Hard Cider News Edition 7

These are some recent hard cider news/articles/links/posts/events I found interesting and have shared on Facebook lately.  To get the latest scoop, like Cider Says on Facebook!

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Madison couple looks to launch into cider business with a niche product, Restoration Cider in Madison WI (Wisconsin State Journal)

Reid’s explains how to pair food and hard cider (Flip Side PA)

IRC Amendments Affecting Excise Tax Due Dates and Bond Requirements for Eligible Taxpayers and Revision of Hard Cider Definition (TTB)

Citizen Sweet: A Cider With Sparkle, No Alcohol (Seven Days VT)

Craft Beer Trends to Look Out For in 2016 (Fortune)

Shepton Mallet cider mill to close (The Guardian)

What the CIDER Act means for the Oregon cideries that helped pass it (Bizz Journals)

Milwaukee’s first hard-cider bar planned for Walker’s Point, Lost Valley Cider Co. (JS Online)

Changes To Federal Cider Rules Benefit Oregon Cider Makers (Eugene Weekly)

Craft Beer is the Lens, profile on Reverend Nat’s (CiderCraft magazine)

Local Cider Company Gets Back to the Roots, Roots Cider Co (Nashville Scene)

New Legislation Lowers Tax Burden for Hard Cider Producers (Time Warner Cable News Buffalo)

Bar Review: Cider Bite, in Portland OR (Willamette Week)

The Northman Will Have More than 100 Kinds of Hard Cider (Chicago Mag)

In Search Of The Best Apples To Make Hard Cider (Food Republic)

Cider 101: The Ultimate Guide to Apple Juice with a Kick (The Daily Meal)

Schumer: NY Could Soon Be At The Core Of Hard Cider Production (WAMC Northeast Public Radi0)

Understanding Maturation – Part 1: Know Your Casks (Drinking Cup)

Cider Sales See Big Decline in Growth in 2015 (Cider Journal)

Eric West’s Cider Guide from Dec 25, Jan 1, Jan 8, and Jan 15, where #9 or #10 of each includes some of my reviews

List of 2016 Good Food Awards Cider Winners: AEppelTreow Barn Swallow, Argus Malus Cuvée, Art + Science Wild Perry, Big B’s Pear Supply & Orchard Original, Eden Brandy Barrel Heirloom Blend & Sparkling Semi-Dry, Ela Stone Silo, Eve’s Albee Hill 2014, Finnriver Firebarrel, Shacksbury Lost and Found, and Snowdrift Cornice


Capitol Cider in Seattle WA – Cider & Sirens 6 course paired dinner with Alpenfire Cider – Monday January 25 6pm (Seattleite)

Finger Lakes Cider House in Interlaken NY – Meet, Greet, Sip and Eat with Farnum Hill Cider – Saturday January 30 2-5pm (Facebook)

CiderCon – Portland OR – February 2-6 (CiderCraft magazine)

Cider Summit – Chicago IL – February 27 (The Full Pint)

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!


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.


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


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