Cider News

Bold Rock Announces Production Expansion

Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced plans to expand its production facility in Mill River, NC, before the end of the year. The award-winning craft cider company, which makes a variety of hard cider styles from apples picked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, will add 30,000 square feet of new…

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Hardball Cider Expanding to Open Bethlehem Tasting Room & Location in Reading Terminal Market

Hardball Cider is giving cider lovers something to get really excited about with news about not one but two upcoming company expansions. Two new locations are in the sights of Hardball Cider founder and CEO Geoffrey Deen: a tasting room in Bethlehem and a spot inside Philadelphia’s Reading Terminal Market. Both locales will expand the reach of Hardball Cider…

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Stowe Cider Looks to Move to New Production Facility This Summer

Stowe Cider is looking to move its production to a new facility, according to a report in Stowe Today. The move to the new 4,000-square-foot location will enable the cidery to quadruple its production. Construction is planned for this summer if state permits are approved. Local permits have already been secured. The owners anticipate that all permissions…

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PA Cider Fest Is Less Than 2 Months Away—Do You Have Your Tickets Yet?

In less than two months (June 24, to be exact), cider drinkers will be heading to Hauser Estate Winery for a day of cider-filled excitement at the 2nd Annual PA Cider Fest. Set in the heart of Adams County—Pennsylvania’s largest apple-producing region—and the home of Jack’s Hard Cider, Hauser is an appropriate spot for cider samplers to gather. More than 20…

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Western Cider Company Opens in Missoula, Montana

A new cider company has opened up in Missoula, Montana—and no matter what your cider cravings may be, Western Cider Company has the beverage for you! Situated along the Clark Fork River in Missoula, Western Cider Company now has a spot for local cider lovers to go to grab a pint of their favorite apple beverage.…

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Liberty Ciderworks Expands License to Offer Rare and Award-Winning Ciders from Around the Globe

Spokane-based cider producer Liberty Ciderworks recently updated its license with the State of Washington to be able to sell esteemed ciders from around the world. As of this month, Liberty Ciderworks’ downtown facility and taproom is an outlet for award-winning ciders from Europe as well as North America, providing over 50 varieties of bottled ciders and three guest ciders on draft. “We spend a lot…

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2017 GLINTCAP Best in Class Award Winners Announced

The annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry competition (GLINTCAP) just concluded after four days and many hours of organizing, tasting and judging. Held at the Courtyard in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the competition featured ciders made by commercial producers and amateur cidermakers. This year saw 1,206 total entries (963 commercial and 243 noncommercial), and the…

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Cider Grant Awardees Named by USACM

It’s time to raise a glass and toast the recipients of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) 2017 cider research grants. Four proposals were selected for a total of $44,770 in funding. The selected proposals were: An investigation into the presence of hydrogen sulfide (sulfur reduction) during hard apple cider production (Appalachian State University,…

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Blake’s Hard Cider Expands to the Keystone State

Between now and mid-May, Blake’s Hard Cider Company ciders will be popping up in distributor locations throughout Pennsylvania. Keystone State cider sippers can head to their local distributor to scoop up a 6-pack of 12-oz. cans or a keg of Blake’s cider, including: Flannel Mouth, a 6.5% ABV semi-sweet cider El Chavo, a 6.5% ABV mango habanero cider Wakefire,…

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Jack Daniel’s Getting into the Hard Cider Biz

A new cider vendor is getting in on the business, and this novice cidermaker is definitely not a newbie when it comes to alcoholic beverages. Are you ready to welcome Jack Daniel’s to the hard cider scene? Already a force to be reckoned with in the libations industry, Jack Daniel’s, through its parent company Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands,…

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