Cider News – September 22, 2017

Pumpkin Cider

1) Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em, Pumpkin Ciders Are Here according to Cider Culture. Sip Northwest also lists a handful of autumn favorites in 5 Seasonal Ciders to Satisfy Sweater Weather Cravings.

2) Cidercraft shares its favorite session ciders in 5 Palate-Pleasing Ciders Without the Boozy Punch.

3) Citizen Cider to Expand in Burlington details a three-phase expansion project for the Vermont cider producer. And in Colorado, Cider Rules the House at Stem in RiNo is a short video about the rapidly growing Denver cider scene.

4) Angry Orchard Celebrates Expansion at its Innovation Cider House in Walden, New York. The 60-acre facility hosts its annual Angry Orchard Harvest Fest on Saturday. (Also of interest: Angry Orchard hard cider made by Williamson native Ryan Burk from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.)

5) This week’s Cider Chat episode features Melissa Madden and Garrett Miller of Kite & String Cider and Finger Lakes Cider House. (Kite & String joined South Hill Cider and Eve’s Cidery in a recent Behind the Glass Lecture at the Corning Museum of Glass.)

6) The Ciderologist weighs in on UK and global cider trends in Volume & Value. And according to Nielsen data, UK cider sales top £1 billion for first time since 2014.

7) Wines in Niagara posts an in-depth profile of Ironwood Hard Cider in Richard Liu wants to put Ontario ciders on the world stage, and he just might do it.

8) Cidre AOP Cornouaille—the only protected cider appellation in Brittany—celebrates its 20th Vintage today.

9) On tap this weekend: the York Beer & Cider Festival (cider list), the Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival (cider list), and The Festival of Kingston Black at Scott Farm in Vermont.

10) Along Came a Cider reviews Distillery Lane Witches BrewCider Says shares notes from a Reverend Nat’s Cider Class and reviews Gitche Gumee Entropy and Eden + Tilted Shed Two Ellies. Cidercraft reviews Ethic Ciders Golden RuleSipology reviews Gitche Gumee Entropy. CiderScene visits 101 Cider House and reviews Urban Farm Fermentory Super Dry CidahThe Milled Apple reviews Graft Cider Endless Fields and Urban Farm Fermentory Blueberry CidahCider Society reviews Rekorderlig Spiced AppleOriginal Sin Dry Rosé, and Sina Hard CiderThe Cider Drinker reviews Crate Brewery Cider. And Cider Explorer reviews Bright Side CiderKingstone Press, and Le Brun Cidre Artisanal Doux.

Have a great weekend!

Eric

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