Cider News

Coming Soon: Cider Finder App

What if there was an easy way to locate your favorite cider via the use of technology? With the soon-to-be-released Cider Finder app, there will be! The Cider Finder app creators want to help you, the cider aficionado, “navigate your taste” and will do so by providing a handy cider location app which cider drinkers…

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One Tree Hard Cider Grows Illinois Distribution

One Tree Hard Cider recently announced that it has partnered with Illinois-based distributor Intertrade USA to make its cider available to craft cider fans throughout Illinois. The ciders are currently available in Washington State, Montana and Northern Idaho. One Tree is excited to expand its footprint beyond the cidery’s core northwest home. One Tree brought its ciders to…

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Schilling Hard Cider & Street Bean Coffee Roasters Making Impact on Youth Homelessness

by Ronna Dewey Schilling Hard Cider and Street Bean Coffee Roasters have come together to create Street Bean Coffee Cold Brew, the nation’s first all-natural, shelf-stable cold brew coffee that is changing the face of youth homelessness. Schilling Cider CEO Colin Schilling first started working with Street Bean Coffee Roasters while making the world’s first nitro coffee hard cider…

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New York’s Nine Pin Cider Works Grows into Massachusetts

New York’s first farm cidery, Nine Pin Cider Works, has announced the expansion of its distribution to Massachusetts through a partnership with Berkshire Brewing Company. “We’re enthusiastic, not just about the expansion of our cider to Massachusetts but also about our new partnership with BBC. Gary Bogoff and the entire team at Berkshire Brewing Company seemed…

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Long Island Lands a New Cidery: Riverhead Ciderhouse

Long Island cider lovers have a new spot to sample their favorite varieties of cider now that The Riverhead Ciderhouse has opened its doors in Calverton. In addition to three Riverhead ciders on tap—Benjamin’s Best, Founders Reserve and Captain Cooks Razz Ma Tazz—patrons will enjoy other New York ciders, local beers and wine on Riverhead’s 48 taps.…

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C Squared Ciders Joins Forces with Crooked Stave Artisans

Denver, Colorado-based craft cidery C Squared Ciders announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Crooked Stave Artisans (CSA). The craft-centric distributor began selling and distributing C Squared Ciders outside of the Denver metro area in November 2016. Starting in February, CSA began selling and delivering all C Squared Ciders brands to the entire state of…

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Stem Ciders Announces $7 Million Expansion

Stem Ciders, based in Denver, Colorado, has big news to announce—the company is expanding its operations to Lafayette, Colorado. The $7 million facility, which will be located in Vista Business Park, will enable the company to expand production to 100,000 barrels in the future, compared to the estimated 10,000 barrels being produced throughout 2017. “As we…

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2017 CiderCon Recap—Fast Facts from USACM, & New Leadership Is Named

The 2017 CiderCon unfolded in Chicago earlier this month, bringing together cider professionals and aficionados from across the globe. Be sure to check out our photo booth photos, CiderShare photos, Workshop and Exhibition photos and information on 2017 CiderCon award winners! CiderCon was created to present the commercial cider industry with an outlet to meet, share ideas, collaborate and also effect…

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USACM Launches Online Cider Certification Exam

With the recent increase of cider products and new cideries bursting onto the scene, many individuals within the food and beverage industry have wanted to expand their knowledge with regard to hard cider. The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is making such a goal possible with its newest online cider certification exam. The United States…

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Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act Introduced in Congress

Big news: yesterday, Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) to Congress. CBMTRA is the result of coordination between the spirits, beer, wine and cider industries, with each group benefiting from the proposed Act. In brief, CBMTRA will significantly increase the Small Producer Tax Credit threshold for cideries. This means a…

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Austin Eastciders Releases Rum Barrel-Aged Cider

Austin Eastciders is boosting its offerings with a new cider, Treaty Oak Rum Barrel-Aged Cider. Available on draft at select bars and restaurants in cities in Texas, Pennsylvania and New York—including Austin, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, New York City and Philadelphia—the complex, semi-sweet cider is the result of six months of aging bittersweet cider apples in Treaty Oak rum barrels. The aging…

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