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Meet Your Board Member: Christine Walter

By Woodley Smith | March 23, 2022

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…

Nielsen 2021 Data Insights Webinar

By Woodley Smith | March 22, 2022

Nielsen 2021 Data Insights Webinar – April 27, 2022 at 11:00am Pacific Join the ACA and Nielsen for a review of 2021 Off-Premise cider trends with Nielsen. Nielsen VP Jon Berg will share sales trends by packaging, flavor, style and region. We will also look at the insights provided by our newest report with Nielsen,…

Ekos Cider Business School March 29

By Woodley Smith | March 22, 2022

Our friends at Ekos are very excited to bring Cider Business School back for its third consecutive year! Join Ekos CEO Josh McKinney for an hour-long webinar exploring the state of the cider industry and providing a crash course on business management best practices. Attendees can expect to learn about: Technology adoption trends for cider…

Meet Your Board Member: David Glaize

By Woodley Smith | March 21, 2022

Where do you work and what is your position? Co-owner of Glaize & Brother Juice Co. and Old Town Cidery Tell us about your family farm/orchard Glaize Apples are grown in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Since the early 1900s, four generations of Glaizes have added to the history of premium fruit harvests between…

ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™

By Woodley Smith | March 15, 2022

ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™ to the Ranks of Cider Experts The American Cider Association is pleased to announce that nine people passed the Certified Pommelier™ exam taken in February at CiderCon® 2022 in Richmond, Virginia. Newly Certified Pommeliers™ are: Matthew Ostrander of Ibantik Craft Beverages (UT), Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead and…

Open That Cider Bottle February 26

By Woodley Smith | February 22, 2022

Open a special bottle of cider this Saturday, February 26, 2022! This Saturday, February 26 is Open That Bottle Night. Open That Bottle Night was started back in the year 2000 by two Wall Street Journal columnists, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher. Held on the last Saturday in February of each year, this day…

BeerBoard’s Hard Cider Trends Webinar Recording

By Woodley Smith | February 22, 2022

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Certified Pommelier™ Exam June 20, 2022 in Seattle

By Woodley Smith | February 22, 2022

TAKE THE CERTIFIED POMMELIER™ EXAM JUNE 20, 2022 IN SEATTLE, WA Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development in the cider industry? Already passed the Certified Cider Professional Level 1 Certification and looking for that next challenge? Now’s your chance! The American Cider Association is pleased to announce a new…

Cider Production Survey

By Woodley Smith | February 22, 2022

Please fill out the 2021 Cider Production Survey! The American Cider Association would appreciate your help in aggregating production information for U.S. cideries for 2021. We collect this information in order to help advocate for cidermakers with Congress, the media, and buyers. This survey will take about 20 minutes to complete. This survey is being…

ACA Annual Membership Meeting – March 29, 2022

By Woodley Smith | February 18, 2022

The American Cider Association is pleased to invite our members to join us for the Annual Membership Meeting. The meeting will take place Monday, March 29, 2021 at 10:00am Pacific via Zoom. We will take a look at last year’s accomplishments, review our strategic plan, and let you know what’s in the works for the…