Featured Cider Makers

Women Making Waves in the Cider World: CiderCon 2018 Edition

CiderCon 2018 brought together hundreds of women in craft cider, including the two below who we were able to meet with and interview. As we will discuss, blogging is one thing they have in common, but it is just the beginning of what these two dynamic ladies create. Meredith Collins of Along Came a Cider…

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Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Charlottesville, Virginia

Cider drinkers owe a great debt to Virginia. As the site of the first permanent settlement in the New World, early settlers quickly planted apple trees so they could make hard cider, since barley and hops for beer were much more difficult to cultivate. Years later, some of the most important people in Virginia’s —…

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Contract Cider Making: The Good, the Bad, and the Fruitful

Do you dream of making cider commercially, with visions of a cool taproom you design from scratch dancing in your head? That may not be feasible right away considering the high startup costs that come with opening a brick-and-mortar location. So, what’s a budding cider maker to do? Many cider startups begin with contracting the…

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Get to Know Western Cider in Missoula, Montana

It’s been less than a year since Western Cider Co. opened its tasting room in Missoula, Montana, and since it’s in a bit of a far-flung location (at least to us East Coasters), we thought we’d give you a little photo tour of its awesome space. We’re definitely keeping an eye on cheap travel sites…

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New Cidery on the Scene: Overlander Cider

This past summer, I stumbled across the Instagram account for Overlander Cider, and I was immediately intrigued. There was no website listed and not much information in the bio, just a handful of attractively styled photos featuring beautiful pink-ish, copper-colored cans of cider. Even the photo captions were vague, like its second photo ever, posted…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Different Apples

Welcome to the next installment of craft cider roundups from Meredith of Along Came a Cider. For more, check out her other articles for Cider Culture about ciders pushing the envelope, still ciders, autumnal ciders and perries. No matter what fabulous experiments creative cider makers come up with, apples are the heart of cider. I want to round up…

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Cider Grown: A Q&A with Shannon Edgar of Stormalong Cider

The ever-evolving cider industry has a new product on the market with a message. Eden Specialty Ciders, Farnum Hill Ciders and Stormalong Cider came together to create a first for the industry: a collaborative cider 4-pack. The New England-based cideries brought all of their knowledge of excellent cidermaking together to develop a new product, one which would complete the unique Cider-Grown…

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UK Cider Sessions: Mike and Albert Johnson of Ross-On-Wye Cider and Perry Company

Hans Edwin Winzeler, a cider maker with Pennsylvania-based Ploughman Cider, is currently spending a 10-month sabbatical in Herefordshire, England. Through employment or volunteering with local producers this season, Hans is able to see firsthand what methods, techniques and practices they use. He’s also gotten to know a few of these cider makers, and he is conducting a…

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Q&A with Mark Deno, Cider Maker & Cofounder of Atlanta Hard Cider Co.

The growing cider scene in Georgia recently welcomed a new cider maker to the community: Atlanta Hard Cider Co. This husband-and-wife-run operation started with DIY at-home cider making, and has spent the last year busily growing and expanding. In addition to making appearances at local craft beer and cider fests, you can find cans of its…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 9: The Third Coast

For this next roundup of women cider makers, we’re exploring a Third Coast theme. The term “Third Coast” generally refers to places near the Great Lakes (Chicago, too), because of the multiple coastlines. Interestingly, in casual usage, the term “Fourth Coast” seems to be interchangeable. And both expressions are sometimes used to describe other locales…

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Pure Gold: Liquid Alchemy Beverages

It’s a little confusing as you follow the Google Maps app to Liquid Alchemy Beverages’ (LAB’s) tasting room. First you’re winding through the city of Wilmington, Delaware, assuming it must be in some up-and-coming hip neighborhood. But soon enough, you’re on the residential outskirts of town, and then the map directs you into a very…

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