Registration is Open for CiderCon® 2023!

Join us for the world's premier cider conference!

Explore the new digital Virginia Cider Trail to taste them all and earn prizes for cidery check-ins! Take the trail to learn more about what makes Virginia apples and the cider made from them so special.

Our expert-created cider certification program is designed for distributors, servers, sommeliers and others interested in becoming bonafide experts on all things cider.

CiderCon® is the premier cider conference for industry professionals. It is an opportunity to learn, share, taste and network. Join us in Chicago, Illinois from January 31 - February 3, 2023. Registration is now open!


About the American Cider Association

The American Cider Association is an organization of cider and perry producers in the United States. Our mission is to grow a diverse and successful U.S. cider industry by providing valuable information, resources and services to our members and by advocating on their behalf.

Our Members


The people pressing apples and fermenting the juice into delicious cider


The farmers cultivating apples for our industry

Restaurants & Bars

The specialty establishments offering robust cider offerings


The suppliers supporting US cidermakers with equipment, ingredients and technology

Retailers & Distributors

The shops and wholesalers helping cider reach consumers


The die hard cider fans who help us thrive

Latest News

ACA Celebrates 2000 Certified Cider Professionals

Cider can be a misunderstood beverage and with its increasing popularity in the United States the American Cider Association felt…

Next Certified Pommelier™ Exam Will Be At CiderCon® 2023

TAKE THE CERTIFIED POMMELIER™ EXAM AT CIDERCON® 2023! Are you ready to take the next step in your professional development…

ACA Welcomes 9 New Certified Pommeliers™

The American Cider Association is thrilled to announce that for the second time in 2022, nine people have passed the…

2022 Apple Crop Outlook

It’s time once again to share what we’ve heard from extension agents and orchardists around the country about this year’s…

Upcoming Events

Virginia Cider Trail
July 6, 2022 - June 25, 2023

Live Sensory Analysis Webinar with Ploughman's Cider
November 17, 2002: 4-6pm Pacific

Essential Sensory Analysis of Cider & Perry (In-Person)
November 25-26, 2022
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Science, Practice & Quality Assured Cider & Perry Production (In-Person)
December 5-9, 2022
Cornell AgriTech, Geneva, NY

Essential Laboratory Testing of Cider & Perry (In-Person)
December 7-9, 2022
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

Live Sensory Analysis Webinar with Two Broads Ciderworks
December 8
4-6pm Pacific

5 Actionable Strategies to Create a More Profitable Taproom
December 14, 2022
1:00-1:30pm Pacific

CiderCon® 2023
January 31-February 3, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Certified Pommelier™ Exam
February 1, 2023
Chicago, Illinois

Cider & Perry Production (Online)
February 16 - May 4, 2023

Good Manufacturing Practices for Cidery Employees (Online)
Self-directed and rolling start

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Member Benefits

Your Voice in DC

 The ACA advocates for cider regularly on the national level.

Cider Market Trend and Data Reports

Get access to detailed cider market reports.

CiderCon® Exclusives

 CiderCon® is a global cider conference for cider professionals and it’s available at a discount to ACA members!


Whether you’re starting up or ramping up, ACA has webinars that will help you get the information you need.

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