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Watch: How to Make Hard Apple Cider, From Grove to Bottle

Watch: How to Make Hard Apple Cider, From Grove to Bottle

“With leaves falling and temperatures cooling, it’s a fine time to enjoy a glass of apple cider. The autumnal beverage can be had in its non-alcoholic state, but if you’re really looking for a warmer-upper, you’ll want a hard variety. What goes into making hard cider? This video from How to Make Everything explains the process. […]

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B.C. cider producers thirsty for regulatory changes

B.C. cider producers thirsty for regulatory changes

“The B.C. government sent Business in Vancouver a statement saying the province’s definition of cider is based on the federal Food and Drugs Act, which stipulates cider must have alcohol from fermented apple juice. However, the regulation also allows cider makers to make a base cider from apple juice, water it down and then add […]

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Hard cider from Philly’s favorite apple farmer is almost ready

Hard cider from Philly’s favorite apple farmer is almost ready

“The cidery, which will ferment, bottle and sell hard cider from apples grown on the Three Springs farm, got final licensing over the summer. Bottles of its first product, a 9 percent ABV American strong cider dubbed Stark, will begin selling when the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approves the label — […]

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Six reasons Charlotte’s cider scene needs to be on your fall bucket list

Six reasons Charlotte’s cider scene needs to be on your fall bucket list

“It used to be a cider drinker had just a handful of options, most of them uber-sweet with a little groundhog on the package. Those dark days are over. Cideries are springing up all over the country, many of them with portfolios of ciders influenced by their brewing brothers. Fruited, hopped and barrel-aged offerings are growing […]

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Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill opens in Billings next week (MT)

Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill opens in Billings next week (MT)

“With just a few details left to attend to, the Last Chance Pub & Cider Mill is almost ready to open on Montana Avenue, in what must be one of the more spectacular indoor spaces in Billings. The new business, which is leasing the old United Glass building at 2203 Montana Ave., is being developed […]

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Local apples pressed into cider for new market (MT)

Local apples pressed into cider for new market (MT)

“For two days in October, Northwest Mobile Juicing, out of Montana, set up in the Russell apple orchard in Lebanon. The unit can press, pasteurize, and package the juice for market. For the pilot, the raw juice could only be sold to hard cider companies for fermentation. Additional permits are needed to sell pasteurized apple […]

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Another Way to Get Your Apple a Day on Thanksgiving: Hard Cider

Another Way to Get Your Apple a Day on Thanksgiving: Hard Cider

“What I like about hard cider is its versatility. It’s good at brunch, with waffles and sausages or a frittata or strata. On a weekend afternoon, it’s delicious with an impromptu platter of cheeses and charcuterie or with grilled pork or other meats. Later this month, it’ll be fabulous on the Thanksgiving table or with […]

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The Year Hard Cider Won The United States Presidency

The Year Hard Cider Won The United States Presidency

““Whigs, eager to deliver what the public wanted, took advantage of this and declared that Harrison was ‘the log cabin and hard cider candidate,’ a man of the common people from the rough-and-tumble West,” the government website America’s Story writes. “They depicted Harrison’s opponent, President Martin Van Buren, as a wealthy snob who was out […]

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Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

Pour hard cider for dinner, in a glass and into the stew pot

“Cider, historians tell us, was the drink of choice for Pilgrims because it was safer than bacteria-laden water. After Prohibition, finding hard cider in this country proved tricky; it seems we preferred beer. Slowly, cider has been regaining recognition in this country. In 1981, cookbook author and television host Jacques Pepin, shared his method for […]

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Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

Happy Valley Orchard expands to meet growing hard cider demand

““They seemed like energetic young people to me,” Stan Pratt said. “And I have always made a little hard cider myself, a little bit. All the orchard guys do — they put some in their basement or whatever. And for years I wanted to be able to start that business, but I never had time […]

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The Central Coast California Cider Surge (Wine Enthusiast)

The Central Coast California Cider Surge (Wine Enthusiast)

“The biggest splash, though, involves Giugni. Along with vintners Curt Schalchlin and Andrew Jones, he recently opened Tin City Cider, which serves their unique creations seven days a week from their home in a manufacturing district between Paso and Templeton, known for its numerous beer producers and winemakers. Their bread-and-butter is canned original cider, but […]

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The Sky’s The Limit – Cidre L’Atypique and the UK’s Cider Renaissance

The Sky’s The Limit – Cidre L’Atypique and the UK’s Cider Renaissance

“Simply put cider this good deserves better. There needs to be more British cider that takes itself seriously in terms of both flavour and the way in which it presents itself. By carving out space in the market this way, craft beer managed to separate itself from the mass-market lagers and traditional real ales by […]

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