Cider Culture – Cidermaker Q&A: Snow Capped Cider

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved. We met Kari Williams, the owner and brand manager of Colorado-based Snow Capped Cider in 2017 at The Pressed Conference in Denver. Last year we also met her husband Ty at the Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP), where their cidery was awarded several medals, including …

Cider Culture – Cidermaker Q & A: Tandem Ciders

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved. We first discovered Tandem Ciders in 2016 on a spring break trip to Leelanau Peninsula in Western Michigan. Not to be deterred by the spring snow (and the lack of GPS), we found ourselves at Tandem’s quaint farmhouse tasting room, which has an English-pub feel.  In the years since, …

Cider Culture – Cidermaker Q&A: Blossom Barn Cidery

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved. When talking to Jeremy Hall and Erin Chaparro, the husband-and-wife team who founded Blossom Barn Cidery in 2018, I quickly came to understand how deeply important both family and farming are to the couple. Located on Jeremy’s family farm in Grants Pass, Oregon, Blossom …

Dry Cider January 2020 Pt. 2

The American Cider Association launched a month-long campaign called “Dry Cider January” to promote ciders containing 0 grams of sugar. Alcohol is created when yeast converts sugar into alcohol through fermentation. A cider that contains no residual sugar has been fermented to absolute dryness. Sometimes cidermakers will blend a completely dry cider with fresh juice for acid/sugar balance, but other …

Dry Cider January 2020 Pt. 1

The American Cider Association launched a month-long campaign called “Dry Cider January” to promote ciders containing 0 grams of sugar. Alcohol is created when yeast converts sugar into alcohol through fermentation. A cider that contains no residual sugar has been fermented to absolute dryness. Sometimes cidermakers will blend a completely dry cider with fresh juice for acid/sugar balance, but other …