802 is Vermont’s only area code. There are only 12 other states that can boast having a single area code. In some ways it has become a rallying call, (pun definitely intended), for Vermonters to unite around. In recent years, ‘802’ has evolved into an informal logo and point of pride among residents and frequent visitors alike.
August 2nd is 8/02. Only seems right that on 8/02… in the 802… we release a few special batch ciders that will only be available in Vermont.Local Nectar
We work hard here at Woodchuck® to source as much juice as possible from local orchards. The apple crop in Vermont is not remotely close to being the largest in the country, but it is certainly one of the finest. Classic New England varieties like McIntosh, Cortland, and Empire dot the landscape and bring people to the orchard every fall for a taste of the harvest.
Local Nectar is a cider that was handcrafted using apples solely from our orchard partners in Vermont. It is light and crisp, semi-dry, and a pure reflection of the fantastic apple crop Vermont is known for. The work of our orchard partners yielded high quality juice to work with, and our cider makers let that quality shine through in the final liquid.
The cider 6.9% ABV and is available on draft now! It will hit store shelves in 12-ounce bottles and 16-ounce cans this fall! It is a local nectar crafted with our neighbors, to be enjoyed in the hills of the ‘802’.
To celebrate this monumental moment in our history, we have crafted a special batch of cider. We are calling it Woodchuck Ciderbration 23 to celebrate our 23 years in the craft cider game.
Woodchuck Hard Cider reinvented the American hard cider category from a two-car garage in 1991. Steady focus on the quality of the liquid inside the bottle has driven our success and taken us to heights we didn’t dream possible. Our new cidery stands as a commitment to continued innovation of the finest handcrafted hard ciders in the world. Ciderbration 23 celebrates both our past and bright future with a champagne style cider full of fresh apple taste. It is 6.9%ABV, packaged in a 750ML corked bottle, and available in very limited quantities in Vermont and at our new Cider House in Middlebury!
Vermont is our home. 802 is our area code.
Real Cider from a Real Place™. We hope you enjoy.