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Today’s Cider News

Milk & Honey Ciders Named Best in Nation by USA Today’s 10Best(April 10) – A Stearns County cidery has earned the title of 2021’s Best Cidery by USA Today’s 10Best. A panel of cider experts picked out some of the best cidermakers in the U.S., and then a public vote determined that Milk & Honey […]

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2021 New York International Cider Competition Medal Winners

The New York International Cider Competition is open to commercial cider producers from around the world and uses a Trade Only blind judging panel with retail store buyers, restaurant beverage directors and hoteliers as judges. Congratulation to all the medal winners! Fruit Cider Gold B. Nektar Cider Zombie Killer Fishback & Stephenson Cherry Poppins McKenzie’s […]

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Northeast Drinks Group Completes Purchase of Vermont Cider Company

Middlebury, Vermont — Northeast Drinks Group LLC announced that it has closed on the transaction to purchase the Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, from C&C Group plc. The purchase of VCC from C&C Group plc includes NDG acquiring Woodchuck, the iconic hard cider, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, along with the rest of […]

Angry Orchard and Concacaf Announce Partnership for the 2021 Gold Cup

Angry Orchard And Concacaf Announce Partnership For The 2021 Gold Cup

NEW YORK — Angry Orchard, the nation’s leading hard cider maker, and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) announced today a year-long partnership, naming Angry Orchard the official hard cider of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is the region’s flagship men’s national team competition in which the […]

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Opening 4th Cidery and Taproom in the Heart of Downtown Asheville

ASHEVILLE, North Carolina — Bold Rock Hard Cider, which began selling its cider in Nellysford, Virginia in 2012, and has grown to be the country’s #2 cider brand, is expanding its taproom footprint to Asheville, North Carolina. The new 8,000 sq ft. cidery and taproom will be in the located at 39 N. Lexington Avenue […]

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Tieton Cider Works Releases Blueberry Cider in 19.2 Oz. Cans

Yakima, Washington — Tieton Cider Works brings you a Blueberry cider sown from Washington’s rich volcanic soils, a blast of juicy blueberries blended in this cider will surely awaken all your senses! A sweet blend of berries with tangy apples makes for a thirst-quenching combination! Production of the 19.2oz can was intended to satisfy many […]

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Refreshing RazzBerry Cider Returns for Spring at Portland Cider Co.

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Co. has announced the return of the popular spring seasonal RazzBerry Cider, which made its debut in 2020. RazzBerry features loads of bright raspberries combined with Northwest-grown apples, a hint of lemon and lime juice. This refreshingly tart cider is medium sweet for easy drinking. The cider is 5.8% ABV […]

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Swilled Dog Hard Cider Releases Sangria

UPPER TRACT, West Virginia — Swilled Dog, the fastest growing craft beverage company in West Virginia, today released its Spring/Summer seasonal cider – Sangria. A delicious blend of fresh cherries, tart apples, lemons and limes, Swilled Dog Sangria is a semi- sweet, gluten-free, and unfiltered cider that transports cider lovers to their favorite beach with […]

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Bryant’s Cider Partnering with Virginia Capital Trail Foundation for Special Release Cider

Bryant’s Cider, known for their all natural dry hard ciders, is partnering with The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation this April for their newest cider “Trailblazer”. The special limited release cider is flavored with fresh pineapple, cherries and orange peel. “Bryant’s Cider serves the community with their award-winning ciders and we are thrilled for the opportunity […]

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ACE Cider Achieves Distribution All 50 States

With the launch of New Hampshire in January, ACE Cider (The California Cider Co) becomes the first independent cider brand with national distribution, doing business in all 50 states. ACE joins an elite list of less than 5 independent suppliers in the beer industry with national distribution. ACE was founded by Jeffrey House in 1993 […]

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Portland Cider Co. Releases Two New Products in Commemoration of Its 8th Anniversary and Women’s History Month

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — Portland Cider Co. is commemorating its 8th anniversary this month with the release of two new ciders: 8th Anniversary Cider and Bloody Hell, a release created by Portland Cider’s five female team members in honor of Women’s History Month. 8th Anniversary Cider is fermented from a blend of culinary Northwest apples and […]

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Portland Cider Company Donates $12,500 to Hunger-Free Oregon

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — Portland Cider  has made a donation of $12,500 to Hunger-Free Schools, an initiative of Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon that is committed to actively working to end hunger by connecting people to food and nutrition programs, raising awareness about hunger, and advocating for systemic changes. The money was raised through sales of […]

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Yonder Cider and Bale Breaker Brewing to Open Joint Taproom in Seattle

SEATTLE  – Yonder Cider and Bale Breaking Brewing Co are excited to announce the opening of a joint taproom in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard Brewery District. Scheduled to open this summer, the expansive new location will bring more than 20 taps of Washington-made beer and cider together under one roof, showcasing the best of […]

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Blake’s Hard Cider to Release Hard Cider Lemonades in March

ARMADA, Michigan – Blake’s Hard Cider, the Midwest’s largest craft cidery, announces the release of Blake’s Hard Cider Lemonades. Offered in two refreshing flavors, Blueberry Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade, the new craft beverages will be available on store shelves across Blake’s Hard Cider’s 16-state footprint and via the website in early March. Blake’s Hard Cider […]

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Bold Rock Launches Hard Lemonade Seltzer Line

NELLYSFORD, Virginia – Bold Rock’s passion for innovation and its reputation for flavorful refreshment are fueling the launch of their most recent and exciting product release coming this Spring – Bold Rock Hard Lemonade Seltzer. Bold Rock will jump into the fast growing substyle of the explosive hard seltzer category. At the start of this […]

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Buskey Cider Releases Spring Seasonal, Peach Tea Cider

RICHMOND, Virginia — Buskey Cider, located in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia released its spring seasonal cider, Peach Tea Cider. The cider was crafted with loose leaf peach tea blend crafted by Richmond’s CaryTown Teas which includes white tea and peach blossoms. The cider is available on draft and in 16 oz. cans […]

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Angry Orchard Releases Peach Mango and Strawberry Ciders

WALDEN, New York — Angry Orchard, the nation’s leading hard cider maker1, today announced the launch of Angry Orchard Peach Mango and Angry Orchard Strawberry, two new refreshingly delicious hard fruit ciders made with real fruit and bursting with flavor. Available nationwide in newly designed, colorful cans, Angry Orchard’s fruit ciders are perfectly blended by […]

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Meriwether Cider Release Special Cider Honoring Black History “Jupiter’s Cider”

BOISE, Idaho – Jupiter’s Cider is a partnership between the Boise based Meriwether Cider and the Idaho Black History Museum (IBHM) to pay homage to the enslaved people who contributed greatly to the beginnings of cider making in America. The cider’s name is based on Jupiter Evans, an enslaved man belonging to Thomas Jefferson. Evans […]

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Seattle Cider Company Releases Odyssey Imperial Cider

SEATTLE, Washington – Introducing Odyssey Imperial Cider, Seattle Cider Company’s newest year-round cider! At 8.4% ABV and 2.6 Brix, Odyssey boldly ventures into higher ABV territory while expertly interweaving the incomparable taste of Washington apples and packing just the right amount of sweetness. Available in 375mL can six packs starting Friday, January 29 at The Woods […]

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Portland Cider Co. Launches Sessionable Ciderade Series with the Release of Lemon-Lime

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — In a nod to current wellness trends, Portland Cider Co. has launched a new Ciderade Series that will feature three sessionable ciders throughout the year, each made with 100% Northwest apples brightened with locally-sourced fruit and a dose of electrolytes from Jacobsen Salt Co. sea salt. Portland Cider Co. released today Lemon […]