WALDEN – Angry Orchard, owned by Boston Brewing Company, opened their new facility in Montgomery on Friday.
On the site of the former Crist Apple Orchard, the company grows, presses and created hard apply cider.
An official ribbon cutting was held with Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus praising the opportunity to retain the farm with its 60-acre orchard and create several varieties of hard cider and another tourist destination for the region.
“New York is the second largest state in the country that produces apples and what they are doing is taking locally grown apples and turning them into cider,” Neuhaus said.
The Hudson Valley is considered in the heart of New York’s “apple
belt” and with breweries and distilleries cropping up, it is fast
becoming a niche category for visitors to the region.
Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, left, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney sample the cider