Cider Culture

UK Cider Sessions: Susanna and James Forbes of Little Pomona

Hans Edwin Winzeler, a cider maker with Pennsylvania-based Ploughman Cider, is currently spending a 10-month sabbatical in Herefordshire, England. Through employment or volunteering with local producers this season, Hans is able to see firsthand what methods, techniques and practices they use. He’s also gotten to know a few of these cider makers, and he is…

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Get to Know Grand Illusion Hard Cider in Carlisle, PA

If building a sturdy business can be compared to a magic trick, Grand Illusion Hard Cider is the bunny pulled from a hat full of dedication and hard work! Located in the historical district of Carlisle, Pa. (about 25 miles west of Harrisburg), Grand Illusion Hard Cider is an urban cider bar creating some buzz since its…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 11: Citizen Cider

For the first 10 installments of our series, Women Making Waves in the Cider World, we’ve focused on individuals who are challenging the assumption that craft cider is a “boys’ club”: entrepreneurs, cider makers, writers, advocates and educators from across the continent. We’re going to take the next few posts in the series to look…

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The Double Tap List: The Best of #Cider on Instagram (March 24–30)

Friday has arrived, #ciderlovers! The temperatures are rising and the crocuses are blooming. It’s been a beautiful week! The arrival of Friday means we’ve got a brand-new version of The Double Tap List for you, our weekly roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider content on Instagram. It’s been another happening week in the #ciderworld,…

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Collabo to Know: Angry Orchard + Tom Oliver Understood in Motion 03

This recently-announced collaboration seems to sit right at the crossroads of the craft cider industry: new world vs. old world; innovation vs. tradition; mainstream vs. niche. Ryan Burk, head cider maker at Angry Orchard and Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider and Perry, have teamed up to create Understood in Motion 03, a dry, tannic cider with…

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