Cider Consumer Trends

Shacksbury Releases 3 Pét-Nat Rosé Ciders

Shacksbury just blessed the cider world with a brand new trio of pét-nat rosé ciders, each one a collaboration riffing on the Vermont-based cidery’s love of fermentation. These rosés are dry, fruity, bubbly and so perfectly pink. Pét-nat (short for Pétillant Naturel) is a method of making a sparkling wine (or, in this case, sparkling…

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Citizen Cider Releases bRosé in Cans

It’s a sure sign of spring, as meaningful as robins and green shoots poking through the soil: rosé cider back on the shelves. Since rosé cider’s explosion onto the scene, now more than ever, it seems like pretty much every modern cider brand is offering its own take on the refreshing pink drink. One of the…

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3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Celebrate Cider Love

Whether you’re head-over-heels in love, proudly independent or full-on “it’s complicated,” we think you’ll find room in your heart for one of these Valentine’s Day cider cocktails: Fresh Pear Cocktail Ripe pears are considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures because they can be wonderfully juicy and their shape is reminiscent of the female form. It only makes…

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Cider Creek Hard Cider to Release CBD Cider, ‘Nano Juice’

Recently, we shared the news that Vermont’s Stowe Cider was releasing a CBD cider, a development we are feeling pretty stoked about. Well, it’s looking like the craft cider industry is at a bit of a tipping point, because Cider Creek Hard Cider just announced on its Facebook page that it, too, will launch a…

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Cider Loves Food: Snacks and Party Snacks 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. February is a great month for a party. It’s cold outside, and going out isn’t super appealing, but we’ve…

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Another Tool in Your Kit: Leveraging Technology in Cider Making

Cider makers need technology: It’s simply a fact. Even the most “unplugged” artisan still must rely on tech, whether that’s electricity to run the lights and refrigeration, or a truck to make deliveries, or the phone to answer emails. And, increasingly, all kinds of makers, including cider makers, are relying on all sorts of technological…

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Stowe Cider Releases Limited CBD Cider

CBD — you know, one of the cannabinoids found in marijuana plants that chill you out without getting you stoned (and have tons of other purported health benefits, too) — is everywhere. We started seeing it a few years ago in the usual health food-type applications: tinctures, gummies, oils, skin creams, salves and the like. But…

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Cider Roundup: Low ABV Ciders, Perries and More

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders, perries, different apples and cozy winter ciders. Some folks do a “Dry January,” meaning they commit to a month of…

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Austin Eastciders Releases Texas Brut Cider

New cider alert! And this one is set to be a fabulous sipper for sunny days ahead (think spring!). Austin Eastciders has released its new Champagne-inspired Texas Brut Cider, a limited release that is super-dry and exceedingly toast-able. We’ve seen a lot of these “brut” style ciders lately, and we welcome them with open arms. Less…

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How to Build a Cider-Party Bar

So, you want to host a party. Great idea! Your friends/family/crush/co-workers are going to be psyched. Time to start planning out what kind of snacks you’re going to serve, putting together a Spotify playlist and strategizing about how you’re going to clean the entire house without going crazy. But the best part of all is…

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Mix It Up: 5 Cider/Beer/Wine Hybrids, Co-Ferments and Blends

Something is afoot in the craft cider world, and it’s got us all aflutter. Lately, we’ve been seeing a number of cider makers, brewers and winemakers creating beverages that push and expand the boundaries of what we typically expect from cider, beer and wine. By melding the divisions between these usually separated categories, these innovators are…

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