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Far From The Tree: Deep Roots, New Growth

Just down the road from an ancient English castle, Al Snape started experimenting with cider from an “abandoned apple orchard on a thousand-year-old priory.” Not many Americans can claim this scene as their backyard, let alone say that it is where they started making cider. Launching their business in Salem, Massachusetts, Far From The Tree…

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Cider Conversations: Industry Growth

When reading cider news, everywhere you look the statistics point toward continued steady growth for smaller cider producers and declined growth for larger industrial producers, but still, all signs are pointing toward overall continued growth for the cider industry in the United States. While at CiderCON we had a chance to meet cider producers from…

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Hard Cider Producers Only Tour with Penn State Extension (March 18)

Looking to up your hard cider game? Wondering what innovations others in the industry are working on? Join Penn State Extension for a Hard Cider Producer’s Only Tour on Friday, March 18. Registration for the event closes on Friday, February 26. The one-day tour will leave from Allentown and take a behind-the-scenes look with Ryan Burk…

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Jan Zell Wines Preparing to Introduce Cider Products

Great news for fans of Pennsylvania ciders: Jan Zell Wines of Chambersburg is delving into the hard cider industry and is starting to produce libations to offer to the cider-sipping community. If all goes according to schedule, Jan Zell Wines’ hard apple cider is likely to be released this month. Keep checking CiderCulture.com for the latest news on…

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Chaddsford Winery’s Jim Osborn—Keeping Hard Cider Authentic

“This is beautiful country,” boasted Chaddsford Winery’s resident wine, and now cider, expert Jim Osborn. Rolling hills, fertile farmland and strong stone dwellings are all nestled deep in the heart of Chester County, “and [we’re] just a stone’s throw away from the historic Brandywine Battlefield. Our nation’s founding colonists lived and worked in these parts…

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Cideries of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley

A few hours drive east of Vancouver, B.C., or six hours northeast of Seattle, is a gem of a cider region known as the Okanagan Valley. It may seem a long trip, but adventurers will be rewarded in the summer months with a trip back in time to laid-back orchards and mellow ciders that perfectly…

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Plan a Cider Vacation: 2016 PA Cider Fest (June 24–26)

The PA Cider Fest will celebrate more than 20 cideries from across the state on Saturday, June 25, just outside of Gettysburg. Although the festival will be a one-day event, make a cider-focused weekend of it by planning a summer trip to Gettysburg, coined “Cider Town” because of its growing hard cider industry. Events On Friday, you can…

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Wigle Whiskey to Open New Cidery, Threadbare Cider

The owners of Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh’s Strip District have purchased a 150-year-old tannery, which sits on more than an acre of land in the city’s Northside, with plans to convert it into the home of their new ciderhouse and meadery, named Threadbare, by fall 2016. Pittsburgh Magazine reports that the ambitious seven-figure investment will include a…

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Would You Drink a Pancake-Inspired Cider?

Woodchuck Hard Cider is mixing it up with its new pancake-inspired cider—Campfire Pancakes. As part of its Out on a Limb hard cider series, the newest cider variety features maple syrup and smoked apple pomace essence, resulting in a unique small-batch hard cider. Another cool component is that the maple syrup and pomace are both Vermont-made…

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