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Tag: United States Association of Cider Makers

Senators Wyden and Blunt Reintroduce Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Senators Wyden and Blunt Reintroduce Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act

Beverage Alcohol Producers Set Sights on Permanence Washington, D.C. • February 06, 2019 –  The Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) was reintroduced in the U.S. Senate today with strong support from a broad group of industry trade associations including the beer, wine, spirits, and cider sectors. The legislation, which was first introduced […]

By February 6, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier™ Exam Objectives

Cider Association Unveils Certified Pommelier™ Exam Objectives

Portland, OR—The beer, wine and spirits industries all have recognized certification programs designed for food and beverage professionals. The hard cider industry has had its own version—the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) program—since 2016 through the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM). Until recently, the CCP program only had one level, geared toward cider servers. […]

By January 17, 2019 0 Comments Read More →
Certified Cider Professional Program Gains Big with Angry Orchard Graduating Class

Certified Cider Professional Program Gains Big with Angry Orchard Graduating Class

Walden, NY—Leading cider company, Angry Orchard, graduated nearly 400 team members, the largest cohort of Certified Cider Professionals (CCPs) ever, last week. The accomplishment brings their total to 496 CCPs. The CCP program is run by the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) and is designed to test students’ knowledge of the often misunderstood […]

Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast

Cider Association Executive Director Makes 40 Under 40 Tastemakers List By Wine Enthusiast

Portland, OR [August 21, 2018] – The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) is thrilled to announce that its executive director, Michelle McGrath, has been named a 2018 40 Under 40 Tastemaker in the U.S. by Wine Enthusiast magazine. The Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 list recognizes the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape […]

Cider Association Releases Updates to Certified Cider Professional Program

Cider Association Releases Updates to Certified Cider Professional Program

Updates Add Material Important for Service Industry Portland, OR— The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) released updates to its Level 1 Certified Cider Professional (CCP) exam this week. The updated test, official USACM cider style guidelines, and new preparatory materials are accessible on the association’s website. USACM has already certified over 400 people, […]

Cider Association Elects 2018 Board of Directors

Cider Association Elects 2018 Board of Directors

Welcomes Paul Vander Heide of Michigan as New President Portland, OR–The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) elects new directors and officers each year at their annual meeting which takes place during CiderCon–the industry conference for USACM members held each February. CiderCon 2018 took place at the Baltimore Waterfront Marriott from January 30 to […]

By February 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Cider Association Announces Cider Grant Awardees

Cider Association Announces Cider Grant Awardees

The United States Association of Cider Makers announced the winners of their 2017 cider research grant program today. Four proposals were selected for a total of $44,770 in funding. The selected proposals were: An investigation into the presence of hydrogen sulfide (sulfur reduction) during hard apple cider production (Appalachian State University, Fermentation Sciences) Impact of Nitrogen […]

Cider Association Announces Funding, RFP for Cider Research

Cider Association Announces Funding, RFP for Cider Research

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) released today a request for proposals (RFP) for their funding opportunity. The RFP details that USACM will award up to $50,000 total for projects directed at answering critical questions about cider including cider apple cultivation, cider production, cellaring activities and economic research specific to the US cider […]

By December 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Accomplishments and Future Discussed at CiderCon

Accomplishments and Future Discussed at CiderCon

The 6th annual CiderCon wrapped up Saturday in Portland, Oregon. Conference organizers say this year’s event was the largest one yet with attendance topping 1,000 people from 44 states and 8 countries. Attendees had the opportunity to choose workshops, seminars and tastings, network with colleagues and enjoy many “Outside Con” events throughout Portland. The USACM […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Cider Certification Program Hires Interim Director

Cider Certification Program Hires Interim Director

Denver, CO– The United States Association of Cider Makers is proud to announce Eric West as the Interim Director for the Cider Certification Program (CCP). Cider enthusiasts will recognize Eric from his weekly newsletter at Cider Guide and his feature writing for Cidercraft Magazine. He also directs the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) […]

By December 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
CIDER Act Passed

CIDER Act Passed

CIDER Act Language is part of the year-end tax extenders bill. Passage Benefits Fast-Growing, Job-Creating U.S. Cider Industry US Association Cider MakersDenver, CO – The United States Association of Cider Makers applauds the inclusion of the CIDER Act language in the year-end tax extenders package, which was passed today in Washington, DC. The CIDER Act […]

By December 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Cider Experts Gather in Portland

Cider Experts Gather in Portland

Cider makers large and small meet to network and share information Portland, OR – 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 […]

By November 11, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
United States Association of Cider Makers introduces Sicera – The Cider Certification Program

United States Association of Cider Makers introduces Sicera – The Cider Certification Program

The United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) introduces Sicera – The Cider Certification Program. This first ever cider accreditation program is designed for distributors, servers and others who are interested in becoming trained experts on all things cider. “The art and science of cider-making has all the nuance and complexity of winemaking and brewing […]

Cider Makers Meet and Greet on Capitol Hill

Cider Makers Meet and Greet on Capitol Hill

The Board of Directors of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) met in Washington, DC last week to gain support for the Cider Investment and Development through Excise tax Reduction (CIDER) Act.  Board members met with Congressional members from across the country in support of the proposed legislation on Capitol Hill, and followed […]