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How to Cook With Cider in Every Dish on Your Holiday Table

By Emily Kovach / November 11, 2019 /

You’ve done your research on the best ciders to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner, from easy and light welcome drinks to post-dessert sips that combat the dreaded 7 p.m. drowsiness. You raided your local bottle shop for a range of crowd-pleasing cider treats, from sessionable, dry-hopped cans for your craft beer-obsessed BFF, to off-dry sparklers…

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After the Fall Cider

Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Craft Cider: After the Fall

By Emily Kovach / October 25, 2019 /

Maria Kretschmann grew up on Kretschmann’s Farm, founded by her parents Don and Becky Kretschmann in 1971 in Rochester, PA, about 35 miles north of Pittsburgh. She spent her childhood surrounded by vegetables and fruits and learning the ins and outs of organic farming (the farm was Western Pennsylvania’s first to be certified organic). And…

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Spoke + Spy

Q&A with Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks

By Emily Kovach / September 13, 2019 /

Ronald Sansone of Spoke + Spy Ciderworks has been a tireless advocate and energizer around craft cider. He’s a supporter of the annual Franklin County Cider Days (now in its 25th year!), a member of the board of directors for Cider Institute of North America, the founder of the Connecticut Cider Association and a contributor…

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Hale & True

Philly’s Hale & True to Offer a 3-Session Cider-Making Course

By Emily Kovach / January 3, 2019 /

Was your New Year’s resolution to try your hand at DIY cider making? If so, and you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, you’re very much in luck: Hale & True Cider Co., an urban cidery and taproom that opened in May of 2018 in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood, is offering its first-ever cider-making course, which…

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Redfield Cider Bar

Redfield, a Cider Bar in Oakland, Ca., Announces Opening Date: Jan. 6

By Emily Kovach / December 19, 2018 /

You’ve been listening to their podcast, following progress on Instagram and waiting ever-so-patiently for the team behind Redfield, the East Bay’s first cider bar and bottle shop, to announce an opening date. Finally, that day has come! View this post on Instagram It’s starting to feel very real! Getting closer and closer every day and cannot…

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Cider Week Virginia

4 Events to Check Out at Cider Week Virginia (Nov. 9–18)

By Emily Kovach / October 22, 2018 /

Back in July, we suggested three ciders to drink to get excited about Cider Week Virginia and, now, this epic cider celebration is just around the corner! From November 9–18, Virginia is for lovers and cider-lovers, with events, tap takeovers, dinners and so much more in store. Though there are plenty of awesome events to explore during…

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Carr's Cider Syrup

Made with Cider: Carr’s Cider Syrup

By Emily Kovach / August 6, 2018 /

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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Haykin Family Cider

Get to Know Haykin Family Cider in Aurora, Colorado

By Emily Kovach / March 23, 2018 /

Talia and Daniel Haykin opened the Haykin Family Cider tasting room in Aurora, Co. (about 12 miles west of Denver) on February 1 of this year. When it comes to making cider, these two aren’t messing around; their majority single varietals, with no adjuncts or added sugars, have nabbed a bunch of prestigious awards and developed a…

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Craft Cider Roundup: Different Apples

By Meredith Collins / December 14, 2017 /

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

By Emily Kovach / November 14, 2017 /

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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Aged Ciders

Playing the Long Game: The Longevity, Development and Evolution of Cider

By Daniel Pucci / November 7, 2017 /

The development and maturity of alcohol as it ages and changes is one of most fascinating and rewarding aspects of the beverage world. The breakdown and revelation of new flavors and textures keep glasses full of excitement and exploration. Tracking the maturity and aging is uncharted ground for the North American cider community. The economic…

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Cider-Grown New England

Like To Mix It Up? Try the New Cider-Grown New England Multi-Pack!

By Emily Kovach / October 18, 2017 /

If variety is what you seek, get stoked for the cider industry’s first multi-cidery four-pack! Farnum Hill Ciders, Stormalong Cider and Eden Specialty Ciders have joined delicious forces to create the Cider-Grown New England collaboration, featuring a different cider in each of the 12-ounce cans. Each cidery contributed one cider to the pack, and the fourth…

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