Son of Man: An Oregonian Homage to Spanish Cider

Wild, unexpected, untamed, complex … these are just a few of the words we’ve heard people use to describe Son of Man‘s Sagardo cider. Funnily enough, it’s the same palate-electrifying, head-scratching experience that this Oregon-based cidery’s founder, Jasper Smith, had when he first tried Basque cider, a moment that would change the course of his…

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3 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Celebrate Cider Love

Whether you’re head-over-heels in love, proudly independent or full-on “it’s complicated,” we think you’ll find room in your heart for one of these Valentine’s Day cider cocktails: Fresh Pear Cocktail Ripe pears are considered an aphrodisiac in many cultures because they can be wonderfully juicy and their shape is reminiscent of the female form. It only makes…

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7 Natural Winemakers Who Also Make Cider

Over the past few years, natural wine has been having a big moment in the US. We’re hesitant to call it a “trend,” which seems to imply that at some point it will fall out of fashion (we’re not big fans of people referring to craft cider as a trend, either). But it cannot be…

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Southern Tier Brewing Co. Set to Launch a New Cider Brand

It’s not unusual these days to find craft breweries jumping into the cider world. Southern Tier Brewing Company, founded New York State in 2002, is part of this emerging trend with its new line called Southern Tier Cider Works. Launching in February 2020, Southern Tier will release four flavors of cider, which will stay true…

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Save the Date: Northwest Cider Symposium (March 9 & 10, 2020)

With CiderCon 2020 and the newly-announced Northeastern Cider Conference coming up, we’re excited to share yet another new industry-driven gathering in the works: the Northwest Cider Symposium is taking place on March 9 and 10, 2020, at the Greater Tacoma Conference Center in Tacoma, Washington. This conference, billed as “an event to learn, grow, connect…

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Graft Cider Creators Launch New Brand: Hudson North Cider Co.

New cider brand alert! Backpack Brands, the folks behind Graft Cider (and Flora Wines), are launching an exciting new project called Hudson North Cider Co. This mission-driven cidery will launch in the Hudson Valley and New York City on Sunday, March 1, 2020. Two of Graft’s creators, siblings Kyle and Sara Sherrer, envisioned a brand…

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How Tech Can Take Your Cidery to the Next Level

If you’ve been in the pro cider game for any length of time, chances are you’ve figured out that some sort of technology is essential to your success (and sanity). Even if you’re as hands-on as you can possibly be in the cider making process, 21st century tools help to keep all of the numerous…

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Cloudy With a Chance of Cider: 7 Unfiltered Ciders to Try

If you follow craft beer trends at all, it’s likely that you’re aware of the cloudy, unfiltered IPAs (often referred to as “New England-style”) that so many people are gaga for. Beer with clarity was once thought of as the standard, with haziness indicating flaws or laziness in the production process, but now cloudiness is…

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7 Reasons to Register for CiderCon 2020 ASAP

CiderCon 2020 is coming up quickly, and if you haven’t gotten the chance to register, now is the time! This year, the premier cider conference is being held in Oakland, California, January 28 to January 31 at the Oakland Marriott. If you’ve been to CiderCon in the past, you don’t need us to tell you…

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