During the Grand Opening Ciderbration this past summer, we realized two things.
- We have the best fans in the world.
- Nothing goes together better than Woodchuck® and music.
With incredible performances from some of our favorite bands, and the contagious energy from our ‘Chuck community, you could say we’ve been eager to bring the combo back. The added touch? Well with a fan base of outdoor enthusiasts, it only made sense to include our beautiful Green Mountains during this snowy white season. So hold on tight, as we’re excited to announce the Woodchuck Winter Chill Weekend!
The final countdown has begun for… WOODCHUCK DAY 2015!
For many, February 2nd, or Groundhog Day, is spent eagerly waiting to see if Punxsutawney Phil sees his harrowing shadow. Here at Woodchuck®? We still wait to see what our forecasting friend foretells, but we also like to celebrate with a pint. For us, February 2nd is Woodchuck Day. With events scattered across all 50 states, we take this time to celebrate the continuing growth of the cider world, and the exciting innovation to come with the budding seasons (no matter of how long winter lasts!). As for the ciders already near you? Get out there, try three different Woodchuck styles, and get the Woodchuck Day 2015 UNTAPPD Badge!
As we reach the end of another year, it’s time to take a look back at what came with 2014. Here at Woodchuck®, it’s a time to reflect on the goals we set, the ones we accomplished, and how we’ve grown as a company. As for our 2014? Let’s just say it was quite the KICK-ASS year!
Let’s take a look…
To wrap up the 1st Annual Vermont Cider Week, the Woodchuck® Cider Makers are taking innovation to another level. Not only will they be tapping new, never released styles, but they’ve been prepared in… a firkin! This weekend will be the first ever Cider House Firkin Weekend. Are you finding yourself thinking … “What the firk is a Firkin?” Let us help you out:
A Firkin: A type of keg used for cask conditioning. Firkins can be wooden or metal, and carry one quarter of a barrel, 72 pints, or 9 imperial gallons.
How is this vessel tapped? Well it can get a bit messy! (but messy is fun right?) The keg is laid down on its side, and the spout is driven right through the head horizontally. With only the addition of a breathing tube, the cider will flow only with natural carbonation and gravity.
Lastly… what kind of firkin’s will we be enjoying this weekend? Take a look!
The world of hard cider has grown so much since we first started crafting our small batches back in 1991. Today cider makers from around the state of Vermont kick off the first annual Vermont Cider Week! We couldn’t be more excited for a full week dedicated to our favorite apple libation.
We’re hosting a ton of events right here at the Cidery in Middlebury, VT as well as events going on around the state! From cheese pairings courtesy of our friends at Cabot Creamery to special guest chats with folks who work with the apples so crucial to our locally made cider, this week is going to be awesome. There is no other word for it. We’re even dedicating a couple of days where our cider makers will break out some firkins of some very experimental batches! You do not want to miss what’s coming up this week at the Cider House.