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In Photos: Recap of 2017 PA Cider Fest

On June 24, Hauser Estate Winery, home to Jack’s Hard Cider, welcomed more than 1,440 guests—including over 1,300 ticket holders, more than 22 cidermakers, artisan vendors, staff and others—to the lovely, picturesque grounds. “It’s our pleasure to host this important industry event on our property that has grown and celebrated apples through generations in my family,” stated Jonathan Patrono, president of Jack’s…

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Express Your Dedication to Cider by Joining the Blue Bee Cider Club

With a lineup of tried-and-true favorites complemented by a changing seasonal cider roster, Richmond, Virginia’s Blue Bee Cider is continually upping its game on the cider front. Here’s another reason to indulge: the Blue Bee Cider Club, which offers an array of incentives to fans of the cidery. Some of the benefits that club members receive include: A quarterly…

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Job Opening Alert: Eden Specialty Ciders Seeking Head Cidermaker

If you’re a professional cidermaker currently seeking a new job in your field, listen up: Eden Specialty Ciders has the perfect position for you! Eden Specialty Ciders, based in Newport, Vermont, is currently seeking a full-time head cidermaker. Those who are interested should submit a cover letter and resume with references to eleanor@edenciders.com ASAP before this opportunity…

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Penns Woods Winery Now Has Hard Cider!

Exciting news from Penns Woods Winery: this popular Pennsylvania winemaker is now producing hard cider. Already a go-to destination for a wide array of wine varietals, Penns Woods Winery has released its first hard cider under the William Penn Cidery name. The cider, created from 100% Pennsylvania-grown Gold Rush apples, is currently available at the Penns Woods Winery Tasting Room…

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Winners Named in 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC)

Six Pacific Northwest cideries recently took home eight gold medals in total at the Awards Party for the Northwest Cider Association‘s 5th Annual Portland International Cider Cup (PICC). For the second year running, a cidery from Montana, Western Cider Company, took home the competition’s highest honor and Cup—the Best of Show Award. The party unfolded at Portland Cider…

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Keep It Cool with Austin Eastciders’ BBC Cocktail Recipe

Texas-based Austin Eastciders recently released its Blood Orange Cider, and the cider-sipping crowds are already going wild over this new, innovative flavor combination. In addition to drinking the Blood Orange Cider in its natural state, there are also ways to use the citrus-infused beverage in a number of cocktail recipes. One to try this summer? Austin…

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Wyndridge Farm Cidermaker Scores 4 Medals at 2017 GLINTCAP

To score one medal at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) is exciting, but to bring home four medals from the event is exceptional—and this is exactly what Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider did this year. Cidermaker Scott Topel brought back four medals to his Dallastown, Pennsylvania, cidery from this year’s GLINTCAP, which was held in…

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#PickCider Recipe Roundup for Summer 2017

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is encouraging drinkers to choose hard cider to sip this summer with its #PickCider campaign. “Many in the food world assume cider is only a fall drink,” says USACM executive director Michelle McGrath. “But American drinkers start their ‘cider season’ on Memorial Day and choose cider for trips to the swimming…

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