Cider News

CCP News: Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier™ Exam Objectives

It’s time for a quick update on the CCP exam front: The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM), which designs and administers the Certified Cider Professional exams has just announced its Certified Pommelier™ exam objectives. Ever since debuting the CCP exam in 2016, USACM has worked to evolve and expand the test, adding updates in spring…

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Cider Loves Food: Italian-American Food Pairings

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. When I need food that will warm my body and help smooth my rough edges, Italian-American food is my…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Cozy Winter Ciders

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders, perries and different apples. In this age of strange seasons, we rarely know what to expect of winter. This seemingly…

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Woodchuck Cider: A Legacy of Innovation

When you’ve been in an industry since it pretty much began, innovation is sewn into your company’s fabric. For Woodchuck Cider, which has been an influential force in the U.S. craft cider market since its founding in 1991, every step of its evolution has been rooted in pushing the envelope and defining its place as…

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Mix It Up: 5 Cider/Beer/Wine Hybrids, Co-Ferments and Blends

Something is afoot in the craft cider world, and it’s got us all aflutter. Lately, we’ve been seeing a number of cider makers, brewers and winemakers creating beverages that push and expand the boundaries of what we typically expect from cider, beer and wine. By melding the divisions between these usually separated categories, these innovators are…

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Philly’s Hale & True to Offer a 3-Session Cider-Making Course

Was your New Year’s resolution to try your hand at DIY cider making? If so, and you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, you’re very much in luck: Hale & True Cider Co., an urban cidery and taproom that opened in May of 2018 in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood, is offering its first-ever cider-making course, which…

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Collabo to Know: Kurant Cider + Free Will Brewing’s Pitch

It’s a proven fact: When cider makers and brewers put their heads together, some serious magic can happen (remember this bonkers-good, hopped cider from Shacksbury and Modern Times?). The cider and beer worlds don’t have to be passively separate entities, or rumbling factions, like the Sharks and the Jets. Instead of rivalry, they can hang…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 14: Woodchuck Cider

We are pleased to carry on with our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series, now in its 14th installment. In nearly every corner of the cider industry, we’ve found women striving for — and achieving — remarkable professional goals and accomplishments. Our last few features have taken a look inside cider companies that employ women in…

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How to Pair Your Favorite Holiday Tunes with Modern Ciders

Soon after we’ve all digested our Thanksgiving feast, the world proceeds to go into full-blown holiday mode! On Black Friday, I found myself sprawled out on my living room floor unwrapping the multiple strands of Christmas lights that I was 90% sure were not going to work, while simultaneously trying to snag online Black Friday…

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Redfield, a Cider Bar in Oakland, Ca., Announces Opening Date: Jan. 6

You’ve been listening to their podcast, following progress on Instagram and waiting ever-so-patiently for the team behind Redfield, the East Bay’s first cider bar and bottle shop, to announce an opening date. Finally, that day has come! View this post on Instagram It’s starting to feel very real! Getting closer and closer every day and cannot…

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Destination Cider: Touring the Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House

I was first invited to Angry Orchard’s Innovation Cider House when, technically, it didn’t quite exist yet, but Ryan Burk, AO’s head cider maker, is a hospitable soul. I remember hearing about this exciting project when the research and development facility was just an idea. That was before the famous tree house, the game-changing cider…

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5 Winter Spiced Ciders To Warm Up Every Holiday Party

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of cheer in the air! With the holidays right around the corner, it is the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season with fun holiday flavors. What shouts “holiday merriment” more than warm spiced cookies straight from the oven? When those spices end up in…

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