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CiderCon 2020: It’s Go Time

With the New Year quickly approaching, it’s time to start making your plans for CiderCon 2020! It’s all going down from January 28 to 31 in Oakland, California, and we can hardly imagine a better city to explore while concurrently taking a deep-dive into the craft cider movement at the industry’s premier annual conference. It’s…

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How to Pair Your Favorite Funny Holiday Tunes with Cider

Soon after we’ve all digested our Thanksgiving feast, the world proceeds to go into full-blown holiday mode! On Black Friday, I usually find myself sprawled out on my living room floor unwrapping the multiple strands of Christmas lights that I’m 90% sure are not going to work, while simultaneously trying to snag online Black Friday…

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How to Pair 8 Classic Holiday Sweets with Cider

The holidays are here again, and it’s time to entertain, celebrate and gather around the table with family and friends. This time of year presents a perfect opportunity to introduce your guests to the wonderful flexibility of craft cider! The virtues of cider pairing with ham, turkey, goose and pork are clear to all cider…

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4 Cider Cocktails to Mix Up This Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly … with a cocktail in hand! Add cider cocktails to your home bar this holiday season and shake things up while you #pickcider. All you need are a few ingredients, a tiny bit of time, and a lot of festive spirit! And trust us, you don’t need to call…

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How to Build a Cider-Party Bar

So, you want to host a party. Great idea! Your friends/family/crush/co-workers are going to be psyched. Time to start planning out what kind of snacks you’re going to serve, putting together a Spotify playlist and strategizing about how you’re going to clean the entire house without going crazy. But the best part of all is…

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Learn About Pét-Nat Ciders with Botanist & Barrel

Pét-nat: What is it and why is it popping up on bottles of wine and cider everywhere? Besides from being a fun phrase to say, it’s really a description of a method that can create carbonation in alcoholic beverages without the addition of extra yeast and sugar. For wine or cider to be bubbly, most…

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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a warmer fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s…

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This Thanksgiving, Try Cider-Can Turkey

One of the biggest things agonized over during the approach for Thanksgiving is how to cook the turkey. Marinate? Brine? Roast? Grill? Fry? There are so many options, each offering a different level of difficulty and ultimate flavor outcome. One wrong move, one poor tactical culinary decision, and you’ve got yourself a tasteless and dry Thanksgiving turkey.…

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How to Cook With Cider in Every Dish on Your Holiday Table

You’ve done your research on the best ciders to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner, from easy and light welcome drinks to post-dessert sips that combat the dreaded 7 p.m. drowsiness. You raided your local bottle shop for a range of crowd-pleasing cider treats, from sessionable, dry-hopped cans for your craft beer-obsessed BFF, to off-dry sparklers…

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A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). So, we’ve finally made our Thanksgiving plans. Whether that involves driving, flying or opening your doors to host the big day, one thing is for certain: There…

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