New Recipe: Woodchuck “Kitchen Sink” Chili for the Vermont Chili Festival!

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If it’s possible, it just got more “CHILI” here in Vermont. However this time, that’s a good (and by good, we mean DELICIOUS) thing! Woodchuck Cider is excited to be sponsoring the 6th Annual Vermont Chili Festival. Today, March 8th, 2014, Woody will be joining a chili competition between restaurants and caterers from around the state. Beginning at 1:00 PM, downtown Middlebury will close off their busy streets for vendors, a beverage tent, face painting, street performers, live music, and more!

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Four steps to make this Woodchuck Day the best one yet!

WoodchuckDay2014February 2nd is upon us folks.  A day some may get excited to check out if that pesky groundhog will see his shadow.  We here at Woodchuck® throw a party regardless of shadows.  For us, February 2nd is Woodchuck Day.  A day to celebrate all that is right in the world of cider.  A growing category and rising popularity paired with a passion for one of America’s original hard ciders.

Wait… what’s that you say?  Something else is happening on Sunday, February 2nd?  A big football game of some sort?  Even better.

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The United States of Cider

CiderCon 2013Cider is growing.  Fast.  It grew 65% in 2012.  New cider brands are starting up all the time.  Last week in Chicago, a good portion of them came together to learn more about each other at CiderCon 2013.  While they were at it, they voted to form a national association.  And so it shall be… The United States Association of Cider Makers is now a real thing!

Here at Woodchuck, we couldn’t be more excited.  Just like apples in an orchard, there are many varieties of cider makers out there.  Bringing all these cider makers together will only serve to grow the category the right way and with the input of all. Continue reading

Woodchuck® Day. A Visual Recap.

Woodchuck® Day has come and gone and we hope you got out there to  enjoy it!

We wanted to give a shout out to some of the great photos we saw stream in on the Instagram hashtag #WoodchuckDay.

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Woodchuck® Day! Let’s Party!

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Oh… Groundhog Day.  How boring you have become.  Learning about your shadow and it’s non-effect on the rest of winter isn’t enough to make me set an alarm on the morning of February 2nd.  The only real joy left in “Groundhog Day” comes from cable’s penchant for airing the comedic genius of Bill Murray paired with a flash of early-nineties Andy MacDowell brilliance. Continue reading