CiderCon Day #3 Highlights

Thursday marked the third official day of CiderCon 2018, and though we thought it would be hard to top days 1 and 2, the fun showed no signs of slowing down during the latter half of the week. Here are the chills, thrills and spills from our third day at this epic cider gathering: Keynote…

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The Double Tap List: The Best of #Cider on Instagram (Jan. 27–Feb. 2)

Friday is finally here, #ciderlovers! Let’s hear it for another great week! The arrival of Friday means it’s time for a new version of The Double Tap List, our roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content on Instagram. The #ciderworld was full of activity this week, with Baltimore’s Cider Con, great love stories and puppy-friendly…

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CiderCon Day #2 Highlights

Wednesday marked the more “official” start to CiderCon 2018 (though Tuesday held lots of fun, which you can read about in our Day #1 highlights post), and we woke up to a clear, cold day on Baltimore’s beautiful waterfront. A good dose of coffee wiped away any lingering sluggishness from last night’s outings, and we…

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CiderCon Day #1 Highlights

Even though CiderCon 2018 didn’t officially start until this morning, many attendees, including most of the Cider Culture team, arrived in Baltimore on Monday or Tuesday. Despite the snow, freezing temps and knock-you-sideways wind tunnels, we had tons of fun leading a CiderCon tour of Adams County, Pa., exploring downtown Baltimore, making new friends and,…

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Stock Up on These 6 Session Ciders for Game Day

As the big game approaches, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be able to enjoy all four quarters without having to worry too much about your food intake, drinking pace and hydration levels. It’s the perfect opportunity for session ciders: uncomplicated ciders with a low ABV and extreme sip-ability that allows you to…

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Opening Soon in Carlisle, PA: Grand Illusion Hard Cider

Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s only urban cidery, Grand Illusion Hard Cider, is planning its grand opening celebration on Friday, February 23, at 4 p.m. The hard cider and wine bar will feature 15 hard ciders, made both in-house and from regional cider makers, 5 specialty craft beers, and 6 Pennsylvania wines, all on tap and available by the…

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The Double Tap List: The Best of #Cider on Instagram (Jan. 20–26)

Happy Friday, #cidergeeks! Let’s all say it together: “T-G-I-F!” The arrival of Friday means it’s time for a new version of The Double Tap List, our roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content on Instagram. The #ciderworld was full of activity this week, with cider tests, a mac-and-cheese weekend and tap takeovers! Check out some…

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Contract Cider Making: The Good, the Bad, and the Fruitful

Do you dream of making cider commercially, with visions of a cool taproom you design from scratch dancing in your head? That may not be feasible right away considering the high startup costs that come with opening a brick-and-mortar location. So, what’s a budding cider maker to do? Many cider startups begin with contracting the…

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Grow Your Business and Do What You Love with Ekos Cidermaker

What’s the best part about being a professional cider maker? Maybe it’s connecting with local orchards to source the perfect blend of apples, nerding out over yeast strains, tasting a product that you and your team made from start to finish, or sharing the perfect sip of a new variety with your customers. But, as…

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Blake’s Hard Cider Is Coming to 3 More States in 2018

Michigan’s Blake’s Hard Cider, the largest craft cider company in the Midwest, is kicking off 2018 by expanding its distribution footprint, and it will take on the Southeast this spring via Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina. “We’ve been selective with which states to bring our products into. We’ve done the research and analyzed each market…

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