Cider Caramel Apple Crisp

We’re not especially into describing food as “sexy”, but watching golden cider caramel cascade over a scoop of ice cream, making it melt ever so slightly into a warm serving of apple crisp leaves us with no other accurate adjective. This seasonal delight combines the ultimate flavors of autumn (apples, nuts, sugar and spices) with…

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5 Craft Cideries Giving Back to the Community

Over the years we’ve seen, again and again, craft cideries prove their commitment to the communities where they’re located, whether that’s through donating to local charities, producing hand sanitizer or gathering backyard fruit and sharing the resulting cider with neighbors. Here are five cideries that we’ve recently come across, using their platforms and influence to…

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Is it Really Time for Pumpkin Cider Already?

Just about this time every year, like clockwork, we wake up one day in mid-September and realize: Oh snap, pumpkin cider season is here again! How can that be possible when we’re still wearing tank tops and low-key debating whether to turn the AC back on or not?! Whether you love them or hate them,…

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Destination Cider: Twin Star Orchards in New Paltz, NY

If you’re sick of being stuck at home, we totally get it! The good news is that the chances are high that if you draw a 2-hour circle around your house on a map, that there is somewhere chill and lovely (with cider, of course) to spend some time with a partner or friend and…

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Take a Peek Inside Jack’s Hard Cider’s New Cider House

In the wake of so much hardship that small businesses are facing during COVID-19, it’s refreshing to get some good news now and then. Though the craft cider community has taken its fair share of knocks during the pandemic, there are some brands that are able to push forward, and occasionally, even grow. One recent…

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8 Ciders Perfect for Summer Nights

Hot days, chill nights: Summer is cider season, through and through. After a day of adventuring (or doing nothing at all), there’s nothing quite like cracking open a cold cider to help restore your energy. For times like these, we turn to craft cider’s spritzy, fun side — we love serious ciders, too, but when…

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Serving Cider: A Guide to Glassware

I’ve been fascinated by cider glassware for years. And based on the responses when I asked my fellow cider-nerds on Twitter how they serve cider, I’m not the only one. Lots of people have their own favorite type of glass in which to pour cider; other folks like to switch out the glass type depending…

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Cider BBQ Sauce

A little bit tangy and a little bit sweet, this barbecue sauce may sound simple, but it packs a punch with complex flavors. Slather it on chicken sandwiches, burgers, wings, ribs, pulled pork and portobello mushrooms for a cider-spiked grilled feast. You can even make it vegan-friendly by substituting olive oil for butter, skipping the…

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