Hard Cider News Edition 3

I think we’re well overdue for a news post here.  These are some recent hard cider news/articles/links/posts I found interesting and have shared on Facebook lately.  To get the latest scoop, like Cider Says on Facebook!

News:

Cider Riot! Signs with Maletis Beverage from Brewbound

A new website to buy cider online launched, ShipCider.com

Woodinville Ciderworks (Woodinville WA) launched at Cider Summit

Rootwood Cider (Chelan WA) launched a few weeks ago

The first LA Cider Fest was last weekend

Craft Cider: How to Turn Apples into Alcohol, a book by Jeff Smith, was released

Cider Made Simple: All About Your New Favorite Drink, a book by Jeff Alworth, was released

“cidery” was added to the Oxford English dictionary

Sicera: Getting Certified in Cider from Cider Craft (cider certification program from United States Association of Cider Makers)

Along came a cider: Milton-Freewater brewer moving up state ranks from East Oregonian

Anheuser-Busch Plans Bud Light Apple from Beer Street Journal

Anheuser-Busch Takes Majority Stake in Michigan’s Virtue Cider from Brew Bound

Also, Cider Guide did a neat cider news recap post lately.

Video/Photos:

Cider Hunters trailer (Bill Bradshaw & Pete Brown are fundraising to do a documentary on cider in America)

Washington Cider Week segment with Alpenfire on Komo in Seattle

New Day Northwest Washington Cider Week segment with Bill Bradshaw

Nashi Orchards on Vashon Island photos from Komo in Seattle

Articles:

Cider & Food Pairings infographic from NW Cider

Your Ultimate Cider Cheat Sheet from Tasting Table

New York City’s Free, Foraged Fruit Makes the Best Cider from Muchies

Everything You Need to Know About Cider (and Why You Should Stop Calling it “Hard”) from SF Gate

The Best Local Ciders This Fall (For When You’re Sick Of Pumpkin Everything) from Brooklyn Magazine

Take a bite out of taxation: the core issues of the CIDER Act from Lexology

Time To Allow Use of Harvest Dates on Cider Labels from Cider Journal

Critical Drinking – Greg Hall of Virtue Cider from Good Beer Hunting

Inherited Heritage: Discovering Perry in the Northwest from Sip Northwest

No Cause for Ferment Over Sale of Virtue Cider to Conglomerate from Cider Journal

Upcoming Events:

Cider Swig, Sept 26, Gig Harbor WA

2 Towns Harvest Party (5th Annual), Oct 3, Corvallis OR

NW Ciderfest, Oct 10 & 11, Pioneer Square in Seattle WA Portland OR

CiderFest North Carolina, Nov 7, Asheville NC

Cider Week NYC, Nov 6-15, New York City NY

Franklin County Cider Days, Nov 7 & 8, Franklin County MA

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