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…

CiderCon® 2021 Registration is Officially Open!

By Woodley Smith | November 3, 2020

The 11th annual CiderCon® is happening during February 3-5, 2021. Ready to grab your tickets? Click here! We are STOKED to start unveiling all the exciting components of this global virtual cider conference! Make sure you are following along on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook for fun CiderCon® updates throughout the coming months.  What’s new for…

Economics and Demographics of the Alcohol Consumer (webinar recording)

By Michelle McGrath | October 22, 2020

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Get to Know Your Board Member: John Behrens

By Woodley Smith | October 21, 2020

Welcome to our next installment of Get to Know Your Board Member! This time we’re featuring John Behrens, who represents the Midwest region, including the states of Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Where do you work and what is your position? I am the owner of Farmhaus Cider Co. located…

CiderCon® 2021 Will Be Online!

By Woodley Smith | October 15, 2020

Is CiderCon® 2021 happening? YES!! CiderCon® 2021 will take place online in our exciting virtual platform from February 3-5, 2021. (New to CiderCon®? Check out our fact sheet for last year’s CiderCon® to get an idea of what we’re all about!) When can I register? Registration is open! Check out all the latest updates and…

Get to Know Your Board Member: Nicole Todd

By Woodley Smith | October 8, 2020

Five new board members joined the American Cider Association in 2020. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know them better. First up is Nicole Todd, who represents the Pacific Region, including California and Hawaii. Where do you work and what is your position? Santa Cruz Cider Co. in Santa Cruz, California.…

📣 ACTION ALERT: Renew the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

By Michelle McGrath | September 9, 2020

Cideries like yours are facing the harsh economic realities of a global pandemic. Congress needs to be proactive in supporting small businesses like yours right now, but they also need to protect you from further economic harm. In a normal year, raising Federal Excise Taxes could significantly damage our industry’s viability. In 2021, raising taxes could force…

Two New ACA Member Benefits

By Michelle McGrath | September 7, 2020

We admire hustle, but we hope that your ACA membership makes cidery life a little bit easier. We have two new benefits we’re eager to tell you about, plus some exciting things to look forward to! 1. 15% Discount off of Job & Marketplace Listings We’re honored to be a founding partner in–a…

Q2 Nielsen Reports Ready For Download

By Michelle McGrath | September 5, 2020

One of the perks of combining our buying power as an association is that we can share valuable insights from Nielsen with you, our members. You can now download our custom Q2 reports. In this data packet you will be able to access: Off-Premise Micro-Reports broken down for packaging type, flavor, and region–14 states and…