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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Cidermaker Q & A: Right Bee Cider

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine-lovers to the world of cider. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We met Katie Morgan in 2014, shortly after…

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Cidermaker Q & A: Snow Capped Cider

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine-lovers to the world of cider. Created along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We met Kari Williams, the owner and brand…

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Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine lovers to the world of cider. Along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. We first discovered Tandem Ciders in 2016 on…

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Cidermaker Q&A: Blossom Barn Cidery

Malaika Tyson is one half of the blogging duo Cider Soms, which was started as a way to introduce wine lovers to the world of cider. Along with her husband Sean, the “Soms” blog seeks to uncover and explain the complexities of ciders in a fun way. When talking to Jeremy Hall and Erin Chaparro,…

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It Runs in the Family: Q&A with Son-and-Mom Team Behind Old Stone Cider

This feature was published before the COVID-19 pandemic forced closures across the county. Old Stone Cider is currently available through online ordering, and takeout is available at its cider house on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. November will mark Old Stone Cider’s fourth anniversary, and the Gruber family certainly has plenty to celebrate. Since they starting…

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Cider Culture Virtual Happy Hour #8: Co-Hosted with Peter Gillitzer of Milk & Honey Ciders (Friday, May 8, 5 p.m. ET)

We’re back for our eighth Friday Cider Culture Zoom happy hour! This week, we’ll be hanging with Peter Gillitzer of Milk & Honey Ciders, a Minnesota-based producer of American cider made from heirloom and traditional cider apple cultivars. Milk & Honey’s farmhouse cidery and orchard focus on interesting, dry, highly aromatic and tannic ciders made…

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Cider Culture Virtual Happy Hour #7: Co-Hosted with Andrew Byers of Finnriver Farm & Cidery (Friday, May 1, 5 p.m. ET)

It’s kind of hard to believe, but we’re coming up on our seventh Cider Culture Friday virtual happy hour! What started as a grasp for connection and community during the first weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak in the US has now become for us an energizing weekly tradition and soul-sustaining social engagement. Getting to “meet”…

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