At our Innovation Cider House in Walden, we put our own twist on traditional ciders and are constantly experimenting with new processes and techniques. Our goal is to develop interesting new styles for tasting on-site – some of which could eventually join our family of ciders that are available beyond the Hudson Valley. In our wash-sort-press room, we press apples from this and other surrounding orchards for use in ciders made on-site. In our production space at the Cider House, we have a bunch of different ciders fermenting at any one time. In addition to our traditional tanks, we also have a nano system which allows us to run very small experimental fermentation batches. At Angry Orchard, we love aging cider on wood. Barrel wood expands and contracts with the season, allowing the characteristics of the barrel to blend with those of the cider. At our Cider House, we use both small wooden barrels and large wooden tuns to age our cider. We’re also experimenting with wild fermentation, which adds unique farmhouse qualities to the cider. Here at our Innovation Cider House, we’re constantly having fun and trying new things. We encourage you to come by for a visit, see what we have going on, and taste some of the specialty ciders made on-site!