Hard cider

Growing demand for hard cider fuels growing demand for apples

Global alcohol sales are in decline overall, but that’s not the case with hard cider. Today, the global market consumes about 635 million gallons of hard cider a year, a number that’s projected to grow.... more »

Penn State Extension adds new hard cider workshop

Penn State Extension announced the next workshop in the Hard Cider Business and Production workshop series. “Hard Cider from Seed to Sip” will be held on Feb. 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at... more »

Federal hard cider tax relief included in U.S. Senate spending bill

Congress has approved a spending bill that includes an overhaul on how hard cider is taxed. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the measure as part of the so-called tax extenders bill approved Thursday, Dec.... more »

Cider association seeks research proposals

The U.S. Association of Cider Makers (USACM) has announced a call for research proposals for 2016. The USACM-funded Grant Program was developed after CiderCON attendees were surveyed about their interest in having more research conducted... more »

CiderCon to gather nation’s cider experts

Members of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) will convene in Portland, Oregon, Feb. 2-5 for CiderCON 2016, the annual meeting and conference for the nation's cider industry. Conference sessions will focus on... more »

Hard cider: Big block could place orchard ahead of the curve

Ridgeview Orchards decided to take the plunge and plant 20 acres of hard cider apples. Dan Dietrich, who runs the Conklin, Michigan, orchard with his father, uncle and cousin, planted the block this spring. Despite... more »

Hard cider: Unknowns abound but there’s potential for profit

The hard cider industry has sustained 75 percent annual growth for more than five years in a row. That pace might slow a little bit in the next few years, but hard cider will still... more »

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