Cidermaker Q & A: Fenceline Cider

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine-lovers to the world of cider. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We were first introduced to Fenceline Cider through…

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Get to Know Pommeau

You know what’s a really sophisticated move? Sipping an after-dinner drink from a tiny glass. There’s something very “smoking jacket and classical music” about it, but digestives and dessert drinks don’t have to be stodgy. Italian amaro and vermouth, aged bourbons and port wine are all common after-dinner sippers, but for cider-lovers, there is a…

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6 Craft Cideries Giving Back to the Community

Over the years we’ve seen, again and again, craft cideries prove their commitment to the communities where they’re located, whether that’s through donating to local charities, producing hand sanitizer or gathering backyard fruit and sharing the resulting cider with neighbors. Here are six cideries that we’ve recently come across, using their platforms and influence to…

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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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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 an intimate gathering or a feast with the whole fam, one thing is for certain: There will…

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Cidermaker Q & A: ERIS Brewery and Cider House 

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine-lovers to the world of cider. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. A couple of years ago, I had the…

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CiderCon 2021 is Going Virtual, and Tickets are on Sale Now!

CiderCon, the craft cider industry’s biggest annual gathering, is exactly the kind of event that is just not part of the 2020 world (or, early 2021, it’s looking like). But is that stopping the American Cider Association from organizing an awesome lineup of speakers, workshops, presentations and even a Cider Share? Hell no! CiderCon is…

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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 fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s looking…

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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, your feed has likely been rife with harvest photos. Though the perfect time for apple picking varies a bit from region to region, autumn is when farmers and orchardists are out there, harvesting apples in epic numbers. What better way to celebrate the hard and hopeful work that…

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Cidermaker Q & A: FieldBird Cider

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine-lovers to the world of cider. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We met Ryan and Nicole Monkman of FieldBird…

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The 11 Best Ciders for Halloween

How is it that when you were a little kid, you could freely binge on Halloween candy without regrets? As an adult person, eat one too many fun-sized candy bars, and you feel like you’re going to keel over. While your sugar tolerance may diminish with age, and buying candy from the store isn’t nearly…

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Northwest Cider Association Launches the Northwest Cider Club

Looking for a little something to bring joy and excitement into your life, preferably on a repeat basis? Well, aren’t we all! As we’ve previously discussed, cider clubs are an excellent way to shake up your routine and to support independent cider makers whose products you might not normally be able to find in your…

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