Join Ciders for ALS!
When you join Ciders for ALS, you will receive a special blend of experimental hop varietals each year, free of charge, to make your own unique cider. In return, we just ask that you donate a minimum of $1 for every glass sold of your specialty cider, to advance ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
Ciders for ALS
Join Ciders for ALS!
When you join Ciders for ALS, you will receive a special blend of experimental hop varietals each year, free of charge, to make your own unique cider. In return, we just ask that you donate a minimum of $1 for every glass sold of your specialty cider, to advance ALS research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI).
Ciders for ALS
What Is Ciders For ALS?
Ciders for ALS is a national fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The program is modeled after our Ales for ALS™ program but instead of brewing beer from the annual hop blend, cideries produce cider. Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend, developed by master brewers, to select cideries across the country. Cider makers create a special cider from the hops and donate a portion of their cider's sales to ALS TDI.
Why Join Ciders For ALS?
  • Associate your cidery with a great cause.
  • Gain local and national exposure via promotion and press releases.
  • Feature on our social media channels.
  • Become a part of ALS research to #EndALS.
What Is Ciders For ALS?
Ciders for ALS is a national fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. The program is modeled after our Ales for ALS™ program but instead of brewing beer from the annual hop blend, cideries produce cider. Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend, developed by master brewers, to select cideries across the country. Cider makers create a special cider from the hops and donate a portion of their cider's sales to ALS TDI.
Why Join Ciders For ALS?
  • Associate your cidery with a great cause.
  • Gain local and national exposure via promotion and press releases.
  • Feature on our social media channels.
  • Become a part of ALS research to #EndALS.
Ready to join the program? Contact our team and we’ll send you an invitation to participate.
How It Works
How It Works
Create a cider that will make a difference. This is the program in few simple steps:
Step 1
1
The New Hop
Blend is Made
A new hop blend is developed by master brewers for the new Ales for ALS™ season and, new in 2020, for Ciders for ALS.
Step 2
2
The Season Begins
Each season begins and ends with the calendar year. Cideries contact our team to receive an invitation to the program.
Step 3
3
The Cidery Orders
FREE Hops
Cideries makers choose the quantity and delivery date of their FREE hops.
Step 4
4
The Cidery Crafts
the Brew
With inspiration from the hops, cider makers create their cider.
Step 5
5
The Cider is Enjoyed
Cideries sell and promote their new Ciders for ALS cider.
Step 6
6
The Impact is Seen
in the Lab
Cideries donate $1 per glass of cider (sold in their taproom), or $10 per case of 12 bottles to ALS research at ALS TDI by the end of the brewing cycle.
The 2021 Hop Blend
Each year, Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend developed by master brewers to select cideries across the country. Once cider makers accept our Ciders for ALS invitation, they select their desired quantity of hops and schedule their delivery date.
How Does Cider Fund ALS Research?
Ciders for ALS participants donate $1 to ALS TDI for each glass sold of their specialty Ciders. Donations directly fund cutting-edge research at ALS TDI, the world’s foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS.
Programs like Ciders for ALS provide vital support for ALS TDI and their mission to discover and develop effective treatments and cures for every person with ALS.
If you are a traditional cidery, we understand that the donation per glass could be less due to the aging process and overhead cost.
The 2021 Hop Blend
Each year, Loftus Ranches and Yakima Chief Hops donate a unique hop blend developed by master brewers to select cideries across the country. Once cider makers accept our Ciders for ALS invitation, they select their desired quantity of hops and schedule their delivery date.
How Does Cider Fund ALS Research?
Ciders for ALS participants donate $1 to ALS TDI for each glass sold of their specialty Ciders. Donations directly fund cutting-edge research at ALS TDI, the world’s foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS.
Programs like Ciders for ALS provide vital support for ALS TDI and their mission to discover and develop effective treatments and cures for every person with ALS.
If you are a traditional cidery, we understand that the donation per glass could be less due to the aging process and overhead cost.
About ALS
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND). ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and eventually paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Most people live two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there are no effective treatments or cures.
About ALS TDI
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics.
Led by drug development experts and people with ALS, our Cambridge, Massachusetts based lab is funded by a global network of supporters unified to and ALS. Our mission is to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.
Learn more at www.als.net.
About ALS
Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or motor neuron disease (MND). ALS is a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and eventually paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Most people live two to five years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there are no effective treatments or cures.
About ALS TDI
The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is the world's foremost drug discovery lab focused solely on ALS. As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics.
Led by drug development experts and people with ALS, our Cambridge, Massachusetts based lab is funded by a global network of supporters unified to and ALS. Our mission is to discover and develop effective treatments for ALS.
Learn more at www.als.net.