September 19, 2016
Move aside Summerfest, Boneyard RPM, and Pliny the Elder, and say hello to Black Bart, Black Beard, and Angry Orchard. Hard cider has proven to be the world’s fastest growing beverage category over the last 10 years, according to Penn State, Ag Entrepreneurship and Marketing Educator, Carla Snyder. She predicts that the U.S. cider market will grow 12 percent up to 2020.
Ozone was introduced into the beverage industry years ago as a residual disinfectant for bottled water. The use of ozone has now spread throughout much of the beverage industry. ClearWater Tech offers stationary and mobile ozone systems that provide superior disinfection for the cider making process.
Sally Colby’s article,“Consumer Trends in Hard Cider”, published in Wine & Craft Beverage News, covers the recent and new cider industry trends.