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Perry Review: Tieton Sparkling Perry

 Perry reviews are dedicated to the ciders that are made with 100% pears. Cidery: Tieton Cider Works; Yakima, WA  Cider: Sparkling Perry Estate Serving: 500mL Bottle Style: Perry Availability: Year-round The Tieton Sparkling Perry is a crisp and dry perry (even though it was marked semi-sweet on the bottle and tricked our brains at first). The perry is made using traditional …

Traditional Cider Review: Wandering Aengus Wickson

  Traditional Cider reviews are dedicated to the ciders that are made with 100% apples.    Cidery: Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Salem, OR)    Cider: Wickson Single Varietal    Serving: 16.9oz Bottle    Style: Traditional Cider    Availability: Year-round I remember eating crabapples as a child. The sweet flavor drew me in while the sharp tanginess made my mouth pucker and head shake. …

Traditional Cider Review: Uncle John’s Russet

Traditional Cider reviews are dedicated to the ciders that are made with 100% apples. Cidery: Uncle John’s Hard Cider (St. Johns, MI)  Cider: Russet Serving: 750 mL Bottle Style: Traditional Cider Availability: Year-round During the Cider Summit in Chicago we had the opportunity to try the Perry in Uncle John’s premium line. After the event we found Uncle John’s Farmhouse Russet …

Cider Summit SF – The Region’s Largest Cider Tasting Festival

The 3rd annual Cider Summit San Fransisco will be held April 23, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Civil War Parade Ground in the Presidio, adjacent to the Main Post.  Cider Summit SF, put on by SBS Imports and the Seattle Beer Collective, celebrates local, regional and international artisanal ciders and cidermakers. Cider Summit SF is presented by Whole Foods Market, along with supporting …

Traditional Cider Review: Citizen Cider Wit’s Up

Traditional Cider reviews are dedicated to the ciders that are made with 100% apples. Cidery: Citizen Cider (Middlebury, Vermont) Cider: Wit’s Up Serving: 22 oz bottles & 16oz. Cans Style: Traditional Cider Availability: Year-round (Limited Distribution) I’ve noticed Citizen Cider popping up in the Chicago area, and I was intrigued by Wit’s Up when I saw it on the menu at State & Lake in downtown Chicago. The cider …

Traditional Cider Review: Sonoma Cider Dry Zider

Traditional Cider reviews are dedicated to the ciders that are made with 100% apples. Cidery: Sonoma Beverage Works (Healdsburg, CA) Cider: Dry Zider Serving: 22oz singles Style: Traditional Cider Availability: Year-round In the past I had the opportunity to try Sonoma’s other organic ciders – The Hatchet, The Pitchfork, and The Anvil – before craft ciders became the business they are …

CiderCon 2016 – Portland

CiderCon is coming! In a few short months members of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) will convene in Portland on February 2 – 5 for CiderCON 2016, the annual meeting and conference for the nation’s cider industry. Conference sessions will focus on production, distribution, marketing and research, apple growing and sensory analysis. Over 800 attendees will represent …