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The No-Sweat Guide to Cider-and-Food Pairings

Ciders ⁠— nearly all of them ⁠— want to be enjoyed with food. Even the ciders that you love to drink on their own, can be enhanced by food way beyond what you taste in the glass upon first sip. The qualities of the ciders you reach for, be it juicy fruit, earthy funk, tannic…

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Mix it Up: Two Tasty Thanksgiving Cider Cocktails from Angry Orchard

Of course you’re serving cider at this year’s Thanksgiving, we’ve got no doubt about that (Side note: Need pairing recommendations? We’ve got you covered). But, what if the occasion calls for something a bit stronger? After all, it’s a long, long day spent with family. Well, thanks to our friends at Angry Orchard Hard Cider, we’ve got…

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Craft Cider Roundup: 3 Autumnal Ciders

This is part of a series of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her stories about ciders pushing the envelope, and a round up of still ciders.  Fall is second only to spring in terms of its unpredictable weather. Now, it might feel damp and chilly in…

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Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

Maria Kretschmann grew up on Kretschmann’s Farm, founded by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann in 1971 in Rochester, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. She spent her childhood surrounded by vegetables and fruits and learning the ins and outs of organic farming (the farm was Western Pennsylvania’s first to be certified organic). And…

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How to Pair Cider with Halloween Candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday, because I love celebrating all things spooky, ghostly and costumed. The candy certainly doesn’t hurt, either! Whether the candy comes from the pre-Halloween parties or it’s discreetly snatched from a sugar-crazed child’s hoard, you can enhance the candy experience with a skillful beverage pairing or two. As a cider lover,…

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5 Ciders You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Fall is (finally) here! Between living up autumn life with apple and pumpkin picking, flannel everything, cold-weather recipes — and all of the aforementioned captured on your friends’ Instagram feeds — we bet you’re cracking open a lot of cider. With so many seasonal ciders hitting shelves and draft lines, it’s time to add some…

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The 10 Best Ciders for Halloween

How is it that when you were a little kid, you could freely binge on Halloween candy without regrets? But, 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…

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Who Needs Candy When You Can Have Haunted Cider?

Even if you’re still in touch with your inner kid, you’ve probably realized by now that most candy is hardly worth the toothache (except for a certain peanut butter chocolate confection which shall remain nameless — that one can stay). This Halloween, replace those saccharine sweets with a grown-up treat instead: haunted cider! Okay, so…

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The Best Cider Donuts in the Pacific Northwest

It’s time to enjoy all of the comforts of the autumn season: warm knit sweaters, brisk nights by the firepit and the delectable bounties of the apple harvest. Bakery ovens everywhere are piping hot, producing the much-anticipated sweet treats you’ve been waiting all summer for — cider donuts! The fragrance of these sweet treats lingers…

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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, over the next few weeks, your feed is going to be 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…

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