U.S. number of cider manufacturers by state 2018

This statistic shows the number of cider producers in the United States as of January 2018, broken down by state. During that period, Michigan had a total number of 87 cider producers and New York topped the list with 93 cider producing companies. In total, there were 820 cider makers in the United States, located in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Cider production - additional information

There are two types of cider in the United States: traditional cider which is referred to as hard cider, and sweet or soft cider. The former is an alcoholic beverage produced from fermented apple juice. Hard cider was brought into the U.S. by 17th century British settlers, as a safer alternative to water. Sweet cider is usually consumed in the U.S. during the colder months, especially during holidays like Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In some parts of the country, sweet cider is frequently served warm and mulled with spices.

Cider styles are classified into traditional, heavy with complex flavor, pale and light fruity ciders, depending on its alcohol content which varies from 1.2 percent to below 8.5 percent ABV. Cider manufacturers in Northwest France and Southwestern England prefer using cider apples, although nearly any type of apple can be used to make cider. Cider apples are categorized into sweet, bittersweet, sharp and bitter sharp.

Number of cider producers in the United States as of January 2018, by state

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Source

Release date

August 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

As of January 2018

Supplementary notes

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