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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Q&A with Christian Annese of Armageddon Brewing

There are so many challenges to starting a new cidery. Of course, one must perfect the process and the product, assemble a team, find a space, raise the capital for equipment and the endless other startup costs …. it only proves, even more, the passion and dedication behind all of the cideries that we know…

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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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