Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

Just about this time every year, like clockwork, we wake up one day in mid-September and realize: Oh snap, pumpkin cider season is here again! How can that be possible when we’re still wearing tank tops and low-key debating whether to turn the AC back on or not?! Whether you love them or hate them,…

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9 Ciders Made From Red-Fleshed Apples

We’re seeing red! Only in the sense that ciders made with red-fleshed apples seem to be popping up everywhere. We hesitate to call this a trend because cideries have been experimenting with these beautifully hued apples for years now. But if you peruse the cider-sphere as much as we do, you can sometimes catch wind…

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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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7 Hard Cider Seltzers and Light Ciders to try This Summer

Love ’em or hate ’em, hard seltzers are dominating the beverage scene this summer. Low-calorie, low-carb and low-ABV, they speak to a certain day-drinking vibe, maybe by the pool, or after a hike, when you just want to chug something for refreshment and a subtle boozy buzz. The craft cider industry is vying for a…

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Cider School #13: How to Make Cider Seltzers and Light Ciders That Don’t Suck with Molly Leadbetter of Meriwether Cider (Thurs., July 2, at 6 p.m. ET)

It seems like cider seltzers, cider spritzers and light ciders are suddenly EVERYWHERE. Once a small slice of the hard cider-sphere, we’ve seen more and more low-calorie, low-sugar ciders popping up everywhere, from big corporate brands to homegrown craft brands that, not so long ago, might never have imagined that they’d be adding these types…

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Cider School #10: Creative Avenues: Marketing, Branding and Philanthropy with Blake’s Hard Cider (Thurs., June 11, at 6 p.m. ET)

This week, we’re celebrating the 10th weekly session of Cider School! For this milestone, on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. ET, we’re welcoming Chelsea Iadipaolo of Blake’s Hard Cider to lead a session titled, “Creative Avenues: Marketing, Branding and Philanthropy.” As the market becomes more saturated with craft cider options, while being forced to…

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Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

Spring is in the air! And wow, are we ready for it. While, at first, we were grateful for winter’s chill and the many excuses it gave us to stay inside and make comfort food snacks (hello, pretzels with cider cheese sauce) and sip warm winter ciders, now we crave sunshine! Short sleeves! Berries by…

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Cider Culture Virtual Happy Hour #7: Co-Hosted with Andrew Byers of Finnriver Farm & Cidery (Friday, May 1, 5 p.m. ET)

It’s kind of hard to believe, but we’re coming up on our seventh Cider Culture Friday virtual happy hour! What started as a grasp for connection and community during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US has now become for us an energizing weekly tradition and soul-sustaining social engagement. Getting to “meet”…

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Cider Loves Food: CSA Veggies Pairings

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. It’s summer: the season of grilling, picnics and lakeside barbeques! Where I live, it’s also the season when a…

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