Featured Cider Makers

Portland Cider Co. Announces 3rd-Annual PDX Apple Recycling Program

It’s back: Portland Cider Co. is kicking off its 3rd-Annual PDX Apple Recycling program, saving literally tons of apples from a rotten fate and turning them, instead, into delicious cider! Portland-area residents are encouraged to bring in their edible-quality backyard apples (minimum donation of one bushel — that’s 40 pounds — please!) any day between 9 a.m.…

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Made with Cider: Carr’s Cider Syrup

Craft cider isn’t just for drinking! There are more and more food artisans that are including cider in their edible creations, a trend we’ll examine in this column, “Made with Cider.” Know of something we should highlight? Reach out to us at cheers@ciderculture.com. Yeah, we love cooking with cider, but what about when you need…

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

November will mark Old Stone Cider’s second anniversary, and the Gruber family certainly has plenty to celebrate. Both seasons, they’ve run out of their British-inspired ciders long before the next harvest of apples could be pressed into cider goodness. This reality forced the shutdown of their Lewisville, Pennsylvania taproom again this year until November. “We…

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3 Ciders You Should Be Drinking to Get Excited for Cider Week VA

Save the date: Cider Week VA is on the books this year from November 9–18, 2018, featuring many events, including dinners, tastings and competitions all across Old Dominion. The big kick-off for Cider Week VA is the 6th Annual Richmond Cider Celebration on Saturday, November 10, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m., at the 17th Street Farmers Market. But, no…

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Dog-Friendly Cideries: Southern U.S. Edition Part 1

Welcome to the second edition of Cider Culture’s dog-friendly cidery series. Our contributor and avid dog-lover, Samantha Story, will be sharing with you places where you and your furry best friend can unwind and grab a cider this summer. For more, check out Samantha’s first installment, covering dog-friendly cideries in the Northeast U.S. The heat is on, and the puppy…

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Herb’s Cider To Open a Tasting Room and Production Facility in Bellingham, Washington This Summer

A new cidery is opening this summer in Bellingham, Washington: Herb’s Cider! Founded and owned by Tim “Herb” Alexander (you alternative rock fans may recognize him as the drummer of the band Primus), Herb’s expansion will include a production facility and a 50-seat tasting room in separate locations in Bellingham. Production will be overseen by…

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Women Making Waves in the Cider World 12: Half Pint Ciders

For our next few installments of our Women Making Waves in the Cider World series, we’re going to focus on cider companies that employ women in high numbers and in all types of positions. We’re interested in investigating how the culture of these companies can create models for those who still have some serious work to…

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Woodchuck: The Original Craft Cider

Surveying the cider options available at your local bottle shop — especially if you live in big cider-producing regions like the Pacific Northwest or the Northeast — you might forget that there was a time, not so long ago, when finding great craft cider wasn’t so easy. More than five or so years ago, when cider-lovers wanted…

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It Runs in the Family: Q&A with Jacob Lagoner, Co-Owner of Embark Craft Ciderworks and 5th-Generation Orchardist

Embark Craft Ciderworks launched in 2015, when Jacob Lagoner, a co-founder, found himself becoming a bit disillusioned with commercial apple farming. After he studied the craft for about three years, he eventually convinced his dad, Mark Lagoner, a 4th-generation orchardist and farmer, his mom Diana and his wife Mitzi that they should put the family…

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