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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Introduces Out on a Limb Ciders

25 September 2014

imageFrom Woodchuck:

MIDDLEBURY, VT September 25, 2014  Woodchuck Hard Cider

is thrilled to announce the introduction of “Out on a Limb™” to their lineup of award-winning craft ciders. The six-pack is a first of its kind in the industry, featuring the same six-pack design year-round, with an ever-changing rotation of bottled cider styles within. The packaging innovation is only topped by the innovation of the liquid within.



“As the leading craft cider in the country we take pride in pushing the boundaries of what is being done in the category and living ‘out on a limb’,” said Woodchuck Communications Manager, Nate Formalarie. “Truly unique ciders are crafted at Woodchuck’s cidery each day. All of these ciders are handcrafted with creative artistry. Out on a Limb represents those that we think the world is ready for.”



The cider style within the six-pack will rotate every 45 to 60 days. Kicking off the Out on a Limb line extension is Woodchuck Chocolate Raspberry, which is infused with cacao nibs and raspberries for a bright apple character with smooth notes of chocolate and raspberry throughout. The suggested retail price for Out on a Limb is $10.99.



Also hitting shelves in October is the popular Woodchuck Private Reserve Pumpkin Cider crafted to capture the true, naked pumpkin profile with no additional spices added. The Private Reserve Pumpkin will be available in limited quantities through November. (SRP - $10.99)



In honor of breast cancer awareness month, Woodchuck will rerelease their Private Reserve Pink Cider on draft across the country. Woodchuck Pink was created to honor the efforts of Survivorship NOW, a Vermont-based survivor organization, and features a pink hue through the use of grape skin extract during the cider making process.



Finally, Woodchuck is thrilled to announce the launch of its first ever mobile app, designed to help people learn more about Woodchuck ciders as well as locate them near the ciders near them. It is available in both the iTunes app storeand on Google Play.

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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Cidery

06 August 2014

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MIDDLEBURY, VT — Woodchuck Hard Cider, a leading purveyor of handcrafted hard apple cider in the U.S., is thrilled to announce the official opening of its new cidery in Middlebury, Vermont. Late this morning, Woodchuck held a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the site of its new state-of-the-art cidery. The $34 million cidery, which has been under construction for the last 15 months, represents Woodchuck’s commitment to Vermont and keeping the state at the forefront of the rapidly growing national hard cider movement.



Woodchuck first introduced the U.S. to craft cider from a two-car garage in Proctorsville, Vermont. Twenty-three years later, hard cider has caught on, and Woodchuck continues its leadership role in the craft cider industry.



“Through the years Woodchuck has had a couple different houses, but Vermont has always been our home,” said Woodchuck CEO, Dan Rowell.  “We consider this cidery a $34 million investment in ensuring Vermont remains at the forefront of cider movement in the United States, because we ‘give a ‘chuck’ about craft cider, our people, our partners, and our community.”



The new cidery is unlike any other in the U.S. and encompasses several traditional Vermont architectural elements, while implementing the best and most efficient new machinery and equipment. The cidery is 100,000 square feet and houses 23 cider tanks and a brand new bottling line. In addition, a timber frame visitor center, gift shop and tasting center welcomes fans to Middlebury. The cidery allows the brand to grow while remaining rooted in Vermont and brings a boost to the local economy.



“The story of Woodchuck is representative of Vermont’s ethos, of a place known for craft and quality, “ said Vermont’s U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. “From the early days in Proctorsville, to the move to Springfield and the remarkable growth and the innovation in Middlebury, it’s clear that a commitment to putting out a quality beverage has been at the center of Woodchuck’s vision throughout.”



Other speakers and key Woodchuck partners who attended the event include Lisa Gosselin, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Economic Development; Morgan Hood, Efficiency Vermont; Bill Suhr, Champlain Orchards; Kathleen Ramsay, Middlebury Town Manager; Andy Mayer, Addison County Chamber of Commerce; Ben Wilson, Better Middlebury Partnership; and Design Group, General Contractor for cidery construction.



To learn more about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit www.woodchuck.com.

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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Releases Hopsation and Sour Cherry Ciders as Fall Seasonal Returns

24 July 2014

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Woodchuck Hard Cider

revived the cider industry in the U.S. 23 years ago and continues to create unique, handcrafted ciders today. In August, the award-winning brand is introducing Hopsation™, an innovative cider crafted with Cascade hops. Woodchuck will also release Cellar Series Sour Cherry, a tart cider crafted in the tradition of Belgian sour beers. The Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider, which includes quintessential fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of American white oak, will also hit stores shelves.


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The new Hopsation Cider begins with Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, and is infused with Cascade hops to impart their distinctive pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of Woodchuck’s signature hard cider balances perfectly with the bitterness of the hops for a semi-dry, medium bodied cider. Hopsation will be available nationally in six-packs and on draft year-round. It represents the first addition to the core line of Woodchuck since 2011.



“Woodchuck fans are constantly seeking new, interesting ciders, and we 'Give a ‘Chuck' about crafting a cider that appeals widely to craft beverage lovers,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Hopsation represents a marriage of the two hottest categories in the country, IPAs and Cider.”


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Woodchuck is also introducing Cellar Series Sour Cherry Cider this August. Sour Cherry blends common eating apple varieties and bittersweet varieties with cherries sourced from Belgium. The cherries bring a natural, deep red color to the cider as well as subtle tart and sour fruit notes. Sour Cherry will be available nationally in 22-ounce bottles in limited quantities through August and September.



Also making returning this August is Woodchuck’s Fall Harvest Seasonal Cider. Crafted with the classic autumn flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and American white oak, the cider is just like apple pie. The new packaging features a painting by Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb of Woodchuck employees picking apples for the Vermont Foodbank last fall. This cider is sure to evoke images of Vermont’s iconic fall foliage and can be enjoyed from August through October in six packs and on draft.



For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Releases Cellar Series Ginger & Private Reserve Belgian White

04 June 2014

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At the core of Woodchuck Hard Cider’s values is innovation and a commitment to continuously handcraft unique new ciders. The award-winning brand is introducing Cellar Series Ginger, made with fresh, organic ginger root, and bringing back the popular Private Reserve Belgian White for the summer months.

imageWoodchuck Cellar Series Ginger is the most recent addition to the Cellar Series, a line of limited cider featured in a 22-ounce bottle. Ginger combines the taste of crisp culinary apples with a touch of spice in the form of fresh ginger. The organic ginger root is hand cut at the cidery and immediately infused into the fermented cider using Woodchuck’s custom infusion tank. The result is a true representation of ginger, with spicy citrus undertones that play perfectly against the sweetness of the culinary apple varieties in the cider. Cellar Series Ginger is 6.9% alcohol by volume and available nationally through July.

“This cider is truly unique, and a perfect example of how we are constantly working to give cider lovers something new,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “The fresh ginger adds a special spice to this cider which pairs perfectly with a warm summer day.”

Woodchuck is also re-introducing its popular Private Reserve Belgian White Cider. The cider is crafted with a classic Belgian beer yeast. Cloudy with a rich golden hue, it presents a delicate aroma and taste, with coriander and orange notes. It pairs excellently with seafood, mixed greens and sharp cheeses, and will be available in limited quantities through August.

Both the Ginger and Belgian White ciders make ideal summer beverages and embody Woodchuck’s dedication to handcrafting unique ciders using the best quality ingredients.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.
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Woodchuck Reveals New “Give a ‘Chuck” Campaign & Packaging

07 May 2014

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From Woodchuck:

Middlebury, VT  May 07, 2014 -

Since its inception from a Vermont two-car garage in 1991, Woodchuck Hard Cider has focused on crafting the highest quality cider. In the 23 years since, the cider category with Woodchuck as a leader, has grown into a force in the alcoholic beverage market. Latest data shows the category up 100%* and quickly approaching 1% of the total beer market.

As new ciders enter the category and commercial beer producers develop ciders solely looking to tap new revenue streams, Woodchuck has remained steadfast in their commitment to produce high-quality craft cider. This summer, the brand is nearing completion of a new $30 million dollar cidery and launching refreshed packaging.
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“Pardon my language, but we give a ‘chuck about authentic handcrafted cider that’s made in an actual cidery. We think it is time for our packaging to better reflect that simple fact,” said Communications Manager Nate Formalarie. “We are committed to Vermont, its people, and its apple growers. With our new cidery, we will continue to grow the craft cider segment from the very place it was born 23 years ago. The motherland, if you will. The new packaging design is a reflection of those priorities.”

There has been no change to the Woodchuck recipe or liquid. The six-pack design has changed with the logo shifted off-center and a painting of the new cidery in its natural setting has been added. Local Vermont artist Kathleen Kolb was commissioned to create the painting. In addition, tasting notes from the cider makers were added to the six-pack giving the consumer a full picture of what they are pulling off the shelf. These changes represent the most significant update to packaging in Woodchuck’s history.
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The new packaging will launch in Vermont and the Great Lakes region in June, (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota), before landing on store shelves nationwide towards the end of the summer.

The launch of this new packaging kicks off a busy summer for Woodchuck Hard Cider. The finishing touches are being put on the new cidery, which will stand as a one-of-a-kind in the US. On August 23rd, Woodchuck will throw a Grand Opening Ciderbration™ at their new cidery, including a day long festival with four bands, food, and a few surprises. That event is free to the public.

Visit the Woodchuck Blog for more information on the new packaging and Grand Opening Ciderbration™.

*Source: Symphony IRI total US MULC 4 weeks ending 4/20/14
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Vermont Hard Cider Company Sweeps 2014 World Expo of Beer Commercial Competition

20 April 2014

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Vermont Hard Cider Company is the proud recipient of the World Expo of Beer Commercial Competition awards for Best Standard Ciders and Best Specialty Ciders. The World Expo of Beer Competition took place on April 12, 2014 in Frankenmuth, Michigan, and received a total of 445 entries for all categories of the competition. Vermont Hard Cider Company took home the first, second and third place awards for both hard cider categories, sweeping the competition entirely.

“The World Expo of Beer is a prestigious annual event, and we are thrilled to be the winners in both hard cider categories,” said Vermont Hard Cider Company Communications Manager Nate Formalarie. “This is further proof that we make the best tasting, highest quality craft cider, and our dedication to innovation and authenticity pays off.”

In the Standard Cider category, Vermont Hard Cider’s brand Wyder’s was awarded first place for its Dry Pear Cider. Woodchuck Hard Cider’s Crisp Cider took second place, and Woodchuck Hard Cider’s Pear placed third.

In first place in the Specialty Cider category was Woodchuck’s Private Reserve Belgian White, while Woodchuck’s Raspberry Cider received the second place award, and Woodchuck’s Cellar Series Chocolate Cider received the third place award.

This was Vermont Hard Cider Company’s 7th year competing in the World Expo of Beer Commercial Competition.

For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider and its award winning ciders, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com, and to learn more about Wyder’s Hard Cider, please visit http://www.wyders.com.
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Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint and Limited Release Summer Cans Hit Shelves

15 April 2014

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From Woodchuck:

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Woodchuck Hard Cider is excited to announce the release of two new products, which represent the craft cider makers’ commitment to both innovation and their passionate fan base.

Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint is the most recent cider to be released in the Cellar Series line. Mint is handcrafted from fresh Vermont McIntosh and Irish bittersweet apples. The twist turns up in the form of fresh mint as whole spearmint leaves are added to the tank a week before bottling. Spearmint oils slowly permeate the tank, leaving a subtle mint note on top of the full apple taste.

“This is a really interesting mix of apple varieties that results in a bright and fresh cider,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Using whole leaf organic mint also brings a great freshness to this cider that we think pairs perfectly with the spring season.”

Mint is 6.9% alcohol by volume and available nationally through May. For more on Mint and the other ciders of the Woodchuck Cellar, visit the Woodchuck Blog.

Woodchuck is also introducing its popular Summer Seasonal in a 12-ounce can. The cider, which features an infusion of blueberry, is also available nationwide in a 12-pack format.

“Our summer cider is one of our most popular varieties, and after we put Woodchuck Amber in a can, fans started clamoring to get the summer cider in a package they could bring with them during their summer adventures outdoors,” said Communications Manager Nate Formalarie. “We are fortunate to have such a committed and passionate fan base, so we answered the call.”

These ciders represent a great transition happening here in Vermont. The snow, ice, and cold are receding, making way for warmer days ahead. Additionally, Woodchuck will also be opening a new state of the art cidery soon. Details about the project and the official opening will be revealed in the months ahead, but to check the current progress the Woodchuck Construction page.

            For more information about Woodchuck Hard Cider, please visit www.woodchuck.com.
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Woodchuck Releases Cellar Series Mint & Summer

10 April 2014

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From Woodchuck:

Woodchuck Hard Cider is excited to announce the release of two new products, which represent the craft cider makers’ commitment to both innovation and their passionate fan base.

Woodchuck Cellar Series Mint is the most recent cider to be released in the Cellar Series line. Mint is handcrafted from fresh Vermont McIntosh and Irish bittersweet apples. The twist turns up in the form of fresh mint as whole spearmint leaves are added to the tank a week before bottling. Spearmint oils slowly permeate the tank, leaving a subtle mint note on top of the full apple taste.

“This is a really interesting mix of apple varieties that results in a bright and fresh cider,” said Woodchuck cider maker John Matson. “Using whole leaf organic mint also brings a great freshness to this cider that we think pairs perfectly with the spring season.”

Mint is 6.9% alcohol by volume and available nationally through May. For more on Mint and the other ciders of the Woodchuck Cellar, visit the Woodchuck Blog.

Woodchuck is also introducing its popular Summer Seasonal in a 12-ounce can. The cider, which features an infusion of blueberry, is also available nationwide in a 12-pack format.

“Our summer cider is one of our most popular varieties, and after we put Woodchuck Amber in a can, fans started clamoring to get the summer cider in a package they could bring with them during their summer adventures outdoors,” said Communications Manager Nate Formalarie. “We are fortunate to have such a committed and passionate fan base, so we answered the call.”

These ciders represent a great transition happening here in Vermont. The snow, ice, and cold are receding, making way for warmer days ahead. Additionally, Woodchuck will also be opening a new state of the art cidery soon. Details about the project and the official opening will be revealed in the months ahead, but to check the current progress the Woodchuck Construction page.
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Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink Returns in Honor of Cancer Survivors

10 March 2014

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From Woodchuck:

One of America’s original craft ciders is once again “going pink” to support an important community organization. Last year, the Vermont Hard Cider Company, makers of Woodchuck Hard Cider unveiled the newest addition to their Private Reserve Line, Woodchuck Pink. This cider was created to honor and support the work of Survivorship NOW, a Vermont-based nonprofit organization dedicated to offering wellness programs to cancer survivors. Along with a pink label that incorporates the Survivorship NOW logo, Woodchuck Pink Cider is naturally colored with grape skins to give it a pink hue.

Although Woodchuck Hard Cider has grown from a two car garage into a national brand, it works to remains true to its roots, and operates under the credo, “Good people, doing good things, in a good way.”

“Dragonheart Vermont and Survivorship NOW have an incredible impact on the health and wellbeing of our local community, and we are honored to work with them,” said Communications Manager Nate Formalarie. “We are pleased that our support will allow Survivorship NOW to keep programs free for all cancer survivors.”
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Founded in 2011 by Dragonheart Vermont, an internationally competing breast cancer survivor dragon boat racing team, Survivorship NOW’s mission is to offer opportunities to cancer survivors to help them after their treatment has ended. This year, Woodchuck will donate $30,000 to the cause to further support their wellness network, which offers a range of free programs, such as nutrition, yoga, and art classes, to help cancer survivors on their path to recovery.

In addition to supporting cancer survivors, Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink is a delicious, refreshing cider with a semi-dry, delicate apple taste and natural pink color developed from using purple grape skin. Private Reserve Pink is available nationwide in six packs and on draught.

To learn more about Woodchuck Private Reserve Pink, please visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Releases Hopped Apple Cider

06 March 2014

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From Woodchuck:

Middlebury, VT - Woodchuck Hard Cider, one of the top selling hard ciders in the United States, has released a new cider available in bars, pubs, and restaurants across the country.  The draft-only Woodchuck Hopped Apple is another unique offering from the cider category’s innovation leader.

Hopped Apple features Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider blended with cascade hops after fermentation.  This extensive dry hopping process infuses the cider with rich hop flavor and aroma of crisp citrus and pine.  The hops pair perfectly with the natural apple character of the cider.  Hopped Apple was first released in the Woodchuck Cellar Series line, but after the overwhelming success of the cider, it is being moved on-premise as a year round offering.

If hard cider were in the craft beer category, it would rank as the third largest style behind IPA and seasonal*.  Woodchuck Hopped Apple is a marriage of two top styles, and stands out in the on-premise landscape as a unique beverage that can draw drinkers to the bar in greater numbers.  84% of cider drinkers also drink beer**, and this cider is poised to pull people from both categories.

“Beyond the liquid being delicious, this cider is reaching across the aisle,” says Vice President of Sales Terry Hopper.  “Craft beer drinkers have a passion for trying new things, and this cider provides a natural crossing point in the river between beer and cider.”

Hopped Apple is 5%ABV and available nationwide right now.

*Symphony IRI 52wks ending 12/29/13

**Symphony IRI National Consumer Panel; Total US All Outlets 52 w/e 6/30/13
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Woodchuck CEO Bret Williams Steps Down March 1st

14 February 2014

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(Middlebury, VT) – Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, President and CEO, Bret Williams is stepping down from his current role on March 1st, according to a statement released by the company this week.

Ireland-based C&C Group, PLC acquired the producer of Woodchuck Cider for $305 million in 2012 with the deal closing around Christmas of that year. Williams remained in his current role for approximately fourteen months following the acquisition.

As noted in the full statement below, however, Williams will stay on with the company in a strategic role.



After 18 years with Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, current President and CEO Bret Williams has made the decision to step down from his post effective March 1, 2014. Bret will stay on the company’s board of directors and remain involved in strategy decisions moving forward.

While we work on appointing a successor, current CFO and COO Dan Rowell has been appointed as interim CEO. Dan has been with the company since 1996, working alongside Bret through the years. Dan also serves on the board of directors and is positioned well to build on Bret’s success. VTHCC remains very committed to the cider category and growing it from our home of Vermont.

Bret, who started with the company in 1996, took a chance on VTHCC in 2003 when he purchased it. He has worked hard over the last decade to grow the company into a position of strength and leadership. He has also brought many new jobs to Vermont and across the United States. For this we give him our most heartfelt thanks and wish him well as he writes his next chapter.
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Woodchuck Cider Maker's Corner: Chocolate Cider? (Video)


From Woodchuck:

Woodchuck Cider Maker, John Matson tells us all about how Woodchuck Cellar Series Chocolate was made and what it tastes like.
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Woodchuck® Hard Cider Announces 16-ounce Amber Cans & 4-Packs

23 January 2014

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From Woodchuck:

Middlebury, Vt. – Woodchuck Hard Cider, one of the top selling hard ciders in the United States, is introducing 16-ounce cans of its flagship Amber cider to the market.  Woodchuck Amber has been crafted to the same recipe since 1991, and remains the top selling Woodchuck cider style nationwide.

12-ounce Amber cans first rolled off the line in 2012.  That package has seen growth of 42% over the last year as consumers venture outdoors with the Amber can in hand.  Those same consumers have called for a larger format can and Woodchuck is once again answering the call.

“The Amber can has been a great success for us.  It allows for our cider to be available no matter the circumstance,” says Woodchuck President and CEO Bret Williams. “The cider category is rapidly growing and to be able to offer fans a 16-ounce version of our classic red Woodchuck can is really exciting.”

The new Woodchuck Amber 16-ounce cans are shipping now and will be in stores in the coming weeks.  It will be sold in a 4-pack as well as single cans and will be targeted to the convenience channel, one of the category’s biggest growth opportunity segments.
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Woodchuck Hard Cider Cellar Series Smoked Apple

21 January 2014


From Woodchuck:

What's the story behind Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple? Here's the inside scoop! See how we connected with fellow Vermont company Vermont Smoke & Cure to smoke the apple pomace to create the very unique flavor for this cider.
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Woodchuck Introduces Cellar Series Chocolate Cider

09 January 2014

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From Woodchuck:

Middlebury, Vermont – Woodchuck Hard Cider continues its tradition of category pioneering ciders with the release of Woodchuck Cellar Series Chocolate.  The third cider released in the Cellar Series line, Chocolate is on store shelves now, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Woodchuck’s original small batch hard cider, featuring Vermont culinary apple varieties such as Macintosh and late season Northern Spy, was aged with crushed cocao beans.  Cocao beans, or nibs, are the starting point from which chocolate is produced.  The infusion of the cocao nibs bring notes of artisan chocolate throughout the nose and taste of the cider.  A hint of caramel accompanies the dry finish, as does a full apple flavor.

“The use of crushed cocao nibs allowed for this cider to showcase chocolate’s true character,” says Cider Maker John Matson.  “The infusion of the beans brought out those strong natural chocolate notes, without the sweetness found in a chocolate bar.  The balance of the apple against the cocao creates a truly distinctive tasting experience.  I am thrilled with the result and hope our fans are too.”

Cellar Series Chocolate represents one of the most unique ciders Woodchuck has ever brought to market.  It deepens the commitment to crafting cider styles that push the category forward while exposing cider to an ever-growing audience.

Cellar Series Chocolate is pasteurized and featured in a 22oz bottle.  Alcohol by volume (ABV) is 6.9%.  It is shipping now nationwide and will be on store shelves through February.  Suggested retail for a 22oz bottle is $4.99.

For more information on Chocolate and all things Woodchuck visit our blog,The Core.  Looking to find it near you? Check out the Woodchuck Cider Locator.
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Raising the Woodchuck Cider House -Timelapse (Video)

06 January 2014

From Woodchuck:

Woodchuck is building a brand new cidery right here in Middlebury, VT! Check out what happened in November, 2013 in this timelapse video!
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Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple Available Now

25 October 2013

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Middlebury, VermontWoodchuck Hard Cider has begun shipping its latest handcrafted cider style, Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple.  It is the second offering from the Cellar Series line, which features a rotating selection of rare and unique ciders.

Woodchuck Cellar Series Smoked Apple was made with a little help from a fellow Vermont business.  Vermont Smoke and Cure™ offered up their custom smokehouse and Cider Maker John Matson filled it with apple pomace.  Apple pomace is the part of an apple that remains after it has been ground up and pressed for juice.

“It was great to be able to partner with Vermont Smoke and Cure™ on this project,” said Matson.  “Working with a Vermont neighbor to transform our ideas into reality proves just how resourceful this community is.  Smoked Apple is one of the most innovative products we have ever crafted.”

"This has been a fun and rewarding project to figure out how best to smoke apple pomace with Vermont's traditional smoke sources,” said Chris Bailey, Vermont Smoke and Cure™ CEO.  “To work through this alongside a neighboring Vermont food business has been a big bonus."

After the pomace was smoked using maple and applewood chips it was brought to our Middlebury Cidery.  The smoked pomace was then infused into small batch fermented cider.  The result is a full bodied deep amber cider.  Strong crisp apple notes with hints of vanilla are balanced on an applewood smoked backdrop.  A well-balanced, limited run cider that is perfect for the cooler days ahead.

Cellar Series Smoked Apple is pasteurized and featured in a 22oz bottle.  Alcohol by volume (ABV) is 6.5%.  It is shipping now nationwide and will be on store shelves in November and December.  Suggested retail for a 22oz bottle is $4.99.

For more information about Smoked Apple and all things Woodchuck visit our blog, The Core.
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Raising the NEW Woodchuck Cider House! (Video)

24 September 2013


From Woodchuck Cider:

On September 19th, 2013 we began raising the frame for the new Woodchuck Cider House here in Middlebury, VT. Due for completion in spring 2014, the Cider House will feature a Woodchuck fan visiting center including a full tour so you can see how your favorite ciders are made, a gift shop and a tasting bar featuring different styles of hard cider year-round, including some you can only find here in Vermont on tap!
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New Woodchuck Cidery Coming in 2014 With Exclusive Ciders

16 September 2013

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Here’s a quick rendering coming from Woodchuck showing their brand news cidery, aiming for a 2014 opening.  From Woodchuck:

We cannot wait for all of our fans to see our new Cidery and sample some cider with us!
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Woodchuck® Launches New ‘Cellar Series’ Hard Cider Line

27 August 2013

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From Woodchuck:

Middlebury, Vermont – Woodchuck Hard Cider is launching a new line of ciders crafted from the many cider recipes and test batches tucked away in the back of the cidery cellar.  The Woodchuck Cellar Series will be released across the country, and feature a rotating selection of innovative cider styles every few months.

The first such cider is Woodchuck Cellar Series Dry Hop.  The dry hop technique, by which the fermented cider is strained through a tank of fresh whole cone Cascade hops, 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.  It’s another category bending cider from Woodchuck.

“The cellar series is a really exciting project for us,” said Cider Maker John Matson.  “It gives us the opportunity to take some of our most experimental, previously unreleased ciders, and put them in the hands of our fans.  Dry Hop is a great balanced cider and it represents just the tip of the iceberg for the Cellar Series.”

Each cider starts as a blank canvas upon which unique ingredients, yeast strains, and fermentation techniques will serve as the brushstrokes.  Each batch will be produced in extremely limited quantities to allow quick turn over between styles.

The Cellar Series will be pasteurized and featured in a 22oz bottle.  Alcohol by volume (ABV) will vary between 5.5% and 6.9%.  The styles will rotate every few months.  Dry Hop, (6.9% ABV), is on store shelves now thru the end of October.  Suggested retail for a 22oz bottle is $4.99.

For more information on Woodchuck Dry Hop and all things Woodchuck visit our blog, The Core.
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