Cider Loves Food: Tacos and Mexican-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. The season is finally warming up, and for a lot of us in the United States, spring is sprinting…

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Meet the Crew Running the Woodchuck Cider House

Running a bar isn’t easy: There are so many components to think about that are mostly invisible to the customer. How often do you clean the draft lines? Who’s the best company to wash your linens? How much citrus do you need on hand for garnishing cocktails? Every detail, big and small, adds up to…

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6 Ciders Made with Beer Yeast

Apples are the stars of the show when it comes to making craft cider; the characteristics of the fruit determine so much when it comes to the flavor of the liquid. But, yeast is nearly just as important to the process — after all, without yeast, fermentation is impossible, and it’s both the flavor and…

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Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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Mountain West Cider Expands Tasting Room into Cider House & Bar

Exciting news for Mountain West Cider: This Salt Lake City, Utah-based cidery recently announced that it is expanding its current tasting room space into an official cider house and bar. Guests will be able to enjoy pours of its award-winning craft ciders, as well as crafty cider cocktails featuring Utah-based spirits. We’ve got our eye…

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Vancouver’s Windfall Cider Launches Hail Mary Rosé Cider

Think the whole rosé cider thing is winding down? Think again! In addition to familiar brands getting new looks (like Citizen Cider’s bRosé in cans) and new fermentation experimentations (like Shacksbury’s Pét-Nat rosé ciders), cideries everywhere are adding perky pink ciders to their lineups. Another new one on the scene is Hail Mary, a rosé…

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It Runs in the Family: Ploughman Cider

With over 100 years under their belts operating Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pennsylvania, the Wenk family decided a few years ago to branch out and turn their fruit bounties into a range of hard ciders. Their approach to cider making stems from their long-standing “frontier” philosophy, which their website defines as “an eagerness…

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Shake Up Your Cider Routine: 6 Cider Clubs to Try

You know the feeling: You’re standing in front of the cider section at your local bottle shop, or looking over the draft menu at your favorite bar, hoping that there’s something new to explore. And, more often than not, it’s the same exact things to choose from that you had last week. Before you get…

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Q&A with Olga and Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate

A lot can happen in two years of running a cider startup. There’s hard work, and plenty of it, learning curves, successes, mistakes … like any adventure in small business, the only real constant is change. With that in mind, we wanted to check in with Olga and Brian Dressler, the co-founders of Dressler Estate,…

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7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

Spring is in the air! And wow, are we ready for it. While, at first, we were grateful for winter’s chill and the many excuses it gave us to stay inside and make comfort food snacks (hello, pretzels with cider cheese sauce) and sip warm winter ciders, now we crave sunshine! Short sleeves! Berries by…

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