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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9 Grapefruit Ciders to Try

Grapefruit is one of those magical fruits that somehow always feels seasonal. In warmer months, their sharp acid and tangy zip are super refreshing, and in winter, they actually are in season! The grapefruit we eat in the USA come mostly from Florida and Texas, where prime growing season runs from September through June. The…

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Cider Roundup: Low ABV Ciders, Perries and More

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, different apples and cozy winter ciders. Cider is already a great choice for a lower alcohol-by-volume (ABV) drink. Ciders…

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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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6 Ciders to Drink in January 2020

The New Year is as good a time as any to get out of your routines (read: ruts) and explore more of what the world has to offer. Even if you’re not the resolutions type, we’ll bet you’re feeling, at least, a tiny itch for something new. Why not shake up your cider preferences and…

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This Year, Toast at Midnight with Sparkling Cider

It’s almost time again for one of the most fun nights of the year (or so we always hope): New Year’s Eve! After an evening of revelry — if you make it ‘til midnight — whether you’re at an intimate party or a huge bash, there will inevitably be a toast as the ball drops.…

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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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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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