Welcome to Vermont Cider Week!

Vermont Cider Week at Woodchuck CiderThe 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.

Check out all the events below:

Can’t make it to the Cider House? There are events happening all week long at various spots around the state:

November 14th
Shelburne, VT
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Woodchuck Hard Cider tasting at Route 7 Liquor & Deli
2659 Shelburne Rd, Shelburne, VT

November 15th
Chester, VT
“Chuck-N Wing Night” at The Pizza Stone! Wings featuring a brand new spicy/cider glaze made from Woodchuck Cider. Live music with Woodchuck giveaways and raffle items! Woodchuck Local Nectar and Woodchuck Pear on tap!
291 Pleasant St, Chester, VT

November 15th
South Norwich, VT
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vermont Hard Cider and Baked Good Tasting at King Arthur Flour
35 US Route 5 South Norwich, VT

November 19th
Burlington, VT
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Woodchuck Hard Cider night at the Scuffer Steak and Ale House! Raffle prizes, giveaways, and, of course, cold Woodchuck Hard Cider.
148 Church St, Burlington, VT

November 19th
Burlington, VT
5:00 pm
VT Cider Tap Take-Over at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill
160 Bank Street, Burlington, VT

November 20th
Manchester, VT
6:30 pm
Four course Cider Dinner at The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern. Woodchuck Local Nectar and Private Reserve Pumpkin will be featured along with other Vermont ciders.
2594 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255
We suggest calling for reservations 1-802-362-2817 or visit http://perfectwife.com/reservation/

November 21st
Ferrisburgh, VT
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Celebrate Cider Week at the Village Tavern with Woodchuck Cider!
6640 Rte 7, North Ferrisburgh, VT

November 21st
Middlebury, VT
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“Meet the Cidermaker” with Woodchuck Cider’s Natalia Butler at Two Brothers Tavern!
86 Main St, Middlebury, VT

November 22nd
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Closing Party at Arts Riot Featuring all the cider makers of VT plus live music and cider paired small plates. Get your tickets here!
400 Pine St, Burlington, VT

Nothing better than a week filled with hard cider in our home state! Stop by. Try some samples. Have a pint. Talk cider with us. Can’t wait to see you!

The Finishing Touches


It’s hard to believe that after four years of plotting and planning, our new cidery is finally open to the public.  It has been quite a thrill to see fans walk through the doors of the Cider House and have a space to sample cider while learning all there is to know about Woodchuck®.

It took 15 months to complete construction.  One of the reasons why: most everything in the cidery was handcrafted.  From the cider tanks to the bottling line to the cider house timber frames, everything was constructed with the utmost care and used the finest materials we could find.  45 different Vermont companies were contracted to help us build what we think is the finest cidery in the United States.

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Welcome to the Woodchuck Cidery!

IMG_5216editedToday, the Woodchuck Cidery opens its doors! As we cut the ribbon and pour the first pint, our President and CEO, Dan Rowell offers a few words as he welcomes all friends, family, and fans to our new home.

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Woodchuck Cellar Series Ginger: Give a ‘Chuck about authentic ingredients

 Ginger-headerThe Woodchuck® cider makers have gone into the cellar once again and handcrafted Woodchuck Cellar Series Ginger. The style was first made popular as part of our Private Reserve Line in 2012 before going back into the cellar to be tweaked, matured, and perfected. Something that never changed though was Woodchuck fans calling for its return!

Woodchuck Ginger is a craft cider that is a perfect fit for the summer season, so we figured what better time than NOW to release it back into the wild. It brings together crisp culinary apple varieties with the subtle spice of organic ginger root.

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The Woodchuck Ciderbration: FREE Tickets Available NOW!

ciderbration-tickets-available-header As you may have seen, we are throwing down an epic Grand Opening Ciderbration™ on August 23rd, 2014. It is a time to celebrate craft cider and the opening of our new cidery, and we are excited for you to join us! So much so, we are making event tickets absolutely free!

The burning question you’ve all been asking us: When will the FREE tickets be available?

We’re happy to tell you that FREE tickets for the Woodchuck Grand Opening Ciderbration™ are available TODAY!  For more information and tickets and we’ll email them right to your inbox.  All you have to do is print the ticket out and bring it with you August 23rd.

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