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7 Cranberry Ciders to Sip This Fall and Winter

Pumpkin ciders aren’t the only seasonal flavors you should be reaching for as the temperatures start to drop! Cranberry cider is an ideal autumnal cider combo: Bright, sweet-tart and beautiful in the glass, these ruby red ciders are perfect for a warmer fall day. They also pair exceedingly well with food, especially roasted meats (here’s…

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How to Pair Cider with Halloween Candy

Halloween is my favorite holiday, because I love celebrating all things spooky, ghostly and costumed. The candy certainly doesn’t hurt, either! Whether the candy comes from the pre-Halloween parties or it’s discreetly snatched from a sugar-crazed child’s hoard, you can enhance the candy experience with a skillful beverage pairing or two. As a cider lover,…

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Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks has been a tireless advocate and energizer around craft cider. He’s a supporter of the annual Franklin County Cider Days (now in its 25th year!), a member of the board of directors for Cider Institute of North America, the founder of the Connecticut Cider Association and a contributor…

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Brewery Ommegang Gets in the Cider Game with Project Cider

It’s all too easy to think of beer and cider in their own separate worlds, with nary an interaction between them. But, things are rarely so tidy, and in the past few years there have been a number of crossover beverages made, including ciders made with beer yeast, beer/cider hybrids, and we’ve seen breweries dipping…

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5 Ciders That Have Us Stoked on 2019 Cider Week Virginia

Virginia is for cider lovers! This is true all year long, but especially during Cider Week Virginia, which takes place in Old Dominion this year, from November 15 to the 24 all across the Commonwealth. With 16 regional farm-made and craft cider makers featured in events in VA, there are so many awesome ways to…

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Learn About Pét-Nat Ciders with Botanist & Barrel

Pét-nat: What is it and why is it popping up on bottles of wine and cider everywhere? Besides from being a fun phrase to say, it’s really a description of a method that can create carbonation in alcoholic beverages without the addition of extra yeast and sugar. For wine or cider to be bubbly, most…

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The 8th Annual Oregon Cider Week is Here (June 20–30)

Now in its 8th year, Oregon Cider Week is happening from now until the end of June! After nearly a decade of running this celebration of Oregon’s incredible cider community and industry, the crew at the Northwest Cider Association knows a thing or two about putting together a successful cider week. They’re upping the ante…

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Woodchuck Hard Cider Releases Next in its 802 Collection, Kinda Cloudy

Woodchuck has just released the second in its 802 Cider Collection, an ongoing orchard-to-glass series the company launched in late 2018. The series is a love letter to Vermont (802 is the state’s area code). This new cider is called Kinda Cloudy, an unfiltered, semi-sweet variety, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel and notes of refreshing apple,…

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Meet the Crew Running the Woodchuck Cider House

Running a bar isn’t easy: There are so many components to think about that are mostly invisible to the customer. How often do you clean the draft lines? Who’s the best company to wash your linens? How much citrus do you need on hand for garnishing cocktails? Every detail, big and small, adds up to…

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6 Ciders Made with Beer Yeast

Apples are the stars of the show when it comes to making craft cider; the characteristics of the fruit determine so much when it comes to the flavor of the liquid. But, yeast is nearly just as important to the process — after all, without yeast, fermentation is impossible, and it’s both the flavor and…

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Vancouver’s Windfall Cider Launches Hail Mary Rosé Cider

Think the whole rosé cider thing is winding down? Think again! In addition to familiar brands getting new looks (like Citizen Cider’s bRosé in cans) and new fermentation experimentations (like Shacksbury’s Pét-Nat rosé ciders), cideries everywhere are adding perky pink ciders to their lineups. Another new one on the scene is Hail Mary, a rosé…

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