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Today Hard Cider News

Nine Pin Ciderworks Celebrating a Decade(March 4) – Nine Pin’s Ciderworks opened its doors officially in February 2014, but was born two years earlier when Co-founder Alejandro del Peral initially had the idea to build a cidery focused on New York’s agriculture and using all locally grown apples and fruit from within the state’s borders. […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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