Cider

It can take up to 100 frozen apples to make one bottle of ice cider using cryoextraction. Pic: Milton Ciderie

30 years of Canadian ice cider draws international attention

By Beth Newhart

A sweet, dessert cider that mimics the style of ice wine is slowly spreading beyond its point of origin. Canada’s ice cider is finding a niche market in the US with craft cidermakers willing to undertake the lengthy freezing, thawing and fermenting process.

Stella calls its latest launch “a twist on the classic white wine spritzer.”

Spritzer is Stella’s first US innovation since 2013

By Beth Newhart

Stella Artois is expanding its cider portfolio in the US with a new wine spritzer alternative, made from a blend of apples and hibiscus flavors. It’s the first nationwide ‘liquid innovation’ from the brand since 2013.

There are now more than 900 cideries in the US with at least one in 48 states. Pic: Eric Lewandowski

New craft beverage bill excites the cider industry

By Beth Newhart

The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) is back in the US Senate with bipartisan support after first being introduced in 2015. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) are co-sponsoring the bill to “level the playing field for...

Crafty Nectar was founded in 2015 and gives subscribers a new selection of craft ciders to try each month.

‘Forget craft beer – the craft cider movement has arrived!’

By Rachel Arthur

The craft cider category is no longer about tractors and sideburns: instead, it's firmly established itself as a beverage for modern millennials, says Crafty Nectar, the world’s largest craft cider subscription service. But there’s still work to...

CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

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CideRoad: Switchel meets demand for bolder flavors

By Elaine Watson

The sweet but tart taste of switchel can be polarizing, says Cide Road founder Kevin Duffy. But it meets a growing demand for bolder, more sophisticated, flavors that has helped to drive sales of products such as kombucha, adds Duffy, who has now secured...

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