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Cidermaker Q & A: Potter’s Craft Cider

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved.  I first came across Potter’s Craft Cider during one of my conference trips to Northern Virginia. Every year I would peruse the cider selections at Crystal City Wine Shop and come back with a suitcase full of cider, including some of Potter’s ciders. I was excited to get a …

Cidermaker Q & A: DOPE Cider House and Winery

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved.  Hannah Ferguson is a home winemaker and former assistant brewer in Ohio. When she opens her cidery later in 2021, her company will be the first black, female-owned cidery in Ohio. After reading a press release about Hannah leasing space from Penguin City Beer in Youngstown, OH …

Cidermaker Q & A: Bad Granny Hard Cider

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved.  I was introduced to Bad Granny during the first virtual CiderCon when they popped into Cider Culture’s trade show booth. I was excited to learn more about this family-run cidery, founded in 2015 and located in Chelan, Washington, a bustling high desert apple-growing region with a thriving …

Cider Travels: Drinking Cider in Chicago

This post originally appears on Cider Culture – A publication of Dish LLC. All rights reserved.  The Chicago metropolitan area, also known as Chicagoland — includes Chicago (the third-largest city in the U.S.) as well as 14 counties in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Chicagoland is a foodie destination, with food and beverage options as diverse as the region. Over the past …

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 …