Woodchuck Hard Cider

Location: Middlebury
Tag(s): Innovation
Historical Category: Agricultural History
Video Date: 12/23/22

When Prohibition arrived on January 17th, 1920, it devastated a staple beverage in the United States: hard apple cider. In 1991, a wine maker named Greg Failing began experimenting with bringing the alcoholic drink back and founded Woodchuck Hard Cider. Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins and Local 22 & Local 44 anchor Mike Hoey head over to Middlebury to learn a bit more about the company's story.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 (www.mychamplainvalley.com) and the Vermont Historical Society.

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