Collabo to Know: Hale & True x Kurant Cider Hop Together

Philly will enjoy its first collaboration between two homegrown urban cideries: Hop Together, a strawberry hopped cider made by Hale & True Cider Co. and Kurant Cider. This cider, born of friendship and cooperation, is set to be released on Saturday, March 7. Hale & True owners Risa and Kerry McKenzie and Kurant owners Mike…

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Collabo to Know: Kurant Cider + Free Will Brewing’s Pitch

It’s a proven fact: When cider makers and brewers put their heads together, some serious magic can happen (remember this bonkers-good, hopped cider from Shacksbury and Modern Times?). The cider and beer worlds don’t have to be passively separate entities, or rumbling factions, like the Sharks and the Jets. Instead of rivalry, they can hang…

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Collabo to Know: Shacksbury + Modern Times’ Ping Pong Hopped Cider

Collaborations are one of our very favorite things about the growing cider industry. Of course, we get the warm and fuzzies to see cider makers working together, though there’s something extra special about cider makers and brewers “crossing the aisle,” if you will, and putting their creative minds to work. There is, as you probably…

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Collabo to Know: Seattle Cider Co. and Fulcrum Coffee Cascara Cider

As coffee fiends, we’ve been excited to see coffee and cold brew-infused ciders become a sub-category of modern ciders. Wondering where else this trend can go, our interest was piqued when we saw an Instagram post from Seattle Cider Co. promoting a Cascara Cider made in collaboration with Fulcrum Coffee. Partnering with @fulcrumcoffeeroasters has never tasted…

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Collabo to Know: Rev Nat’s & Groundwork Coffee Electric Red Coffee Sour Cherry Cider

We’re excited to announce Groundwork Coffee’s latest Brewers’ Series release is a collaboration with none other than Reverend Nat’s Hard Cider of Portland, Oregon. Electric Red Groundwork Coffee Sour Cherry Cider features Groundwork’s organic Bitches Brew signature blend coffee and launches at Reverend Nat’s Tasting Room on Thursday, May 31. To create this cider, a tart granny-apple base…

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Collabo to Know: Prospect Ciderworks + Aeronaut Brewing Co. Sidro’s Secret

There’s a new beer and cider collaboration coming out of Massachusetts! Roxbury-based Prospect Ciderworks teamed up with Somerville’s Aeronaut Brewing Company to create Sidro’s Secret, a modern American craft twist on the traditional British lager-cider blend that is known as a “snakebite.” It’s hitting shelves in Massachusetts this week. Sidro’s Secret is the result of a mid-winter blending session…

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Collabo to Know: Angry Orchard + Tom Oliver Understood in Motion 03

This recently-announced collaboration seems to sit right at the crossroads of the craft cider industry: new world vs. old world; innovation vs. tradition; mainstream vs. niche. Ryan Burk, head cider maker at Angry Orchard and Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry, have teamed up to create Understood in Motion 03, a dry, tannic cider with…

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Collabo to Know: Big Hill + Distillery Lane + Albemarle Joint adVENTURE

Three cider makers might sound like too many cooks in the kitchen, but in the case of the new collaboration from Big Hill Ciderworks, Distillery Lane Ciderworks and Albemarle Ciderworks, three is just the right number for a wonderful collaboration. The three companies from Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, respectively, each contributed fruit from their orchards and…

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Collabo to Know: Shacksbury + Threes Brewing Mixed Metaphor

Is there anything as satisfying as two brands you love coming together on a collaboration like some kind of mega-awesome Transformer robot? Thankfully, the cider world is all about collabos (like the Graft and Whole Foods cider we recently wrote about), and this new one has got us stoked. Shacksbury, who has been killing it…

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Get to Know Western Cider in Missoula, Montana

It’s been less than a year since Western Cider Co. opened its tasting room in Missoula, Montana, and since it’s in a bit of a far-flung location (at least to us East Coasters), we thought we’d give you a little photo tour of its awesome space. We’re definitely keeping an eye on cheap travel sites…

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