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The flavor of a revolution

Harrison cider apples
Harrison cider apples, an American heritage variety, are grown at the WSU Northwestern Research and Extension Center in Mt. Vernon, Wash. Photo by J. King/WSU.

It’s not surprising that craft cider is taking root in a region of wine and craft beer enthusiasts. Washington is the second largest wine producer and has the second highest number of craft breweries in the country. But when it comes to cider, Washington is out front with 30-plus cideries, more than any other state in the country.

Hear what cider industry expert Alan Shapiro has to say about this booming sector of the craft beverage industry, and learn what researchers at WSU are doing to help this emerging industry get established in this Crosscut.com story about Washington’s hard cider boom  written by Sylvia Kantor.