MIDDLEBURY, Vermont — From Woodchuck’s humble beginnings in a two car garage in 1991, we have always called Vermont home. We take great pride in the fact that we started in Vermont and are still in Vermont today taking advantage of the great cider making resources that the Green Mountain State offers. Because of our deep appreciation, we wanted to develop a collection of ciders using apples exclusively from our Vermont orchard partners to pay homage. There is no better name to give this collection than 802!
All varieties in this collection will be traditional ciders made with only fresh pressed Vermont juice from our orchard partners. One of our biggest partners is Sunrise Orchards, and owner Barney Hodges recently told Cider Culture, “What the hard cider industry has done for farms in Vermont, and our farm, is that it has provided value to the lowest segment of what we grow as apple providers…That’s helping the economic viability of farms like ours.”
Our first variety under this new 802 Collection is Lil’ Dry, which is a Semi-Dry cider made with only juice from 100% Vermont Apples and yeast. There are no artificial ingredients, no sugar added and the cider is certified gluten-free. This is the most traditional cider we make! Starting off the cider will be available mostly in Vermont with limited availability in Maine and New Hampshire beginning in October. Lil’ Dry will retail for $10.99 / 16oz 4 pack cans and draft.
We gave this collection the motto Fermentation for Freedom and Unity not only as a nod to Vermont but because we want these ciders to bring drinkers together and celebrate the uniqueness of our fans. We are very proud of this collection and our home state. We hope you enjoy this taste of Vermont as much as we do!
About Vermont Cider Company
Vermont Cider Company is a leading hard cider maker in the United States, with a state of the art cidery located in Middlebury, Vermont. Vermont Cider Company crafts a variety of ciders for a variety of consumers. There’s ultra-craft Vermont Cider Co., iconic Woodchuck, fruit-forward Wyder’s as well as the classic Magners Irish Cider and Blackthorn, rounding out our import offerings. Vermont Cider Company reinvigorated American hard cider in 1991, with the launch of Woodchuck, and stays focused on the category today through our commitment to crafting innovative and refreshing hard ciders. For more information about Vermont Cider Company, please visit: www.vtciderco.com