New Ciders in the 802 on 8/02

local-Nectar802 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. Continue reading

The Working Landscape. Growing More Apples for Cider in Vermont.

WorkingLands1You could say we Give a ‘Chuck™ about apples.  As a craft cider, we don’t have mass market beer brands to fall back on.  It’s cider or bust for us.  Cider has been our sole focus for 23 years and that will continue as we prepare to open our new cidery.

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Apple Blossom Season

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We had ourselves a winter up here in VT. There was the usual mixed bag of rain, sleet, ice, and snow. We even had a few blockbuster snowstorms. Yet what really got us was the cold. Bitter cold. Cold that grabs your face, makes your eyes water, and then freezes those tears before you can even get to your car in the morning. #polarvortex.

Yet all of us here at Woodchuck continue to live through these Vermont winters year after year. The spring season may just be the reason why. It’s a glorious time of year. We had to wait a little longer than usual this year but the leaves are back, tulips are popping from the ground, and winter coats are headed to storage closets. Some say the sweet isn’t quite as sweet without the sour. Working through winter frost bite to get to spring rejuvenation may just be how that particular idiom came to be.

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Same Cider, Whole New Look

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We have long worked to craft great cider.  Since 1991 in fact.  The liquid inside the bottle has always been of the upmost importance; fancy marketing campaigns and flashy gimmicks just aren’t our style.  You could say we just don’t give a ‘chuck about all that big brand mass-market noise.

We here in the Green Mountains of Vermont DO Give a ‘Chuck™ about authenticity.  We Give a ‘Chuck about handcrafted cider made in a real cidery, not in a mass-market brewery.  We Give a ‘Chuck about our local community and farmers, about our fanatical Woodchuck® fans, and about making sure every bottle that leaves our cidery is of the highest possible quality.

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10 Funniest Responses to the “Original” Sweepstakes

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What gets our wheels turning here at the Cidery? The passion and originality of the Woodchuck fans! We wanted to see what other passions the Woodchuck Community members have so we came up with the Woodchuck “Original” Sweepstakes. BOY, are we glad that we did. Turns out that not only are our fans original, but they are hilarious! Here are the 10 Funniest Responses so far from the Woodchuck “Original” Sweepstakes!

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