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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Collabo to Know: Hale & True x Kurant Cider Hop Together

Philly will enjoy its first collaboration between two homegrown urban cideries: Hop Together, a strawberry hopped cider made by Hale & True Cider Co. and Kurant Cider. This cider, born of friendship and cooperation, is set to be released on Saturday, March 7. Hale & True owners Risa and Kerry McKenzie and Kurant owners Mike…

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Q&A with Christian Annese of Armageddon Brewing

There are so many challenges to starting a new cidery. Of course, one must perfect the process and the product, assemble a team, find a space, raise the capital for equipment and the endless other startup costs …. it only proves, even more, the passion and dedication behind all of the cideries that we know…

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Swift Cider Celebrates Taproom Grand Opening in Portland, OR

Swift Cider started out in 2015, producing farm-fresh, small-batch cider in Portland, Oregon. In the years that followed, the brand grew into a regionally distributed cider brand that is available in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Named after Chapman’s Swift, a species of bird known for its playful nature and tendency to swoop through the skies…

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Son of Man: An Oregonian Homage to Spanish Cider

Wild, unexpected, untamed, complex … these are just a few of the words we’ve heard people use to describe Son of Man‘s Sagardo cider. Funnily enough, it’s the same palate-electrifying, head-scratching experience that this Oregon-based cidery’s founder, Jasper Smith, had when he first tried Basque cider, a moment that would change the course of his…

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6 Solar-Powered Cideries

At its core, cider is an agricultural product. Without healthy land and productive orchards, this beverage that we love so much isn’t a possibility. Whether a cider maker is growing their own fruit or sourcing from nearby farms, they understand as well as anyone who is making a living off fruits and vegetables, the true…

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The Northman in Chicago to Close its Lincoln Ave. Location

It’s the end of an era: The Northman, Chicago’s first cider-focused bar, and a hugely influential place in the craft cider scene in the US, is closing. In an announcement via Instagram, the decision was explained: View this post on Instagram A post shared by @TheNorthmanChi (@thenorthmanchi) on Feb 17, 2020 at 2:56pm PST While…

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7 Natural Winemakers Who Also Make Cider

Over the past few years, natural wine has been having a big moment in the US. We’re hesitant to call it a “trend,” which seems to imply that at some point it will fall out of fashion (we’re not big fans of people referring to craft cider as a trend, either). But it cannot be…

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Southern Tier Brewing Co. Set to Launch a New Cider Brand

It’s not unusual these days to find craft breweries jumping into the cider world. Southern Tier Brewing Company, founded New York State in 2002, is part of this emerging trend with its new line called Southern Tier Cider Works. Launching in February 2020, Southern Tier will release four flavors of cider, which will stay true…

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9 Grapefruit Ciders to Try

Grapefruit is one of those magical fruits that somehow always feels seasonal. In warmer months, their sharp acid and tangy zip are super refreshing, and in winter, they actually are in season! The grapefruit we eat in the USA come mostly from Florida and Texas, where prime growing season runs from September through June. The…

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