Cider Culture

Gift it Up: The 2018 Cider Culture Gift Guide

Gift-giving season is upon us! If you are an adult human, you probably have to get a bunch of gifts for friends and family, and sometimes that can feel overwhelming. It’s kind of a bummer, isn’t it? The act of giving a gift should make both parties feel “warm and fuzzy,” but the endeavor of…

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How to Pair 8 Classic Holiday Sweets with Cider

The holidays are here again, and it’s time to entertain, celebrate and gather around the table with family and friends. This time of year presents a perfect opportunity to introduce your guests to the wonderful flexibility of craft cider! The virtues of cider pairing with ham, turkey, goose and pork are clear to all cider…

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

December is here, #ciderlovers! Who is ready to start putting up holiday decor and spreading some cheer?! (Despite department stores having had Christmas decorations for sale since Halloween, and you know you’ve had your lights up since mid-November!) We end this chilly week with a new version of The Double Tap List, our curated roundup…

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Graft Cider Releases Limited-Edition Winter Box

Graft Cider has had, to put it mildly, a killer year so far. In the spring, Graft rapidly expanded its distribution footprint throughout the East Coast, introducing its superb sour ciders to audiences far beyond its Hudson Valley, New York hometown of Newburgh. The Graft team celebrated their second birthday with a killer party in…

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The Double Tap List: The Best of #Cider on Instagram (Nov. 17–23)

Welcome to Black Friday, #ciderculture fans! It’s the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season and we know you are itching to get out and work off all of those Thanksgiving feast calories. We end this week with a special Thanksgiving version of The Double Tap List, our curated roundup of the most notable and like-worthy cider…

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It Runs in the Family: Q&A with Kettleborough Cider House

With four generations of apple-growing under their belt, the Dressel Family decided it was time to venture into hard cider, utilizing distinct apple varieties, with a promise to never use apple juice concentrate or dessert apples. Today, Dressel Farms populates its 450-acre farm in New Paltz, New York’s Hudson Valley with seventeen European apple varieties.…

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Collabo to Know: Shacksbury + Modern Times’ Ping Pong Hopped Cider

Collaborations are one of our very favorite things about the growing cider industry. Of course, we get the warm and fuzzies to see cider makers working together, though there’s something extra special about cider makers and brewers “crossing the aisle,” if you will, and putting their creative minds to work. There is, as you probably…

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