Cider Consumer Trends

Chatting Inside the Box with DoubleCider’s Taylor Kirby

In case you haven’t noticed, subscription boxes are hot. You can join a service and receive a box every month with contents ranging from organic granola or bespoke shaving supplies to curated collections of small-batch jerky or unique varietal raw honey. The cider world is not excluded from this trend. In fact, a few new…

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PA Cider Fest Shows Craft Cider’s Future in the Keystone State

June’s first-ever PA Cider Fest put Pennsylvania cider makers into the spotlight when more than 1,000 cider-lovers came out to sip cider, learn more about Keystone State cideries and see where the cider industry is headed. The verdict? The future of cider looks very promising in Pennsylvania! Learn more in this Evening Sun article by Penn State Extension’s Amanda Yeager Sterner. Photo: Casey Martin…

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Cider Revival Going Strong on the East Coast

by Carla Snyder, Penn State Extension The cider revival is going strong on the East Coast, and we have the numbers to prove it. Currently, hard cider sales in cities throughout Pennsylvania rank 3rd, 6th and 7th as the highest-selling cider markets in the nation when compared to percentage of beer market sales. This burgeoning…

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Who Are Guerrilla Grafters & Why Does the World Need More of Them?

Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own, recently penned an article on the Chelsea Green blog about the world’s need for fruit explorers and guerrilla grafters. Watson first encountered “guerrilla grafters” in San Francisco not too long ago. Their stated goal was to provide free fruit to some of the…

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What You Need to Know About Feral Cider & Its Makers

Have you heard about feral cider? It’s a recent trend in which cider makers are foraging for apples on the side of the road as well as the local forests of rural America. Their goal is to find new strains of apples that have gone rogue and grown outside of human control. The Tasting Table compiled…

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Is Craft Cider Here to Stay?

The craft beer trend may have been heating up for awhile now, but more recently a newer craft beverage—craft cider—has been piquing the interest of the adult beverage-sipping community. Writer Christina Herrick recently spoke with Ryan Burk, head cider maker for Angry Orchard, about his company’s new research facility, which is being built in New York’s Hudson…

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Read This: Esteemed New Yorkers Discuss Why Cider Is the Fastest Growing Beverage in Nation

Here’s the must-read roundtable discussion of cider culture in the United States. Co-owner of New York’s Wassail cider bar Sabine Hrechdakian narrates a recent meeting of the minds that includes esteemed cider enthusiasts such as Steve Wood, legendary cidermaker from Farnum Hill in Lebanon, New Hampshire; Eleanor Ledger from Eden Specialty Ciders in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom; Andy Brennan of Aaron Burr Cidery in the Hudson Valley; and some of…

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Is Craft Cider Going Mainstream?

We are in the dawn of a new era: the Cider Era. While craft beer is the well-known celebrity in the spotlight, craft cider is the up-and-coming indie band quietly climbing the ranks. We’re seeing cider on taps, at cider festivals and along cider trails. It’s time to give credit where credit is due: craft…

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