CiderCon Contest!

By Michelle McGrath | January 10, 2019

How does a cider vacation sound? Pretty good? Well, here is a chance to go on one for FREE! To enter, simply book your room for CiderCon 2019 in Chicago at the Hilton by January 18! GRAND PRIZE: We’re giving away “The Ultimate California Cider Vacation” to one lucky winner to attend CiderCon 2020 in California.…

2019 Board Nomination Period is Open

By Michelle McGrath | January 9, 2019

Every year at CiderCon we honor the service of our board of directors throughout the previous year. We also hold elections for rotating board seats. About a third of the board is up for election each year. Our board is structured such that full members (active cidery level member employees) hold the seats. We have…

Membership Forum

By Michelle McGrath | December 31, 2018

Have a question about filtering? Trying to sell a used brite tank? Selling juice? Looking for a cider job? Our Membership Forum is a great place to post your cider industry specific classifieds. If you are a vendor or contractor, please contact us for forum sponsorship inquiries. Solicitations are not permitted on the forum otherwise.

PRESS RELEASE: Cider Association Releases 2018 Update to Cider Style Guide

By Michelle McGrath | December 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Cider Association For follow up: US Cider Association Releases 2018 Updates to Hard Cider Style Guidelines; Adds Five New Styles Portland, OR—The American Cider Association has released an update to their Cider Style Guide, first introduced in summer of 2017. American Cider Association’s original reason for releasing a guide was…

Our Executive Director Made Wine Enthusiast’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List!

By Michelle McGrath | August 21, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release Contact for follow up or images Article Link: Featured image by Scott McDermott Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast  Portland, OR [August 21, 2018] – The American Cider Association (American Cider Association) is thrilled to announce that its executive director, Michelle McGrath, has been…

What is “DRY”?

By Michelle McGrath | July 30, 2018

American Cider Association Board endorses dryness language Note from Michelle: On November 4, 2019 this blog was edited to reflect current information. It was originally published onJuly 30, 2018. I’ve struck-out language that is no longer relevant.  Last summer we launched our Cider Lexicon project with the stated goal of creating tools that will help a…

American Cider Association Member Updates for April 2018

By Michelle McGrath | April 9, 2018

We know how important industry statistics are to you and the rest of the cider community. We’ve been busy working to bring you the highest potential possible from our partnership with Nielsen. We’re excited to have several updates for our members about this partnership: Nielsen is extending a special packaging design offer to our active members with…

Exclusive Member Savings with Nielsen: Package Design Audit

By Michelle McGrath | April 6, 2018

Nielsen is extending a special packaging design offer to our active members with a multi-pack product (4- or 6-packs). This is an opt-in group study and therefore costs 90% less than an independent study. On top of that savings, as an active member, you will receive a $300 discount to participate. Contact Nielsen by APRIL 12 to sign up. This audit…

American Cider Association Board President’s Statement on Tariffs

By Paul Vander Heide | March 8, 2018

The American Cider Association (American Cider Association) strongly opposes the proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum. Aluminum and steel are integral components of the American beverage industry of which cider is a growing part. This tariff will create an unnecessary burden on our industry’s supply chain. The cost of this tariff will ultimately fall to…

Cider Week Baltimore Schedule of Events

By Ellen Husch | January 21, 2018

Cider Week Baltimore