The mission of the MN Cider Guild is to promote, develop, and showcase Minnesota-made cider.


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Certified Cider Professional Prep Sessions

The MN Cider Guild (MNCG) is sponsoring in-person sessions to prepare you to take the Certified Cider Professional (CCP) Level One exam. The CCP is a certification program run by the United States Association of Cider Makers, and the CCP Level One certification is similar to the Cicerone program’s Certified Beer Server certification.

The in-person session and the exam cover the five areas of the Level One certification:

  • Apples, the Orchard & History
  • Cider Making
  • Flavor & Evaluation
  • Cider Styles
  • Storing & Serving
  • Food & Cider

We’re offering four exam prep sessions:
- Tuesday, February 20, 2:00 pm in Minneapolis, Republic (back room)
- Tuesday, February 20, 5:00 pm in Minneapolis, Republic (back room)
- Monday, February 26, 2:00 pm at Happy Gnome (upstairs)
- Monday, February 26, 5:00 pm at Happy Gnome (upstairs)

Please RSVP to us at to let us know which session you’d like to attend, and please feel free to forward this message on to your co-workers and staff who would benefit from the session.

You can find more information about the Certified Cider Professional program at the United States Association of Cider Makers website at

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