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Cider Education

Cider Classes & Workshops

Expert-led Beer & Cider Business Classes at Oregon State University
Make your move into the up and coming craft cidery scene. Learn more about the Craft Cidery Startup Workshop.

Cider Classes at the Northwest Agriculture Business Center
Classes & Workshops

The Cider & Perry Academy
Probably the most respected source of information, training, advice & support available anywhere in the Cider and Perry Industry

Workshops & Tours for the Hard Cider Industry from the Penn State Extension
Penn State Extension offers resources for beginning and expanding hard cider operations and their support industries, including business and production workshops and producer only tours.

Cider Websites & Forums

Cider Culture
Produced by The Town Dish of Dish LLC this website celebrates the culture of cider producers and consumers.

Cider Digest

The Cider Journal
The Cider Journal is for lovers of hard cider, for the hard cider trade and for those seeking to learn more about the burgeoning hard cider options that are available across the country. TCJ is the work of Tom Wark, a 25-year veteran of the wine industry and an award-winning blogger of FERMENTATION: The Daily Wine Blog.

Cider Workshop

The Cyder Market, LLC
The Cyder Market website is a one-stop resource, directory of sorts, for information and links to hard cider/cider products, makers, equipment, supplies, supporters and events in the USA and worldwide.

Des pommes et du cidre de Claude Jolicoeur
French & English

Drinking Cider
From Ronald Sansone, the main focus of the blog is to talk about cider, cider making, cider events and anything cider related – learning more about the process from orchard to bottle – sharing and enjoying some interesting ciders along the way.

Cider Books & Publications

Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own
In this richly informative and entertaining book, author Ben Watson explores the cultural and historical roots of cider. He introduces his readers to its different styles—draft, farmhouse, French, New England, and sparkling—and also covers other apple products, like apple wine, apple juice, cider vinegar, and Calvados.

Cider Cocktails
From author Darlene Hayes, Cider Cocktails – Another Bite of the Apple, is the first collection of cider cocktail recipes published since Prohibition. With 30 cocktail recipes inspired by pre-Prohibition classics and today’s craft cocktail movement plus 10 recipes for cider-infused appetizers, this book gives cocktail and cider enthusiasts alike something exciting to prepare for their next big event or an evening with a handful of friends.

CIDERCRAFT magazine is a bi-annual publication that focuses solely on North American cider. They profile the artisans behind the craft alongside the powerhouses that produce for the public, while exploring the regions and orchards, meeting the movers and shakers in the industry, listing original cocktail recipes from industry bar chefs and match professional pairings with cider-friendly cuisine.

Hard Cider News
Hard Cider News is a monthly e-newsletter delivering to your inbox industry information for consumers and the trade alike covering everything from features on cideries, cider makers, ciders, distribution, recipes for both cocktails and food, and more!

The New Cider Maker's Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Craft Producers
To make the very best cider—whether for yourself, your family, and friends or for market—you first need a deep understanding of the processes involved, and the art and science behind them. Author Claude Jolicoeur is an internationally known, award-winning cider maker with an inquiring, scientific mind. His book combines the best of traditional knowledge and techniques with up-to-date, scientifically based practices to provide today’s cider makers with all the tools they need to produce high-quality ciders.

World's Best Ciders: Taste, Tradition and Terroir
From authors Pete Brown and Bill Bradshaw, World’s Best Ciders is the first book to showcase the world of cider, from its origins as a thirst-quencher for farm workers to its present as a rival to champagne. Winner of "Best Drinks Book" at the 2014 Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards!