Cider Blog

Pennsylvania Ciders on the World Stage: 2018 CIDERCRAFT Awards

While we always stay committed to our local ethos, the PA Cider Guild is excited to give a shout-out to Pennsylvania cider makers who are making waves on the world stage [...]


PA Farm Show Cider Competition Winners You Must Try

Every year, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, there are competitions to crown the best in all kinds of food categories, including home-baked goods, wine, cheese and so much more [...]


The PA Cider Guild Will Be Back and Better Than Ever at the 2019 PA Farm Show

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania residents, tourists, farmers, producers, and more flock to the PA Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg for the PA Farm Show [...]


National News Update from the USACM

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is a bit like the PA Cider Guild, except instead of focusing solely on the cider industry in Pennsylvania, it's focused on the entire country [...]


Spotlight on Our Associate Member: Pommel Cyder

Pommel Cyder is the project of Mark Turdo, a cider enthusiast who has been undertaking "adventures in cider research and experiments in cider making" since 2012 [...]


Why Join the PA Cider Guild?

What began as an informal group meetup in 2014 has since grown into a strong, supportive network of individuals and businesses that are part of the state’s ever-growing cider industry [...]


Spotlight on Our Associate Member: Starfish Junction Productions

One of our key Associate members is Starfish Junction Productions, an award-winning, full-service, marketing and event production company based in Bay Shore, New York, on the south shore of Long Island [...]


Keeping up with Pennsylvania Cider Legislation

As with any industry that’s involved with alcohol, there are a lot of laws and regulations surrounding craft cider, decided and overseen both at a state and federal government level. Things in legislative realms tend to happen either very quickly or very, very slowly [...]


It’s Still All About the Apple: Abundant Agriculture in Adams County

There are a lot of ways to be creative and innovation when making cider. After all, half the battle of creating any artisan product is problem-solving. But no matter how outside-the-box your methods, one thing is set in stone [...]


It’s All About the Apple: Growing Strong in Eastern Pennsylvania

Making any craft product starts with quality ingredients. For chefs, that’s farm-fresh produce; for bakers and brewers, it’s top-of-the-line milled grains. For cider makers, it’s all about the apple. All ciders, even those with other fruits or yeasts added, are almost entirely made from apple juice, so skimping on the integrity of that juice is simply not an option [...]


Cider: Fuel of the Revolution

People often think of apple pie as the ultimate all-American food, but we’d like to propose a beverage to go along with that pie: hard cider. Currently, 1 out of every 10 farms in the mid-Atlantic through New England regions is an orchard cidery, and the average American consumes [...]


PA Cider Guild 101: Who Are We?

Merriam-Webster defines a “guild” as “an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal.” This concept, begun in medieval times, is a way for a group, usually of craftspeople or merchants, to band together, share information and generally progress in their industry as a group [...]