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Seattle’s Cider Summit celebrates its 13th year, returning to SLU this September

(SEATTLE ) – Cider lovers can once again enjoy the annual Cider Summit Seattle, the region’s largest hard cider tasting festival, with a wide selection of food and beverages. Cider Summit Seattle 2024 will take place Friday, September 6 from 3 – 8 p.m. (VIP session begins at 2 p.m.) and Saturday, September 7 from noon – 5 p.m. This […]

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Seattle Cider Co and City Fruit Partner to Celebrate the Release of Annual Cider Collaboration

SEATTLE (July 16, 2024) – Seattle Cider Co, known for its award-winning line of dry and off-dry offerings and City Fruit, a local nonprofit dedicated to stewarding and harvesting urban fruit trees to increase community access to fresh fruit, are thrilled to celebrate the release of their annual cider collaboration, City Fruit Cider. The one-of-a-kind […]

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The 2024 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) – Best in Class

The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), now in its 18th year, is the world’s largest cider competition focused on raising the caliber of cider as a category through emphasis on providing clear and helpful feedback to entrants from some of the most experienced palates in the industry, in addition to coveted medals […]

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The 2024 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) – Medals

The Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), now in its 18th year, is the world’s largest cider competition focused on raising the caliber of cider as a category through emphasis on providing clear and helpful feedback to entrants from some of the most experienced palates in the industry, in addition to coveted medals […]

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Total Beverage Solution Announced as Exclusive Importer of Magners Irish Cider in the USA

Charleston, South Carolina – Total Beverage Solution (‘TBS’) and C&C Group plc (‘C&C’) are proud to announce that TBS will be the new Importer of Magners Irish Cider in the United States. TBS will manage the sales, marketing, and distribution of the whole Magners portfolio of products, beginning June 24th, 2024. Produced in County Tipperary, […]

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Blake’s Beverage Company Brings Cider Innovation to Eight New States in 2024, Led by Growth of Blake’s Hard Cider

Blake’s Beverage Company, the collaborative voice of three leading cider brands, Blake’s Hard Cider, Austin Eastciders, and AVID Cider Co., entered 2024 as the nation’s second largest independent cider company. With a strengthened national footprint and a passion for bold, fruit-forward hard beverages crafted from fresh ingredients, Blake’s Beverage Company has entered several new distribution […]

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Today Hard Cider News

The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is gearing up for its 168th season starting Friday, May 10th(May 9) – The Fly Creek Cider Mill & Orchard is gearing up for its 168th season starting Friday, May 10. Nestled in the heart of Fly Creek, the historic mill is renowned for its signature products—from apple […]

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Ciderboys Splashes into Spring with New Melon Mojito Hard Cider

STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin— Taste a wave of refreshment with Ciderboys Melon Mojito, a new limited-release hard cider that balances cool mint, tart lime, crisp apple, and the mellow flavors of juicy watermelon and honeydew. This unexpected combination makes for a cool spin on the popular mojito cocktail. With a spring one-time offering of Melon Mojito, […]

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Portland Cider Bubbles to the Top at International Cider Awards

CLACKAMAS, Oregon— Portland Cider Company’s Original Gold Cider took home the top award at this year’s International Brewing and Cider Awards held in Manchester and London, United Kingdom. Original Gold, the company’s most-awarded cider, earned its 12th gold medal at this year’s competition, then received the best-in-class trophy at the awards ceremony. This is the […]

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9 Days of Cider Celebrations Await: Cider Week GR Returns May 10-18

Grand Rapids Michigan(May 3) – “Cider Week GR highlights the exceptional cideries across the state, alongside the hard work and dedication of our local family farms,” says Kate Lieto, Associate VP of Marketing for Experience Grand Rapids. “It’s a celebration of community, tradition, and the bountiful harvests that keep West Michigan at the forefront of […]

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Woodchuck Hard Cider Unveils Nature’s Nectar and Chuck’s Imperials

Middlebury, Vermont – Woodchuck Hard Cider, the brand that started the American cider revolution in 1991, is pleased to announce the arrival of several new styles including Nature’s Nectar and Chuck’s Imperials, both now available across the country. Nature’s Nectar and Chuck’s Imperials join a long list of hard ciders crafted by Woodchuck, which have […]

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Portland Cider Company Releases New Variety 12-Pack

CLACKAMAS, Oregon— Portland Cider Company has released its first-ever variety pack, Cidermaker’s Flight, a 12-pack featuring four refreshing options made with Northwest apples. Every pack offers three 12-ounce cans of Pacific Berry, Imperial Peach Tea, Imperial Abbey Apple, and Kinda Dry. The ciders were selected for their diverse flavor profiles, dryness, and ABV, as well […]

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Portland Cider Releases Spicy, Zesty Taproom Favorite in Cans: Key Lime Habanero Hits Shelves Across the West

CLACKAMAS, Oregon — Portland Cider Co. released its Key Lime Habanero Cider for the first time in cans. First conceived for the annual Cider Summit festival five years ago, it has been a seasonal offering on tap in the pubs ever since. As part of the cidery’s Small Batch series, Key Lime Habanero will be […]

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Blake’s Beverage Company Enters 2024 With a Nationwide Presence as America’s Second Largest Cider Company

Blake’s Beverage Company, which debuted in 2023 as the collaborative voice of three leading cider brands, Blake’s Hard Cider, Austin Eastciders, and AVID Cider Co., enters 2024 as the nation’s second-largest cider company with a strong national distribution footprint and a mission to rekindle America’s passion for cider and fruit-forward beverages. With each brand celebrating […]

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“Cider Excellence Award” Winners Announced at CiderCon® 2024 in Portland, Oregon

The American Cider Association (ACA) announced the recipients of their annual Cider Excellence Awards at CiderCon® 2024 in Portland, honoring individuals, businesses, and organizations from around the country for their achievements in, and contributions to, the U.S. hard cider industry. Award winners this year included: Award for Significant Impact on the Industry | Emily Ritchie, […]

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Celebrate Cider during 8th Annual Chicago Cider Week

 CHICAGO– The eighth annual Chicago Cider Week will take place from January 28 to February 3, 2024. The weeklong festival will feature tastings, paired dinners, charity benefits, parties, and workshops in various venues throughout Chicago, providing a unique chance to connect with cider makers, growers, and enthusiasts in many different neighborhoods. Chicago Cider Week will […]

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Seattle Cider Co Launches VIVID Light Cider With Four Refreshing Light Cider Flavors

Seattle Cider Company, known for its award-winning line of dry and off-dry offerings, is excited to announce the arrival of VIVID Light Cider, the company’s new brand family. VIVID Light Cider will feature the company’s signature Light Cider recipe as “Tart Apple,” alongside three new crisp and refreshing light cider offerings. VIVID will launch in […]

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January Brings Two Cider Launches from Portland Cider Co. in Celebration of Oregon Cider Week

CLACKAMAS, Oregon  — Portland Cider Co. is celebrating the new year with the launch of its seasonal Mango Mimosa Cider and its limited-run pub favorite, English Pub Cider. The releases coincide with Oregon Cider Week, January 13 to January 21. Mango Mimosa is a sunny, fruit-forward cider made with ripe mango and a splash of […]

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Reviving ‘America’s Drink’: Blake’s Hard Cider and Austin Eastciders Unite To Pave the Future of Cider

ARMADA, Michigan – Through a momentous partnership announced today, Michigan-based Blake’s Hard Cider and Texas-based Austin Eastciders are coming together, alongside the Pacific Northwest’s Avid Cider Company (acquired by Blake’s Hard Cider last year), to rekindle a piece of American history and supercharge the resurgence of the cider category. The uniting of these three brands […]

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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 […]

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