Building a Tech Stack for Your Cidery: 10 Questions You Should Ask Tech Vendors

By Woodley Smith | February 16, 2021

#SponsoredContent by Ekos If you’re reading this blog, you probably already know that technology is essential to any craft cider businesses. “Software gives the craft market a leg up against the larger, more entrenched beverage companies,” said Josh McKinney, Ekos CEO and co-founder. You might only have the resources to hire a small team, but…


By Michelle McGrath | February 15, 2021

At the end of 2019, I argued that cider’s resilience through the “Summer of Hard Seltzer” was the real headline. I could not have possibly known that cider’s resilience through 2020 would swamp that achievement. 2020 challenged and changed alcohol beverage sales in the US with a rapid pace, and the cider industry was absolutely…

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By Michelle McGrath | February 15, 2021

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Exploring Diversity of Cider Profiles Through the Selection of New Yeast Strains

By Woodley Smith | February 14, 2021

by Etienne Dorignac –Technical Manager, Fruit Fermentation #SponsoredContent by Fermentis Introduction Although the global cider market has been constantly growing over the past 15 years, , the growth rate has progressively  slowed down in the last 5 years. In fact, we see from the last data published (AICV) that the significant increase of consumption observed…

ACA Annual Membership Meeting

By Woodley Smith | February 14, 2021

ACA Annual Membership Meeting, March 3, 2021 – 11:00am Pacific Time Please join the American Cider Association to review last year’s accomplishments, take a look at our new strategic plan, and weigh in on our future activities to support the cider industry. You must be an Active ACA Member to particpate in the Annual Membership…

Four Insightful Webinars Coming Up Soon!

By Woodley Smith | February 14, 2021

CiderCon® Encore: Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Business Maturity with Stephanie Hartman February 18, 2021 – 9:30am Pacific Time Brought to you by Across stories of business owners’ ambitions and fears, Leadership Coach, Stephanie Hartman, found patterns of common pitfalls emerged at each phase of business maturity. For those who did not get help soon…

CiderCon® 2021 Fact Sheet

By Woodley Smith | February 8, 2021

While CiderCon® 2021 may have had a different feel due to the necessity of transitioning to a virtual platform, it was undoubtedly an unparalleled success!  CiderCon® 2021 took place on the virtual platform Hopin from February 3-5, 2021. The schedule can be downloaded here. Instagram Highlights available here. 793 people attended the conference via their…

2021 ACA Board Election Results

By Michelle McGrath | February 5, 2021

The American Cider Association announced the results of its 2021 Board of Director Elections live from CiderCon 2021 today. The ACA membership elected Brooke Glover, Soham Bhatt and Ryan Burk. Burk and Glover are board veterans and Bhatt is excited to be serving on the board for the first time. The Board also selected its…

ICYMI: CiderCon® Starts Tomorrow!

By Woodley Smith | February 2, 2021

CiderCon® is literally just around the corner! Virtual doors open at 8:00am tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Are you registered yet? If not, there is still time! Click the button above to be directed to our virtual platform, Hopin, where CiderCon is being held this year, and you can still buy your tickets. Trust us,…

CiderCon® 2021 Trade Show Word Hunt Game!

By Michelle McGrath | February 2, 2021

Our virtual trade show is 🔥! And to make it sizzle a little bit more, we’ve created a fun word hunt game and a chance for YOU to win awesome prizes. How to Play: Visit the trade show during the LIVE scheduled hours and ask the vendor for their magic word. Collect the words to…