USACM Cider Style Guidelines V1.1

Cider is a beautifully diverse beverage. How do we talk about that diversity and range without confusing the consumer? USACM has adopted a foundational style guide to help unify the language we use to discuss cider. This is a living document, and it will grow with time. It is not meant to be a definition guide for competitions, so the definitions are broad and encompassing. Click here to download V1.0 of our guide for the following styles:

Standard Styles

Modern Cider
Heritage Cider
Modern Perry
Heritage Perry

Specialty Styles

Fruit Cider
Spiced Cider
Hopped Cider
Wood-aged Cider
Sour Cider
Ice Cider





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