NOW OPEN: 2019 Feedback Form for USACM Cider Styles

We call our USACM Cider Style Guide a living document. We’ve updated it twice since its first release in the fall of 2017, both times based on the feedback of the cider industry. It’s our goal to be transparent and responsive to our members, so we built an annual feedback mechanism directly into our cider lexicon program, including the style guide. The cider industry is evolving, so we should be too. We are pleased to announce that we are opening the 2019 feedback window until July 31, 2019. 

The current version of the guide includes the following styles: 

  • Heritage Cider
  • Modern Cider
  • Modern Perry
  • Heritage Perry
  • Fruit Cider
  • Spiced Cider
  • Botanical Cider
  • Heritage Rosé Cider
  • Modern Rosé Cider
  • Hopped Cider
  • Wood-aged Cider
  • Sour Cider
  • Ice Cider
  • New England Style Cider
  • Specialty Cider and Perry

We welcome input from all walks of cider makers and industry professionals. We seek feedback on existing styles as well as suggestions for new ones. 

Please provide as much evidence as possible in your submissions to help us in our review process. 

We encourage your participation. Thank you for joining us in this industry-wide dialogue.

Thank you to Northwest Cider Association for the featured image.