Cider News – March 3, 2017


Here’s a recap of the best cider news worth sharing:

Le Mondial des Cidres
Credit: Patricia Brochu

1) Le Mondial des Cidres takes place this weekend as part of the Montréal en Lumière festival. Results for the annual Concours des cidres du Québec competition will be announced this evening.

2) Sulker’s Cider wants you to Rethink Hard Cider by supporting its Indiegogo campaign. The Toronto-based cidermaker officially launches during Ontario Craft Cider Week on May 28th.

3) Gear Patrol talks Hard Cider 101 With Dan Pucci, New York’s First Pommelier.

4) Cider Chat interviews Mattie Beason of Black Twig Cider House in Durham, North Carolina. (Last September’s Txotxfest was amazing, especially the pairing dinner. Can’t wait for this year’s event!)

5) Three profiles: Western Cider from Missoula, Montana; Saintly Cider from Rowley, Massachsuetts; and Jean Marie Cidery from Paso Robles, California.

6) Cider Riot! releases its F.X. Matthieu Hopped Cider. The cider—named for a French Canadian revolutionary and pioneer settler of the Oregon Country—uses the rare, organically grown hop variety X-17.

7) Russian consumption of British cider rises 35% in a year according to the Daily Mail.

8) Penn State Extension will hold a Cider Symposium on Friday, April 28th in Gettysburg. See the Agenda for a list of workshops and speakers.

9) This evening’s Cheese + Cider Workshop and Dinner at Finger Lakes Cider House pairs cheese from Lively Run Dairy with ciders from Eve’s Cidery and Good Life Cider. And Saturday’s Vermont Tap Takeover at Mount Snow Ski Resort helps close out Vermont Cider Week.

10) Along Came a Cider reviews Eden Imperial 11° Rose from the January CIDRBOX. Cider Says reviews Angry Orchard Spiced AppleAngry Orchard Tapped Maple, and 2 Towns Flight of the KiwiI think about cider reviews Dunkertons Dry Organic Cider. CiderScene reviews Uncle John’s Traditional Apple. Cider Soms share Part 2 of their Cider Summit Chicago Tasting NotesThe Milled Apple reviews Citizen The Lake Hopper and Bantam Smoked SaisonCider Society reviews Brooklyn Cider House Half Sour and Graft Cider Desert Diamonds. Simple Cider Reviews tries Virtue Michigan BrutNashi Orchards Imamura Aki Asian Pear PerryTieton Cidermaker’s Reserve, Reverend Nat’s Revival, and Eaglemount Cyser. And The Cider Drinker reviews Beard & Sabre Dark Raven.

Have a great weekend!