In Photos: Recap of 2017 PA Cider Fest

On June 24, Hauser Estate Winery, home to Jack’s Hard Cider, welcomed more than 1,440 guests—including over 1,300 ticket holders, more than 22 cidermakers, artisan vendors, staff and others—to the lovely, picturesque grounds. “It’s our pleasure to host this important industry event on our property that has grown and celebrated apples through generations in my family,” stated Jonathan Patrono, president of Jack’s…

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In Photos: Recap of the Cider Makers Dinner at PA Cider Fest

This year, the PA Cider Fest kicked off with a convivial, community-oriented Cider Maker’s Dinner on Friday evening, June 23. Hosted by Jack’s Hard Cider on the gorgeous grounds of Hauser Estate in Biglerville, this invite-only dinner was organized to bring the industry together to celebrate, encourage, lift up and support each other. Movers and shakers in…

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Penns Woods Winery Now Has Hard Cider!

Exciting news from Penns Woods Winery: this popular Pennsylvania winemaker is now producing hard cider. Already a go-to destination for a wide array of wine varietals, Penns Woods Winery has released its first hard cider under the William Penn Cidery name. The cider, created from 100% Pennsylvania-grown Gold Rush apples, is currently available at the Penns Woods Winery Tasting Room…

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Hale & True Cidery Signs Lease in Bella Vista

Big news for cider in Philly! We’re extremely excited to learn that our very own Kerry McKenzie and his wife Risa, have signed a lease on a space for their upcoming cidery and tasting room in Philly’s Bella Vista neighborhood. The cidery — dubbed Hale & True — will be located at 613 S. 7th…

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Wyndridge Farm Cidermaker Scores 4 Medals at 2017 GLINTCAP

To score one medal at the prestigious Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) is exciting, but to bring home four medals from the event is exceptional—and this is exactly what Wyndridge Farm Crafty Cider did this year. Cidermaker Scott Topel brought back four medals to his Dallastown, Pennsylvania, cidery from this year’s GLINTCAP, which was held in…

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Pour the Core: Philly

Join other cider lovers at the 5th Annual Pour the Core: Philly on October 21 at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More than 100 ciders will be available for sampling throughout the day. Food truck vendors will also be on hand with an array of culinary items available for purchase. Cider-centric activities are planned!…

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German Apfelwein Bembel-With-Care Makes East Coast Debut

One of Germany’s best-known ciders, Bembel-With-Care, will bring its authentic, 100% apple cider to the United States for the first time, debuting in Philadelphia on June 14 and Boston on June 15, followed by New York City on June 16. Known in Germany as apfelwein, the popular gluten-free product is crisp, refreshing, perfect for summertime sipping and…

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Dressler Estate Releases First Hard Cider

Chances are that the name Dressler Estate rings a bell from back in the fall when Cider Culture announced a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to turn Brian and Olga Dressler’s cidery dreams into reality. We’ve got great news—the fundraising venture was a success, and now the owners of the Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Dressler Estate are pleased to announce the release of their first…

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[CLOSED] GIVEAWAY: 4 Tickets to PA Cider Fest

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway! Two winners have been randomly selected and notified via email. Cheers! Still didn’t get your tickets to this month’s PA Cider Fest, the summer’s premier cider tasting event? Don’t worry—we’re giving two lucky individuals a pair of tickets for the June 24 cider celebration. More than 20 cidermakers…

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