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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 14: Woodchuck Cider

We are pleased to carry on with our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series, now in its 14th installment. In nearly every corner of the cider industry, we’ve found women striving for — and achieving — remarkable professional goals and accomplishments. Our last few features have taken a look inside cider companies that employ women in…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 13: Austin Eastciders

Our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series continues with our 13th (!) installment, another deep-dive into one company’s female-positive hiring practices. Where in earlier features we focused on women working in cider based on geographical region, we wanted to shine a spotlight on medium-to-large cider companies that employ women in high numbers, and in…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 12: Half Pint Ciders

For our next few installments of our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series, we’re going to focus on cider companies that employ women in high numbers and in all types of positions. We’re interested in investigating how the culture of these companies can create models for those who still have some serious work to…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 11: Citizen Cider

For the first 10 installments of our series, Women Making Waves in the Cider World, we’ve focused on individuals who are challenging the assumption that craft cider is a “boys’ club”: entrepreneurs, cider makers, writers, advocates and educators from across the continent. We’re going to take the next few posts in the series to look…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 9: The Third Coast

For this next roundup of women cider makers, we’re exploring a Third Coast theme. The term “Third Coast” generally refers to places near the Great Lakes (Chicago, too), because of the multiple coastlines. Interestingly, in casual usage, the term “Fourth Coast” seems to be interchangeable. And both expressions are sometimes used to describe other locales…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 8

For this continuation of our series on Women Making Waves in the Cider World, we spent some hot weeks in the Interior region of British Columbia. Approximately a four-hour drive east of the coastal region, the Interior is home to a cider and winemaking culture that many say rivals Napa Valley for both beauty and…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 7

From coast to coast and across the pond, women continue to find their place in the thriving cider trade. For our 7th Women Making Waves feature, we asked three different women what distinguishes ciders and cider making in their regions: the west coast, east coast and Europe. Pat Knittel, Wrangletown Cider Company Looking to the…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 6

As 2017 unfolds, cider is getting closer to becoming a staple beverage alongside beer and wine, and it is also receiving creative treatment in unexpected directions. New cider companies are cropping up almost daily, and others are transitioning as the industry matures. Also continuing to “trend” this year are women cidermakers. In honor of Women’s…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 5: Pomme Boots Society

Since 2015, cider folk have welcomed the nascent Pomme Boots Society, a Portland-based analog to the beer world’s Pink Boots Society, an organization for women in the industry. The Pomme Boots ladies will once again be at CiderCon in February, this year hosting a panel called “Cider Lessons from Cider’s Women.” The discussion takes place Thursday, February 9, from…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 4

Don’t you feel as though we’ve been through something together this year so far? It has been a remarkable year for women and a remarkable year for cider. This year, along with record-breaking cider production, the industry harvested progress for the women in our midst. We’ve seen the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM)…

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Women Making Waves in the Hard Cider World 3

We’re back with an early summer installment of our exploration of women in cider. Recently, we hit the pavement and discovered two more rock stars of the cider world: Josie Mielke, co-owner and head cider maker at Urban Orchard Cider Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, and Misty Stallard, “head cideress” (as she calls herself) at Rowan Asher…

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