Cider Makers Pivot to Produce Hand Sanitizer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cider makers have proven themselves to be resilient and resourceful, pivoting their sales models to online sales and shipping, organizing and gathering together online, and finding ways to give back to their communities. One new development in this unfolding story is that a number of cider makers are…

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How to Safely Buy Cider via Curbside Pick-Up

Is your cider stash running low? As we enter the second month of social distancing, it’s more than possible that you’re in need of a re-up of adult beverages. Perhaps you’ve already delved into the world of online cider shopping, but if your orders are still making their way to you but you want cider,…

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Cidercraft Magazine Launches Interactive Cidery Map

Pop quiz: Can you name five cideries in your state? The growth of craft cider has been so explosive over the past few years in the U.S., that it’s entirely possible there are cideries in a 60- or 100-mile radius from your home that you aren’t even aware of! There’s a new interactive map tool…

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Castle Hill Cider Partners with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

We’ve always admired how community-minded so many craft cideries are, and we are not at all surprised to see so many of the brands we love kicking it into overdrive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most recent bits of good news we’ve heard is about Castle Hill Cider in Virginia creating a new…

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Cider School: 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Cider, Hosted by Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders (Thurs., April 2)

Last week, we shared our commitment to using Cider Culture’s platform to help support and uphold the craft cider community through the COVID-19 health crisis. In the days since (though it kind of feels like an eternity), we’ve been doing our damnedest to share resources for cider makers and consumers, alike, and to provide virtual…

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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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4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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