“The sounds of the lapping lake-shores, the mountain views, and memories of fresh picked blueberries. Exhibiting a slight tartness, this cider begins with a full, robust flavor followed by a rich summertime taste.”
Location: Middlebury, VT
Mindy’s Thoughts: Woodchuck offers a few seasonal cider selections, most of which are gross because people need to stop putting fucking cinnamon and pumpkin in everything that exists. However one special seasonal cider, their Summer cider, tastes like a little piece of heaven. It starts off with a tart apple base and then they add blueberry juice to the mix. The combination is refreshing, perfectly sweet, a little fizzy, and the best thing you can imagine tasting on a hot summer day. Hell, it’s a cold winter day and 9 in the morning but I still want one right now.
Generally you will see Summer in stores right around the beginning of June, and the last bottles leave the shelves sometime in early September. Though, if you’re like me you will just stock up and hide 6-packs throughout closets in your house to make it through the winter.
The other packs live in the kitchen. There is always at least one in the fridge, because you never know when you’ll need what my doctor calls “a cooler”. Stressful day? Need a cooler!
Anyway, you should definitely try Woodchuck’s Summer cider sometime next year when it’s available again. Unless you know somebody at Woodchuck that could get you an inside line. In which case, please email me!