311: Saving Bears by Making Cider

Ian McGregor who cofounded Farmstead Cider with Orion Bellorado holds the title of being both the first commercial cidery in the state of Wyoming and as of this episode published in 2022 remain the sole cidery in the state. These enterprising makers source their apples from residential in the area which have an abundance of … Read more

The ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™

ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™ to the Ranks of Cider Experts The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that nine people passed the Certified Pommelier™ exam taken in February at CiderCon® 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. Newly Certified Pommeliers™ are: Matthew Ostrander of Ibantik Craft Beverages (UT), Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead and … Read more

Q&A With Cider Belly’s Matthew Vendeville

From public health to the public house: How a young couple created Philadelphia’s newest cidery If you haven’t yet heard of Philadelphia-based Cider Belly, you’re not alone. But given that the husband and wife–operated cidery has only been in existence for a mere six months, you’d be forgiven. Still, this relatively nascent cidery is moving … Read more

Along Came a Cider: Cider Review: Bent Ladder Cider’s Original

Yesterday I saw my first outdoor blooms of the season. What season, one might reasonably ask? It’s still Winter here, but I saw snowdrops. Yesterday the sun was powerful enough to melt feet of ice and tempt many people outdoors. I’m grateful for that little preview of Spring. Today, it’s a gray world of rain … Read more

Stormalong Cider Launches New Unfiltered Cider

Stormalong Cider, a Massachusetts-based cidery, today announced the introduction of Stormalong Unfilteredthe newest addition to Stormalong’s core line up of hard ciders that are available year-round. Featuring a blend of 100% high-quality, fresh pressed, locally sourced apples from orchards across New England, this unfiltered hard cider is reminiscent of farmstand cider pressed and sold at … Read more

2Towns Cider Launches Craftwell RTD Cocktails

The Oregon-based team behind 2 Towns Ciderhouse today announced Craftwell Cocktails, a line of premium cocktails made with real fruit for exceptional taste and an authentic cocktail experience for any occasion. Prioritizing taste above all else, the ready-to-drink Craftwell cocktails rely on the expertise developed over a dozen years using real fruit to make delicious … Read more