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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 computers…

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…

2021 ACA Board Candidates

By Michelle McGrath | February 1, 2021

As a 501C-6 non-profit membership-based trade association for the US hard cider industry, each year the American Cider Association holds elections for our board of directors. The board members play a critical role in governance and oversight as well as guiding strategic decisions. Our bylaws have established specific seats that include representation for regions and…

CiderCon 2021: Sustainability Leadership Action Group

By Michelle McGrath | February 1, 2021

This CiderCon session will take place Thursday, February 4, Noon to 1PM PST. This facilitated Leadership Action Group breakout session begins the process of exploring the practices and metrics that are – or could be— the call signs of a sustainable cider enterprise and industry. This interactive session kicks off with a brief orientation on…

Buy Cider Direct from CiderCon® 2021 Featured Speakers

By Michelle McGrath | January 15, 2021

While we may not have our normal tasting sessions at CiderCon® this year, you CAN purchase the ciders made by our wonderful speakers to sip on while you participate in a virtual CiderCon® from the comfort of your home. We’ve compiled this helpful guide (listed by session, cidery, and speaker) of where you can buy…

CiderCon® Mainstage Presentations

By Woodley Smith | January 4, 2021

We are stoked to have these 4 amazing mainstage speakers join us at CiderCon® 2021! Our mainstage is sponsored by Fintech. This engaging seminar will consist of a robust presentation of current market trends impacting craft cider sales. How was your business impacted by shifts in consumer behavior in 2020? How well did you adapt…

ACA Launches 2nd Annual Dry Cider January

By Woodley Smith | December 30, 2020

The American Cider Association (ACA) is once again launching their month long campaign called Dry Cider January to celebrate ciders containing 0 grams of residual sugar. The ACA hosts a dry cidery directory on their website to promote their members’ ciders. The association is encouraging others to join the campaign through social media with the…

ACA Board of Directors Election Announcement

By Woodley Smith | December 30, 2020

The American Cider Association is accepting nominations for joining their board of directors. Nominations are due January 22. These are volunteer positions with a three year commitment. Active membership of the association is one of the few requirements. There are three seats in this year’s election. Incumbents whose terms are up for renewal may choose…