Featured Cider Makers

Jack’s Hard Cider Launches Rosé Cider

The rosé cider train has left the station and it’s still going at full steam! This summer, more than ever before, we’ve seen new and exciting kinds of this fun, crushable category of cider on shelves. One of the newest rosé ciders to join the fam is Jack’s Hard Cider‘s Rosé. Semi-dry cider and bursting…

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Learn About Pét-Nat Ciders with Botanist & Barrel

Pét-nat: What is it and why is it popping up on bottles of wine and cider everywhere? Besides from being a fun phrase to say, it’s really a description of a method that can create carbonation in alcoholic beverages without the addition of extra yeast and sugar. For wine or cider to be bubbly, most…

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Awestruck Cider Celebrates 6 Years

It’s been six years since Casey Vitti and Patti Wilcox founded Awestruck Ciders, based in Sidney, New York (about 85 miles east of Ithaca). In the time since, this company has made a name for itself with its handcrafted, complex and unique ciders. Its ciders have regularly shown up in our cider roundups, like our…

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Meet the Crew Running the Woodchuck Cider House

Running a bar isn’t easy: There are so many components to think about that are mostly invisible to the customer. How often do you clean the draft lines? Who’s the best company to wash your linens? How much citrus do you need on hand for garnishing cocktails? Every detail, big and small, adds up to…

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It Runs in the Family: Ploughman Cider

With over 100 years under their belts operating Three Springs Fruit Farm in Aspers, Pennsylvania, the Wenk family decided a few years ago to branch out and turn their fruit bounties into a range of hard ciders. Their approach to cider making stems from their long-standing “frontier” philosophy, which their website defines as “an eagerness…

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Q&A with Olga and Brian Dressler of Dressler Estate

A lot can happen in two years of running a cider startup. There’s hard work, and plenty of it, learning curves, successes, mistakes … like any adventure in small business, the only real constant is change. With that in mind, we wanted to check in with Olga and Brian Dressler, the co-founders of Dressler Estate,…

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Nine Pin Cider Works Celebrates 5 Years by Hosting Special Events

New York’s first farm cidery, Nine Pin Cider Works, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a bunch of great events and activities, and culminating with the fifth annual Gathering of the Farm Cideries on Saturday, March 2.  “We truly appreciate our local customers and are honored to bring them the excitement of our fifth anniversary with…

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Our Top 5 Favs from the CiderCon 2019 Cider Share

Anyone who’s been to CiderCon knows there is a lot to do, see, learn, and tons of people to reconnect with and meet and, obviously, plenty of cider to drink. Aside from all of the seminars that include tastings, and dinner and drinks out on the town, there’s the annual Cider Share, when dozens upon…

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Fresh Faces in Canadian Cider: Lekker Cider Co.

There’s a new kid on the block in the Canadian cider scene: Lekker Cider Co. This new urban cidery startup, founded by the wife-and-husband team of Liz and Brendan Kearns, is based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Lekker, which means “yummy,” “tasty” or “luscious,” is a popular slogan regarding South African culture and produce. Lekker Cider takes…

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