Cider News

Tasting Room at Shacksbury Now Open in Vergennes, VT

Breaking (and very exciting) news! Today on Instagram and Facebook, Shacksbury announced the opening of their brand new Tasting Room in Vergennes, Vermont. Located in a portion of the historic Kennedy Brothers Building, the space which once housed a creamery and an antique store, among other things, has been lovingly rehabbed since the Shacksbury team signed the lease back…

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The Ciderologist Embarks on a Global Cider Tour and Hits the U.S.A. (United States of Apple)

Gabe Cook of The Ciderologist recently traveled from his home locale of Dymock on the Gloucestershire/Herefordshire border around the globe to embark on a multifaceted cider tour. Part three of the excursion took him to the United States, with a first stop in Chicago, and then off to serve as a judge at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry…

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Old Stone Cider is Now Open in PA

Sometimes, you’ve got to tear down the old to make way for the new. That’s exactly what the Gruber Family decided to do with a dilapidated dairy barn on the property of their farm in Lewisville, Pennsylvania. Though the barn had been in agricultural operation for nearly 100 years, it was on the edge of…

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The Story of Starting Hale & True: The Logistics

This is part two of a three-part series on the starting of Hale & True, a Philadelphia-based cidery. You can read part one here. A cidery conjures up specific imagery in my mind. The cool, reflective glow of stainless steel fermentation tanks. The sweet smell of fresh cider mixed with the hint of bread from…

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Chill Out! Jeni’s Offers Hard Cider Lovers a Cool Treat

Right around mid-July is when the romance of summer starts to fade. All the good holidays have passed, Spring’s blooms have long since wilted, and it’s hot. And humid. It’s two-showers-a-day, I-barely-moved-why-am-I-sweating, never-wearing-pants-again kind of hot. Nothing brings a cool dose of sanity back to your day like a frosty craft hard cider, but sadly,…

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In Photos: Recap of 2017 PA Cider Fest

On June 24, Hauser Estate Winery, home to Jack’s Hard Cider, welcomed more than 1,440 guests—including over 1,300 ticket holders, more than 22 cidermakers, artisan vendors, staff and others—to the lovely, picturesque grounds. “It’s our pleasure to host this important industry event on our property that has grown and celebrated apples through generations in my family,” stated Jonathan Patrono, president of Jack’s…

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In Photos: Recap of the Cider Makers Dinner at PA Cider Fest

This year, the PA Cider Fest kicked off with a convivial, community-oriented Cider Maker’s Dinner on Friday evening, June 23. Hosted by Jack’s Hard Cider on the gorgeous grounds of Hauser Estate in Biglerville, this invite-only dinner was organized to bring the industry together to celebrate, encourage, lift up and support each other. Movers and shakers in…

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Express Your Dedication to Cider by Joining the Blue Bee Cider Club

With a lineup of tried-and-true favorites complemented by a changing seasonal cider roster, Richmond, Virginia’s Blue Bee Cider is continually upping its game on the cider front. Here’s another reason to indulge: the Blue Bee Cider Club, which offers an array of incentives to fans of the cidery. Some of the benefits that club members receive include: A quarterly…

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Job Opening Alert: Eden Specialty Ciders Seeking Head Cidermaker

If you’re a professional cidermaker currently seeking a new job in your field, listen up: Eden Specialty Ciders has the perfect position for you! Eden Specialty Ciders, based in Newport, Vermont, is currently seeking a full-time head cidermaker. Those who are interested should submit a cover letter and resume with references to eleanor@edenciders.com ASAP before this opportunity…

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