Your CiderCon 2019 Cheat Sheet

We can hardly believe it, but it’s almost time for CiderCon 2019, our industry’s premier annual cider conference, organized by the United Association of Cider Makers (USACM). This year, CiderCon is taking place at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois from Tuesday, February 5, through Friday, February 8, when thousands of cider makers, marketers, media…

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Austin Eastciders Releases Texas Brut Cider

New cider alert! And this one is set to be a fabulous sipper for sunny days ahead (think spring!). Austin Eastciders has released its new Champagne-inspired Texas Brut Cider, a limited release that is super-dry and exceedingly toast-able. We’ve seen a lot of these “brut” style ciders lately, and we welcome them with open arms. Less…

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CCP News: Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier™ Exam Objectives

It’s time for a quick update on the CCP exam front: The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM), which designs and administers the Certified Cider Professional exams has just announced its Certified Pommelier™ exam objectives. Ever since debuting the CCP exam in 2016, USACM has worked to evolve and expand the test, adding updates in spring…

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Cider Loves Food: Italian-American Food Pairings

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. When I need food that will warm my body and help smooth my rough edges, Italian-American food is my…

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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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Craft Cider Roundup: Cozy Winter Ciders

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders, perries and different apples. In this age of strange seasons, we rarely know what to expect of winter. This seemingly…

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Woodchuck Cider: A Legacy of Innovation

When you’ve been in an industry since it pretty much began, innovation is sewn into your company’s fabric. For Woodchuck Cider, which has been an influential force in the U.S. craft cider market since its founding in 1991, every step of its evolution has been rooted in pushing the envelope and defining its place as…

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Mix It Up: 5 Cider/Beer/Wine Hybrids, Co-Ferments and Blends

Something is afoot in the craft cider world, and it’s got us all aflutter. Lately, we’ve been seeing a number of cider makers, brewers and winemakers creating beverages that push and expand the boundaries of what we typically expect from cider, beer and wine. By melding the divisions between these usually separated categories, these innovators are…

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Philly’s Hale & True to Offer a 3-Session Cider-Making Course

Was your New Year’s resolution to try your hand at DIY cider making? If so, and you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, you’re very much in luck: Hale & True Cider Co., an urban cidery and taproom that opened in May of 2018 in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood, is offering its first-ever cider-making course, which…

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Collabo to Know: Kurant Cider + Free Will Brewing’s Pitch

It’s a proven fact: When cider makers and brewers put their heads together, some serious magic can happen (remember this bonkers-good, hopped cider from Shacksbury and Modern Times?). The cider and beer worlds don’t have to be passively separate entities, or rumbling factions, like the Sharks and the Jets. Instead of rivalry, they can hang…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 14: Woodchuck Cider

We are pleased to carry on with our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series, now in its 14th installment. In nearly every corner of the cider industry, we’ve found women striving for — and achieving — remarkable professional goals and accomplishments. Our last few features have taken a look inside cider companies that employ women in…

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