WALDEN, N.Y. — Angry Orchard on Tuesday announced the launch of its latest cider inspired by the seasons. Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, which is available through April, takes its inspiration from the late winter tapping of maple trees, blending American culinary apple with a hint of Vermont maple syrup.
“Like apples, not all maple syrup is created equal. The flavors can vary significantly from season to season and depending on production techniques,” Angry Orchard head cider maker Ryan Burk said. “My team and I visited maple farmers from across the Northeast to dive deeper into the qualities that make maple syrup unique, then took those findings back to our cider house to incorporate this natural sweetener into a dry cider we'd been working on. Ultimately, we found a nice combination with Tapped Maple.”
The company’s seasonal experimentation have also brought about another new, limited-release cider that will be part of Angry Orchard’s Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack, Angry Orchard Spiced Apple. The flavor combines a fresh apple taste with lively seasonal spices.
The Tapped Maple variety is available in six-packs and the Winter Orchard Sampler Variety Pack through April 2017, and the Spiced Apple Variety is available as a limited release in the variety pack through April 2017.