Cider Culture

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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CiderCon 2019: A Recap in Words and Photos

Whew! We’re back and (somewhat) recovered after the whirlwind that was CiderCon 2019. Every year, we’re reminded why this annual event, organized by the United States Association of Cider Makers, is at the head of its class, as far as cider conferences go. A dynamic schedule of workshops and panels, a veritable who’s who of…

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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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Your CiderCon 2019 Cheat Sheet

We can hardly believe it, but it’s almost time for CiderCon 2019, our industry’s premier annual cider conference, organized by the United Association of Cider Makers (USACM). This year, CiderCon is taking place at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois from Tuesday, February 5, through Friday, February 8, when thousands of cider makers, marketers, media…

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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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CCP News: Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier™ Exam Objectives

It’s time for a quick update on the CCP exam front: The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM), which designs and administers the Certified Cider Professional exams has just announced its Certified Pommelier™ exam objectives. Ever since debuting the CCP exam in 2016, USACM has worked to evolve and expand the test, adding updates in spring…

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Cider Loves Food: Italian-American Food 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. When I need food that will warm my body and help smooth my rough edges, Italian-American food is my…

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