This winter was a long one. A lot of ice, a lot of snow, and a lot of low (and we mean looooowwww) temperatures. Yes, the white landscapes were beautiful, but are we ready for what’s next? You got that right! As the season transitions, our hyper-active senses are picking up any hint of the warmer weather. The sights, the sounds, the CIDER. TheWoodchuck® Limited Release Summer Cider is a tart and flavorful style with a rich taste reminiscent of New England blueberries. And now…
The Cider Makers here at Woodchuck are at it again. Their innovative craft and masterful techniques have brought us the next style in our Cellar Series line. We’re excited to announce the Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint Cider!
Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint is handcrafted from fresh Vermont McIntosh and Irish bittersweet apples. The blend of varieties allows a full apple flavor to remain at the forefront of this unique cider. The twist turns up in the form of mint. Whole spearmint leaves are added to the tank a week before bottling. Spearmint oils slowly permeate the tank, leaving a subtle mint note to this unique marriage of apples from Vermont and Ireland.
As we add another exciting style to the Woodchuck family, we thought we would take a closer look at the mint leaf. The organic mint leaves we used in this craft cider were sourced through our friends at Black River Produce here in Vermont. Let’s take a dive into this awesome ingredient, with a list of 10 things you may not know about Mint.
Today is President’s Day. So why not grab a cider and brush up on your history? Falling between the birthdays of Washington and Lincoln, it now represents the day when you can get a really great deal on a new car. That said, there is something that connects our generation to that of the Founding Fathers: Hard cider. Looking back at some of our earliest Commander-in-Chiefs, it seems that hard cider was the drink of choice! Here are five presidents and their connection to cider:
In 1789, he was unanimously elected into the Presidency by the Electoral College. To rally his loyal supporters before election day he bought them 144 gallons of hard cider.
Today is Beer Can Appreciation Day. Debuting in 1935, the beer can made our bevy of choice available anywhere adventure may call. Canned beer paved the way for canned hard cider, and today, we have even more reason than most to revel in such a day of recognition.
In 2012, after listening to our fans, we introduced 12-ounce cans of our original Amber hard cider. The response was overwhelming! We were ecstatic to see that the cans fit like a glove into our fans’ lifestyles. We’ve continued to listen to the Woodchuck® Community’s requests, and are thrilled to answer the call yet again.
Woodchuck® Cider is excited to announce the release of the Amber 16-ounce cans!
As many people know, or are at least beginning to hear, the cider category is on fire. Here at Woodchuck, we like digging through the numbers… there is no need for tricky marketing spin when you know the numbers. Here are five that we think are pretty cool.