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. 22. The taproom’s business hours are Wednesday-Sunday. Complete Story

Just in Time for Autumn: An Overview of Milwaukee’s Hard Cider Scene
(September 19) – With the autumn chill rapidly approaching, there’s no better way to get in the spirit of the season than to experience one of the many local cideries the Milwaukee area has to offer. With a wide range of products, flavor profiles, hard cider options, and more, each cidery offers a distinctive experience crafted from a place of passion for all things cider. Whether you’re looking for barrel-aged red wine, hard cider made from the fruit of local orchards, or the perfect place to spend a fall afternoon, look no further than these five cidery/wineries. Complete Story

Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery opens pizza garden(September 18) – NEW SCOTLAND — Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery now offers pizza in an outdoor area. The expansion includes a wood-fired pizza oven and outdoor seating for its “pizza garden,” with an enclosed event space set to open next year for weddings and corporate events. The pizza garden serves mushroom and sausage pizzas, each with locally sourced ingredients. Website:

The Best Cidery in Victoria, as voted by you(September 16) – Embark on a cider-fueled adventure as we unveil the best cideries in Victoria, where the lush landscapes of this picturesque region provide the perfect backdrop for indulging in locally crafted ciders. Victoria’s cider scene caters to all palettes, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Complete Story

The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of Hard Apple Cider In America(September 12) – When the pilgrims first arrived in America, edible pomes probably weren’t even indigenous to New England. In case you’re unfamiliar, the term “pome” encompasses the family of fruits that includes apples, pears, loquats, medlars, and quinces — and the country’s first foodies weren’t slicing them up on a plate. Roughly 60% of all pomes grown throughout history have been used to make hard cider. Complete Story

Owner of Farmhaus Cider eyes reopening Moelker Orchards(September 11) – Plans are underway for John Behrens of Farmhaus Cider to take over Moelker Orchards near Grand Rapids, township documents show. The Moelker family closed the orchard, located at 9265 Kenowa Ave. near Riverbend Drive in Tallmadge Township, at the end of 2022 after more than 100 years. The family said it would be put up for sale in early 2023. Complete Story

Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider Will Close After 12 Years of Progressing American Cider Craft(September 10) – Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider, the Portland cider company beloved for its inventive approach to American cider fermentation, will close on September 24 after 12 years. Founder Nat West attributes Rev Nat’s closure to the difficulties of pandemic recovery, leaving behind a legacy within the city’s beverage scene both in terms of his process and the way he incorporated activism into his business. Complete Story

Taste of Beaver Island, Michigan: Cider made from 170-year-old apple trees
(July 20) – The apple trees scattered around Beaver Island are large, plentiful and old. What kind of apples do they grow? Who knows. It doesn’t really matter to the folks at Bee Well Mead and Cider in Bellaire, Michigan, who make a unique cider from wild apples foraged from island trees planted 170-some years ago. Complete Story

Stone Tree Farm and Cidery celebrates 2 years, but something is missing(July 6) – “The Bull Moose skull is kind of a piece of Stone Tree history. The name ‘Stone Tree’ comes from Frank’s (Co-owner, Frank Haferland) and my background. So, he was studying geology and earth science at the University of Maine while I was doing my Master’s in forestry. So, my family has a big forestry background. And my father actually found this skull for us and gave it to us as a present for our opening day. And it was always a good conversation starter. And it was a way that we could tell a story about where we came from,” said Erickson. Complete Story

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