Cider Events

The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big

The San Francisco Cider Summit is Big

It is the greatest gathering of cider producers ever assembled for a public tasting in the San Francisco Bay Area and if anyone is interested in investigating the current state of cider in the U.S., there is no better opportunity than the upcoming San Francisco Cider Summit. More than 50 cideries from across the globe… Read more »

A Gathering of Cidermakers: CiderCon15

A Gathering of Cidermakers: CiderCon15

How does the burgeoning hard cider industry mature and grow? Will the hard cider industry be able to move the U.S. Congress toward supporting the growth of hard cider by lessening the tax burden on cidermakers? What’s the difference between commercial, craft and artisan cideries? These are just some of the many questions that will… Read more »

Northwest Cider Producers Announce Consumer Cider Tasting

Northwest Cider Producers Announce Consumer Cider Tasting

The Cider Rite of Spring is coming! The Northwest Cider Association has announced it will hold its 2nd Annual Cider Rite of Spring on March 21 in Portland, Oregon. Cider Rite of Spring brings together numerous craft cider producers from the American Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia) who pour their various ciders for consumers…. Read more »

Cider Summit Coming to San Francisco

Cider Summit Coming to San Francisco

I can confirm that a Cider Summit is coming to San Francisco. After last year’s inaugural Bay Area Cider Summit took place in Berkeley, Cider Summit organizers have not passed up the opportunity to bring this popular even to The Presidio in San Francisco. The date for Cider Summit S.F. Will be Saturday April 25. SBS… Read more »

The Chicago Cider Summit – Plan Now!

The Chicago Cider Summit - Plan Now!

It’s never too early to plan…especially for one of the best Hard Cider tasting events in the country. SBS-Imports has announced that tickets are now on sale for its Chicago Cider Summit, scheduled for February 8, 2015. Tickets are $30 and the event benefits The Great Lakes Cider & Perry Association and Heartland Alliance. This… Read more »

Cider Appreciation 101—A Cider Salon

Cider Appreciation 101—A Cider Salon

Five months, 60 cider stories and 125 cider reviews later, The Cider Journal continues its effort to educate and engage with lovers of craft beverages and craft cider, as well as act as a source of entertainment and education. On this last aspect of The Cider Journal’s mission I am very happy to announce my… Read more »

New York Cider Week 2014 Highlights Cider Revival

New York Cider Week 2014 Highlights Cider Revival

There appears to be something of a tradition building that the various “Cider Week” events across the country are conducted not over the limiting 7 days associated with a “week”, but rather are stretched to a much more interesting 10 days. Washington Cider Week lasted from September 4 to 14. Now consider the exciting arrival… Read more »

Washington Cider Week—So Big, They Needed 10 Days

Washington Cider Week—So Big, They Needed 10 Days

The 5th Annual Seattle Cider Summit, set for September 5& 6 and taking place in the midst of Washington Cider Week, is surely the best opportunity all year for those in the Pacific Northwest to explore the breadth and depth of the artisan cider revival. During the two day summit, 159 ciders representing 49 cideries… Read more »

East Meets West Cheese and Cider Tasting

East Meets West Cheese and Cider Tasting

Whether you are talking about wine, beer or cider, it is a truism that the best way to understand basic principles of pairing these beverages with food is to try your luck first with cheeses. The vast variety of cheeses on the market allows one to experiment with any number of pairing types. Which ciders… Read more »

Cider, Fun, Sex, Art—The Original Sin of Cider Promotion

Cider, Fun, Sex, Art—The Original Sin of Cider Promotion

If you ever needed evidence that there are any number of ways to promote hard cider and that FUN is just one of the ways, all you need to do is observe the work of Gideon Coll from New York’s Orignal Sin cidery. Coll’s most recent stab at bringing fun to cider is his upcoming… Read more »