Edmonds Cider Maker Introduces Alcoholic Pie(November 7) –  From Core Hero Hard Cider: Now you can give your apple pie a little kick with hard cider sorbet recently introduced by Edmonds-based Core Hero Hard Cider. Since it contains about 5.5 percent alcohol, it’s available for adults only. Complete Story

Number 12 Cider House brings its blue-ribbon cider to Minneapolis(November 6) – Cider-making was just a basement hobby for Steve Hance and Colin Post back in 2012. For years, the childhood friends from New Brighton would tinker with home-brewing for parties and other social gatherings. Then came the Minnesota State Fair. Complete Story

Craft Cider Festival Bringing Local and National Cideries to Mesa(November 5) – Since opening last Veteran’s Day, Cider Corps in Mesa has brewed almost 70 kinds of craft cider. The cidery draws crowds, hosts special dinners, and donates to Operation Homefront, a charity that helps the families of veterans in times of distress. Complete Story

Duluth Cider will open on November 14(November 5) – Duluth’s first–ever hard cider company is officially opening its doors for business Nov. 14 in the growing Lincoln Park craft district. Duluth Cider is located at 2307 West Superior Street, run by husband and wife team Jake and Valerie Scott. The plans and construction have been in the works for three years so the opening has been a long–time coming. Complete Story

Ironbound Hard Cider opens for tastings in Hunterdon, New Jersey(October 31) – There was a time when you could find Montclair resident Charles Rosen working in advertising, plugging away to help build his clients’ brands. There was another time when you could find him running for Congress, and yet another when you could find him in Newark, working with his company New Ark Farms to nurture workforce development and urban renewal. Complete Story

Chicago’s First Cidery Plans To Open a Taproom in Hermosa(October 30) – The owners of Chicago’s first cidery, Right Bee Cider, have been busy the last four years. Right Bee started in suburban Lincolnwood and moved two years ago to its production facility in Hermosa. While Right Bee supplies ciders for bars and stores, passersby in Hermosa couldn’t stop in for a drink That’s going to change early next year when Right Bee opens a 50-seat taproom inside the cidery at 1830 N. Kostner Avenue. Complete Story

The truth about Johnny Appleseed and hard cider(October 25) – Each fall, thousands flock to their nearest apple orchard for autumn’s bounty, and stories surface about adopted Hoosier, Johnny Appleseed, the “patron saint” of apples. Appleseed was a barefoot wanderer in tattered clothing, armed with a sack of apples and a tin pot for a hat. Complete Story

Penfield cidery closes for season after running out of cider(October 24) –  A new cidery in Penfield is closing up shop early after surprising demand for its cider resulted in it running out a month into business. The Oak & Apple Cidery on Dublin Road in Penfield will be closing for the season after just opening in September. Complete Story

Hard cider is on tap at these Central Jersey farms(October 23) – The Garden State is known for its agricultural footprint, with tons of great local produce including cranberries, tomatoes, and of course, apples. Fall is harvesting time for these versatile fruits and like many of New Jersey’s farm-fresh products, there is something to be said about the quality and the variety that come from our state.   Complete Story

We Love NY Cider
(October 16) – The Cider House is emblematic of a growing industry. Across the country, an estimated eighteen million people consume hard cider, and retail sales topped $1.5 billion in 2017. Cideries in New York State number nearly 100—the most of any state in the country—and they produce more than five million gallons of hard cider per year.  Complete Story

Finding Lost Apples and Reviving a Beloved Cider(October 16) –  Ironbound Hard Cider may seem an odd name for the business Charles Rosen has built here on 108 acres in central New Jersey. The farm, where a new taproom offers pastoral views of the still-ripening fruit, doesn’t appear to share much with the Ironbound, an industrial neighborhood 50 miles to the east in Newark. Complete Story

Don’t Call It A Comeback: A Quick Look At The Hard Cider Boom(October 11) – Near the start of the 20th century, there was no drink more popular in America than hard cider. Thought its genesis in the US actually dates back much earlier than that. Complete Story

Head to Cidercade For Their  Dill Pickle Cider (October 8) – The cider, made using Washington apples and dill pickle juice, sounds weird. And maybe it is a little bizarre. But it’s also balanced and delightful and worth a try. Complete Story

Seattle’s best spots for cider, according to Yelpers(October 5) – “Not only did I have an amazing set of six different samples, but there’s a wall full of coolers holding all kinds of additional flavors. You better believe I walked out with multiple bombers to sample back at my lodging and I even packed one to bring back home. I’m a cider fiend and there was tons of stuff I’d never seen or tasted before and it covered the gamut from super sweet to dry as well as different mixes, from pineapple and berries to vanilla and hops. Even my non-cider-drinking husband found a few to sample.” Complete Story

Destination Dining: Finnriver Farm & Cidery
(October 4) – THERE ISN’T MUCH to attract a motorist’s attention at the Chimacum crossroads beyond a blinking red light, a Chevron station and The Chimacum Corner Farmstand. Port Townsend-bound travelers from Seattle and points south are likely to breeze straight on through the intersection but — whoa, Nelly! — hang a left instead, and set a spell at Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Complete Story

Celebrate the season at Keepsake Cidery’s annual party(October 3) – Keepsake Cidery’s annual fall cidery party has been rescheduled for 5–8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at 4609 135th St. E., Dundas. Celebrate the fall season with all-you-can eat food, cider and music from “One Ukulele” of Minneapolis. See the new tasting room and tour the cidery.  Keepsake Cider

This weekend Blue Bee Cider celebrates its 5th anniversary – which was 20 years in the making(October 2) – The first seed of what grew to become Blue Bee Cider sprang from an offhand comment 20 years ago, in an elevator on K Street, in Washington, D.C. Courtney Mailey was working in economic development. As the prospect of another summer spent inside office buildings dawned on her, she mentioned to a colleague that she “didn’t want to be inside all the time.” His blithe reply that “you’ll get used to it” struck her. She didn’t want to get used to it. Complete Story   

Brown’s Orchard meets increased cider demand for northern Vermont winery(October 2) – Boyden Valley Winery is more than doubling its annual cider order from Brown’s Orchard on Route 30, a whopping 40,000 gallons this year, to meet growing demand for their ciders, cider wines, liqueurs and hard ciders, orchard proprietor Charlie Brown said Thursday. Complete Story

Western Cider kicks off Montana Cider Week with apple-pressing competition(October 1) – Saturday kicked off Montana Cider Week, celebrating ciders across the Treasure State. Missoula’s only cidery kicked off the celebrations with a Harvest Party and cider-pressing. This is the first time Western Cider has hosted a pressing competition. Complete Story

Apple orchards, cider mills part of Michigan’s treasured fall traditions(October 1) – Whether the sky is blue and sunny or gray and rainy, any fall afternoon is a good time to pile the family into the car to pick fresh apples or spread a blanket under a tree and toast autumn with a cup of cider and a warm doughnut. Complete Story

‘Cider Days’ Festival Celebrates Lakewood, Colorado’s Agricultural Heritage(September 27) – Fall is around the corner, and thoughts turn to … apples. In your back yard, in your neighbor’s yard, in orchards around the state, Colorado’s apples need a place to be – and that place is the Lakewood Heritage Center on Oct. 6-7 for the “43rd Annual Cider Days.” Complete Story

Green-Wood Cemetery’s Hard Cider(September 27) – If you’re looking to pour one out for Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph and codeveloper of Morse code, you might consider doing so with the boozy cider made from apples that grow by his grave. Complete Story

Edmonds’ cider hero operates hard-cider business in his garage(September 25) – When Kaiser announced he was starting his own cidery out of the garage of his Edmonds home, his parents were the last people he needed to convince. “My family completely understands my passion,” Kaiser said with a laugh. Complete Story

Creatives In The Catskills: How To Leave NYC And Open A Cider House Upstate(September 20) – In the small town of Andes, about three hours northwest of New York, Alex Wilson opened a cidery. Set to the backdrop of a hulking renovated barn, watching him greet guests while explaining his ciders, you’d think he had grown up in the farmhouse fermentation business. Complete Story

The best cider mills and apple orchards in metro Detroit(September 20) – It’s about time to jump in to fall activities and that means apples: we’re talking orchards, cider mills, hayrides and all the family-friendly activities that come along. We’ve put together a list of cider mills and apple orchards in Metro Detroit to make your life easier. Complete Story

Brooklyn Cider House – Cider Made in Bushwick – How About Them Apples?(September 19) – One day, Peter and Susan Yi, a brother-and-sister duo from Brooklyn, decided to quit their jobs to grow apples, make cider and share their love of food, life and drink. That decision would give birth to the Brooklyn Cider House, NYC’s first cider, bar and restaurant in the heart of Bushwick in 2017. Complete Story

Oak & Apple Cidery in Penfield, New York nears opening(September 19) – Experiencing Oak & Apple Cidery, you won’t even feel like you’re in Monroe County. The 27-acre property, right off Route 250, transports visitors to the quiet countryside. Complete Story

6 Connecticut Hard Ciders to Try(September 18) – Though Connecticut hasn’t caught up with its New York neighbor, a historic apple producer with a wide range of cider houses, cider makers in our state are producing cider that would make early settlers proud. Complete Story

Fly Creek Cider Mill always shines in Fly Creek, New York(September 18) – The mill is abuzz with corny cut-out characters, delicious apples and apple products, an historic old cider press, grazing stations every few feet and a pond out back filled with ducks that you can feed. It oozes charm and has a Norman Rockwell-like patina. “Cider Mill Bill” Michaels, the owner, pops up everywhere for a cheery “it is the season for squeezing” comment as you watch the apple cider being pressed and to make sure your visit is going smoothly.  Complete Story 

Castile Cider Mill opens the season with a 10th anniversary celebration(September 17) – It might not be autumn yet, but cider season was in full swing Saturday at the Castile Cider Mill. Crowds swamped the popular location on East Park Road as it marked a “grand opening” celebrating its 10th anniversary. Complete Story

Cider Days will have 80 vendors from four states — and Pineapple Whip!(September 13) – This weekend, the annual Cider Days festival celebrates its 21st anniversary with plenty of fall favorites along with a host of fresh twists. “The event has definitely evolved over the years. It’s gotten a lot bigger,” says Bethany Bell, events manager for the Downtown Springfield Association. Complete Story

How Blake’s family farm became Michigan’s hard cider leader(September 11) – In a big, red, barn-like structure nearby, a crew bottled and canned Rosé (6.9% alcohol by volume), a hard apple cider made with strawberries and rose hips at Blake’s Hard Cider Co. in Armada, in northern Macomb County. From picking to packaging, the entire alcoholic-cider-making process occurs on a 72-year-old family farm that started making the adult beverage five years ago. Since then, it’s rapidly become popular.  Complete Story

A glass or two of cider keeps the doctor away(September 11) – Because it’s made from apples cider is naturally gluten-free making it a delicious tipple for people with coeliac disease, or a sensitivity to gluten. Remember to check the bottle you intend to drink to confirm that it is indeed wheat-free.  Complete Story

Wölffer Red Cider Is the Perfect Transition Piece for Fall(September 10) – The No. 139 Red Cider is a sparkling bottle of joy make from a variety of dessert apples, all handpicked at Rochester’s DeFisher Fruit Farm and chosen for its crisp, sweet flavor. The final product is a quintessential New York State cherry-red cider that pairs well with flannel, campfires and your favorite autumn meals. Complete Story

Seven Gateway Colorado Ciders for Beer Lovers(September 8) – Cider often gets overlooked by craft-beer lovers, but it’s time that changed. Just like the many products coming from Colorado’s brewers, ciders can be made with a wide variety of ingredients — from habanero chiles to spices like coriander — to result in a unique beverage. Complete Story

Made in the Northwest: Summit Cider(September 7) – Cider companies are opening across the Pacific Northwest all the time. “Washington is the number one apple producer,” says Summit Cider owner and co-founder Davon Sjostrom. “So why not start making cider in the Northwest?” Summit cider got its start because Sjostrom has some issues with gluten. Complete Story

Mad Moon Craft Cidery’s newest creation gets an assist from popular candy(September 6) – Peter Moon isn’t letting beer have all the fun when it comes to crafty infusions. His Mad Moon Craft Cidery is now selling four-pack bottles of its Tart Side of the Moon, a hard cider made with actual SweetTarts candy. Complete Story

Cider makers fight ‘too sweet’ perception with proposed dryness scale(September 6) – Those who promote cider are hearing a frustratingly familiar refrain: “I don’t like cider. It’s too sweet.” Trust me, there are plenty of super-dry ciders available. If your local watering hole pours only a boring, mass-market sweet cider, demand a drier one. Complete Story

Meriwether Cider House opens today in Boise. It’s the first of its kind in Idaho(September 5) – Since opening in 2016, Meriwether Cider Co. has become a local favorite among Boiseans who enjoy the alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice. Now fans have a new Downtown destination. Meriwether Cider House will open at 11:30 a.m. today at 224 N. 9th St. It’s in a building that formerly held Portsche’s Jewelry Boutique, which moved. Complete Story

Deal’s Orchard field day will explore cider and pumpkin production(September 4) – In addition to selling at the farm, Deal’s Orchard apples, fresh cider and hard cider can be found at grocery stores throughout central Iowa. Their hard cider can be found on tap at many popular spots in the Des Moines area, including the Iowa Taproom, el Bait Shop, Fox Brewing and New American Brewing. Complete Story

Wolffer’s Red Cider Just Combined The Best Of Summer And Fall Into One Drink(September 4) – Move over, rosé cider — there’s a new, brightly hued, boozy drink made of apples in town: Wölffer Estate Vineyards’ No. 139 Red Cider has arrived, and I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s the fall drink none of us knew we needed. Complete Story

Your guide to the top 3 places in Seattle for hard cider(September 4) – Looking to grab a glass, can or flight of hard cider? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots in Seattle, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. Complete Story     

Drink to Biodiversity With 9 Ciders Made From Heirloom Apples(September 3) – Now, modern cider makers are seeking out qualities other than “sweet” and “travel-hardy” in their quest to produce the ultimate American tipple—and their concoctions are reviving the market for rare and heirloom fruits. Complete Story

No Need for Embarrassment: 6 Hard Ciders That Don’t Suck (September 2) – Don’t listen to the haters that claim hard ciders are inferior to microbrew beers, craft cocktails, and other trendier libations. Crisp fall weather requires a crisp fall beverage, and these beloved, fruit-based concoctions are a great fireside companion after a day on the trail. Complete Story

We’ll toast to that: Bryant’s Cider set to open in Roseland, Virginia(August 30) – Bryant’s Cider will open a production and tasting room Labor Day weekend in Roseland. Set amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains in a rustic, all-original 19th-century bar with hand-carved logs and original architectural features, the tasting room will feature Bryant’s hand-crafted hard ciders, which are produced using fresh-pressed Nelson County apples from the cidery’s own farm. Complete Story

Deep Ellum’s First Cidery Is Almost Ready to Open(August 29) – Construction delays may have pushed back Trinity Cider’s August opening date, but Deep Ellum’s first cidery will be ready to open its doors next month. Complete Story

Chicago Riverwalk Gets a Dog-Friendly Cider Bar This Weekend(August 29) Chicago’s first cider bar, the Northman, will this weekend open its location along the Chicago Riverwalk. Ownership has grander plans for its space, officially called Northman Beer & Cider Garden, along the river between Stetson and Columbus. Complete Story

Cideries reach Duluth: How the craft cider industry took off in Minnesota(August 29) Duluth, despite being well known for its craft-beer scene, lacks a taproom specializing in craft cider — but that’s changing. Two cideries — Duluth Cider and Wild State Cider — have both announced plans to open taprooms in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, just two blocks away from each other. Complete Story

Halcyon Days Cidery prepares for opening day(August 28) – The Halcyon Days Cidery is preparing to open at last. It’s been on Route 11 long enough to be a familiar sight, literally years in the making. “A lot of up front work, because we wanted to grow mostly our own apples, and mostly heirloom American varieties, old cider varieties,” says owner Larry Krietemeyer. Complete Story

Wild Terra cidery in Fargo is asking North Dakotans for apples to comply with state law(August 27) – Wild Terra needs some help from people across the state to keep the dream alive, a result of winemaking rules that require an increasing percentage of the raw ingredients behind the drink to be grown in the state. Complete Story

Sugar Hill Cidery Chooses Norton, Virginia, for Hard Cider Production(August 26) – Sugar Hill Cidery will locate its new hard cider production facility and restaurant downtown Norton, Virginia. The cidery is a sister company of Sugar Hill Brewing Company, a craft brewery and restaurant operating in downtown St. Paul. Complete Story

Uncommon Cider issues call for unwanted fruit for batch supporting Calgary Food Bank(August 25) Uncommon Cider is asking Calgarians who have an abundance of apples or crabapples to consider contributing their unwanted fruit to an upcoming batch of cider that will benefit Calgarians in need.  Complete Story

The Colorado Cider Guild Supports the State’s Booming Cider Industry(August 25)  The Colorado Cider Guild works hard to promote the growth of the cider industry in our state, and with cideries now doubling within the last few years, they’re doing something right. Directors of the organization include cider makers from Colorado Cider Company, Stem Ciders, C-Squared Ciders, and Snow Capped Cider Company.  Complete Story


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