Bull City Ciderworks Partners with Craft Central

Credit: Craft Central

Credit: Craft Central

Craft Central, a craft-dedicated beer distributor based in central North Carolina, has begun distribution of Bull City Ciderworks craft ciders in Charlotte and the Triad. Bull City Ciderworks, founded in Durham, is an urban cidery handcrafting unique hard ciders using locally and regionally sourced [Read more…]

Two Congressmen Introduce HR 600, a Proposal to Change Regulation of the Cider Industry

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Credit: Wikimedia

On January 28, 2015, Congressmen Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Chris Collins (NY-27) introduced the bipartisan Cider Industry Deserves Equal Regulation (CIDER) Act.  The Act, HR 600, would amend the section of the tax code that deals with wine and related beverages, 26 USC § 5041, to support the growing number of craft and entrepreneurial cider makers, and tailor IRS rules to reflect variations in [Read more…]

Angry Orchard Green Apple: Crisp, Sweet Refreshment

Ciders are growing in popularity and the cider leading the way to increased market share is Angry Orchard. Many consumers have already fallen in love with the original Angry Orchard and it makes perfect sense that parent company Boston Beer would continue to expand the product lineup. Its latest offering joins a few other Angry Orchard ciders in the year- round rotation. It’s Angry Orchard Green Apple, a product made with Washington State green apples for a balanced taste.


Beverage Bio:

Style: Hard Cider

Calories: 210 per 12 oz. serving

Carbs: 31 grams per 12 oz. serving

Alcohol Content: 5 percent alcohol by volume

Light golden in color and completely clear, Angry Orchard Green Apple offers the scent of fresh apples with a hint of

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Interview Spotlight: Jake Shiffer from Leprechaun Cider Company

Craft beer is an industry on the move. Just ask anyone who has bothered to browse the beer aisle at their local supermarket or who has taken the time to lookup breweries and brewpubs in the local area- they will affirm that there are more craft beer choices, more interesting and unusual varieties, and more brands than they have ever seen before. The industry is enjoying a boom as of late, and more and more entrepreneurs continue to jump on the craft beer bandwagon, hoping to tantalize consumers and create the next award- winning product.

Craft beer is certainly a growing business, but there is a related business that, in percentage terms, is expanding at an even faster rate. The business is hard cider and it continues to win over fans who enjoy it as an alternative yet often equally enjoyable substitute for craft beer. In the Houston, Texas area, there is a newer cider business- one founded by a young and ambitious entrepreneur by the name of [Read more…]

Redd’s Brewing Company Introduces Redd’s Apple Ale

Are you a fan of ciders? Do you like beer just as much if not more? If you like the occasional fruity cider but wish it had a little more flavor of malt, then you might enjoy a new product introduced just days ago. It is Redd’s Apple Ale, a product brewed by Redd’s Brewing Company- a Miller Coors affiliate- located in Albany, Georgia.

According to the manufacturer, this adult beverage is an apple flavored golden ale with some maltiness, but low bitterness. The ale has been described as leaning toward the sweet side with an overall profile that is [Read more…]