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American Cider Association

The American Cider Association Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

By Emily Kovach / January 18, 2023 /

Pop open your favorite bubbly cider and raise a toast to our partners, the American Cider Association (ACA) — it’s celebrating its 10-year anniversary! Indeed, it’s been a decade since its incorporation, and in that time, this grassroots organization has been able to accomplish so much in service of the growth and connectedness of the…

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Non-Alcoholic Craft Ciders

Why Aren’t There More Non-Alcoholic Craft Ciders?

By Emily Kovach / January 4, 2023 /

Have you noticed how not drinking is trending? Maybe it’s the influence of so-called Instagram wellness, or just the fact that brands are coming out with such beautiful, carefully crafted zero-proof products that it’s actually an appealing option. Over the past few years, we’ve seen the rise of mocktail culture, the launch of 0% ABV…

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Plant-based cider pairings

Cider Loves Food: Plant-Based Awesomeness

By Meredith Collins / January 2, 2023 /

I feel like so much vegetarian and vegan food gets a completely unfair rap that simultaneously hearkens back to crunchy potlucks and/or futuristic lab-based sci-fi food. Neither of these is true, and so many plant-based foods are wonderful! Much of my family became either vegetarian or vegan back in the 90s, so I’ve been making…

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Chicago cider

Meet 4 Folks from the Chicago Cider Community

By Emily Kovach / December 19, 2022 /

In anticipation of the upcoming CiderCon 2023 in Chicago (it’s so soon, y’all! January 31 through February 3), we wanted to introduce you to four folks from The Windy City’s local cider community. Each of them have, in their own ways, been working for years to establish Chicago as an amazing cider city.  We’re excited…

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What It’s Like to Judge a Cider Competition

By Emily Kovach / December 12, 2022 /

In doing your own research into ciders, perhaps you’ve seen little icons or medals alongside a cider’s description, letting you know that it’s been awarded or medaled at a cider competition. If you work in the industry or have been a cider fan for awhile, you’re likely aware of some of the bigger named cider…

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Recipe: Cider Cranberry Relish

By Emily Kovach / November 17, 2022 /

There are two types of people in this world: those who crave processed cranberry sauce from a can, and those who will turn down anything but the homemade kind. Actually, there is a third type of person, too ⁠— the one for whom hard cider is a key ingredient in their cranberry sauce recipe! It…

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how to pair cider with Thanksgiving

A Dish-by-Dish Cider Pairing Guide for Thanksgiving Dinner

By Meredith Collins / November 15, 2022 /

This Thanksgiving cider-pairing guide by Meredith Collins from the popular blog, Along Came a Cider, is brought to you by the American Cider Association (ACA). So, we’ve finally made our Thanksgiving plans. Whether that involves an intimate gathering or a feast with the whole fam, one thing is for certain: There will be food. And…

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best cider donuts in the Midwest

The Best Cider Donuts in the Midwest

By Emily Kovach / October 6, 2022 /

You don’t have to be a hard cider fan to appreciate the otherworldly deliciousness of cider donuts, but it certainly doesn’t hurt! All autumn long, we make it our mission to obtain and consume as many warm, sugary cider donuts as possible — we’re constantly on the lookout for them at farmers markets, local bakeries and, of…

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5 New Cideries to Discover

By Emily Kovach / September 13, 2022 /

Even though 2020 was a really — like, really really — difficult year for the cider industry, there have been a number of new cideries to open their doors in the years that followed the depths of the pandemic. It would seem that the economic uncertainty that spawned from Covid-19 also created some opportunities (and…

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9 Craft Ciders for Grilling and Chilling

By Emily Kovach / May 26, 2022 /

Grilling season is finally here! It’s time to break out the briquettes, the giant tongs and silly aprons and — most importantly — the ciders! We’re going to go ahead and just say what you already know: there is nothing better to have in hand during outdoor summertime hangs than a crispy, cold cider. More refreshing…

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12 Yuzu, Ginger and Lemongrass Ciders to Try

By Emily Kovach / May 13, 2022 /

There’s a trio of fresh and slightly unexpected flavors that we’ve seen popping up in ciders lately: yuzu, ginger and lemongrass. Each of these are unique ingredients in their own rights, and together, they speak to flavors found in different Asian cuisines. Yuzu is a citrus fruit closely associated with Japanese food, but it’s actually…

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