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As Summer approaches, we are going to be spending a lot of time outside and enjoying time with our friends. What better way to do so that with Angry Orchard.
Angry Orchard’s cider makers have been experimenting with apple varieties and unique flavors for more than 20 years. In early 2012, Angry Orchard Hard Ciders became available in the U.S. To develop each ciders’ distinct taste and flavor profile, cider makers traveled the world in search of the best apples.
Where the apples are grown greatly impacts the flavor, aroma and quality they impart on each cider. For example, the blend of culinary and bittersweet apples from Europe used to create Crisp Apple lends a nice balance and complexity to the cider, delivering a fruit forward, juicy flavor. Drinking it is a lot like biting into a fresh apple. For some of our other ciders, we’ve found that the apples we harvest from certain apple-growing regions in the U.S. share characteristics with apple-growing regions in Europe, giving some of our ciders a slightly less tannic character and distinctly American flavor profile.”
A great cider shows acidity, tannin and often some sweetness. What the cider maker does to show off these attributes is what makes it interesting and defines his or her style. Also, I like to know I’m drinking cider – I want to smell and taste apples. If a cider has been innovated with hops, honey or an additional fruit, apples must always be the focus.
If you are ready to give your friends and family a treat this summer try Angry Orchard.