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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a warmer fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s…

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Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

Maria Kretschmann grew up on Kretschmann’s Farm, founded by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann in 1971 in Rochester, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. She spent her childhood surrounded by vegetables and fruits and learning the ins and outs of organic farming (the farm was Western Pennsylvania’s first to be certified organic). And…

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How to Pair Cider with Halloween Candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday, because I love celebrating all things spooky, ghostly and costumed. The candy certainly doesn’t hurt, either! Whether the candy comes from the pre-Halloween parties or it’s discreetly snatched from a sugar-crazed child’s hoard, you can enhance the candy experience with a skillful beverage pairing or two. As a cider lover,…

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5 Ciders You Should Be Drinking Right Now

Fall is (finally) here! Between living up autumn life with apple and pumpkin picking, flannel everything, cold-weather recipes — and all of the aforementioned captured on your friends’ Instagram feeds — we bet you’re cracking open a lot of cider. With so many seasonal ciders hitting shelves and draft lines, it’s time to add some…

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The 10 Best Ciders for Halloween

How is it that when you were a little kid, you could freely binge on Halloween candy without regrets? But, as an adult person, eat one too many fun-sized candy bars, and you feel like you’re going to keel over? While your sugar tolerance may diminish with age, and buying candy from the store isn’t…

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The Best Cider Donuts in the Pacific Northwest

It’s time to enjoy all of the comforts of the autumn season: warm knit sweaters, brisk nights by the firepit and the delectable bounties of the apple harvest. Bakery ovens everywhere are piping hot, producing the much-anticipated sweet treats you’ve been waiting all summer for — cider donuts! The fragrance of these sweet treats lingers…

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5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, over the next few weeks, your feed is going to be rife with harvest photos. Though the perfect time for apple picking varies a bit from region to region, autumn is when farmers and orchardists are out there, harvesting apples in epic numbers. What better way to celebrate…

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Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks has been a tireless advocate and energizer around craft cider. He’s a supporter of the annual Franklin County Cider Days (now in its 25th year!), a member of the board of directors for Cider Institute of North America, the founder of the Connecticut Cider Association and a contributor…

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Brewery Ommegang Gets in the Cider Game with Project Cider

It’s all too easy to think of beer and cider in their own separate worlds, with nary an interaction between them. But, things are rarely so tidy, and in the past few years there have been a number of crossover beverages made, including ciders made with beer yeast, beer/cider hybrids, and we’ve seen breweries dipping…

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