Craft Beverage Coalition Letter to Congressional Leadership Seeking Support in COVID-19 Relief Package

By Michelle McGrath | March 19, 2020

The American Cider Association joined trade groups for wine, spirits, beer and mead in requesting the following support for the beverage alcohol community during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Expand Unemployment Insurance Suspend Payroll taxes Provide federal excise tax relief Provide Robust no- and low-interest loan assistance Create an industry stabilization fund Maintain an open commercial border…

Covid Resources for Cideries

By Michelle McGrath | March 18, 2020

We are in unprecedented times. We know you are facing economic uncertainty. As your association, we are here to listen to your challenges, and get help on its way in whatever capacity we can. Here are a few things we’re doing to help. Provide an informational hub specific to our industry’s needs: We’ve launched our Covid-19…

Tax Class Code Update

By Michelle McGrath | March 18, 2020

Since the enactment of the CIDER Act, the cider tax rate applies to products that are under 8.5% ABV, under 0.64 gram of carbon dioxide per 100 milliliters and contain no other fruit than apples or pears. Until very recently, the TTB was requiring a tax class code on all products eligible for the hard…

Regional Cider Resilience

By Michelle McGrath | March 6, 2020

According to our partners at Nielsen, 2017 ended with soaring regional cider brand growth yet slight overall negative off-premise cider sales from the year before. Two year laters, annual total off-premise sales for 2019 were 6% higher than at the end of 2017. In a world where year over year or quarter over quarter is…

PRESS RELEASE: American Cider Association Announces 2020 Award Winners

By Michelle McGrath | March 4, 2020

Contact Michelle for images and questions Hotels, Pizza Arcades, Distributors, and Wine Shops Among Those Recognized For Excellence In The Cider Industry Portland, OR—Since CiderCon 2015, the American Cider Association has bestowed industry honors on deserving partners. The association uses its awards as an opportunity to highlight individuals and businesses helping the cider category grow.…

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CiderCon® 2020 in Oakland Declared Resounding Success

By Michelle McGrath | February 2, 2020

Facts & Info for CiderCon® 2020 Media can contact us for images, assets and interview requests. The 10th annual CiderCon® took place in Oakland, California from January 28 to January 31, 2020. The program can be downloaded here. 35 states were represented, with California, New York, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts and Virginia bringing the most attendees.…

2020 American Cider Association Board Candidates

By Michelle McGrath | January 27, 2020

It’s almost election time for your 2020 board of directors. We’ll be sending out electronic ballots to all of our Cidery-level active members on Wednesday and the ballot will be open until Friday morning, so keep your eyes peeled for that! We want to thank Eric Foster of Stem Ciders, Brian Shanks of Bold Rock…

Fresh-pressed Member Updates: January

By Michelle McGrath | January 17, 2020

CiderCon® is less than two weeks away! We have conference updates to share, but there is so much more to tell you about. First thing first, though… CiderCon®!  Today is the last day to register at the $395 price. Head over to the website and sign up to take advantage of the savings.  We’ve lined up near 100 amazing speakers for this year’s conference,…

CCP Program Updates

By Michelle McGrath | January 16, 2020

We have some exciting announcements about the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program! We first launched the CCP program in 2016, and it has continually evolved to meet the needs of our ideal audience in allied industries. What do food and beverage professionals need to know about cider to sell more of it to happy consumers? That remains our guiding…

Dry Cider Directory

By Michelle McGrath | January 7, 2020

We’re collecting the 0g sugar ciders of all our members and loading them into the air table below! Explore the directory filters and sorting options and learn what you can seek out in your area. Join us in the conversation about no-sugar ciders on Instagram with #pickdrycider. Please confirm nutritional information with the cideries themselves.