Posts by Emily Kovach

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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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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ANXO Has Amazing Events Lined Up for International Women’s Month

March of each year is Women’s History Month, a time that educational institutions, businesses and nonprofits take to shed an extra-bright spotlight on the social contributions of women throughout the ages. In 2018, ANXO in Washington, DC celebrated with a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, and inspired by the huge outpouring of support and enthusiasm from…

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Shacksbury Releases 3 Pét-Nat Rosé Ciders

Shacksbury just blessed the cider world with a brand new trio of pét-nat rosé ciders, each one a collaboration riffing on the Vermont-based cidery’s love of fermentation. These rosés are dry, fruity, bubbly and so perfectly pink. Pét-nat (short for Pétillant Naturel) is a method of making a sparkling wine (or, in this case, sparkling…

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