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CiderCon 2019: A Recap in Words and Photos

Whew! We’re back and (somewhat) recovered after the whirlwind that was CiderCon 2019. Every year, we’re reminded why this annual event, organized by the United States Association of Cider Makers, is at the head of its class, as far as cider conferences go. A dynamic schedule of workshops and panels, a veritable who’s who of…

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Your CiderCon 2019 Cheat Sheet

We can hardly believe it, but it’s almost time for CiderCon 2019, our industry’s premier annual cider conference, organized by the United Association of Cider Makers (USACM). This year, CiderCon is taking place at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, Illinois from Tuesday, February 5, through Friday, February 8, when thousands of cider makers, marketers, media…

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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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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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Tour France, Drink Cider, Win at Life

Most of us are just happy to get our hands on a bottle of French cider, so can you possibly imagine the dream scenario of touring France on a cider-themed trip? Well, this is exactly what’s on offer via the France Cidre Tour from Wassail Works! Dive head first into a tank of cidre the world…

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It Runs in the Family: Q&A with Kettleborough Cider House

With four generations of apple-growing under their belt, the Dressel Family decided it was time to venture into hard cider, utilizing distinct apple varieties, with a promise to never use apple juice concentrate or dessert apples. Today, Dressel Farms populates its 450-acre farm in New Paltz, New York’s Hudson Valley with seventeen European apple varieties.…

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Cider Week NYC is Upon Us (Nov. 2–11)

It must be the season of the Cider Week: Philly‘s is underway, Virginia‘s is coming up and so is NYC’s! Cider Week NYC is scheduled for Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 11, with events all across the Big Apple. Want to party with the folks from Nine Pin Cider? Head to Craft Culture in Queens on…

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4 Events to Check Out at Cider Week Virginia (Nov. 9–18)

Back in July, we suggested three ciders to drink to get excited about Cider Week Virginia and, now, this epic cider celebration is just around the corner! From November 9–18, Virginia is for lovers and cider-lovers, with events, tap takeovers, dinners and so much more in store. Though there are plenty of awesome events to explore during…

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[CLOSED] TICKET GIVEAWAY: Two Tickets to CiderFest in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park (Sept. 29)

Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway. Our winner has been selected and notified via email. Cheers! A few weeks ago, we shared info about the upcoming CiderFest in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. CiderFest is a beautiful afternoon spent sipping local ciders, touring historic mansions and enjoying live music. This lovely event is coming up soon (Saturday,…

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