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Posts by Matt Cassidy

First Cider Cocktail Recipe Book Published Since Prohibition

Are you looking to spice things up at your next cocktail party? Maybe you need a gift for a cider drinker? If so, you want to check out Darlene Hayes’ recipe book, Cider Cocktails—Another Bite of the Apple, the first collection of cider cocktail recipes published since Prohibition! Cocktail manuals from the 19th and early 20th century are full…

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Don’t Miss This: Vermont Cider Week (Feb. 26–March 5)

Vermont Cider Week kicks off this Friday, February 26, and spans until Saturday, March 5! Cider Week connects Vermont cider makers to buyers from top restaurants, bars and retail shops across the Green Mountain State while helping to bring awareness, new business and growth to the state’s cideries. There will be educational resources for trade, including staff…

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Hard Cider Producers Only Tour with Penn State Extension (March 18)

Looking to up your hard cider game? Wondering what innovations others in the industry are working on? Join Penn State Extension for a Hard Cider Producer’s Only Tour on Friday, March 18. Registration for the event closes on Friday, February 26. The one-day tour will leave from Allentown and take a behind-the-scenes look with Ryan Burk…

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Save the Date: Pittsburgh Cider and Mead Fest (July 17)

Start planning out your summer fun with a celebration of cider in July! Arsenal Cider House in Pittsburgh will be hosting the second Pittsburgh Cider and Mead Festival on Sunday, July 17. Last year, the event included ciders, meads, food and music. As the date approaches, details will be announced on the Facebook event page. Also,…

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Sip Cider the Right Way with the Original Cider Tasting Mug

Dave Selden, author of the 33 Books series, sampled a great deal of craft cider during his research for a book entitled 33 Mugs of Cider. Along the way, he came to the realization that “cider lacks an important element of drinking culture—a vessel with which to appreciate it.” On February 3, Selden introduced The Original Cider Tasting Mug,…

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Plan a Cider Vacation: 2016 PA Cider Fest (June 24–26)

The PA Cider Fest will celebrate more than 20 cideries from across the state on Saturday, June 25, just outside of Gettysburg. Although the festival will be a one-day event, make a cider-focused weekend of it by planning a summer trip to Gettysburg, coined “Cider Town” because of its growing hard cider industry. Events On Friday, you can…

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Wigle Whiskey to Open New Cidery, Threadbare Cider

The owners of Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh’s Strip District have purchased a 150-year-old tannery, which sits on more than an acre of land in the city’s Northside, with plans to convert it into the home of their new ciderhouse and meadery, named Threadbare, by fall 2016. Pittsburgh Magazine reports that the ambitious seven-figure investment will include a…

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Save the Date: Hard Pressed Cider and Wine Festival (July 23)

Pennsylvania hard ciders deserve more attention. Crocodile Dog Marketing (CDM)—the host of events such as Brew Kids on the Block, Taste of PA, Yorktoberfest and Hibernation—believes that our state’s cideries and meaderies deserve to sell and market their products at events instead of the usual sampling room. Last August, CDM partnered with the Lisburn Community Fire Company and launched…

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Dorset to Welcome Rare English Cider Apples

More than 300 traditional British cider apple trees have been purchased by the National Trust from Henry May, owner of Tidnor Wood Orchards, in an attempt to keep the collection in Britain. May had recently considered moving the trees to Normandy, France, because he couldn’t find a suitable buyer to tend to the trees in their…

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3 Cider Bars You Need to Visit in 2016

Plan a Cider Destination this year, or keep these three brand new cider bars in mind when you find yourself on the road in 2016! Upstate New York’s first cider bar, Mullers Ciderhouse, is located in Rochester with a great selection from America and Europe. With 12 taps and over 100 varieties in the bottle,…

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