Libbey Introduces an Incomparable Way to Present Hard Cider

Just in time for the fall season, Libbey® Foodservice is introducing an innovative way to present one of the nation’s most trending beverages: hard cider. The new Hard Cider glass has a distinctive design that provides a definitive tasting experience by intensifying the aromas for maximum flavor.

“Hard cider is one of many different trends right now,” said Alex Renshaw, head bartender at Drumbar in Chicago, “It’s a good idea to be on top of your glassware to make sure it fits the types of drinks you’re serving. The right glass helps to highlight new trends.”

The new cider glass features Fizzazz® technology to increase the effervescence, allowing hard ciders to achieve a more beer-like experience without increasing carbonation. The striking contours of the glass were insightfully designed to optimize the palate for hard ciders and mimic the natural and familiar shape of an apple. The bottom ridges allow for a comfortable grip and help release aromas that are concentrated and intensified by the apple-shaped bowl for a truly multi-sensory tasting experience.

“The Hard Cider glass helps restaurants and bars maximize the exploding growth of hard cider and differentiate their service to customers,” said Susan J. Dountas, director of foodservice marketing for Libbey. “Libbey is proud to offer this glass as the incomparable, right glass for hard cider, just in time for fall menus.”

About Libbey Foodservice
Libbey® Foodservice, a division of Libbey Inc., sets the standard in the foodservice industry for design, quality and service. It manufactures and distributes the complete tabletop, including Libbey Glassware, Syracuse® China and World® Tableware dinnerware and flatware, and is the exclusive distributor of Spiegelau and Nachtmann to the foodservice industry in the U.S. and its territories. For more information, visit

About Libbey Inc.
Based in Toledo, Ohio, since 1888, Libbey Inc. is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world. It supplies glassware, tableware, flatware and serveware products to foodservice, retail, industrial and business-to-business customers in over 100 countries, and is the leading manufacturer of tabletop products for the U.S. foodservice industry.