the best single-tree and tree-to-table ciders. They also flock to cider tastings to share the same terms of terroir, base-notes and aroma that apply to wine tasting.  Magazines like Bon Appetit and Esquire are giving hard cider cred […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Releases Archimedes In November

Hard Cider reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.” – Archimedes Alright we give.. Archimedes didn’t say that, but after tasting this new winter seasonal from Blake’s Hard Cider, we think he would. Archimedes, next up in the seasonal category from Blake’s, is made with fresh-pressed […]


Join Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard for the 2016 Ciderfest – October 15th.

Join Citizen Cider and Happy Valley Orchard for the 2016 Ciderfest. There will be apple tastings, apple picking, cider donuts, apple press demos, food trucks and local beer from our friends at Drop In Brewery! Music from the Tenderbellies and Mi Yard Reggae Resident Selectors: Big Dog and Jahson. October 15th from 12 PM – […]


CiderFest in Asheville, North Carolina – October 15th from 1-5pm

Craft cider will again get its own showcase at the fourth annual CiderFest NC on Oct. 15, which moves this year to the new Salvage Station venue, 468 Riverside Drive along the French Broad River. More than a dozen craft cider and mead makers have confirmed participation in the festival, and more may join in, […]


Hard Apple Cider Is Booming Business In Pittsburgh

Hard apple cider — it dates back to Johnny Appleseed and was a colonial favorite. Now, it’s making a comeback. “We started back six years ago in 2010 before cider was doing what it’s doing now, and people thought we were crazy doing it because who’s going to drink cider,” recalls Michelle Larkin. With her […]


The 11 Best Hard Cider Bars & Restaurants In New York City

The local food movement has a new headliner: craft cider. The fermented, alcoholic beverage has become something of an “it” drink in New York City in the past few years. The reason is two-fold: producers are creating more complex ciders for an audience that craves it, and production is way up in New York state. […]


Michigan Cider Maker,Virtue Cider Using Pigs To Combat Apple Pests

A Southwest Michigan cider maker will use pigs to help combat pests in its orchard. Virtue Cider in Fennville bought 18 Glouchestershire Old Spot pigs – also called “orchard pigs.” They’re known for eating bug-ridden apples that fall on the ground. The practice of using pigs to control pests goes back to early farming techniques […]


Bauman Harvest Festival – October 8th & 9th for a Cider Festival and Competition

Move over wine because Oregon will soon be known for producing exceptional ciders as well! The Bauman Family is starting a new annual Cider Festival to coincide with their popular Harvest Festival. “We want this to be an opportunity to showcase to Oregon and our visitors from around the Northwest that there are some amazing […]


Starcut Ciders Releases Semi-Sweet Peach Cider

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Starcut Ciders, a division of Short’s Brewing Company, will release a new rotating hard cider, Phuzz, beginning this month. Phuzz (6.9% ABV) is a semi-sweet cider fermented with Michigan apples and peaches. The cider is a brilliantly clear amber-straw color and has aromas of fresh apple and peach. Phuzz is mildly […]


Wisconsin cidermaker, Ciderboys introduces Blackberry Wild

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (October, 2016) – It was only a matter of time before the Ciderboys got around to blending blackberries with crisp apple cider to create yet another tempting “fruitful pairing.” That day has come, because wherever Ciderboys hard ciders are sold you will now find a brand new path to unimaginable fresh fruit […]


10 great apple cider tasting rooms for a fall treat – USAToday

Apples aren’t just for eating anymore. In recent years, hard cider has been the fastest-growing adult beverage, and tasting rooms are popping up across the country. “There’s a lot of experimenting going on and it’s fun to taste cider and see what it’s like,” says Jeff Book, a contributing writer with CIDERCRAFT magazine. Apple harvest […]


Cider can come with a kick at some Michigan mills

Nancy Steinhauer and her family own the oldest continuously running cider mill in Michigan. It has history, a bakery and its own cookbook. And if all goes according to plans, Dexter Cider Mill will begin producing hard cider next fall. It will join a handful of cider mills in southeast Michigan that offer an adults-only […]


19 miles from Charlotte: a perfect Saturday afternoon tasting hard cider at Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill

Fritz and Catherine Gusmer moved to South Carolina in the late 1970s and received a cider press from Fritz’s mother as a gift. It instantly brought the Gusmers and their children closer together, and the family spent hours at a time perfecting the art of cider making. The hobby was the end of the road […]


Seattle Cider Company Sold to French Agricultural Cooperative

Two Beers Brewing – and its fast-growing hard cider brand, Seattle Cider Company – have been sold to the Agrial Group, a leading French agri-business cooperative that does business across the beverage, dairy and food industries. Official financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction closed earlier this month, according to Joel VandenBrink, the founder of […]


Finger Lakes Cider Week to highlight hard cider revival

More than 50 craft cider locations will participate in the fifth annual Finger Lakes Craft Cider Week, which runs Saturday through Oct. 9. The week features award-winning hard ciders from sites from Rochester to Ithaca. The Finger Lakes Cider Alliance, a group of local hard cider makers and orchardists, serves as host for the event […]


Cornell research points the way to better hard cider

Consumer interest in hard cider in North America has blossomed in the past five years, and apple growers are racing to catch up. Cornell research is revealing ways in which apples grown with specific orchard management practices can produce more desirable hard cider for consumers in this surging market. Complete Story


Pittsburgh Hard Cider and Mead Festival – October 9th, 1-4PM

Pittsburgh’s only hard cider and mead festival returns this year for its second installment. Sample over 60 local and internation products from 24+ vendors. Enjoy live music by the Employees of Funk plus great food available for purchase. Talk fermentation with some of the industry’s leading producers. Learn about the history and what makes these […]


Oregon State University Craft Cidery Startup Workshop, November 7-11

Along with the rise of micro breweries and micro distilleries, the cider industry is seeing increased demand for more flavors and styles of cider. Changing laws and regulations around the United States have made small cideries a feasible option and the cider market is ready for fresh and innovative home recipes. If you are dreaming […]


Moerlein launches Over-The-Rhine Cider

Over-The-Rhine Cider Co. made its debut at Taste of Cincinnati last spring. The company, a division of Christian Moerlein Brewing launched with two hard cider styles – Original and Crisp. Both are 6 percent ABV (alcohol by volume). They’ll be sold on draft – you can already get them at Christian Moerlein’s Over-the-Rhine taproom, 1621 Moore St. – […]


Sonoma Cider leads the Bay Area’s cider wave

David and Robert Cordtz are the father-and-son team behind Sonoma Cider in Healdsburg. The elder Cordtz, David, was a veteran winemaker before he teamed up with Ace Premium Craft Ciders in the early 1990s to become the first modern-day commercial cider maker in California. Robert has worked in the industry since he was a teenager. […]


Angry Orchard Launches New Hard Cider in Select US markets

Angry Orchard today announced the introduction of Easy Apple, the newest less sweet, easy-drinking cider from the leading U.S. cider maker1. Easy Apple offers drinkers a refreshing hard cider option in the Angry Orchard core collection that’s both lower in calories and sessionable. The cider will be introduced in 6-packs in select states beginning in […]


Hidden Star Orchards Turns Food Waste into Cider Gold

Apple season is underway, which means apple trees are raining bushels, and farmers market stands are filled with a new assortment of heirloom varieties every week. But many apples never make it to market because they’re undersized or oversized, misshapen, or blemished. Complete Story


Swift Cider Brings Home The Gold At GLINTCAP

Swift Cider entered all three of their flagship ciders in this year’s Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition (GLINTCAP). There was a record level of participation this year, making GLINTCAP the world’s largest cider competition with 1,003 ciders entered in 20 different categories. When all the score sheets came in, Swift walked away with […]


Ditch Your Craft Beer for These Eight Complex Ciders

Fall is the truest season for hard cider. It’s apple harvest season, for one, and it’s also time to warm yourself up in advance of impending winter. But in recent years, the cider options have reached such a number and such a high level of quality that it can be hard to know what to […]

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Kennebec Cider makers pare ambitions

A year ago, when Megan and Nathan Hall first took over Kennebec Cider Co., they hoped to grow the small, local operation and maybe even expand it into an industrial space in Portland, with a tasting room to draw a regular crowd. Complete Story


U.S. Open Entries Due October 3-14th

Due to the success of last year’s ciders at the U.S. Open Beer Championship, the U.S. Open has started a new championship. In October, the 2016 U.S. Open Cider Championship will be held in Oxford, Ohio just a couple hours drive from the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, OH.  Website Call for Entries This year, […]


Urban Tree Cidery brews unique, local flavors

To those who wish to branch out from tradition, try the Ginger Habanero. Originally a seasonal flavor that Urban Tree Cidery had when they first opened, it became so popular that it earned a place as one of their staples. The combination of ginger and habanero created a spicy kick in the throat, but it […]


Tin City Cider Co. set to open its taproom

Paso Robles’ Tin City complex now offers four categories of libations with the opening this week of Tin City Cider Co. The taproom at 3005-A Limestone Way — filled with corrugated tin, long communal tables and old orchard ladders hanging overhead — will be open seven days a week, serving cider flights, pints and to-go […]


Cider makers celebrate growth of industry

Seattle is the nation’s largest cider market, Ritchie said, and Portlanders drink the most cider per capita. A retired Cornell University cider expert, Ian Merwin, once estimated that people in Oregon, Washington and California drink 80 percent of the hard cider consumed in the U.S. Speakers at the U.S. Complete Story