Virtue Cider Company was started in 2011 by a former brewmaster at Goose Island, Gregory Hall along with his co-founder Stephen Schmakel. With Hall’s ties to Goose Island Beer Company and the growth of the cider industry, it’s no surprise that this partnership would happen. Goose Island is a subsidiary of the… Read More →
If you haven’t explored it before, I highly recommend going over to google.com/trends and playing around with their trending tools. Its a lot of fun to see what everyone is searching throughout the years. Then again, I’m a math major and a love sorting through data and finding interesting correlations. Here are… Read More →
Apple ale can be sometimes confused with cider. It is not cider. It is an apple flavored beer and therefore not gluten free.
A list of 6 of my favorite blogs and bloggers bringing unique insights to the cider industry. These are the top sources for cider appreciation, reviews and news of the cider industry.
The american thirst for cider continues to grow. According to Impact Databank, which tracks alcohol industry data, the top 10 cider brands in the U.S. as a whole grew by 62% in 2012. These figures have definitely caught the eye of the major Beer companies.
Find out what is better when bottling your homemade cider. A traditional cork or a beer bottle cap (crown cap).
A list of the best Hoppy Cider for hop lovers from east coast to west coast. These dry-hopped hard ciders will convert any IPA fan to the IPC.
Hard ciders are almost always gluten-free. Most of the leading cider brands are confirmed to be gluten-free. There are however some exceptions. Some ciders such as Hornsby’s and Harpoon contain trace amounts of gluten. This is usually due to the gluten-based yeast they use to ferment the cider. The gluten content in… Read More →