Get to Know Pommeau

You know what’s a really sophisticated move? Sipping an after-dinner drink from a tiny glass. There’s something very “smoking jacket and classical music” about it, but digestives and dessert drinks don’t have to be stodgy. Italian amaro and vermouth, aged bourbons and port wine are all common after-dinner sippers, but for cider-lovers, there is a…

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6 Craft Cideries Giving Back to the Community

Over the years we’ve seen, again and again, craft cideries prove their commitment to the communities where they’re located, whether that’s through donating to local charities, producing hand sanitizer or gathering backyard fruit and sharing the resulting cider with neighbors. Here are six cideries that we’ve recently come across, using their platforms and influence to…

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CiderCon 2021 is Going Virtual, and Tickets are on Sale Now!

CiderCon, the craft cider industry’s biggest annual gathering, is exactly the kind of event that is just not part of the 2020 world (or, early 2021, it’s looking like). But is that stopping the American Cider Association from organizing an awesome lineup of speakers, workshops, presentations and even a Cider Share? Hell no! CiderCon is…

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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s looking…

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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, your feed has likely been 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 the hard and hopeful work that…

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The 11 Best Ciders for Halloween

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

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Northwest Cider Association Launches the Northwest Cider Club

Looking for a little something to bring joy and excitement into your life, preferably on a repeat basis? Well, aren’t we all! As we’ve previously discussed, cider clubs are an excellent way to shake up your routine and to support independent cider makers whose products you might not normally be able to find in your…

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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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Austin Eastciders and NadaMoo! Collab on Boozy Cider Ice Cream

There are very few ways to improve upon ice cream, but the new collaboration between Austin Eastciders and NadaMoo! shows that there is a little bit of room to make our favorite dessert even more exciting. These two awesome Texas-based brands are teaming up to offer a new, limited-time-only, cider-infused, hard frozen dessert. It’s creamy, it’s…

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Tipping the Scale: How Juicing.Systems Helps Cideries Grow

For nearly all craft cideries, there is something that defines their stories and sets the course for years to come. Perhaps it’s winning a home-brewing competition and realizing the potential of turning a passion into a profession. Maybe it’s meeting the right investor who shares your vision. For many cideries, however, this moment of truth…

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Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

Just about this time every year, like clockwork, we wake up one day in mid-September and realize: Oh snap, pumpkin cider season is here again! How can that be possible when we’re still wearing tank tops and low-key debating whether to turn the AC back on or not?! Whether you love them or hate them,…

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