Posts Tagged ‘United States Association of Cider Makers’

Registration Now Open for CiderCon 2017!

Registration is now open for CiderCon 2017, set to take place at the Hilton in Chicago from February 7–10. Presented by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM), CiderCon 2017 will cover a wealth of cider topics, including cider production, processes, marketing and laws, including the CIDER Act implementation. In addition to seminars, there will be plenty…

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Breaking News: New Executive Director Designated for United States Association of Cider Makers

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) has just named their new Executive Director, Michelle McGrath. As the former Executive Director of Gorge Grown Food Network, a non-profit which pursued the goal of growing a local food system in the Columbia River Gorge region, Ms. McGrath is no stranger to food-oriented organizations. She has also…

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Six Days at CiderCON: An Insider’s Look

Last week I was one of about 1,200 attendants at CiderCON in Portland, Oregon. If you don’t know about CiderCON, it is an annual gathering of commercial cider makers. It’s an opportunity for cider makers to meet, share ideas, collaborate and effect positive changes in cider-making and cider-fruit production best practices, the cider market and…

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It’s Official: Hard Cider Definition Has Been Altered

Last December, we reported that the CIDER Act had passed, paving the way to expand the realm for production creativity and not pigeonhole producers into keeping within the up-to-7% alcohol by volume (ABV) limit. The CIDER Act has now gone into effect, so let’s try to understand what the change in verbiage has done. The law passed by Congress has…

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United States Association of Cider Makers—Helping to Change the Face of the Nation’s Cider Industry

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM), an organization of U.S. cider and perry producers that gathers and shares information about cider production, regulations and more, will lend its support to innovative research projects that have the potential to impact the cider industry. Following CiderCON, where attendees were surveyed about their interest in having more research conducted in the…

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