USACM Cider Style Guidelines

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USACM Cider Style Guidelines V1.1

Cider is a beautifully diverse beverage. How do we talk about that diversity and range without confusing the consumer? USACM has adopted a foundational style guide to help unify the language we use to discuss cider. This is a living document, and it will grow with time. It is not meant to be a definition guide for competitions, so the definitions are broad and encompassing.

USACM is currently accepting edits and additional definitions for our style guide. Please use this form to submit ideas before September 15, 2018

Standard Styles

Modern Cider
Heritage Cider
Modern Perry
Heritage Perry

Specialty Styles

Fruit Cider
Spiced Cider
Hopped Cider
Wood-aged Cider
Sour Cider
Ice Cider