Posts by Kristen Kwiatkowski

Golden State Cider Launches California Farms Cider Collection

Golden State Cider recently released its California Farms Cider Collection, a new, draft-only cider series made from single apple varieties from orchards throughout California. Ready to try a taste of the inaugural cider? The initial release is the Newtown Pippin from Pajaro Valley in Santa Cruz County in Central California. For residents of California and Oregon,…

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Ciderlicious Announces New Cider Garden in Springfield, OR

Ciderlicious, a cider vendor that sells local and regional ciders from a cart in downtown Eugene, Oregon, is expanding its offerings and has just announced a new cider garden set to open in Springfield, Oregon. Although the exact location remains under wraps, news of the second, significantly upgraded Ciderlicious Cider Garden is attracting interest from the…

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Opening Soon: Spoke + Spy Ciderworks in Middletown, Connecticut

On Wednesday, March 14, Spoke + Spy Ciderworks will be opening its doors and welcoming in the cider-loving crowd for its grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony. Ronald Sansone, co-owner/cidermaker (and an occasional Cider Culture contributor!) and his wife/co-owner Kimberly, invite the community to join Spoke + Spy Ciderworks for a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 4 p.m.…

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Opening Soon in Carlisle, PA: Grand Illusion Hard Cider

Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s only urban cidery, Grand Illusion Hard Cider, is planning its grand opening celebration on Friday, February 23, at 4 p.m. The hard cider and wine bar will feature 15 hard ciders, made both in-house and from regional cider makers, 5 specialty craft beers, and 6 Pennsylvania wines, all on tap and available by the…

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Cider and Historical Architecture Take Center Stage at CiderFest in Philly’s Fairmount Park (Sept. 30)

The inaugural CiderFest, presented by The Fairmount Park Conservancy and the City of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department, will be unfolding on Saturday, September 30, from noon–4 p.m. at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park. Both cider aficionados and those who may be new to the cider-sipping game will be able to explore the grounds of six historic…

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New Summer Releases from Virtue Cider

Two new ciders have arrived on the Virtue Cider roster with the release of Michigan Cherry and Michigan Honey. Both ciders are currently available on draft and will soon be released in bottles once August rolls around. The Michigan Cherry offering is a 5% ABV tart cherry cider, produced with Michigan-grown apples and cherries. With Michigan being the top tart cherry-producing…

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Limited Edition Strawberry Cider to Be Released from Wyndridge Farm (July 21)

Strawberries will be in the spotlight at Wyndridge Farm when the new Strawberry Spy Farmhouse Cider is released on July 21. The limited edition, limited release 6.2% ABV cider is an ideal summer beverage comprised of fresh-pressed cider fermented dry, which has undergone a secondary wild fermentation with strawberries picked fresh from Brown’s Orchards. After aging, the cider was blended…

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The Ciderologist Embarks on a Global Cider Tour and Hits the U.S.A. (United States of Apple)

Gabe Cook of The Ciderologist recently traveled from his home locale of Dymock on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border around the globe to embark on a multifaceted cider tour. Part three of the excursion took him to the United States, with a first stop in Chicago, and then off to serve as a judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry…

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Old Stone Cider is Now Open in PA

Sometimes, you’ve got to tear down the old to make way for the new. That’s exactly what the Gruber Family decided to do with a dilapidated dairy barn on the property of their farm in Lewisville, Pennsylvania. Though the barn had been in agricultural operation for nearly 100 years, it was on the edge of…

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