Just in time for spooky season, Angry Orchard is launching limited-edition mini kegs filled with a seasonally inspired hard cider that typically only can be purchased at the brand's Orchard in New York’s Hudson Valley. Dressed up in custom graphics featuring haunted versions of Angry Orchard’s iconic Orchard, these mini kegs are available to ship directly to drinkers across the country.
Featuring Angry Orchard Albany Post, this hard cider is an Orchard favorite that blends traditional cider making bittersweet and bittersharp apples grown right on the Orchard at Albany Post Road in Walden, N.Y., it says. A semi-sweet cider, Albany Post boasts the aroma of fresh apple and raw honey, it adds.
“Fall is our favorite time of year at Angry Orchard, and we never miss an opportunity to celebrate Halloween in a big way,” said Joe Gaynor, cider maker for Angry Orchard, in a statement. “In between picking and pressing apples, we’re welcoming guests from around the world to enjoy our ciders here at the Orchard this month. Our first-ever mini keg allows us to extend that experience to folks across the country, while also having some fun for one of my favorite cider-drinking holidays, Halloween.”
In addition to being Angry Orchard’s first 100% estate-made cider, which means every batch is pressed, fermented and bottled on the same land that grew its apples, Albany Post is made entirely from apples that are handpicked with the help of Angry Orchard's community members, it says.
Angry Orchard’s Halloween mini kegs will be available for home delivery via VinoShipper beginning early October ($75 with free nationwide shipping). Albany Post also is available on tap or in 750-ml bottles at Angry Orchard's Cider House in Walden.