New Summer Releases from Virtue Cider

Two new ciders have arrived on the Virtue Cider roster with the release of Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey. Both ciders are currently available on draft and will soon be released in bottles once August rolls around. The Michigan Cherry offering is a 5% ABV tart cherry cider, produced with Michigan-grown apples and cherries. With Michigan being the top tart cherry-producing…

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Tasting Room at Shacksbury Now Open in Vergennes, VT

Breaking (and very exciting) news! Today on Instagram and Facebook, Shacksbury announced the opening of their brand new Tasting Room in Vergennes, Vermont. Located in a portion of the historic Kennedy Brothers Building, the space which once housed a creamery and an antique store, among other things, has been lovingly rehabbed since the Shacksbury team signed the lease back…

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Limited Edition Strawberry Cider to Be Released from Wyndridge Farm (July 21)

Strawberries will be in the spotlight at Wyndridge Farm when the new Strawberry Spy Farmhouse Cider is released on July 21. The limited edition, limited release 6.2% ABV cider is an ideal summer beverage comprised of fresh-pressed cider fermented dry, which has undergone a secondary wild fermentation with strawberries picked fresh from Brown’s Orchards. After aging, the cider was blended…

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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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The Ciderologist Embarks on a Global Cider Tour and Hits the U.S.A. (United States of Apple)

Gabe Cook of The Ciderologist recently traveled from his home locale of Dymock on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border around the globe to embark on a multifaceted cider tour. Part three of the excursion took him to the United States, with a first stop in Chicago, and then off to serve as a judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry…

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Old Stone Cider is Now Open in PA

Sometimes, you’ve got to tear down the old to make way for the new. That’s exactly what the Gruber Family decided to do with a dilapidated dairy barn on the property of their farm in Lewisville, Pennsylvania. Though the barn had been in agricultural operation for nearly 100 years, it was on the edge of…

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The Story of Starting Hale & True: The Logistics

This is part two of a three-part series on the starting of Hale & True, a Philadelphia-based cidery. You can read part one here. A cidery conjures up specific imagery in my mind. The cool, reflective glow of stainless steel fermentation tanks. The sweet smell of fresh cider mixed with the hint of bread from…

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Chill Out! Jeni’s Offers Hard Cider Lovers a Cool Treat

Right around mid-July is when the romance of summer starts to fade. All the good holidays have passed, Spring’s blooms have long since wilted, and it’s hot. And humid. It’s two-showers-a-day, I-barely-moved-why-am-I-sweating, never-wearing-pants-again kind of hot. Nothing brings a cool dose of sanity back to your day like a frosty craft hard cider, but sadly,…

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In Photos: Recap of 2017 PA Cider Fest

On June 24, Hauser Estate Winery, home to Jack’s Hard Cider, welcomed more than 1,440 guests—including over 1,300 ticket holders, more than 22 cidermakers, artisan vendors, staff and others—to the lovely, picturesque grounds. “It’s our pleasure to host this important industry event on our property that has grown and celebrated apples through generations in my family,” stated Jonathan Patrono, president of Jack’s…

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