Peachy Keen: 7 Peach Ciders to Try

It’s peach season! Queen of all stone fruits, these fuzzy, juicy beauts herald the height of summer in all its sticky, sweaty glory. Scoop them up at the farmers market, while you still can, and eat them with gusto! And, when the sun sets, crack open a peach craft cider — it’s their season, too!…

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New to the Oregon Cider Community: Peak Light Cider

Peak Light Cider is a new project, recently launched by Sauvie Island farmers, Jen and Travis Lovejoy. For five years, the couple and their three children have been working the land on Columbia River’s largest island, just 10 miles northwest of downtown Portland, Oregon. Their home, Pivot Farm, references the change in their life upon…

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7 Hard Cider Seltzers and Light Ciders to try This Summer

Love ’em or hate ’em, hard seltzers are dominating the beverage scene this summer. Low-calorie, low-carb and low-ABV, they speak to a certain day-drinking vibe, maybe by the pool, or after a hike, when you just want to chug something for refreshment and a subtle boozy buzz. The craft cider industry is vying for a…

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Yonder Cider and The Source Cider Launch in Washington State

Exciting news for the Washington State craft cider community! On June 30, 2020, two new cider projects entered the local fold: Yonder Cider and The Source Cider. Both of these are the brainchildren of Caitlin Braam, a Seattle-based freelance marketer and brand strategist in the beverage space. Her impressive resume includes being the former president…

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Electric Mayhem is CO Cellars’ Newest Cider/Wine Hybrid

CO Cellars, the collaborative space in Burlington, Vermont between ZAFA Wines and Shacksbury Cider, just launched a new cider/wine hybrid that is bound to be some of the most exciting juice of the summer: Electric Mayhem. The name, it seems, is an homage to the psychedelic band, Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, that frequently…

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7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

Spring is in the air! And wow, are we ready for it. While, at first, we were grateful for winter’s chill and the many excuses it gave us to stay inside and make comfort food snacks (hello, pretzels with cider cheese sauce) and sip warm winter ciders, now we crave sunshine! Short sleeves! Berries by…

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Cider Makers Pivot to Produce Hand Sanitizer

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, cider makers have proven themselves to be resilient and resourceful, pivoting their sales models to online sales and shipping, organizing and gathering together online, and finding ways to give back to their communities. One new development in this unfolding story is that a number of cider makers are…

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Collabo to Know: Hale & True x Kurant Cider Hop Together

Philly will enjoy its first collaboration between two homegrown urban cideries: Hop Together, a strawberry hopped cider made by Hale & True Cider Co. and Kurant Cider. This cider, born of friendship and cooperation, is set to be released on Saturday, March 7. Hale & True owners Risa and Kerry McKenzie and Kurant owners Mike…

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