Angry Orchard, a brand of Boston-based The Boston Beer Co., announced the release of a new year-round specialty hard cider: Walden Hollow. It is the first cider from Angry Orchard to be exclusively made with apple varieties from New York State, including varieties from last year's harvest at the Angry Orchard in New York's Hudson Valley and heirloom apples from other local orchards, the company says.
Founded from humble beginnings 25 years ago, New Belgium Brewing started in the basement of its founder Kim Jordan and her husband, Jeff Lebesch, who, along with friends, produced the labels and delivered beer in their station wagon.
While attending the University of Vermont from 2004 to 2007, Andy Jones took notice of the impact that craft beer was having on the U.S. market. However, when he returned home to Washington, D.C., the presence of brands was inconsistent to what he had been accustomed to in Vermont.
When it comes to food and beverage pairings, many often think of wine, but as beer sales continue to grow and craft beer gains an even firmer foundation, consumers have gained interest in matching their beers with food.
Around the Bend Beer Co.’s Puffing Billy American brown ale launched in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles for the first time. Named after a legendary steam locomotive, Puffing Billy presents a label that fits into the Chicago-based startup brewery’s existing profile with an imaginative steampunk-inspired design, the company says.