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.
Sonoma Cider announced the addition of a spirit to its portfolio: Apple Brandy, a Calvados-inspired organic brandy that launched May 1 and is the company’s first foray into the craft spirits market, it says.
As Dorothy told audiences, “There’s no place like home.” Aside from being a memorable movie quote, this notion has taken on a deeper meaning in the food and beverage industries as local-buying trends and farmers markets are being celebrated by more and more consumers.
Heaven Hill Brands, Bardstown, Ky., announced the launch of Christian Brothers Apple, the third flavor extension in the growing Christian Brothers Brandy line. The newest addition builds off the fast-growing apple flavor and successes of CB Honey and Peach, the company says.
The Boston Beer Co.’s Angry Orchard brand recently released two new hard ciders: a year-round offering and seasonal variety. Hop’n Mad Apple joins the year-round portfolio as the brand’s first hopped cider.