The Working Landscape. Growing More Apples for Cider in Vermont.

WorkingLands1You could say we Give a ‘Chuck™ about apples.  As a craft cider, we don’t have mass market beer brands to fall back on.  It’s cider or bust for us.  Cider has been our sole focus for 23 years and that will continue as we prepare to open our new cidery.

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10 acts you need to see at Bonnaroo 2014

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One of the great music events of the summer, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has finally arrived! As this is our eighth year pouring at ‘Roo, we’ve seen some amazing performances from The Roots’ Questlove tearing up the stage with Led Zepplin’s John Paul Jones in 2007, to last year’s epic Paul McCartney set, we’ve always come away with a story and a smile on our faces. We can’t wait to head south and hang out with you all at the Broo’ers Festival in Centeroo.

Not only is Bonnaroo pushing summer into full swing, but it’s also getting us excited for our upcoming CIDERBRATION™ on August 23rd! (You’ll see why when you get to our #1 act recommendation!)  So as you road trip your way to Manchester and The Farm, check out these 10 acts you need to see at this year’s Bonnaroo. It’s time to Give A ‘Chuck™ about great live music? We’re ready 2 ‘Roo!
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5 fruits to garnish your cider pint this summer

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There is nothing more refreshing on a hot Summer’s day than a cold cider and some fresh fruit. Here are Woodchuck®’s five favorite fruit garnishes for your cider! Continue reading

The Woodchuck Summer Music Festival Camping Checklist

Bonnaroo-2011-108---EDITEDThere’s camping, and then there’s… Festival Camping. There’s nothing like posting up in a field (or parking lot), living out of your car, and spending four days rocking to the sounds of your favorite music. Can it get dirty? Definitely. Does Mother Nature always cooperate? Of course not… but MAN is it fun. With Bonnaroo just around the corner, we’ve started putting together our packing list for the festivals ahead. Not only do we Give A ‘Chuck™ about the great music and ice cold Woodchuck® at ‘Roo, but there are some essentials we definitely Give A ‘Chuck about having in our (hopefully waterproof) duffel. To make the weekend that much more AWESOME, here’s the Woodchuck Festival Camping Checklist.

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Apple Blossom Season

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We had ourselves a winter up here in VT. There was the usual mixed bag of rain, sleet, ice, and snow. We even had a few blockbuster snowstorms. Yet what really got us was the cold. Bitter cold. Cold that grabs your face, makes your eyes water, and then freezes those tears before you can even get to your car in the morning. #polarvortex.

Yet all of us here at Woodchuck continue to live through these Vermont winters year after year. The spring season may just be the reason why. It’s a glorious time of year. We had to wait a little longer than usual this year but the leaves are back, tulips are popping from the ground, and winter coats are headed to storage closets. Some say the sweet isn’t quite as sweet without the sour. Working through winter frost bite to get to spring rejuvenation may just be how that particular idiom came to be.

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