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Posts by Emily Kovach

8 Ciders Perfect for Summer Nights

Hot days, chill nights: Summer is cider season, through and through. After a day of adventuring (or doing nothing at all), there’s nothing quite like cracking open a cold cider to help restore your energy. For times like these, we turn to craft cider’s spritzy, fun side — we love serious ciders, too, but when…

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Shacksbury Releases ‘Shorts’—The Cutest Little Hard Cider Seltzer

Shacksbury has outdone itself with the launch of a brand-new, summer-ready hard cider seltzer, Shorts, ready to crush in the cutest little 8-ounce can we ever did see: Shorts is what Shacksbury calls an “early-morning, weekend-brunch, day-drinking, post-workout, pre-dinner, just-put-the-kids-to-bed, ‘I’ll take one more’ kind of cider.” Bright, citrusy and hibiscus notes, tiny bubbles, zero…

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Start Planning for the 2019 PA Cider Fest (June 22)

Back again for its fourth year, and one of the best annual cider events on the East Coast: It’s the PA Cider Fest! Slated this year for Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m., this wildly crowd-pleasing event will offer over 65 varieties of cider from over 25 producers from PA, including Hale &…

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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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