Castle Hill Cider Partners with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

We’ve always admired how community-minded so many craft cideries are, and we are not at all surprised to see so many of the brands we love kicking it into overdrive amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most recent bits of good news we’ve heard is about Castle Hill Cider in Virginia creating a new…

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Cider School: 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Cider, Hosted by Eleanor Leger of Eden Specialty Ciders (Thurs., April 2)

Last week, we shared our commitment to using Cider Culture’s platform to help support and uphold the craft cider community through the COVID-19 health crisis. In the days since (though it kind of feels like an eternity), we’ve been doing our damnedest to share resources for cider makers and consumers, alike, and to provide virtual…

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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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4 Resources to Ramp Up Your DIY Cider Education

As much as we might wish we could take a six-month sabbatical from regular life to immerse ourselves in cider education at Cornell, Penn State Extension or The Beer & Cider Academy, alas, it isn’t realistic for many of us. Luckily, there are plenty of resources out there to help us become better cider consumers,…

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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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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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Cider Loves Food: Tacos and Mexican-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. The winter is finally mellowing out, and for a lot of us, warmer temperatures are getting us ready for…

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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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6 Solar-Powered Cideries

At its core, cider is an agricultural product. Without healthy land and productive orchards, this beverage that we love so much isn’t a possibility. Whether a cider maker is growing their own fruit or sourcing from nearby farms, they understand as well as anyone who is making a living off fruits and vegetables, the true…

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The Northman in Chicago to Close its Lincoln Ave. Location

It’s the end of an era: The Northman, Chicago’s first cider-focused bar, and a hugely influential place in the craft cider scene in the US, is closing. In an announcement via Instagram, the decision was explained: View this post on Instagram A post shared by @TheNorthmanChi (@thenorthmanchi) on Feb 17, 2020 at 2:56pm PST While…

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