Hard cider is as much a part of American history as Thanksgiving. During colonial times, hard cider was the drink of choice and it’s only recently made a comeback. Angry Orchard and the USACM, both committed to drinker education and building awareness, are looking for drinkers to #PickCider this Thanksgiving to help grow the cider category overall.
Cider is more like wine than beer, and can be perfectly paired with both hearty and delicate dishes. It’s also naturally gluten-free!
Try the below styles from Angry Orchard to pair with your favorite Thanksgiving dishes:
· Angry Orchard Crisp Apple (5% ABV):
o Our flagship cider, this style offers the perfect balance of sweetness and bright acidity from culinary apples combined with the dryness of traditional cider-making apples, resulting in a complex, yet refreshing, hard cider. Just like biting into a fresh apple.
· Angry Orchard Cider House Collection’s Walden Hollow (10% ABV):
o Made with our cider maker’s choice of heirloom New York state apple varieties, the vintage cider features apples from the Angry Orchard in Walden, NY. It is a mildly tannic, off dry cider with an intense apple aroma and notes of butterscotch and almond.
· Angry Orchard Pear Cider (5% ABV):
o Delicately crafted to highlight the mellow sweetness of pears, Pear Cider is made with apples and pears grown in the U.S. The refreshing take on traditional hard apple cider combines ripe pear taste with crisp apple notes for a well-rounded and smooth drink, perfect to enjoy among friends and family at Thanksgiving.
Cider is incredibly versatile, and can be used as an ingredient in food or cocktail recipes as well as a pairing.
Try the Cozy at the Orchard recipe created by Angry Orchard mixologist Jeremy Oertel. Warm up with family and friends this Thanksgiving with a hot, comforting cocktail, incorporating Angry Orchard Crisp Apple with bourbon and cinnamon.