Angry Orchard® Iceman and Strawman now available

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(Boston, MA) – Received the following info from The Boston Beer Company, makers of Angry Orchard Hard Cider. The company has introduced a new line of artisan hard ciders.

The Angry Orchard Cider House Collection is made with heirloom varietals that showcase complex flavors. After carefully experimenting with European apple blends, wood aging, and fermentation methods, this resulting collection is a balance of ingenuity and craftsmanship.

 

Our ciders are comparable to wine because we carefully selected a wine yeast that brings out our apples’ exceptional flavors. The terroir, (which loosely translates as “sense of place”), where our apples grow is unique to cider making the same way a vineyard is to winemaking. The Angry Orchard Cider House Collection blends Italian culinary apples from the foothills of the Northern Alps and French bittersweet apples from Normandy.  This combination produces two rich, complex and wood- aged ciders that are finished in 750mL, corked bottles – perfect to share with a friend over dinner.

 

Angry Orchard® Iceman (10.0% ABV; $14.99 per bottle)

  • ·         Inspired by the traditional ice ciders of Quebec, Angry Orchard Iceman combines crisp apples with notes of caramel and toffee for a cider that’s sweet but not syrupy or cloying.  Aging the cider on oak adds a smooth, vanilla character.
  • ·         Iceman is medium-bodied, leaving a smooth finish with rich flavor and lingering sweetness on the palate.
    • ·         Pairing suggestion: This well-balanced cider pairs best with the sweet flavors in pork and enhances the tender, delicate flavors in foie gras. Its earthy finish compliments sharp cheeses while its caramel and toffee notes enhance sweet, savory and buttery desserts.

 

Angry Orchard® Strawman (10.0% ABV; $14.99 per bottle)

  • ·         Angry Orchard Strawman’s ripe apple, vanilla and honeysuckle flavors impart an earthy character complimented by a distinct aroma of ripe apples, wood, dark fruits and sweet citrus.
  • ·         Inspired by centuries-old farmhouse cider making techniques traditionally found along the English and French countryside, Strawman balances a distinct blend of culinary and bittersweet apples juices which are then aged on oak.
  • ·         Strawman’s wine-like characteristics leave a smooth, fruity and effervescent finish with lingering notes of wood and apple that are crisp off the palate, refreshing and flavorful.
    • ·         Pairing suggestion: Notes of caramel, toffee and vanilla give Angry Orchard Strawman a unique sweetness that matches up well to rich meats like pork and desserts like cheesecake. Its smooth, crisp taste also makes it an exceptional seafood pairing.

 

The Angry Orchard Cider House Collection will be available year-round starting September 1, 2012 in the select states of MA, CT, RI, VT, MN, OR, WA and CA.

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19 thoughts on “Angry Orchard® Iceman and Strawman now available

  1. Sorry Adam. I should have been more clear. I meant chance not change in my orig. post.

    I guess I am wondering if they will be released in any other states other than those listed or are those it and that’s final?

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  3. Hell, yea!! Bring it ill.!!!!! We love beer here, and thus will sell. I love angry irchard!! Please!?!?

  4. First bottle down tonight… Must say: This will certainly be hitting our table again! Wish I hadn’t waited so long to try this as I have passed it several times in my local package store. Not to complex of a flavor, almost mead like, but just enough carbonation to keep the pallet fresh. Had with a pulled pork pizza.

  5. Now they describe this as both an apple cider and apple wine in a bottle that is some sort of cross between a 40oz and a wine bottle with a cork and a metal topper (reminiscent of champagne) this is sweet and mellow and kicks some ass (10% alc) because they freeze the apples – which always makes apple sweeter, and alcohol loves sugar…

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  7. Granddaughter and family visited me from Maine for Christmas. She brought a bottle of Iceman Angry Orchard and presented it during dinner. I really enjoyed it and would like to know if it is available in Virginia, specificalle the Tidewater area.

  8. my name is John Orchard I am a Orchard if there’s any way somebody on this page helped me get some promotional items I would love to have some hats of the Straw man and the ice cream man if they’re available anywhere somehow someway I would surely get my hands on some of free promotional or by them so if anyone can help me I would greatly appreciate it yours truly Papa John angry Orchard you have to understand why I need them PS will it be available in Florida

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