It Runs in the Family: Q&A with Son-and-Mom Team Behind Old Stone Cider

November will mark Old Stone Cider’s second anniversary, and the Gruber family certainly has plenty to celebrate. Both seasons, they’ve run out of their British-inspired ciders long before the next harvest of apples could be pressed into cider goodness. This reality forced the shutdown of their Lewisville, Pennsylvania taproom again this year until November. “We…

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Austin Eastciders Releases Lemon Ginger Cider

As we predicted back in April, citrus ciders are a total thing this summer — further proof that the industry is hell-bent on innovation and product development. Let’s be clear, because sometimes we get flak for talking about anything but the most straightforward heritage craft ciders: There are different levels of quality and overall awesomeness when…

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Dog-Friendly Cideries: Southern U.S. Edition Part 2

Welcome to the third edition (Part 2 of our Southern U.S. Edition) of Cider Culture’s dog-friendly cidery series. Our contributor and avid dog-lover, Samantha Story, will be sharing with you places where you and your furry best friend can unwind and grab a cider this summer. For more, check out Samantha’s first installment, covering dog-friendly cideries in the Northeast U.S. and the…

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4 Can’t-Miss Events at Sonoma County Cider Week (August 3-12)

Sonoma County Cider Week is just around the corner (August 3–12) and, with it, there are so many cool events to choose from. It can be a bit overwhelming, navigating your way through any city or town’s cider week — as cider fans, we’re often lucky to have just one cider-specific event to enjoy, let alone dozens! Although…

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Destination Cider: Exploring Cider in Scotland

Many cider enthusiasts are familiar with the cider traditions of England, France and Spain, but I wanted to see what Scottish ciders are like. I won a contest and got to travel to Scotland with my husband this summer, and I was determined to ask about cider every chance I got. (Full disclosure: The contest…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider Aboard the Alaska Railroad

Where’s the most epic place you’ve ever enjoyed a cider? We’ll bet even your top contender isn’t quite as wild as sipping a cider aboard a giant train on a mountainside in Alaska … are we right? Time to pull out your bucket list because here’s something new to add to it: Aboard the Alaska…

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3 Ciders You Should Be Drinking to Get Excited for Cider Week VA

Save the date: Cider Week VA is on the books this year from November 9–18, 2018, featuring many events, including dinners, tastings and competitions all across Old Dominion. The big kick-off for Cider Week VA is the 6th Annual Richmond Cider Celebration on Saturday, November 10, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., at the 17th Street Farmers Market. But, no…

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Dog-Friendly Cideries: Southern U.S. Edition Part 1

Welcome to the second edition of Cider Culture’s dog-friendly cidery series. Our contributor and avid dog-lover, Samantha Story, will be sharing with you places where you and your furry best friend can unwind and grab a cider this summer. For more, check out Samantha’s first installment, covering dog-friendly cideries in the Northeast U.S. The heat is on, and the puppy…

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