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Cider Week Baltimore Schedule of Events

By Ellen Husch | January 21, 2018

Cider Week Baltimore

Important Membership Announcement: Board Nominations

By Michelle McGrath | January 2, 2018

USACM is a membership organization, which means that our Full Members nominate and elect their board of directors. The elections take place at our annual meeting, CiderCon. The board has worked hard to create a smooth annual succession with new officers and experienced officers always in balance. Only Full Members have voting rights (all other…

Important Membership Announcement: Bylaw Amendments

By Michelle McGrath | January 2, 2018

This is a notice that the board will ask the membership to vote on suggested bylaw amendments at the next annual meeting. The vote shall take place during the annual membership meeting at CiderCon at the Waterfront Marriott in Baltimore, Maryland at 9 AM on February 2, 2018. USACM’s bylaws have not been updated since…

How to get to Baltimore!

By Ellen Husch | December 26, 2017

It’s easy to get to Baltimore!  The Marriott address is 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD. The hotel is accessible from three major airports – Baltimore (BWI), Ronald Reagan in Washington (DCA) and Washington Dulles (IAD) as well as by car.   The hotel does not offer shuttle service. Coming from BWI – the hotel is about 12 miles…

CiderCon Bonuses! Part 1

By Michelle McGrath | December 21, 2017

Like cider, CiderCon, is steeped in traditions. Somethings remain unchanged–our national Cider Share, our Grand Toast finale, our welcomed international cider making guests. But what are the bonus features for this year’s CiderCon in Baltimore? The following is part one of our bonus preview! We’ve added a VIP hour to Cider Share for distributors and…

Cider Tax News

By Michelle McGrath | December 20, 2017

Federal alcohol excise tax reform is included in the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Beer, wine, spirits and cider all benefit. What’s in it for cider? The threshold for which a cider maker receives the “Small Producer Tax Credit” has been significantly broadened. Previously, you could only receive this tax credit on the…

USACM gained non-profit status in 2014. Right at the get-go, we adopted a structure to support the diversity of our membership

By bnissen | October 26, 2017

By Bruce Nissen, Board President, bruce@ldbbeverage.com USACM gained non-profit status in 2014. Right at the get-go, we adopted a structure to support the diversity of our membership: (1) Tiered membership levels based on annual production. (2) Board seats carved out for geographical regions and for large producers. Our board functions with 11 seats: five are…