Introducing: The Woodchuck Cellar Series

August 27, 2013
Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop

Tucked away in the back corner of our cidery cellar you will find truly rare and unique batches of cider.  Some are fermenting in five-gallon carboys, others bottled and aging, and even more being tweaked and perfected.  The only thing they share in common is the cellar in which they are housed. The cellar is unique glimpse into the future of the cider category.

The recipes crafted here represent some of our most innovative and imaginative creations.  Every cider starts as a blank canvas.  Unique ingredients, yeast strains, and fermentation techniques represent brushstrokes in each work of art.

We are pleased to say… the time has come to reveal the ciders of the Woodchuck Cellar.  These ciders feature the recipes that have spent years in development.

First up: Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop.

The dry hopping technique is similar to a hop back.  The fermented cider picks up hop oils and aroma as it is run through a tank of fresh whole cone Cascade hops.  The process infuses the cider with crisp citrus and pine notes.  The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly against the bitterness of the hops.

Stirring the hops in the cider

Woodchuck Dry Hop is 6.9% ABV, featured in a 22oz bottle, and is already on store shelves!  Like all of our ciders it is gluten-free.  Find it near you using our Cider Locator.

We hope you enjoy this cider straight from the Woodchuck Cellar.  We are planning to put a new one out every few months, so stay tuned for the next unique cider style!DryHop_Press_1

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