Castle Hill Cider Partners with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

We’ve always admired how community-minded so many craft cideries are, and we are not at all surprised to see so many of the brands we love kicking it into overdrive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most recent bits of good news we’ve heard is about Castle Hill Cider in Virginia creating a new…

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Cider School: 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Cider, Hosted by Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders (Thurs., April 2)

Last week, we shared our commitment to using Cider Culture’s platform to help support and uphold the craft cider community through the COVID-19 health crisis. In the days since (though it kind of feels like an eternity), we’ve been doing our damnedest to share resources for cider makers and consumers, alike, and to provide virtual…

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6 Ciders Made with Beer Yeast

Apples are the stars of the show when it comes to making craft cider; the characteristics of the fruit determine so much when it comes to the flavor of the liquid. But, yeast is nearly just as important to the process — after all, without yeast, fermentation is impossible, and it’s both the flavor and…

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4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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Want to Support Cider Makers? Buy Their Cider Online

Right now, cider makers are struggling. This is a clear and unfortunate truth in the wake of the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis across the world. There is another truth that we bet you’re feeling: the need for a drink. Perhaps more than one. We feel you (big time)! Over the past week, more and more…

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American Cider Association Releases COVID-19 Resources for Cideries

The American Cider Association (formerly called USACM) is mobilizing to help cider makers react to this unprecedented situation which is creating economic uncertainty for everyone. In an effort to provide information specific to its members in the cider industry, ACA has: Launched a COVID-19 resource page, which will be updated daily. It includes resources such…

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Craft Cider

March is Women’s History Month, an excellent 31 days in which media attention turns intentionally to cover the literally infinite ways women have contributed to every aspect of our society and our world. While in some ways, it would be pretty cool if special months like Black History Month and Women’s History Month were more…

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