Cool, you're going to a Thanksgiving dinner party. Even though your host said not to bring anything, you know you need to bring it to show your appreciation. And maybe to secure an invitation for next Thanksgiving. Instead of grabbing that store-prepared pumpkin pie that was probably defrosted after being baked in mass sometime in September, bring your host something that's actually special. Here are a few ideas...
[This] year might be the time to honor tradition by serving cider. Cider’s crisp acidity and dryness go well with rich holiday dishes… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Angry Orchard “Walden Hollow” Hard Cider, New York (Golden Russet, Newtown Pippin, Northern Spy and other apples), 8 percent alcohol: fragrant apple aromas, sweet-tart and earthy flavors; $15-$18 per 750 ml bottle.
What happens when two great cider makers decide to team up? How about a limited edition release that will be available on National Cider Day, November 18, 2016? How did this special project come about? According to a press release, Angry Orchard’s Innovation Cider Maker, Ryan Burk was at a cider event chatting with Eden Cider’s Eleanor Leger. It was during this conversation, the project was born.
It’s officially fall, which means it’s time for one of my favorite cocktail ingredients: apple cider. I think for as long as I’ve been drinking, I’ve been making “spiked” apple cider to enjoy on chilly nights… Orchard Toddy: 1 bottle Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple… Hot & Angry: 4 oz. Angry Orchard Cinnful Apple
Angry Orchard has helped put cider back on bar menus and on store shelves, becoming one of the country's most well-known brands in the field, but smaller producers like Eden Specialty Ciders in Vermont have also been popping up to fill in the gaps that decades of nearly forgotten fruit. While it might be easy to pit anyone making anything alcoholic with apples as competitors, that would be a mischaracterization of how this burgeoning community of growers, makers and consumers is banding together to highlight and elevate America’s lost cider legacy.
Since hard cider is having a bit of a major moment, we think a modified hot toddy that calls for hard cider and apple brandy in place of whiskey makes a whole lot of sense… 2. Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, $9… We love the classic dry taste of both Angry Orchard's Crisp Apple and J.K.'s Scrumpy Hard Cider, and Rekorderlig's Premium Pear Cider has a slightly juicier bite.
When Ryan Burk was growing up in Walden, New York, apple orchards were his playground. He never once thought that they would one day become his office, too. Burk is the head cider maker at Angry Orchard. He oversees the process of taking apples and turning them into the hard cider that people across the country enjoy. It’s his dream job.
We’re excited to announce our first American collaboration – a partnership with Eden Specialty Ciders, a cidery based in Vermont that specializes in ice ciders, which are sweet and apple-forward, and made from Vermont heirloom apples.
Walden Hollow is our first cider made exclusively with apple varieties from New York State, including apples from last year’s harvest at our 60-acre orchard in Walden, NY, and heirloom apples from other local orchards here in the Hudson Valley.