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Reflections from Antiracism, Equity & Inclusion Committee Members

By Woodley Smith | June 16, 2021

We recently asked the Antiracism, Equity & Inclusion committee to reflect on their work this past year. Read below to hear our committee members sharing their thoughts on how our work has affected them. It has been a highlight of my career to work with the American Cider Association’s Antiracism, Equity & Inclusion committee. There…

Reserve Your Trade Show Booth for CiderCon 2022!

By Woodley Smith | June 14, 2021

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that CiderCon® 2022 will be held in-person in Richmond, Virginia from February 1-4, 2022! Not only that, but we’re ready to start taking reservations for our Trade Show. You can book your booth from June 15 – July 15 at the early bird price of $2375, and…

Making Safer Cider Communities for All

By Woodley Smith | June 9, 2021

You’ve probably seen the posts on Instagram or heard rumblings ripple throughout your friend group or community: the craft beer world is in the midst of a true reckoning right now. Over past few weeks, there has been an immense outpouring of professionals in the industry, publicly sharing stories of gender-based discrimination or violence they’ve…

CCP On Demand Now Available!

By Woodley Smith | June 7, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that our introductory level Certified Cider Professional program is growing! CCP Level 1 training is now available online for the first time. Starting now, you can order the new Level 1 certification bundle.  Pricing  The Level 1 bundle is $99 for non-ACA members, $75 for members. The bundle includes: Detailed,…

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Volunteer on ACA Committees!

By Woodley Smith | May 26, 2021

UPDATE: Application deadline extended until June 1, 2021 at 12:00pm Pacific Time! As a small membership-funded nonprofit, our work is powered by the grassroots cider community. We are blessed to work with passionate and talented people like you that help us grow and support a thriving cider category. Maybe you would like to consider joining…

CCP Level 1 Test Prep Is Going On Demand!

By Michelle McGrath | May 20, 2021

SPONSORS: Thank you to our 2021 CCP presenting sponsor, Petainer, and to our summer training sponsor, Arryved! We are thrilled to announce that our introductory level Certified Cider Professional program is growing! Starting June 1, we’re launching a new Level 1 certification bundle.  Pricing  The Level 1 bundle is $99 for non-ACA members, $75 for…

Fermentis Webinars for Cidermakers

By Woodley Smith | May 10, 2021

Fermentis has a free webinar for cidermakers. You can check it out below and find links to register. Each webinar has two sessions, one for commercial cidermakers and one for home cidermakers, however, anyone is welcome to attend either session.

Volunteer on ACA Committees!

By Woodley Smith | May 7, 2021

UPDATE: Application deadline extended until June 1, 2021 at 12:00pm Pacific Time! As a small membership-funded nonprofit, our work is powered by the grassroots cider community. We are blessed to work with passionate and talented people like you that help us grow and support a thriving cider category. Maybe you would like to consider joining…

GLINTCAP – What You Need to Know

By Woodley Smith | April 30, 2021

Please read below for the latest updates on GLINTCAP 2021 from competition director Eric West including tentative scheduling for 2021 and how to submit your entries. Based on what is currently known about the pace of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US, the 15th Annual Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) will…

Cornell Cider Supply Chain Survey

By Woodley Smith | April 30, 2021

David Zakalik, a grad student under Greg Peck, has developed a survey to assess cider supply chains across North America. He is asking for the help of ACA members to take the survey to create a larger base from which to glean information. Please read below for the description of the survey from David and…