Angry Orchard, the maker of hard ciders, has purchased an apple orchard in the Hudson Valley to be a new research and development center.

The new Angry Orchard facility will be near the Orange County village of Walden and will offer visitors the chance

to learn how cider is made and try samples of exclusive, handcrafted Angry Orchard ciders made on-site. While craft cider has seen explosive growth in recent years, it is still small and relatively unknown here in the US. To help continue that growth for all craft cider makers, Angry Orchard encourages drinkers to learn as much as they can about cider, and sees the orchard as a place people can come to explore.

The Angry Orchard Walden facility is expcted to open in fall 2015.

[WPDH]