Today’s Cider News

How these friends climbed a ladder that led to Long Beach’s first cidery, Ficklewood Ciderworks(January 21) – Years ago, next door neighbors Stefano Enjem and Joe Farrier would share a few ciders after work at their homes in Long Beach. As their love for the drink grew, they decided to start home brewing. Then came […]


Wyder’s Cider Adds Can Packages to Product Offerings

(Middlebury, VT) – Wyder’s® Hard Cider joins many other hard cider brands by offering their cider in cans. The combination of consumer lifestyle trends and production capabilities have led to this shift for Wyder’s. The change started this past fall with the discontinuation of their Pear and Raspberry 22oz bottle and replacing them with the […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Releases Limited-Edition Saint Cheri Kinder Cider

ARMADA, Michigan – Blake’s Hard Cider, the Midwest’s largest craft cidery, will spread the warmth this winter through its newest Kinder Cider – Saint Cheri – available beginning Dec. 1, 2019. As part of the company’s ‘Kinder Cider’ philanthropic product series, Blake’s Hard Cider has partnered with the Empowerment Plan, a Detroit-based nonprofit that employs […]


Bold Rock, the #2 cider brand in the U.S. to join Artisanal Brewing Ventures

Charlotte, North Carolina – Bold Rock, the #2 cider brand in the United States has signed a partnership agreement to become part of Artisanal Brewing Ventures (ABV), a unique platform created to support the growth ambitions of leading regional craft adult beverage companies. Through this partnership, Bold Rock becomes ABV’s fourth partner brand, combining with […]


2019 U.S. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners & Grand National Champion

2019 U.S. Open Cider Championship Medal Winners & Grand National ChampionIn the sixth annual U.S. Open Cider Championship, cideries, wineries and breweries from Hawaii to Iceland entered over 300 ciders representing 24 different styles. The final round of judging was held in Buffalo, New York, and the judges were from Niagara College Teaching Winery, Niagara […]


Austin Eastciders Craft Cidery is Number 1 in Texas, Y’all

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas-based Austin Eastciders is the number one cider in the Texas Grocery Channel with a 43% share of the cider category*. The brand is the only craft cider in recent memory to hold the premier spot in Texas. Known for their palate-pleasing blended ciders – like the recent runaway success Watermelon – […]

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Ciderboys introduces Banana Bliss hard cider

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin – Ciderboys is shaking things up with a new limited release, Banana Bliss. The first of its kinds, this banana-infused hard cider balances flavors of freshly-picked strawberries, delicious tart apple, and aromatic banana for a smooth finish. Ciderboys hopes consumers can relive summer vibes all fall long; Banana Bliss is like a […]

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CiderFest NC in Asheville, North Carolina – October 12

Come to North Carolina for the seventh annual CiderFest NC fundraiser, featuring ample tastings of hard cider, mead and apple wine, along with artisanal food, live music, workshops, a kids zone, and more along the scenic French Broad River. As the largest annual fundraiser for the nonprofit Green Built Alliance, the al-fresco event will be […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Releases Hollow Jack’D Imperial Pumpkin Cider

CORVALLIS, Oregon – Released just in time to keep the ghouls away, Hollow Jack’D is making a glorious comeback this fall season. We stay true to our no shortcuts philosophy when creating this imperial cider by using locally sourced ingredients. “We are proud to be using locally grown pumpkins, sourced 10 miles from our Tap […]


Blake’s Hard Cider to Release Lite Cider

ARMADA, Michigan — Blake’s Hard Cider, the Midwest’s largest craft cidery known for its farm-to-can process, introduces Blake’s Lite Cider line, a variety of hard ciders crafted with Michigan apples with zero net sugar and only 100 calories. The dry, slightly tart light ciders are offered in three flavors – lime mojito, mixed berry and […]


Vermont Cider Classic is September 28 at Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Vermont Cider Maker’s Association (VCMA) is proud to bring Vermont Cider Classic to Waterbury, VT for the second year in a row. Vermont Cider Classic is a celebration of Vermont cideries, an event created for cider lovers and those looking to see what our great state has to offer. Tickets will include a Cider Classic […]


Stormalong Cider and Blue Hills Orchard Launch Unfiltered Hard Cider

WALLINGFORD, Connecticut — Stormalong Cider, a Massachusetts-based cidery, along with Blue Hills Orchard of Wallingford, CT, has announced a collaboration in launching an unfiltered hard cider as part of Stormalong’s new Farmstand Series. Featuring the quintessential McIntosh variety blended with other New England favorites, this unfiltered hard cider is reminiscent of Blue Hills Orchard’s farmstand […]


Golden State Cider Opens Taproom in Sebastopol Barlow!

After much time spent on build out and recovering after the 2019 Northern California floods, we are pleased to announce the opening of the Golden State Cider taproom in Sebastopol. All of our core ciders as well as Harvest Series, California Farms Series and taproom only exclusives will be available. Managed by Matt Bardelsky and […]


Washington Cider Week – September 5th to 15th,

Washington Cider Week is coming. From September 5th to 15th, cidermakers, cider bars, tastings and events across Washington will be schooling us in cider across the state. This maker-driven festival features events that are as diverse as Washington’s cidermakers themselves: From Herbstock in Bellingham – a music festival hosted by Primus’ Tim “Herb” Alexander – […]


Nine Pin Ciderworks Releases Cucumber Lime Light Cider

ALBANY, New York — Nine Pin Ciderworks, New York’s first farm cidery, announced the release of Cucumber Lime Light Cider, the first in the company’s new light cider series that honors New York cider’s colonial roots. In colonial New York, ciderkin, as it was called, was produced by soaking the remaining apple pomace from the […]


Diskin Cider Prepares to Officially Launch Hard Seltzer

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Preparations are underway for Diskin Cider’s new product line launch. Nashville’s first and only craft cidery will host a beach themed party for their new hard seltzer line “Lola” at their tasting room on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 from 12 pm to 12 am. The family friendly, all-ages event is free and […]


Portland Cider Co. invites neighbors to turn backyard apples and fruits into a community cider to feed the hungry

CLACKAMAS, Oregon –– Portland Cider Company has kicked off its fourth annual Community Cider program, which features a cider made with 100% recycled backyard apples and fruit from neighborhoods in the Portland Metro area. The ciderhouse is calling upon the community to donate its fallen and unwanted backyard apples, as well as other fruits and […]

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Woodchuck Hard Cider and Farnum Hill Cider Releases Odd Crush Special Brut

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — Woodchuck® Hard Cider is excited to announce the release of Odd Crush, a special brut, made in collaboration with Farnum Hill Ciders. The name “Odd Crush” points to our drastically different styles, which originally sparked the diverse new era in American hard ciders. In VT, Woodchuck paved the way for popular six-pack […]


Buskey Cider Releases Mojito Light Cider

RICHMOND, Virginia — Buskey Cider located in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia has released a 100 calorie light craft cider, Buskey Mojito Light Cider. This new cider is available on tap and in 12 oz. cans in the cidery, and will be rolling out in distribution across the state in early August. The […]


Mass Bay Brewing Searches For CMO, Rebrands Hard Cider Label

Next month, Mass Bay Brewing Company – best known for its Harpoon and UFO labels – will celebrate the five-year anniversary of establishing an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). A lot has changed in the beer industry since 2014 when the Boston-headquartered craft beer company transitioned nearly half of its business to employees. Growth of […]