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Today’s Cider News

Coronado Brewing Launches a New Line of Organic Hard Cider(December 2) – San Diego–based Coronado Brewing Company is launching California’s first USDA-certified organic canned cider line. The new brand, Coronado Hard Cider, will release its first two flavors, Nice & Dry and Super Fruit Cider, in their tasting rooms and across select San Diego retailers […]

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Longtime Portland Cider Favorite, English Pub Cider Is Now Available in Cans

CLACKAMAS, Oregon– A fan and crew favorite at Portland Cider Co. has made the leap from tap to cans, and is now available for cider fans throughout the Western states to enjoy. The company’s English Pub Cider has been a taproom exclusive for the past five years, and is now available in 19.2 oz “Proper […]

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U.S. Open Cider Championship Announces Medal Winners and Co-Grand National Champions

Oxford, Ohio (November 22) In the eighth annual U.S. Open Cider and Kombucha Championships, cideries,  wineries, and brewers from Hawaii to Sweden entered over 270 entries representing 25 different cider styles and 4 different kombucha styles. The final round of judging was held at the U.S. Open Event Center in Oxford, Ohio. Judging in the […]

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Vintage Wine Estates Acquires ACE Cider

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nevada – Vintage Wine Estates, one of the fastest-growing wine producers in the U.S. with an industry leading direct-to-customer platform, today announced the acquisition of ACE Cider, The California Cider Company, which is expected to close November 16, 2021. The first family-owned cider company in the U.S. and among the fastest growing craft […]

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Golden State Cider Opens Shipping of Core Products to 36 New States

SONOMA COUNTY, California – Golden State Cider, the iconic Sonoma County cider brand making 100% fresh-pressed, apple-driven dry ciders (that are also vegan friendly and gluten free), is excited to announce the that they will soon be expanding shipping of their Core Ciders (Mighty Dry, Jamaica, Gingergrass, Mellow Green and Brut) to 36 additional states. […]

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Woodchuck Hard Cider Celebrates 30th Anniversary

MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – Woodchuck Hard Cider, the brand that started the American cider revolution in 1991, celebrates its 30th anniversary this Fall. To mark the momentous occasion, the brand has unveiled a variety of initiatives. Woodchuck is pleased to announce that it has brought back several ‘Fan Favorite’ ciders from the last 30 years, all […]

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Artisanal Imports Partners with Westons Cider for Stowford Press Apple Cider

Austin, Texas – Artisanal Imports is excited to announce that it has partnered with Westons Cider located in Herefordshire, United Kingdom to be the exclusive U.S. importer for its acclaimed Stowford Press Apple Cider. Distributor orders for on- and off-premise retailers are actively being managed and fulfilled by Artisanal Imports. Stowford Press Apple Cider is […]

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Portland Cider Co. Releases Sixth Annual PDX Community Cider, Anticipates Raising Over $13,500

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Since mid-August, Portland Cider Company has collected a record-breaking 41,000 lbs of donated backyard fruit from neighbors throughout the Portland Metro Area. The donations were sorted, washed and pressed, and now the fruits of their labor are available for all to drink in the form of PDX Community Cider. The cider, made […]

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Buskey Cider Releases Sherry Barrel Aged Cider, Over a Year in the Making

RICHMOND, Virginia – Buskey Cider today is releasing Buskey Sherry Barrel Aged Cider. It will be available on draft and in 500ML bottles in the Richmond and Cape Charles tasting rooms and for delivery in Richmond and surrounding suburbs, NoVA, and Hampton Roads. This cider is made with a premium blend of Virginia apples (Ashmead’s […]

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American Cider Association Announces Diane Flynt as Keynote Speaker for CiderCon 2022

RICHMOND, Virginia – The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that award winning cidermaker Diane Flynt will be the keynote speaker at CiderCon® 2022 set to take place in Richmond, Virginia from February 2-4, 2022. Her keynote presentation will highlight the history and legacy of southern apples and cider. There are many lessons that […]

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Buskey Cider Releases Thai Flavor-Inspired Thai Tom Yum Cider

RICHMOND, Virginia – Buskey Cider released Thai Tom Yum cider, inspired by a once-in-a-lifetime travel adventure to Thailand experienced by co-founders Elle and William Correll. The recipe for Thai Tom Yum Cider was directly influenced by a cooking class the husband and wife team took during their trip, and brings to cider the flavors of […]

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Virtue Cider’s Founder, Gregory Hall To Launch First-Ever Beer: Vestland

Fennville, Michigan – Renowned tastemaker, Cidermaker, former Brewmaster and Founder of Virtue Cider, Gregory Hall, has traveled the globe discovering inspiration for world-class imbibe and creating new categories with beers like Bourbon County Stout and Honkers Ale. This May, Greg is making his highly-anticipated foray back into brewing, launching Virtue Farm’s first-ever beer – Vestland. […]

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2 Towns Ciderhouse Release Cherry Sublime

Corvallis, Oregon – Take yourself on a polyphonic trip with every sip of 2 Towns Ciderhouse’s newest limited release; Cherry Sublime!  “Sour lovers rejoice!”, says Dave Takush, head cider maker, “The fresh key lime juice and sour cherry juice really make this cider ‘zing’!” Crafted from fresh-pressed Washington Sour Montmorency Cherries, Mexican Key Limes and a […]

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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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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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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 […]