Dream of Opening a Cidery? Enroll in OSU’s Craft Cidery Workshop

The market is ready for fresh, innovative ciders. Are you up to the challenge? Oregon State University is inviting those who would love to enter the business of cider to enroll in its Craft Cidery Startup Workshop on June 11–15. Taught by seasoned cider industry practitioners, the workshop will cover the logistics of starting your own craft…

Read More

Ploughman Cider Announces 2 New Releases & Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania’s Ploughman Cider has announced two new ciders and a full roster of late spring and summer events. Rosedale, scheduled for a mid-May release and weighing in at 8.5% ABV, is a dry cider crafted with Rosedale crabapples. According to Ploughman, “Thanks to some amateur level panking from cidermaker Dr. Edwin Winzeler [and Ploughman’s Ben Wenk],…

Read More

New on the Cider Scene: La Familia Cider

La Familia Hard Cider, Oregon’s newest cider company and first Latino-owned cidery, has officially joined the craft beverage community. La Familia debuted three ciders at an official “Launch & Cinco de Mayo Party” at Portland Cider House in Southeast Portland. The ciders—Tamarindo (Tamarind) at 6.9% ABV, Jamaica (Hibiscus) at 6.9% ABV and Manzana (Apple) at 4.5% ABV—are…

Read More

The Cinco de Mayo Cider Cocktail Recipe You Need to Make This Year

When thinking about beverage options for Cinco de Mayo, chances are that margaritas and straight-up tequila come to mind. If you want to take your Cinco de Mayo sipping up a notch, Angry Orchard Hard Cider is offering up a fruit-essence Cinco de Mayo cider cocktail recipe—the Angry-rita. Give it a try, and tell us what you think! Angry-rita Ingredients…

Read More

Gettysburg Foundation Recruits Release Second Centennial Cider

Gettysburg Foundation’s Recruits recently reaped the benefits from their special reserve batch of Centennial Cider, raising $640 for preservation of the orchards on the Gettysburg battlefield. This is the second philanthropic donation from this burgeoning group, who donated over $800 toward orchard preservation in December. Thanks to a strong partnership with Good Intent Cider and…

Read More

Cider Week Colorado & The Pressed Conference Return to Denver (May 22–28)

Cider Week Colorado and The Pressed Conference are making a triumphant return to Denver on May 22–28 for a weeklong celebration and cider festival that will bring together cidermakers, enthusiasts, aficionados and orchardists from the Rocky Mountain region. “Cider is really happening now! But actually it’s been happening for a while, we’re just getting the word out,”…

Read More

Tell Us: What Do YOU Want to See in Cider Culture?

At Cider Culture, we strive to deliver the very best in cider-centric news to you, our faithful readers. To that end, we’d love to get your opinion. Tell us, what would you like to see covered in Cider Culture? Whether it’s new releases, up-and-coming cidermakers or the latest, greatest cider-centric events, we want to know: Share your…

Read More

The Impact of GLINTCAP and the Growth of the Cider Industry

by Darlene Hayes Swish, sniff, sip, spit, scribble. That, in a nutshell, is what it’s like being a judge at a cider competition, and when it’s the largest competition in the world, you get to do it over, and over, and over again. The twelfth Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition, more commonly known…

Read More

PA Cider Fest Is Less Than 2 Months Away—Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?

In less than two months (June 24, to be exact), cider drinkers will be heading to Hauser Estate Winery for a day of cider-filled excitement at the 2nd Annual PA Cider Fest. Set in the heart of Adams County—Pennsylvania’s largest apple-producing region—and the home of Jack’s Hard Cider, Hauser is an appropriate spot for cider samplers to gather. More than 20…

Read More

Western Cider Company Opens in Missoula, Montana

A new cider company has opened up in Missoula, Montana—and no matter what your cider cravings may be, Western Cider Company has the beverage for you! Situated along the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Western Cider Company now has a spot for local cider lovers to go to grab a pint of their favorite apple beverage.…

Read More