Cider Maker’s Notebook: Woodchuck Pink Hard Cider

Steve Coon is one of three Cider Makers here at Woodchuck Hard Cider.  He took the to the time to write down these thoughts about a cider he personally handcrafted, Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink.

Woodchuck Hard Cider, May, 2012. (photo: Ben Sarle)

Cider Maker Steve Coon

Developing a pink cider to increase awareness for Dragonheart Vermont’s Survivorship NOW mission of helping those diagnosed with cancer, is close to my heart.

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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