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Top 5 Trends in Hard Cider in 2014

Top 5 Trends in Hard Cider in 2014

2014 was an eventful year in Hard Cider. The boom/revival continues and is seen in the proliferation of new cideries, the continuing success an expansion of established cideries and the continued increase in sales and more and more consumers come to cider.However, certain trends stood out this year in the world of hard cider. 1…. Read more »

Top 10 Hard Ciders of 2014

Top 10 Hard Ciders of 2014

In our first few months of publishing here at the Cider Journal we have tasted and reviewed a huge swath of hard ciders from across the country and around the globe. Yet, we believe we’ve only scratched the surface. Nearly every week news of a new cidery opening here and there comes to our intention…. Read more »

Hudson Valley Cidermakers Agree to Join and Conquer

Hudson Valley Cidermakers Agree to Join and Conquer

The formation of a new regional alliance of hard cider producers seems like news for the back page of the business section or perhaps for a trade magazine with an audience of folks working in agriculture or the alcoholic beverage industry. It is a business story. However, it is also very good news for consumers,… Read more »

Direct Delivery From the Cidery — The Future?

Direct Delivery From the Cidery — The Future?

The rise of craft cider—meaning small production hard ciders produced by quality-oriented producers using primarily traditional cider apples—has been nothing short of phenomenal. Over the past two years rarely a day goes by in which a new cidery emerges somewhere in the United States. It is great time to be a cider lover with serious… Read more »

Crowdfunding the Hard Cider Revolution

Crowdfunding the Hard Cider Revolution

Consumers are the beneficiaries of the current cider revival. With more and more new cideries bringing craft ciders to market, cider lovers have a remarkable array of cider producers and ciders from which to choose. However, consumers are also themselves helping to bring new cidermakers to market by contributing to an increasing number of crowdfunded… Read more »

Research Shows Huge Increase in New Hard Ciders in Marketplace

Research Shows Huge Increase in New Hard Ciders in Marketplace

The hard cider revival is best documented by simply looking at sales figures for the product. However, research into the total number of cider labels approved by the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) over the past 18 years shows the same story that sales figures do: A very recently energized cider… Read more »

A Graphic Depiction of the Hard Cider Boom

A Graphic Depiction of the Hard Cider Boom

Anyone looking for a graphic depiction of the rise of artisan cider in the United States of late need look no further than the wonderful project of Dale Brown that he calls CyderMarket.com The CyderMarket’s 2014 Producers Survey was released in May and delivers a great deal of information about America’s hard cider producers including… Read more »

A Listing of the Most Recent Stories at The Cider Journal

The growth and dynamism of the craft cider market dazzles us at The Cider Journal and gives us loads to report and write about. Below is a list of our most recent stories and articles. If you have a story to pitch, a legitimate new item or a story idea please don’t hesitate to contact… Read more »

Sonoma Cider is Spreading the Craft Cider Word Across the U.S.

Sonoma Cider is Spreading the Craft Cider Word Across the U.S.

One of the challenges of the growing craft cider movement is distribution. With the large, commercial brands dominating the national market and serving to define what hard cider is in the U.S., the efforts of smaller, more craft-oriented cidermakers generally goe unseen save for their local distribution. Sonoma Cider, a relatively new craft cidermaker located… Read more »