Reflections on ACA’s Equity & Inclusion Training with Board Member Brooke Glover

By Guest Contributor | December 14, 2020

I volunteer as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the American Cider Association (ACA) because I care deeply about the cider industry and appreciate that the Board is very involved and active in the ACA’s work and mission. As part of the ACA mission statement to create a diverse cider industry, and part…

Bulk Company Discounts for CiderCon® 2021!

By Woodley Smith | December 7, 2020

There has never been a better time to bring your whole team to CiderCon®! The best thing about CiderCon® going virtual this year is that it means you can bring more of your team to the party! With lower registration fees, not to mention no airfare, hotel, and travel expenses to limit you, so many…

Certified Pommelier Exam Prep Workshops Now Available!

By Woodley Smith | December 2, 2020

We are bringing you two online Certified Pommelier™ cider evaluation workshops. The Certified Pommelier™ exam is a rigorous test of a beverage professional’s cider knowledge, including one’s ability to taste and evaluate an apple-driven cider. These workshops are an opportunity for students to practice using the formulated evaluation schema used in the tasting exam. The…

Get to Know Your New Board Member: Philippe Bishop

By Woodley Smith | December 2, 2020

Meet Philippe Bishop, who was elected to the board as an at large member in 2020! Where do you work and what is your position? I am a partner with my folks at Alpenfire Cider, primarily I handle our sales, designs and the marketing side of things… But as every small business owner I wear…

New CiderCon® Session: Artisan Japanese Cooking with Japanese Craft Cider

By Woodley Smith | December 2, 2020

Japan is home to centuries old culinary tradition that is still thriving. It is also home to a relatively new but growing cider scene. Join Lee Reeve of inCiderJapan and world renowned cookbook author Nancy Singleton Hachisu for this exploration of cider today in Japan and how it can be incorporated in both traditional and…

Now Available: Q3 Nielsen Reports

By Michelle McGrath | December 1, 2020

Complimentary custom, quarterly market trend reports are part of your American Cider Association membership. To access these reports at any time, sign into our login page. The landing page is full of helpful tools like our custom Nielsen reports and more. Just looking to download Quarter 3? Log in and click here. Q3 Highlights: The impact…

Now Available: Q3 Nielsen Reports – MEMBERS ONLY

By Michelle McGrath | December 1, 2020

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What’s New for CiderCon® 2021 This Week!

By Woodley Smith | November 17, 2020

The 11th annual CiderCon is happening during February 3-5, 2021. Ready to grab your tickets? Click here! (Ask us about bulk discounts for your company.) Each week we’re highlighting a few of our talented speakers and CiderCon® features with you. It’s going to be a virtual cider extravaganza! Stephanie Hartman For more than 20 years, Stephanie Hartman has…

5 Things to Consider before Using Ground-Harvested Apples for Cider

By Woodley Smith | November 5, 2020

By Bri Valliere, Fermentability Consulting & Education While the fruit this time of year begins to disappear from tree branches, there still may be plenty on the ground. Before you pluck up those apples and throw them into the press, you should know some of the basics of turning these ground-dwellers into your favorite drink.…

Get to Know Your Board Member: Talia Haykin

By Woodley Smith | November 4, 2020

Here’s another installment of Get to Know Your Board Member. Meet Talia Haykin, representing the Mountain West Region, including the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Where do you work and what is your position? I own Haykin Family Cider with my husband…