Hard Cider News Edition 4

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!

Article from Afar, Cider Takes the West, profiling cider bars & tasting rooms, including the Schilling Cider House

Article from Travel & Leisure magazine, Six Great American Towns for Hard Cider, including Portland OR

Article from Inlander, How ‘Bout Them Apples, about the booming cider scene in Spokane, including a feature on Liberty Ciderworks

Schedule for the next CiderCon, Feb 2-5 in Portland OR (this is the cider industry’s biggest convention)

Article from Rodale’s Organic Life, Why The Apples We Eat Today Are Not The Ones Our Grandparents Enjoyed

Article from Komo News, There’s A New Cider Tap Room In Seattle (Number 6 Cider)

Article from Independent UK, Apple Day 2015: 10 Best British Bottled Ciders

  • Too bad we don’t get most of these in the U.S. I’ve seen/tried Worley’s & Sheppy’s, and have a Hogan’s cider selection at home to try.  My favorite from the UK so far is Sheppy’s Oak Matured. Some cideries here make some awesome English-style cider too, such as Liberty Ciderworks.

Article from ABC News, Want to Drink Like a Pilgrim This Thanksgiving? Drink Cider

  • Eden Sparkling Dry would definitely get a vote from me. However, folks will be hard pressed to find Dragon’s Head Kingston Black as it was a very limited release (although I have a bottle!).
  • Two ciders that have been very well received with guests at my house are SnowdriftRed (made from red-fleshed apples and is very fruity & complex) and Dan Armor Cuvée Spéciale Cidre Brut (from Brittany France available for only $5, only at Trader Joe’s). Both are pretty middle of the road for sweetness and can appeal to a lot of folks.

Interview from Cider Journal, Q&A With Head Cidermaker of America’s Best Selling Cider (Ryan Burk, Angry Orchard)

Article from 7×7, 5 Sonoma County Ciders to Sip This Fall

  • I’ve been wanting to try Tilted Shed (heard a lot of good things about them). I’ve had most of the lineups from Sonoma Cider & Ace. Hadn’t even heard of Devoto or Specific Gravity!

Article from Awesome Mitten, Experience Autumn in Mid Michigan at Almar Orchards (J.K.’s Scrumpy)

Article from Amtrack’s magazine of all places, How the Hard Stuff Became the Hottest Drink in the Northeast

Article from Seattle Weekly, Beer Hunter: The Berry Cider Boom (profiles on 5 PNW berry ciders)

  • I’ve had all five of these!

Article from Columbus Monthly, Cider, All Grown Up

Article from Wine Enthusiast on The Best French Ciders You Should Drink This Fall

  • I’ve had different varieties of Le Brun and Eric Bordelet, and have Le Père Jules Brut at home to try. Not sure I’ve seen the other two.

Article from Telegraph UK, How One Man Hopes to Put Delicious Fruit Back in Our Hedgerows

Article from Herald Net, Alworth Explains All Things Cider in ‘Cider Made Simple’ (new book)

Article from Local Flavor Magazine, New Mexico’s Artisanal Hard Ciders

Article from Herald Net, Everett Man Grows More Than 150 Types of Apples on 25 Trees (grafting)

Article from Burlington Free Press, Woodchuck Hard Cider Announces Layoffs

Article from New School Beer, Cider Bite, a New NW Portland Cider Tap Room, Now Open

Article from Inlander, Pressing Issues – Making Cider on a Fine Autumn Afternoon on the Palouse

Article from NJ.com, Hard Cider Continues to Stir Up More and More Fans

Article from Chicago Tribune, Cider Cocktails offer a Sparkly Alternative for Fall Quaffing

Podcast from Good Beer Hunting, Kevin Zielinski of E.Z. Orchards Cider

Interview from New School Beer, Interview with the Founders of Women’s Cider Group, the Pomme Boots Society

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

Video segment about Washington Cider Week on New Day Northwest in Seattle

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