International Brewing and Cider Awards rescheduled

The 2021 International Brewing and Cider Awards has been rescheduled from March to November because of the coronavirus pandemic. The competition, which dates back to 1886 and is considered the ‘Oscars’ of the brewing and cider-making world, attracts entrants...

CAMRA to crowdfund Modern British Cider book

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is looking to crowdfund a book on cider, to be written by a specialist in the field, Gabe Cook. The book will look at how cider has formed an integral part of the UK’s landscape, with a heritage dating back at least 2,000...

Nightingale releases dry-hopped cider Hoppy Cox

The Nightingale Cider Company, based in Tenterden, Kent, has released Hoppy Cox, a dry-hopped cider celebrating local terroir. Hoppy Cox, which is a lightly sparkling off-dry cider made from Cox and Jonagold apples, has an ABV of 5.5%. It’s dry hopped with Ernest...

Which beers and ciders have won Great Taste awards?

Following 14 weeks of judging, the results of the Great Taste Awards have been released, providing a boost for the industry in the all-important run-up to Christmas. Building upon the recent increase in trade for both regional food producers and retailers — one of the...

A very special wine tasting … with cider

A special wine tasting has been announced for British Food Fortnight later this month when the wine in question will be … cider! Alastair Morrell, chief executive of Cider is Wine, explains: “Cider and perry is an integral part of our British heritage,...

Sheppy’s help to update Shepherd Neame’s cider

Shepherd Neame has teamed up with Somerset family cider maker Sheppy’s to refresh its Orchard View cider, which was launched in 2017. The 4.5% ABV cider blends several apple varieties to create a lightly sparkling, crisp, mid-golden cider. Three years on from...
Salcombe Brewery adds a cider to its portfolio

Salcombe Brewery adds a cider to its portfolio

Salcombe Brewery Co has launched Ocean Cider, a premium cider designed to complement its award-winning range of beers. A full-bodied traditional cider with a medium dry taste and a light sparkle, it is available on draught and in 500ml bottles, which can be purchased...

Kopparberg seeks pledges to help Licensed Trade Charity

The Licensed Trade Charity and Kopparberg are launching the Together We Can campaign, to support those in the hospitality industry in vital need of funding and advice. By pledging £20 or more to the Licensed Trade Charity, up to 1,250 Kopparberg fans will receive a...
Hawkes’ TV channel aims to demystify cider

Hawkes’ TV channel aims to demystify cider

Bermondsey-based cider maker Hawkes has set up a YouTube TV channel in the wake of the temporary closure of its busy taproom. In order to continue their work, educating the masses about cider varieties and the production process, Hawkes’ founder, Simon Wright, and his...

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