Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York: From Orchard to Glass. This is a popular place for visitors

Cider Heaven: Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York

Hey there, cider enthusiasts! Are you familiar with Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York?

If not, let me introduce you to this fantastic cidery based in Walden, NY. In this blog post, we’ll explore the process of making Angry Orchard ciders in Walden, from orchard to glass.

Trust me; you don’t want to miss this!

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Apple Blossoms at the Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York

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History of Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York

The Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York has a long history.

The land has been a farm since the 1700’s with the first apple trees planted on the land over 100 years ago. Before prohibition, cider apple orchards were common in the region.

That means that cider has been made in the area for more than 200 years!

Where is the Angry Orchard Farm Located?

Cider House open year-round
Thursday & Friday: 2pm – 8pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 11am – 6pm


In addition to the delicious ciders and beautiful orchards, Walden, NY, is also rich in history. Orange County, where Walden is located, has a long and proud history of farming that dates back centuries.

Orange County was once a major agricultural center in the United States, with farmers producing a variety of crops such as apples, berries, corn, and potatoes. The fertile soil and moderate climate made it an ideal location for farming, and as a result, many families in the area made their living by farming.

Over time, the agricultural landscape of Orange County changed as the population grew, and many farms were sold or abandoned. However, there are still many family-owned farms in the area that continue to produce high-quality fruits and vegetables.

The tradition of farming in Orange County is still alive and well today, with many farmers using sustainable and organic farming practices. These practices not only help to preserve the environment but also ensure that the fruits and vegetables produced are of the highest quality.

Angry Orchard Ciders are made in Walden New York. This is a popular place for visitors

More About Walden New York:

In addition to the cider-making process, a visit to Walden can also include visits to local farms where you can pick your own fruits and vegetables. This is a great way to connect with the local community and support small businesses.

A Visit to Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York

A frequently asked question is: Is Angry Orchard owned by Sam Adams? The short answer is yes.

Angry Orchard is owned by the Boston Beer Company. In it’s first year, the cider was only available in New England, Colorado, Maryland and New York. In 2012, it was then introduced nationwide and quickly became popular.

The most popular flavors at that time were:

  • Crisp Apple
  • Traditional Dry
  • Apple Ginger
The view from the treehouse at Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York

The Orchard:

Did you know that Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York sources its apples from their beautiful orchard? Yes, you read that right! The Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York grows different apple varieties that are used to make Angry Orchard ciders.

The best part? The farming practices used at the orchard are sustainable, making it an eco-friendly location.

Indulge in a slice of heaven with Angry Orchard in Walden, NY! With its lush orchards and stunning views, this cidery offers an unforgettable experience for cider lovers. Sip on a flight of refreshing ciders, take a tour of the orchards, or simply soak up the sun with friends and family. With something for everyone, Angry Orchard in Walden, NY is the perfect destination for a day trip from New York City or weekend getaway. Hudson Valley NY, Hudson Valley New York, New York, Day Trip from NYC

The Cider House:

Open year round, this is a popular place to grab some cider and unwind. Once the apples are harvested from the orchard, they’re transported to the cider house, where the magic happens.

Here, the apples are processed into cider using traditional cider-making techniques. The cider-making process involves crushing, pressing, and fermenting the apples, and the result is a delicious, crisp cider that you can enjoy.

They offer food for purchase from their in-house kitchen. The menu includes shareable appetizers, various meal options, including:

  • Soup of the Day
  • Chips and Salsa
  • A Variety of Pizzas

Dogs are allowed on the outside seating areas. They must be leashed and supervised at all time.

The famous treehouse at Angry Orchard in Walden New York
The ceiling of the treehouse at Angry Orchard in Walden New York
Map of the facility at Angry Orchard in Walden New York


All tours at the Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York open one month prior. Check out their tour schedule here.

Stone Barn Tasting Experience –

A one hour, semi-guided tasting experience featuring Walden exclusive ciders. With your private group, the guides will discuss tasting notes, cider fun facts and more! *This Experience is for ages 21+ only.

Treehouse Experience –

Take in panoramic views of our orchard and the Shawangunk Mountain Range all with a cider in hand! The Treehouse experience offers guests a first-hand look into how our Treehouse was built and tastings of two Angry Orchard Ciders! *Age 16+ with ID: No dogs.

View from the Angry Orchard treehouse from below
People walking up the stairs for the treehouse tour at Angry Orchard

Barrel Room Tour –

Join them for a Barrel Room Tour at the Cider House! Learn about the history of cider making, how and where they make cider in Walden and taste some of our favorite cider offerings. *Tour is for ages 21+

Orchard Walk Tour –

Enjoy an educational “can-in-hand” walk through the orchard where you’ll learn the history of our Walden Cider House, the different methods we use to grow our high-quality fruit, and how we’re transforming our orchard to fit our needs. End your experience with a Walden exclusive cider! *Age 16+ with ID: No dogs.

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Does Angry Orchard still have a Tree House?

Now here’s the fun part? The tree house on the property of the Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York is open during the warmer months and is where visitors can take a guided tour and learn about the history of cider-making in the region.

In 2016, Angry Orchard partnered with treehouse builder Pete Nelson to create a tasting room in the trees for the “Treehouse Masters Show” on Animal Planet. Take a look at the timelapse video, from Animal Planet:

The tour guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the cider-making process and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You’ll get to see the cider-making process up close, and trust me, it’s fascinating!

During my own visit, I learned so much about the history of cider-making in the region and how it has evolved over the years. It’s a great experience that I highly recommend to any cider lover out there.

Tasting Angry Orchard Ciders

It’s time to taste the ciders! There are several Angry Orchard ciders available to taste at the Walden location, and they’re all delicious.

From the crisp and refreshing Crisp Apple to the sweet and tangy Rose, there’s a cider for everyone.

Cider on tap at the Angry Orchard Treehouse

With so many cider varieties to choose from, there is something for everyone at the Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York.
Some of these varieties include:

  • Crisp Apple
  • Hardcore Dark Cherry Apple
  • Tropical
  • Peach Mango
  • Rose
  • Green Apple

When it comes to ABV (Alcohol by volume), ciders are comparable to beer. In fact, Crisp Apple (their flagship cider), is 5 percent ABV, the same as in Budweiser beer.

A tasting flight at Angry Orchard in Walden New York

Something you may not know:

Cider Club:

In 2020, Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York started their Cider Club. Become a member of the Cider Club and receive three bottles of their cider mailed quarterly, directly to your door.

Each shipment includes a letter for the Head Cider Maker, tasting notes that describe the background and the story behind each cider and recipes to use to pair the ciders with cooked meals or even cook using the ciders.

Outdoor sitting area at Angry Orchard in Walden

Shipments usually go out:

  • February
  • May
  • August
  • November

At the times of this posting, each shipment is priced at $75 (excluding taxes, fees and shipping). Find out more information here.

Special Events:

Angry Orchard hosts special events, in addition to their regular tours.
These include, but are not limited to:

  • Blossom Photography Mini Session
  • Blossom Paint & Sip
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How to Buy Angry Orchard Cider:

As one of the most popular cider in the United States, Angry Orchard can be found in most retail sellers.

Angry Orchard varieties come in:

  • 12 ounce cans
  • 12 ounce bottles
  • 16 ounce cans
  • 24 ounce cans
Trees in the orchard at Angry Orchard in Walden New York

Final Thoughts:

A trip to Walden, NY, is not complete without a visit to the Angry Orchard cider house. From the beautiful orchard to the traditional cider-making techniques and the fun tree house tour, it’s an experience that you don’t want to miss.

So what are you waiting for? Book your visit today and get ready to enjoy some delicious Angry Orchard ciders!

Walden, NY, is not only home to the Angry Orchard cider house but also to a rich agricultural history that is still celebrated today. So the next time you’re in the area, be sure to take a tour of the local farms and taste the delicious fruits and vegetables that Orange County has to offer.

Swing located under treehouse at Angry Orchard in Walden NY

Things to Know before visiting Angry Orchard Farm in Walden New York:

  • The Cider House is open year round, but the Treehouse is only open seasonally.
  • Parking at the farm and Seating at the Cider House is first come, first serve.
  • The facilities are sometimes used for private events, so check their website/social media before making plans.
  • You must be 21yrs+ with a valid ID to purchase and consume cider.
  • They do not allow outside food or beverages on the premises. They offer some menu items at the Cider House.
  • Angry Orchard happily welcomes dogs, but guests must be sat outside and the dog must be leashed and monitored at all times.

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