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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7 Ciders to Put You in a Springtime State-of-Mind

Spring is in the air! And wow, are we ready for it. While, at first, we were grateful for winter’s chill and the many excuses it gave us to stay inside and make comfort food snacks (hello, pretzels with cider cheese sauce) and sip warm winter ciders, now we crave sunshine! Short sleeves! Berries by…

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Jalapeño Pitcher Ciderita

When planning your next fiesta, try this little life hack: Instead of setting up an elaborate cocktail station or a full bar, offer a few kinds of cold cider in a cooler or the fridge, and one signature cocktail. To make things even easier on yourself, make the cocktail a batch cocktail, something you can…

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Cider Loves Food: CSA Veggies Pairings

In our monthly column, “Cider Loves Food,” contributor Meredith Collins (blogger extraordinaire at Along Came a Cider) is looking at different cuisines and finding the perfect ciders to help take your meals to the next level. It’s summer: the season of grilling, picnics and lakeside barbeques! Where I live, it’s also the season when a…

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