Golden State Cider bought by Chris Jackson of Seismic Brewing Co.(June 1) – After being raised in a wine family and venturing into the beer business, Chris Jackson has added a new drink category to the mix: hard cider. Jackson, a proprietor of Jackson Family Wines of Santa Rosa, and his wife, Ariel, announced Wednesday they purchased Golden State Cider of Healdsburg from founders Jolie Devoto and Hunter Wade. That duo started the cidery 10 years ago by using apples from the Devoto orchard in Sebastopol. Complete Story

Scion Cider: Bringing Education and Cider to All(April 8) – Outside of the traditional categories of alcohol—beer, wine and spirits—exists a drink that overlaps all three—cider. New local cider bar Scion Cider focuses on bringing cider education to the public eye. “We want to teach people about apples, how they grow, how cider is made, as well as the traditions and the history. We really want people to engage with that,” says Owner Rio Connelly. Complete Story

Cider Summit, Oregon’s largest Cider Festival returns
(April 4) – Cider Summit Portland, the area’s largest cider tasting festival, will be held in Portland June 10 and Jun 11 at The Fields Park, 1099 NW Overton St. in Portland’s Pearl District. This year, Cider Summit returns to an in-person celebration in Portland after two years of virtual events. Attendees will enjoy a tasting selection of 150+ hard ciders from the industry’s leading cidermakers, many of whom will be on hand to guide guests through the available lineup. Complete Story

Little City Cider Co. aims for big things in Bennington(March 28) – BENNINGTON — Greg Videtto has a vision for how things will look, a few weeks from now, at his Little City Cider Co. at 139 Shields Drive. Outside, patrons will buy eats from food trucks and sit at picnic tables. And those of legal age will be quaffing hard ciders purchased from the cidery, whose inner workings won’t be camouflaged behind walls. “When they come in, the feeling is they’re kind of part of what’s going on,” Videtto said recently. “You can see the fermenters. They’re right there in your face.” Complete Story

EsoTerra Ciderworks’ new Durango tasting room shares a bit of Southwest Colorado history in every glass of hard cider
(February 2) – Durango’s new cidery tasting room, EsoTerra Ciderworks, serves up Southwest Colorado history in every hard cider it pours. Owners Elizabeth Philbrick and Jared Scott have worked for the past couple of years to revive the historic apple industry of Montezuma County. “We’re here to find historic varietals of apples that are specific to the flavor of the Southwest,” Philbrick said. Complete Story

SIXTH SENSE FOR CIDER: 6th Avenue Cidery Complements Flourishing Local Food Scene
(January 6) – A new cidery in downtown Menomonie aims to be the perfect spot to stop on a night out on the town. Owners Tanya Husby and Penny Burstad are the gal-pal duo behind the new 6th Avenue Cidery, which is slated to open on Jan. 26. “You aren’t coming here for a burger and fries,” Burstad said. “You aren’t coming here for a pizza. Because we have so much of that that’s covered so well in our community.” Complete Story

This Spiced Mulled Cider Has A Secret Ingredient To Support Winter Immunity(January 1) – Spiced mulled cider is a delicious winter treat—and it’s easier to whip up than you might think. This recipe builds upon store-bought apple cider with six delicious functional herbs and spices that have been used for centuries to support winter wellness. It only takes one hour for this seasonal drink to simmer in the background while you make dinner, tidy up, or sit back and relax. Complete Story

Coronado Brewing Launches a New Line of Organic Hard Cider(December 2) – San Diego–based Coronado Brewing Company is launching California’s first USDA-certified organic canned cider line. The new brand, Coronado Hard Cider, will release its first two flavors, Nice & Dry and Super Fruit Cider, in their tasting rooms and across select San Diego retailers starting the first week in December before rolling out throughout California in early 2022. Complete Story

Top 10 ciders to drink before cider season ends(November 24) – Here are the best hard ciders you can find in the market as you look for festive drinks this autumn. From pairing it with brunch favorites to using one to top off your favorite cocktail, ciders are some of the most versatile drinks out there. As cider season comes to an end, make the most of these fruity, zesty, and tangy ciders that can be enjoyed all day long. Complete Story

Portland International Cider Cup 2021 Winners Announced(November 20) – The Northwest Cider Association announced the 2021 winners of the Portland International Cider Cup (PICC) awards competition at a ceremony held last night at Swift Cider in NE Portland. NWCA recognized 45 medal winning ciders across an array of categories, ranging from Modern Dry to Traditional Perries. Complete Story

5 cider pairings for your Thanksgiving feast(November 20) – Whether your meals are traditional or exotic, there’s a cider that’s right for the occasion. No matter what your Thanksgiving celebration looks like, there’s a cider to match. Check out this ciders for your Minnesota Thanksgiving: Complete Story

Apple Barn’s apple cider a hit during the fall season(November 19) – SEVIERVILLE, Tennessee – For over 40 years, The Apple Barn and Cider Mill has grown a variety of different apples to make their own delicious apple cider. Each fall, the Apple Barn makes fresh, unpasteurized apple cider. The family-owned business has become a tourist destination for people all around the world. The Apple Barn not only boasts delicious apple cider, but also includes a general store, a candy shop, a winery, two restaurants and much more. Website

Where to Find Apple Cider in Metro Detroit(October 6) – Metro Detroiters don’t need to travel far for a fun cider mill outing. The Franklin Cider Mill, for example, has been operating for more than a century. Visitors can watch the cider being pressed as well as purchase cider, apples, and a range of other products including donuts, which the mill has been making from the same German spice donut recipe for 80 years. Complete Story 

Where to get great apple cider donuts, hard cider and other fall treats around Delaware(October 5) – Like an apple tree, we all need good friends. What’s a better way to celebrate a good friendship than by meeting up to enjoy some favorite fall activities? Gathering at firepits, taking a hayride, going apple picking, carving jack-o-lanterns, all are a great way to spend time together. And so is going on a hunt for the best apple cider donuts and apple cider you can find. Complete Story

No bad apples: Company crowdsources apples across Hudson Valley for hard cider(September 28) – “It’s super exciting, like treasure hunting,” enthuses Martin Bernstein, explaining the thrill of the chase, foraging for wild apples that are the crucial ingredient in hard cider produced by his aptly-named company, Abandoned Hard Cider. The company, founded in 2017, uses fruit found in abandoned orchards, backyards, roadsides, and trails to ferment the epitome of a beverage with a local terroir. Complete Story

East End Hard Ciders Offer Refreshment and Cheer for Fall(September 21) – The East End is now well established as home to some fabulous wines in the Hamptons and on the North Fork, but heads have also begun turning for our fantastic hard ciders. At its core, hard cider is made from fermented apple juice, but regional winemakers and brewers have been infusing it with all sorts of wonderfully innovative ingredients, applying their craft and getting some incredible results over the past decade. Complete Story

Buskey Soft-Serve Hard Cider Is Autumn’s Answer to Frosé(September 16) – Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey Cider, was first inspired to create his super-popular, autumnal alternative to frosé, a soft-serve hard cider, when he read an article on the Below Zero machine, a $5,500 device that uses a binding agent to turn booze into “ice cream.” But it’s technically not ice cream, as there’s no dairy. Complete Story

Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) – While the 1,561 total entries in the 2021 competition fell just shy of GLINTCAP’s record-breaking 1,584 total entries in 2019, this competition did set a record this year in Commercial Division with 1,231 entries. Complete Results

4 Twin Cities cider taprooms at the core of the hard cider movement(September 16) Sociable Cider Werks broke new ground in 2013 with the opening of the state’s first cider taproom, in northeast Minneapolis. It was also an innovator with its introduction of Graf — a gluten-free cider-beer hybrid. Complete Story

Family Traditions Inspire Tin Top Cider (September 14) – Jon and Jenny Villeneuve will officially open Tin Top Cider Co. on South Old Sheepscot Road in Alna on Friday, Sept. 3, after years of preparation, a change in the town’s law, and a nearly lifelong hobby of making cider. Jon traces the family tradition back to his grandfather, who would make hard cider in two rum barrels at his home in Bedford, N.H. It wasn’t until his father took on the craft that Jon was able to taste some of the hard cider, which made an impression on the college student. Complete Story

Bushwick Kitchen Partners with Angry Orchard Hard Cider to Create Three New Sizzling Hot Sauces(September 8) – A duo you never knew you needed, Angry Orchard and Bushwick Kitchen announced today the launch of three new Angry Orchard inspired hot sauces that will create a flavor explosion in your mouth: Crisp Apple Jalapeno, Peach Mango Scotch Bonnet and Strawberry Jalapeno. Each flavor is based on a cider in Angry Orchard’s deliciously fruity and refreshingly crisp offerings – Crisp Apple, Peach Mango, and Strawberry. Complete Story

Michigan hard cidermakers win nearly 200 medals at Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition(September 6) – Michigan was the most awarded state, nabbing 194 medals. One Mitten cidery, Uncle John’s in St. Johns, was named the best midsize cidermaker of the year. It was also the third most awarded cider maker in the entire competition, winning 22 medals. Complete Story

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