Registration is Open for CiderCon® 2023!

Join us for the world's premier cider conference!

Explore the new digital Virginia Cider Trail to taste them all and earn prizes for cidery check-ins! Take the trail to learn more about what makes Virginia apples and the cider made from them so special.

Our expert-created cider certification program is designed for distributors, servers, sommeliers and others interested in becoming bonafide experts on all things cider.

CiderCon® is the premier cider conference for industry professionals. It is an opportunity to learn, share, taste and network. Join us in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 - February 3, 2023. Registration is now open!


About the American Cider Association

The American Cider Association is an organization of cider and perry producers in the United States. Our mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf.

Our Members


The people pressing apples and fermenting the juice into delicious cider


The farmers cultivating apples for our industry

Restaurants & Bars

The specialty establishments offering robust cider offerings


The suppliers supporting US cidermakers with equipment, ingredients and technology

Retailers & Distributors

The shops and wholesalers helping cider reach consumers


The die hard cider fans who help us thrive

Latest News

CiderCon® Demographics and Inclusion Dashboard

Over the last couple years, the ACA’s Antiracism, Equity and Inclusion committee has focused its efforts on expanding CiderCon®’s audience…

2023 ACA Board Candidates

The 2023 ACA Board Elections are around the corner. If you have an active and current membership with the ACA…

Cheers to 10 Years: ACA Celebrates Its Tenth Year Since Incorporating

It’s time to raise a glass and cheers to the American Cider Association’s first 10 years of success!  Thank you,…

Eight Scholarships Awarded to BIPOC Recipients Across the Country for CiderCon® 2023

Sponsored by Yonder Cider, in collaboration with American Cider Association and Beer Kulture, the CiderCon® scholarship program returns for its…

Upcoming Events

Virginia Cider Trail
July 6, 2022 - June 25, 2023

CiderCon® 2023
January 31-February 3, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Cider Week
January 31-February 4, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Certified Pommelier™ Exam
February 1, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Cider & Perry Production (Online)
February 16 - May 4, 2023

Good Manufacturing Practices for Cidery Employees (Online)
Self-directed and rolling start

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Member Benefits

Your Voice in DC

 The ACA advocates for cider regularly on the national level.

Cider Market Trend and Data Reports

Get access to detailed cider market reports.

CiderCon® Exclusives

 CiderCon® is a global cider conference for cider professionals and it’s available at a discount to ACA members!


Whether you’re starting up or ramping up, ACA has webinars that will help you get the information you need.

Thank You to our Partners!