Woodchuck Announces Two New Releases for Summer

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 http://www.woodchuck.com.

About Woodchuck® Hard Cider

Woodchuck Hard Cider is a hard cider handcrafted with apples. Woodchuck Amber was developed in a Proctorsville, Vermont garage in 1991. Its recipe and creator, Greg Failing, remain at the core of the product. Woodchuck Hard Cider now operates in a state-of-the-art cidery in Middlebury, Vermont, and its lineup of styles has grown to include a variety of seasonal and limited releases. Distribution, which started in a single Vermont country store, now stretches across all 50 states. The Woodchuck family is dedicated to providing exceptional quality and premium taste in every bottle and can. A naturally gluten-free beverage, Woodchuck Hard Cider lends itself well to food pairings and recipes. For more information, visit http://www.woodchuck.com.

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