Today’s Cider News

New West Seattle cidery, Locust Cider & Brewing opens its doors(August 13) – A new cidery, beer bar and specialty food spot has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Called Locust Cider & Brewing, the new arrival is located at 2820 Alki Ave. SW in West Seattle. The founders of Locusts Cider & Brewing focus […]


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 […]


Cider Summit Seattle – 10th Anniversary

What: 10th annual Cider Summit Seattle featuring nearly 200 ciders, cider cocktails and apple spirits. Where: Lake Union Park @ MOHAI – 860 Terry Avenue N. Seattle, WA 98109 When: Friday, September 6 from 3pm-8pm (VIP at 2pm) and Saturday, September 7 from 12n-5pm. Other: Oregon Fruit Products Fruit Cider Challenge. Several cideries will produce […]


Vermont Cider Company Introduces Magners Berry Flavor in United States

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — There is another mate joining from across the pond. Magners® Irish Cider is bringing new innovation to the US for the first time in a while with Magners Berry. Magners Berry has been a fan favorite overseas, and the Magners US team has received many requests to bring it stateside. Currently, Magners […]

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Portland International Cider Cup Announces Best of the Northwest

Portland, Oregon – The competition was fierce, the decisions are in, and the winners are delicious! Eight lucky Pacific Northwest cideries took home fourteen gold medals at the Northwest Cider Association‘s 7th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) awards tonight. 2 Towns Ciderhouse won the competition’s highest honor and the Cup—the Best of Show Award. […]


Austin Eastciders Releases Rosé Cider

AUSTIN, Texas – Rosé season hits Texas early and craft cidermaker Austin Eastciders welcomes this year’s rising temps with the release of a dry Rosé Cider. Inspired by the classic summer drink, the new offering is a permanent addition to the East Austin-based cidery’s family of easy-drinking ciders. It’s available in six-packs, twelve-packs and on […]


9th annual Cider Summit Portland returns June 21 and 22

PORTLAND, Oregon – Cider Summit Portland, an artisanal hard cider tasting festival, returns to Portland June 21 and June 22 at The Fields Park, located at 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District. The 9th annual event will present tastings of nearly 200 hard ciders from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of whom will […]


Blake’s Hard Cider to Release Rainbow Seeker

ARMADA, Michigan – It is a sure sign of summer when Blake’s Hard Cider releases its ‘Kinder Cider’ summer edition, which will hit shelves on April 1. Rainbow Seeker, the tropical-inspired craft hard cider combines a blend of Michigan-grown apples infused with pineapple and a hint of sage. As part of the company’s ‘Kinder Cider’ […]


An Apple Fest Blooms at the Cider Rite of Spring – April 6th

Can words describe the first breath of spring? Treat your senses to a fresh awakening and find the enticing joy of fruit and flowers at the 2019 Cider Rite of Spring. Taste from over 100 unique ciders from the Northwest’s boldest and best cidermakers. From the floral and field flavors in freshly-tapped casks of heritage […]


2 Towns Ciderhouse Adds Two Thorns to Seasonal Lineup

CORVALLIS, Oregon — 2 Towns Ciderhouse is making moves and switching up its entire seasonal lineup this year. “We’re always trying to innovate and push the bounds of what cider can be,” said Aaron Sarnoff-Wood, 2 Towns Ciderhouse founder. “We continue to release new ciders to keep building on the foundation of our past loved […]


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 […]