Angry Orchard cider makers have been crafting cider for more than 20 years and in Fall 2015, established its official home in Walden, New York, on a 100-year old orchard, promptly becoming part of the Hudson Valley’s thriving food, farming and drinks community in the Hudson Valley. With a focus on high-quality ingredients and raising awareness of the industry overall, the Cider House at Angry Orchard serves as the home base for research and development of new recipes and unique cider styles.
Cider has a long history in the United States, dating back to colonial times. In fact, it was one of the most popular alcoholic beverages due to the prevalence of its main ingredient, the apple and only just recently are communities rediscovering it. Unlike the brewing process to make beer, cider makers ferment fruit to make alcohol. Furthermore, cider gives drinkers a change from beer and wine, appealing to the market and those with diverse palates. The cidermakers understand that drinkers are looking for quality ingredients and appreciate complexity and balance, both of which Angry Orchard ciders embody.
Outside of the research and development, the orchard serves as a destination for visitors near and far. With a selection of tours to choose from, guests can not only learn the history of cider making, but can experience the orchard’s very own tree house, designed and built by Animal Planet’s Tree House Masters, or hang in the Cider Garden where many events and attractions are hosted.
This year, Angry Orchard launched its highly-anticipated and widely popular, Rosé Hard Cider. This fall Angry Orchard will introduce Super Natural, a Pét-Nat cider. For more information, please visit www.angryorchard.com.