New to the Oregon Cider Community: Peak Light Cider

Peak Light Cider is a new project, recently launched by Sauvie Island farmers, Jen and Travis Lovejoy. For five years, the couple and their three children have been working the land on Columbia River’s largest island, just 10 miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon. Their home, Pivot Farm, references the change in their life upon…

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Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine lovers to the world of cider. Along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We first discovered Tandem Ciders in 2016 on…

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Ekos and Cider Culture Present: Cider Business School

We are so excited to announce an expansion of our Cider School series, the weekly educational hang-out that we developed during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown. Through a partnership with Ekos, the game-changing cider management software, we’re taking Cider School to the next level with a four-part series that we’re calling Cider…

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Yonder Cider and The Source Cider Launch in Washington State

Exciting news for the Washington State craft cider community! On June 30, 2020, two new cider projects entered the local fold: Yonder Cider and The Source Cider. Both of these are the brainchildren of Caitlin Braam, a Seattle-based freelance marketer and brand strategist in the beverage space. Her impressive resume includes being the former president…

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Cider School #13: How to Make Cider Seltzers and Light Ciders That Don’t Suck with Molly Leadbetter of Meriwether Cider (Thurs., July 2, at 6 p.m. ET)

It seems like cider seltzers, cider spritzers and light ciders are suddenly EVERYWHERE. Once a small slice of the hard cider-sphere, we’ve seen more and more low-calorie, low-sugar ciders popping up everywhere, from big corporate brands to homegrown craft brands that, not so long ago, might never have imagined that they’d be adding these types…

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Cidermaker Q&A: Blossom Barn Cidery

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine lovers to the world of cider. Along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. When talking to Jeremy Hall and Erin Chaparro,…

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Cider School #11: The State of UK Cider with Gabe Cook AKA ‘The Ciderologist’ (Thurs., June 18, at 5 p.m. ET)

Perhaps you know Gabe Cook from his blog, The Ciderologist, or as the author of the book, Ciderology: From History and Heritage to the Craft Cider Revolution. Maybe you’ve seen him speak at a conference or have attended an event that he’s organized, like the recent virtual worldwide cider tasting he put together. No matter how you’ve…

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Electric Mayhem is CO Cellars’ Newest Cider/Wine Hybrid

CO Cellars, the collaborative space in Burlington, Vermont between ZAFA Wines and Shacksbury Cider, just launched a new cider/wine hybrid that is bound to be some of the most exciting juice of the summer: Electric Mayhem. The name, it seems, is an homage to the psychedelic band, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, that frequently…

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Cider School #10: Creative Avenues: Marketing, Branding and Philanthropy with Blake’s Hard Cider (Thurs., June 11, at 6 p.m. ET)

This week, we’re celebrating the 10th weekly session of Cider School! For this milestone, on Thursday, June 11, at 6 p.m. ET, we’re welcoming Chelsea Iadipaolo of Blake’s Hard Cider to lead a session titled, “Creative Avenues: Marketing, Branding and Philanthropy.” As the market becomes more saturated with craft cider options, while being forced to…

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