Posts by Emily Kovach

Redfield Cider Launches Cider Club

Since opening in January 2019 in Oakland, California, Redfield Cider has been bringing amazing cider to the beverage-curious in the form of a bar, bottle shop and podcast. The passion for craft cider that owners Olivia Maki and Mike Reis make cannot be contained, and they mean to share even more amazingness via Redfield’s new…

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Who Took Home GLINTCAP Awards? We’ve Got the Master List

GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition), a bit like the Golden Globes of the cider world, took place between May 15 and 18, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The entries, which are numerous, are judged using “blind” panels, meaning each entry was identified by a randomly-assigned registration number, and judges are only shown…

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Woodchuck Hard Cider Releases Next in its 802 Collection, Kinda Cloudy

Woodchuck has just released the second in its 802 Cider Collection, an ongoing orchard-to-glass series the company launched in late 2018. The series is a love letter to Vermont (802 is the state’s area code). This new cider is called Kinda Cloudy, an unfiltered, semi-sweet variety, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel and notes of refreshing apple,…

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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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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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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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