Cider Events

Ethic Ciders Commemorates Launch in Sonoma County with Memorial Day Weekend Event

Sonoma County, California’s Ethic Ciders is announcing two inaugural cider releases. The first release, Golden Rule (Ethic’s signature orchard blend), is perfectly tart and crisp with hints of melon, nutmeg and citrus and a dry, sparkling finish. The second release, Gravitude, is a nod to the local heirloom apple, the Gravenstein. It’s blended to expose beautiful floral notes with…

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The 1-Month Countdown to PA Cider Fest Starts Today!

The countdown is on! In exactly one month from today, on June 24, the lovely locale of Hauser Estate Winery will be filled with cider aficionados eager to sample the offerings from cideries across Pennsylvania at the 2017 PA Cider Fest. If you have yet to purchase your tickets for this annual Gettysburg area event, the…

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Save the Dates for Oregon Cider Week (June 15–25)

Get ready for a cider celebration of epic proportions. The Northwest Cider Association has announced that the sixth annual Oregon Cider Week will take place from June 15–25. This 10-day celebration invites one and all, from cidermakers to chefs, to showcase Northwest cider in a variety of special events, featured menus, happy hours, tap takeovers and…

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Dream of Opening a Cidery? Enroll in OSU’s Craft Cidery Workshop

The market is ready for fresh, innovative ciders. Are you up to the challenge? Oregon State University is inviting those who would love to enter the business of cider to enroll in its Craft Cidery Startup Workshop on June 11–15. Taught by seasoned cider industry practitioners, the workshop will cover the logistics of starting your own craft…

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Ploughman Cider Announces 2 New Releases & Upcoming Events

Pennsylvania’s Ploughman Cider has announced two new ciders and a full roster of late spring and summer events. Rosedale, scheduled for a mid-May release and weighing in at 8.5% ABV, is a dry cider crafted with Rosedale crabapples. According to Ploughman, “Thanks to some amateur level panking from cidermaker Dr. Edwin Winzeler [and Ploughman’s Ben Wenk],…

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New on the Cider Scene: La Familia Cider

La Familia Hard Cider, Oregon’s newest cider company and first Latino-owned cidery, has officially joined the craft beverage community. La Familia debuted three ciders at an official “Launch & Cinco de Mayo Party” at Portland Cider House in Southeast Portland. The ciders—Tamarindo (Tamarind) at 6.9% ABV, Jamaica (Hibiscus) at 6.9% ABV and Manzana (Apple) at 4.5% ABV—are…

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Cider Week Colorado & The Pressed Conference Return to Denver (May 22–28)

Cider Week Colorado and The Pressed Conference are making a triumphant return to Denver on May 22–28 for a weeklong celebration and cider festival that will bring together cidermakers, enthusiasts, aficionados and orchardists from the Rocky Mountain region. “Cider is really happening now! But actually it’s been happening for a while, we’re just getting the word out,”…

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This Just In: USACM Announces Dates for CiderCon 2018

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) today announced that its eighth annual CiderCon conference will take place January 31–February 2, 2018, at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland. CiderCon is the premier annual opportunity for the cider community to gather, share ideas, collaborate and learn. “We’re really excited about being on the East…

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Producer Lineup Finalized for Cider Summit SF (April 22)

Cider Summit SF, which returns to the Presidio on April 22 from 1– 5 p.m., has announced the final lineup of nearly 200 ciders from over 60 producers, including local, regional and international favorites. More than half of the ciders at this year’s event will be new, including 16 new producers. California Cideries Featured local California…

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