Welcome to Malus, a quarterly zine featuring provocative and poignant essays and criticism by America's great cider thinkers.
Malus explores cider as a bridge between culture and agriculture, offering thoughtful and sometimes controversial criticism and commentary so as to better understand cider’s role in, and impact on, our lives. At its essence, Malus will function as a venue to publish what other cider periodicals and sites won’t because the topics are either too edgy or too geeky (or both). It will be by and for small-scale cidermakers, orchardists, and cider evangelists—the devotees and true believers.
This is PRINT, no product reviews, no gimmicks, no BS, unabashedly raw and cerebral. Malus is a subscriber-driven, small-format, lo-fi quarterly print zine with small web presence. This “slow media” format allows readers the opportunity to think, deliberate, and enjoy with ample time and space.
Issue #2 is available now (as of September 2018), explores issues of cider's identity, and features cover art by Eric Lewandowski, poetry by Bill Lyon, and writings by Darlene Hayes, Mike Reis, Ben Watson, Dan Pucci, and Robby Honda.
Issue #3 is currently in production and will feature the works of Emily Robinson (Craft and Quail), Dan Daugherty, Matt Kaminsky, Darlene Hayes, Dan Pucci, and a special collection of contributions.
The first issue premiered in April 2018 and is sold out.