Cider Cocktails created by Jennie Dorsey

Grapefruit & Sage Cidermosa Fill glass 3/4 with your favorite dry acid forward sparkling cider Shake and strain on top: 2 oz. fresh grapefruit juice 1 oz. sage infused simple syrup 3 dashes bitters Garnish with grapefruit and sage Red Berry Refresher Shake and strain over fresh ice: Juice from 1/2 lemon 1 Tbsp strawberry…

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ACA Members Raise Over $7000 for Berryland Cidery

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that events hosted by ACA members raised over $7000 to help support the efforts of Berryland Cidery to rebuild.  Berryland Cidery is an award-winning Ukrainian cidery, fruit winery and meadery located near Kyiv. In March 2022 Berryland was bombed beyond recognition by Russian troops. Berryland’s owner and…

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ACA Advocates for Ice Cider Standards

The board of the American Cider Association recently send a letter to the L’Association des Industries des Cidres et Vins de fruits de l’UE (AICV), or the European Cider and Fruit Wine Association urging them to recognize the precedent for the definition of Ice Cider (Cidre de Glace) set by the government of Quebec, Canada.…

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ACA Announces New Certified Pommelier™ Exam

The American Cider Association is pleased to announce an additional opportunity in 2022 for folks wishing to take the Certified Pommelier® Exam. The exam will be held at the Angry Orchard Innovation Cider House in Walden, New York on August 18, 2022 starting at 8:30am. The Certified Pommelier™ certification was developed to move beyond a…

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CiderCon® 2023 – Call for Proposals

CiderCon® is the world’s premier networking and educational event for the professional cidermaking community. CiderCon® 2023 will take place in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 – February 3, 2023. We invite presentation proposals from qualified experts who meet the criteria of being able to educate cidermakers, apple growers, cidery owners, retailers, wholesalers, marketers and other…

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ACA Announces June Dates for Virginia Cider Ed Road Show

The American Cider Association (ACA) is hitting the road to partner with Virginia cideries and chefs to teach food and beverage professionals about the diversity and versatility of Virginia hard ciders. Workshops will be held in Alexandria, Charlottesville, Richmond, and Hampton during the week of June 6-9, 2022. The events will be free, but sign…

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ACA Announces Results of Inaugural Harvest Driven Cider Survey

Cider is a beverage category, not a beverage style. This is a leading rallying cry by the American Cider Association, who recently released the results of their new annual survey looking at the segment of cidermakers making cider once a year during harvest season much like a winery.  The survey was undertaken in an effort…

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DtC Shipping Compliance: Get to Know the Basics Webinar

Join us May 24, 2022 at 10:00am Pacific to learn the basics of direct-to-consumer shipping compliance! For many producers, direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping is top of mind these days, with ever-increasing consumer expectations for online ordering and shipping of just about everything — not to mention the pandemic’s continued impacts on the on-premise trade. DtC shipping…

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Meet Your Board Member: Christine Walter

Where do you work and what is your position? I am the owner and head cidermaker at Bauman’s Cider in Gervais, Oregon. I started the company in 2015, making cider on my family’s farm.  Tell us about your family farm/orchard. My Great Great Grandmother Elizabeth homesteaded the original property back in 1895, having come from…

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