Woodchuck Cider Unveils 2009 Fall Cider Limited Release

Woodchuck Fall Cider can be Tasted at the Sept. 15 Apple Season Kick-off at Shelburne Orchards.

Middlebury, VT, September 03, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Woodchuck Draft Cider, Vermont’s premier hand-crafted hard cider, launches Woodchuck Fall Cider – the 2009 Fall Season Limited Release. The unique taste and aroma of Woodchuck, not found in any other hard cider, results from century old hand-crafting techniques…

The 2009 Woodchuck Fall Cider begins with apples that are pressed to juice, fermented and then cold-filtered. Then master cider maker and creator of the original 1991 Woodchuck recipe, Greg Failing, performs his personal touch with an attractive bouquet of autumn spices starring cinnamon and nutmeg. Creation of this season’s limited release is completed while Failing balances out the taste with a hint of American white oak.

As with all Woodchuck Draft Cider recipes, the Limited Release Woodchuck Fall Cider is a naturally gluten free beverage.

Tastings of Woodchuck Fall Cider will be offered to persons of legal age at the Apple Season Kick-off Event being held September 15th at Shelburne Orchards in conjunction with the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, Small Dog Electronics, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, and Shelburne Farms. The Apple Season Kick-off Event is also the launch of the “Apples to Ipods” promotion of which Woodchuck Draft Cider is a co-sponsor. More information is available at www.applestoipods.com.

The lingering aftertaste is perfect for a crisp, autumn day – a taste of Vermont which is available in select markets throughout the U.S. Woody, Woodchuck Draft Cider’s online assistant woodchuck, is available to help cider drinkers discover where they can find Woodchuck Cider near them - http://www.woodchuck.com/our-cider/wheres-woody/.

Also just in time for fall and not for a limited time are Woodchuck Draft Cider on Twitter and Facebook:

About Woodchuck Draft Cider
Woodchuck Draft Cider is a hard cider handcrafted with apples in Green Mountain Beverage’s state-of-the-art facility in Middlebury, Vermont. The original recipe, known as the popular Woodchuck Amber Cider, was created by current cider maker, Greg Failing, in 1991 in Proctorsville, Vermont. The Woodchuck Draft Cider family has grown to include Granny Smith, 802 (Dark & Dry), Pear, and a brand new selection of Limited Releases to which Failing adds his personal touch to ensure exceptional quality and premium taste to Vermont’s award-winning hard cider. A naturally gluten-free beverage, Woodchuck Draft Cider is also a favorite in food pairings and a key ingredient in a variety of recipes. More information is available at www.woodchuck.com.

Woodchuck Draft Cider
Rachel Carter