Today Cider News – 2023Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery opens pizza garden

Finnriver Farm & Cidery Taps Into Tumwater Market(September 19) – Finnriver Farm & Cidery has announced the opening of Finnriver Tumwater Taproom, a new location serving 16 taps including an array of farm-crafted ciders and nonalcoholic options. The new taproom will commemorate its grand opening with an autumn equinox celebration at 5 p.m. on Sept. […]


Blake’s Hard Cider Announces New Imperial-Style Cider, Return of Fall and Fan Favorites

 ARMADA, Michigan— Blake’s Hard Cider (BHC), the Midwest’s largest craft cidery marking its 10th anniversary this year, is doubling down on fall releases with a new core hard cider and the return of past favorites. The newly released American Berry Imperial-style hard cider is made with 100% pressed apples and real blueberries. This autumn also […]


Nine Pin Ciderworks Releases Fall Seasonal

ALBANY, New York — Nine Pin Ciderworks, New York State’s first farm cidery, is bringing the taste of fall to cider lovers a little earlier this year––and this one is for the apple lovers. Apple Pie-Secco is crafted from 100% New York apples from Samascott Orchards, located in Kinderhook, N.Y. The cider is aged with […]


Idaho Cider Fest – October 7th in Downtown Boise, Idaho

The heart of downtown Boise will witness history on Saturday, Oct. 7, as the inaugural Idaho Cider Fest comes to life from noon to 6 p.m. at the Freak Alley Gallery. This event celebrates the region’s burgeoning cider culture, as cider enthusiasts from far and wide gather to sip cider together! The highlight of the […]


Crispin Cider is Making a Comeback with Minneapolis Cider Company

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota – After a brief hiatus, the iconic American brand Crispin Cider returns to shelves in October, thanks to a licensing agreement finalized between Minneapolis Cider Company and Molson Coors. The new deal will see Minneapolis Cider take over all aspects of day-to-day brand management, including new product innovation, production, and sales through its […]


Angry Orchard releases Fireside Mix Pack

Angry Orchard, a brand of The Boston Beer Co., is giving the people what they want this fall: more apples. Despite pumpkin everything taking over, Angry Orchard is here to solidify the mighty apple as the real flavor of fall. According to a recent survey by The Harris Poll on behalf of Boston Beer Co., […]


Stormalong Cider and CiderScene Release POG Punch Collaboration

SHERBORN, Massachusetts— Stormalong Cider, an award-winning Massachusetts-based cidery, announced the release of POG Punch, a fruited cider made in collaboration with digital cider guide, CiderScene. POG Punch is inspired by the classic Hawaiian beverage made from passionfruit, orange, and guava juice. This limited-release cider features a blend of Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, Empire, and McIntosh apples […]

Schilling Hard Cider Rolls Out Industry’s First Fully Electric Vehicle Fleet Setting New Standard for Sustainability

The EV fleet rollout exemplifies Schilling‘s commitment to sustainable practices and aligns with Schilling’s annual carbon inventories and greenhouse gas reduction goals. This is one of many projects in the works to achieve its carbon reduction goals. The company’s Co-Founder & CEO Colin Schilling stated, “We are committed to leading our industry forward to a […]


GLINTCAP Medal Winners, Best In Class & Producers of the Year

The Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition is the world’s largest cider judging. The 17th Annual GLINTCAP was held on May 17-19, 2023. Here are the winners. PRODUCERS OF THE YEAR Micro Cidermaker of the Year – 5,000 Gallons or Less Empyrical Orchards and Cider – Snohomish, Washington Small Cidermaker of the Year – […]


Portland Cider Releases Fruit-forward Summertime Sippers

CLACKAMAS, Oregon(June) – Juicy, refreshing, fruit-forward ciders are the theme of the latest releases from Portland Cider Co. This month, cider fans will see the return of the tropical Passion Orange Guava cider and the launch of a brand-new Grapefruit Gimlet cider. Passion Orange Guava is summertime in a glass (or right out of the […]


Northwest Cider Cup Medal Winners

PORTLAND, OREGON – 2023 Northwest Cider Cup winners were announced Thursday evening, at Polaris Hall in Portland, Oregon. Simultaneously, the results of this competitive showdown of cider and perry excellence streamed live on Northwest Cider Association’s Instagram feed @nwcider. The Portland crowd, a vibrant grouping of nearly 200 makers, industry professionals and cider enthusiasts, donning dress-to-impress […]

The American Cider Association (ACA) is launching Dry Cider July

The American Cider Association (ACA) is launching Dry Cider July on July First to highlight hard ciders containing zero grams of residual sugar. The Association is encouraging others to join the campaign through social media with the hashtags #dryciderjuly and #pickdrycider. This year the association will be working with their partners at Cider Culture to […]


Diskin Cider Sets to Celebrate Five Year Anniversary

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Diskin Cider is celebrating the 5-year anniversary of its tasting room opening with a block party and live music festival at their cidery tasting room on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 12 pm to 11 pm. This event is free, for all ages, and open to the public, and will be jam-packed […]

New Angry Orchard Hardcore Dark Cherry Apple 8% Imperial Hard Cider is available nationwide now.

Angry Orchard Introduces a New Way to Rosé Ahead of Summer with New Blueberry Rosé Hard Cider

WALDEN, New York — As the weather heats up, Angry Orchard, the leading U.S. cider maker, is turning up the fruit and flavor by launching a brand-new Blueberry Rosé Hard Cider. An evolution of the fan-favorite Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider, Blueberry Rosé breaks from the tried and true by combining the crisp, juicy flavors […]


Stem Ciders Partners with Advanced Space on CAPSTONE Cider to Celebrate Success of Lunar Satellite

Stem Ciders’ newest experimental cider release is truly one small step for cider, and one giant leap for cider-kind. CAPSTONE is an experimental hoppy cider with raspberry and Meyer lemon created in collaboration with Advanced Space. The Westminster, CO-based company, which supports the sustainable exploration, development, and settlement of space, owns and operates the CAPSTONE […]

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2023 NW Cider Cup Returns – Celebrating 10 Years!

Portland, Oregon – The Pacific Northwest’s premier cider competition is back with a new name – “NW Cider Cup,” formerly the Portland International Cider Cup – and new categories, just in time to celebrate 10 years in a rapidly growing industry. “Our region’s cider industry is evolving and so are we,” says Emily Ritchie, Executive […]


Abbey Apple Small-Batch Releases at Cider Makers Night

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Company is elevating its Abbey Apple Cider beyond its humble taproom-only origins into cans. This small-batch series release was an immediate favorite of pub regulars when a limited quantity was made in 2021, prompting its wider release. In Abbey Apple, Northwest apples are fermented with Belgian Trappist ale yeast, resulting […]

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2 Towns Ciderhouse Introduces TeaREX Killer Tea, a Roarsome Hard Tea

Corvallis, Oregon – Expanding into a new and fast-growing beverage category, 2 Towns Ciderhouse unleashes TeaREX Killer TeaTM, a premium hard tea brand focused on Jurassic-sized flavor, high-quality ingredients, and a roarsome 8% ABV. TeaREX Killer Tea is the latest innovation under the 2 Towns total beverage umbrella and, along with its flagship 2 Towns […]

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ACA Welcomes 20 New Certified Pommeliers™ Following CiderCon® 2023

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that twenty people have newly earned the title of Certified Pommelier™ as a result of the exam held at CiderCon® 2023 in Chicago, Illinois last month. It is the largest passing cohort of any Certified Pommelier™ exam to date. The new Certified Pommeliers™ are: Ann Marie Thornton […]


Portland Cider Kicks Off 2023 With Mango Mimosa Cider

CLACKAMAS, Oregon – Portland Cider Company is beginning the new year with a bright, sunny new seasonal cider: Mango Mimosa. This fruit-forward cider pairs Northwest apples with ripe mangos and a bright splash of citrus for a trip to the tropics. “Mango Mimosa captures the essence of summer in a can,” said Helen Lewis, marketing […]

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