BRAINWAVES: LAVENDER CYSER

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Stowe Cider has translated years of vivid visions into an eclectic collection of dreamy experimental ciders. Straight from their brains and destined for your taste buds comes the Brain Waves Project, an ongoing exploration that pushes hard cider’s creative limits to new and exciting places.

Lavender Cyser is a refined Frankenstein of a hard cider. Dreamed up through a combination of passion and controlled madness, this cider is co-fermented with honey and then infused with lavender and a touch of honey. The result is a 6.7% ABV creation with a pronounced floral flavor and aroma and a smoothness that slides straight into your unconscious, which is bound to beg for more.

BRAINWAVES: CITRUS MIST

Stowe Cider has translated years of vivid visions into an eclectic collection of dreamy experimental ciders. Straight from their brains and destined for your taste buds comes the Brain Waves Project, an ongoing exploration that pushes hard cider’s creative limits to new and exciting places.

Citrus Mist is a 6.5% ABV lemon-lime cider that sends fresh citrus signals from the palate straight to the brain. As the mind reels with refreshment, it’s hit again by an ethereal addition of strawberry. As these flavors swirl together, they create a truly unique flavor profile that’s unparalleled in the cider world.

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New Headliner: Apple Haze

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Stowe Cider has announced the release of Apple Haze, a new, unfiltered, hazy cider made with fresh-pressed apples. Apple Haze will join Stowe Cider’s other headliner ciders as a year-round offering, making sure cider drinkers can get their fill in any season.

Apple Haze’s characteristics make for a slightly opaque pour and a beautiful solid gold color. Landing smack in the middle of the sweetness scale, this semi-dry, semi-sweet cider is super fresh, with incredible apple flavor leading the way from start to finish.

 “From time to time, we enjoy Vermont IPA around here,” said Mark Ray, owner of Stowe Cider. “It was after a few of these at the end of a long day that we thought, Could we do this with a cider? Make it hazy, juicy and really drinkable? Yes!”

 Apple Haze weighs in at 5.5% ABV and is available in 4-pack 16oz cans and on draft. It will be available all year round at the Stowe Cider tasting room and throughout Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey at select stores and bars.

 Those seeking the haze are encouraged to visit Stowe Cider’s Cider Finder at stowecider.com/findcider.

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New Rotating Track: Berry Merrill

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Just when winter is starting to peak, Stowe Cider welcomes back Berry Merrill, a locally infused cider that recreates the taste of a perfect summer afternoon: unforgettable, and always gone just a little too soon.

Berry Merrill is a cider infused with local blueberries and Vermont maple syrup. In creating this one-of-a-kind and supremely satisfying cider, Stowe Cider sought berries and maple syrup from two of the state’s most respected producers: the Charlotte Berry Farm, in Charlotte, and Nebraska Knoll in Stowe.

A delicate nose of apples gives way to perfectly ripe blueberries with a hint of maple candy on the outskirts. The first taste reveals the blueberry and gives way to the unique, rich sweetness of Vermont maple syrup, but ends with the perfect balance of a semi-dry finish. 

Berry Merrill is only available at the Stowe Cider tasting room at 17 Town Farm Lane in Stowe, VT. Quantities are very limited and are expected to go quickly, unlike the long days of Vermont winters.  

New Rotating Track: Touch Of Grape

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Stowe Cider recently starting spinning the popular collaborative track Touch of Grape, part of their Rotating Track series. One of the Vermont cidermaker’s most popular limited-edition offerings, Touch of Grape is made with local grape skins from Lincoln Peak Vineyard in Middlebury, VT, and Fresh Tracks Farm in Berlin, VT.

 After two previous pressings, Stowe Cider fans pined for the return of Touch of Grape, and the cidermakers responded by dropping the needle on the perennial hit. Touch of Grape is aged on Marquette grape skins, giving it an eye-pleasing ruby hue and delicate notes of dark fruits and spice before a super dry, tannin-rich finish. 

 Touch of Grape is available now in 4-pack 16-ounce cans at the Stowe Cider tasting room and in select stores throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Like other Rotating Tracks, this cider won’t play for long, and those with a palate for puckeringly good ciders are encouraged to grab it while they can.

 Those seeking Touch of Grape are encouraged to visit Stowe Cider’s Cider Finder at stowecider.com/findcider.

New Rotating Track: Tuned Up

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TUNED UP PRESS RELEASE

Skis aren’t the only things getting tuned up around Stowe this winter. The Stowe Cider Company, nestled comfortably in the foothills of Mount Mansfield, has released Tuned Up, a new track from the cidermaker’s Rotating Track series.

Tuned Up is made to honor Vermont’s highest summit and host to unlimited adventure: Mount Mansfield. After years of brewing in the mountain’s backyard, the cidermaker has finally created a cider worthy of its majesty. Tuned Up is a dry, hazy cider made with cranberry and orange, coming in at 5.5% ABV. Fruit aromas fill the nose and upon first sip, a mild tartness tightens taste buds before the subtly sweet and complementary flavors of apple and orange hit.

“The tartness of cranberry, along with the natural dryness of this cider make it super refreshing. Perfect for an après drink in the lot or a night in with your friends and your vinyl collection,”says Mark Ray, owner of Stowe Cider.

Tuned Up will be available in 4-pack 16-ounce cans from mid-December until it’s gone. Cider lovers in Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be able to get tuned in to Tuned Up.

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