Cidermaker Q & A: Fenceline Cider

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. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We were first introduced to Fenceline Cider through…

Read More

6 Craft Cideries Giving Back to the Community

Over the years we’ve seen, again and again, craft cideries prove their commitment to the communities where they’re located, whether that’s through donating to local charities, producing hand sanitizer or gathering backyard fruit and sharing the resulting cider with neighbors. Here are six cideries that we’ve recently come across, using their platforms and influence to…

Read More

Cidermaker Q & A: ERIS Brewery and Cider House 

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. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. A couple of years ago, I had the…

Read More

CiderCon 2021 is Going Virtual, and Tickets are on Sale Now!

CiderCon, the craft cider industry’s biggest annual gathering, is exactly the kind of event that is just not part of the 2020 world (or, early 2021, it’s looking like). But is that stopping the American Cider Association from organizing an awesome lineup of speakers, workshops, presentations and even a Cider Share? Hell no! CiderCon is…

Read More

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 fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s looking…

Read More

5 Ciders to Drink to Celebrate the Harvest

If you’re part of the Instagram cidersphere, your feed has likely been 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 the hard and hopeful work that…

Read More

The 11 Best Ciders for Halloween

How is it that when you were a little kid, you could freely binge on Halloween candy without regrets? 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 nearly…

Read More

Northwest Cider Association Launches the Northwest Cider Club

Looking for a little something to bring joy and excitement into your life, preferably on a repeat basis? Well, aren’t we all! As we’ve previously discussed, cider clubs are an excellent way to shake up your routine and to support independent cider makers whose products you might not normally be able to find in your…

Read More

Austin Eastciders and NadaMoo! Collab on Boozy Cider Ice Cream

There are very few ways to improve upon ice cream, but the new collaboration between Austin Eastciders and NadaMoo! shows that there is a little bit of room to make our favorite dessert even more exciting. These two awesome Texas-based brands are teaming up to offer a new, limited-time-only, cider-infused, hard frozen dessert. It’s creamy, it’s…

Read More

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,…

Read More

Tipping the Scale: How Juicing.Systems Helps Cideries Grow

For nearly all craft cideries, there is something that defines their stories and sets the course for years to come. Perhaps it’s winning a home-brewing competition and realizing the potential of turning a passion into a profession. Maybe it’s meeting the right investor who shares your vision. For many cideries, however, this moment of truth…

Read More

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…

Read More