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Vermont Hard Cider http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1119/all en Area beverage makers blaze a new tasting trail http://addisonindependent.com/201409area-beverage-makers-blaze-new-tasting-trail <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25506" style="width: 146px;"><a href="/201409area-beverage-makers-blaze-new-tasting-trail"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/AppGap5974.thumbnail.jpg" alt="AppGap5974.jpg" title="AppGap5974.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="146" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CHUCK BURKINS AT the Appalachian Gap Distillery has teamed with four other local alcoholic beverage producers to create the Middlebury Tasting Trail to promote the area&#039;s beer, wine, cider and spirits companies. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Addison County&rsquo;s shire town has long been home to the Trail Around Middlebury, a popular hiking amenity.</span></p> <p> Middlebury is now home to another trail &mdash; though it&rsquo;s just for adults who are keen on exercising their palates, rather than their legs.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25507">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409area-beverage-makers-blaze-new-tasting-trail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Lincoln Peak Vineyard Middlebury Otter Creek Brewing Vermont Hard Cider Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:40:26 +0000 Zach Despart 25507 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury is expecting 10,000 for 'Ciderbration' http://addisonindependent.com/201408middlebury-expecting-10000-ciderbration <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25057" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408middlebury-expecting-10000-ciderbration"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Woodchuck6366_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Woodchuck6366.jpg" title="Woodchuck6366.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT HARD CIDER opened its new Exchange Street headquarters recently. The facility features a state-of-the-art bottling, pasteurizing and labeling line. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont Hard Cider doesn&rsquo;t do anything halfway, as evidenced by last week&rsquo;s grand unveiling of its new, 100,000-square-foot, $34 million cidery off Exchange Street.</span></p> <p> Various state officials and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., spoke and observed the ribbon cutting for a facility that will churn out thousands of gallons of the company&rsquo;s popular Woodchuck brand cider.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25058">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408middlebury-expecting-10000-ciderbration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Vermont Hard Cider Woodchuck Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:25:42 +0000 Zach Despart 25058 at http://addisonindependent.com 'Last call' for Vermont Hard Cider CEO Bret Williams http://addisonindependent.com/201403last-call-vermont-hard-cider-ceo-williams <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-21946" style="width: 89px;"><a href="/201403last-call-vermont-hard-cider-ceo-williams"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/BrettWilliams.thumbnail.jpg" alt="BrettWilliams.jpg" title="BrettWilliams.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="89" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT HARD CIDER CEO Bret Williams is stepping down from his post to spend more time with his family in Rhode Island. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Bret Williams has dutifully &ldquo;tended bar&rdquo; at the helm of the Vermont Hard Cider Co. (VHC) for more than a decade.</span></p> <p> Now, after taking the company from the brink of bankruptcy to its current status as the second-largest hard cider producer in the world, Williams is ready for his &ldquo;last call.&rdquo;</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21947">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201403last-call-vermont-hard-cider-ceo-williams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Middlebury Vermont Hard Cider Woodchuck Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:07:58 +0000 Zach Despart 21947 at http://addisonindependent.com Vt. Hard Cider to delay expansion http://addisonindependent.com/201208vt-hard-cider-delay-expansion <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Hard Cider Company late last week announced it will delay the start of construction on a new $24 million cidery until 2013.</p> <p> The company had hoped to begin construction of an 87,005-square-foot bottling plant on Exchange Street in Middlebury this summer but officials said the permitting, engineering, design and bidding process has taken longer than expected.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13056">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208vt-hard-cider-delay-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury cider Featured Vermont Hard Cider Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:10:13 +0000 Addison Independent 13056 at http://addisonindependent.com Woodchuck maker delays groundbreaking for big cider plant until 2013 http://addisonindependent.com/201208woodchuck-maker-puts-plans-big-cider-plant-hold <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; The Vermont Hard Cider Company announced today that it will delay the start of construction on a new $24 million cidery until 2013. VTHCC had hoped to begin construction at a site on Exchange Street in Middlebury this summer but officials said the permitting, engineering, design and bidding process has taken longer than expected.</p> <p> VTHCC is nearing completion of these preliminary hurdles, they said. However, to start a project of this magnitude and scope just as the ground is beginning to freeze could further complicate construction budgets and timetables.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/13050">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208woodchuck-maker-puts-plans-big-cider-plant-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury cider Vermont Hard Cider Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:01:35 +0000 Addison Independent 13050 at http://addisonindependent.com Cider company plans big expansion http://addisonindependent.com/201111cider-company-plans-big-expansion <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-9978" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201111cider-company-plans-big-expansion"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/woodchuckcider.thumbnail.jpg" alt="woodchuckcider.jpg" title="woodchuckcider.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> VERMONT HARD CIDER plans to build a $20 million, 87,000-­square-­foot bottling plant off Exchange Street near Maple Landmark Woodcraft. This artist&#039;s rendering of the plant was in papers filed with the town. The company said it plans to add 20 workers to the 68 it already employs. </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Vermont Hard Cider Co. has filed plans to build a new, 87,005-square-foot bottling plant on a 27.6-acre parcel on the north side of Middlebury&rsquo;s Exchange Street, between the Bridge School and Maple Landmark Woodcraft.</p> <p class="Bodycopy"> The nation&rsquo;s pre-eminent manufacturer of hard cider, Vermont Hard Cider (VHC) has been looking to expand out of its current 60,000 square feet of rented space at 153 Pond Lane, where it produces and markets its increasingly popular brand of Woodchuck hard ciders throughout the country.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9977">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201111cider-company-plans-big-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business expansion Vermont Hard Cider Woodchuck Mon, 21 Nov 2011 17:00:10 +0000 John Flowers 9977 at http://addisonindependent.com