Celebrate Women’s History Month with Craft Cider

March is Women’s History Month, an excellent 31 days in which media attention turns intentionally to cover the literally infinite ways women have contributed to every aspect of our society and our world. While in some ways, it would be pretty cool if special months like Black History Month and Women’s History Month were more…

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Collabo to Know: Hale & True x Kurant Cider Hop Together

Philly will enjoy its first collaboration between two homegrown urban cideries: Hop Together, a strawberry hopped cider made by Hale & True Cider Co. and Kurant Cider. This cider, born of friendship and cooperation, is set to be released on Saturday, March 7. Hale & True owners Risa and Kerry McKenzie and Kurant owners Mike…

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Q&A with Christian Annese of Armageddon Brewing

There are so many challenges to starting a new cidery. Of course, one must perfect the process and the product, assemble a team, find a space, raise the capital for equipment and the endless other startup costs …. it only proves, even more, the passion and dedication behind all of the cideries that we know…

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Son of Man: An Oregonian Homage to Spanish Cider

Wild, unexpected, untamed, complex … these are just a few of the words we’ve heard people use to describe Son of Man‘s Sagardo cider. Funnily enough, it’s the same palate-electrifying, head-scratching experience that this Oregon-based cidery’s founder, Jasper Smith, had when he first tried Basque cider, a moment that would change the course of his…

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6 Solar-Powered Cideries

At its core, cider is an agricultural product. Without healthy land and productive orchards, this beverage that we love so much isn’t a possibility. Whether a cider maker is growing their own fruit or sourcing from nearby farms, they understand as well as anyone who is making a living off fruits and vegetables, the true…

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The Northman in Chicago to Close its Lincoln Ave. Location

It’s the end of an era: The Northman, Chicago’s first cider-focused bar, and a hugely influential place in the craft cider scene in the US, is closing. In an announcement via Instagram, the decision was explained: View this post on Instagram A post shared by @TheNorthmanChi (@thenorthmanchi) on Feb 17, 2020 at 2:56pm PST While…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Charlottesville, Virginia

Cider drinkers owe a great debt to Virginia. As the site of the first permanent settlement in the New World, early settlers quickly planted apple trees so they could make hard cider, since barley and hops for beer were much more difficult to cultivate. Years later, some of the most important people in Virginia’s —…

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9 Grapefruit Ciders to Try

Grapefruit is one of those magical fruits that somehow always feels seasonal. In warmer months, their sharp acid and tangy zip are super refreshing, and in winter, they actually are in season! The grapefruit we eat in the USA come mostly from Florida and Texas, where prime growing season runs from September through June. The…

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Cider Loves Food: Snacks and Party Snacks Pairings

Winter is a great time for a party. Going out might not be super appealing, but we’ve got plenty of reasons to socialize coming up with the Super Bowl and the Oscars. But the real reason for all of these parties, if you ask me, is snack food. Whether it’s fancy hors d’oeuvres or chips…

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Graft Cider Creators Launch New Brand: Hudson North Cider Co.

New cider brand alert! Backpack Brands, the folks behind Graft Cider (and Flora Wines), are launching an exciting new project called Hudson North Cider Co. This mission-driven cidery will launch in the Hudson Valley and New York City on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Two of Graft’s creators, siblings Kyle and Sara Sherrer, envisioned a brand…

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