Angry Orchard Prices & Buyers’ Guide


Angry Orchard is a bottled hard cider originally made in New York State from cider apples. Angry Orchard is currently owned by Boston Beer Company, who also own Sam Adams Beer, Truly Hard Seltzer, and Dogfishhead Beer. At its peak, Angry Orchard represented 50% of the sales in the American hard cider market. 

Angry Orchard Products

Angry Orchard has released several different varieties of cider over the years, and while some have been seasonal limited releases or discontinued, these are their current offerings. The following are available in six-packs or in an orchard explorer mixed twelve or twenty-four packs.

  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple

Crisp Apple is an Angry Orchard classic cider, made from cider apples and culinary apples. It is slightly sweet, gluten-free, and bottled at 5% ABV.

  • Angry Orchard Pear

A cider derived from a blend of apples and pears, this bottle captures the smooth sweetness of pears while retaining the crisp tart apple flavor that made Angry Orchard famous. Bottled at 5% ABV and gluten-free.

  • Angry Orchard Rosé

Angry Orchard Rosé is made using red flesh apples from France, which imbue this bottle with its pinkish hue. Bottled at 5.5% ABV and gluten-free.

  • Angry Orchard Green Apple

A tart, green apple cider with notes of kiwi and honeydew to boot. Bottled at 5% ABV and gluten-free.

The following ciders are not available in the Angry Orchard variety packs, only in individual four and six-packs.

  • Angry Orchard Crisp Unfiltered

An unfiltered version of the regular crisp apple, this bottle is hazy, with some sediment due to it being unfiltered. The unfiltered bottle is made using bittersweet apples, and as such is less sweet than its filtered counterpart. Bottled at 6% ABV and also gluten-free.

  • Angry Orchard Stone Dry

The driest of the Angry Orchard line, this cider is based on traditional English ciders, which are usually less sweet than their American counterparts. Bottled at 5.5% ABV and gluten-free.

In addition to their usual lineup of ciders, Angry Orchard also manufactures the following small batch ciders.

  • The Muse

A sparkling cider, available in a corked 750 ml bottle. Sweet, with notes of vanilla and cloves, this cider was aged in French oak casks before bottling. Bottled at 7.7% ABV and Gluten-free.

  • The Iceman

This bottle is made using a freezing process, similar to that of ice wine, which freezes the apples before extracting the juice. Look for notes of toffee, vanilla, and caramel due to the oak cask aging. Bottled in a corked 750 ml bottle at 10% ABV and gluten-free.

  • The Strawman

This bottle is another 750 ml cork stopper, with a blend of oak-aged bittersweet and culinary apple ciders which results in a wine-esq cider with a fuller body than other ciders. Bottled at 10% ABV and gluten free.

  • Walden Hollow

Walden Hollow is an annual cider which varies year to year. Angry Orchard selects its choicest apple varieties and blends the ciders, resulting in a different edition each year.

Angry Orchard Pricing

Below are the latest Angry Orchard prices.

TypeSizePrice
Angry Orchard Crisp Hard Cider6 Pack$10.34
24.0oz can$3
Angry Orchard Rosé Hard Cider
6 Pack$10.32
16.0oz can$1.99
Angry Orchard Green Apple Hard Cider
6 Pack$10.29
16.0oz can$2.13
Angry Orchard Unfiltered Crisp Apple
6 Pack$10.74
12 Pack$41.99
Angry Orchard Easy Apple Hard Cider
6 Pack$9.99
Angry Orchard Pear Cider
6 Pack$9.99
Angry Orchard Stone Dry Hard Cider
6 Pack$9.99
Angry Orchard Walden Hollow
750ml$14.99
Angry Orchard Cider House Collection - The Muse
750ml$14.99
Angry Orchard Cider House Collection - Strawman
750ml$14.99
Angry Orchard Cider House Collection - Iceman
750ml$14.99

Angry Orchard Alternatives

  • Citizen Cider

If you’re in the northeast, specifically the Vermont area, I recommend citizen ciders as an alternative to Angry Orchard. They’re making a great cider using local apples, and are available as far away as New York City.  This is one of my favorite regional producers, but make sure to investigate your local area and see what’s being whipped up in your own backyard.

  • Austin Eastciders

Speaking of regional favorites, this hard cider out of Austin, TX is another great regional product well worth tracking down if you’re in the area. Their small-batch ciders are delicious, and their lineup features an array of exotic flavors like blood orange or pineapple.

  • Strongbow

The old standard, Strongbow has been in the cider game since the 1960s and accounts for 15% of global cider sales. Made in the UK, this is an English style of cider, meaning it is drier than Americans may be used to.

  • Rekorderlig

A Swedish cider, with a number of untraditional flavors. Rekorderlig is delicious, a bit pricier than other cider options, but well worth the cost. Look for strawberry lime in the summertime, and enjoy it with a squirt of fresh lime juice. This is one of my most favorite brands of cider.

Cocktails

While most ciders are enjoyed as is, they can be used as ingredients in a cocktail from time to time. Here are a few simple ones.

The Industry Fix

  • 1 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .5 oz Fernet Branca
  • .5 Lemon Juice

Top with Angry Orchard Stone Dry or another dry cider

The Stone Fence

  • 1.5 oz Rum, Bourbon, or Rye
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • Top with Angry Orchard Crisp Unfiltered

This cocktail is classically made with a traditional non-alcoholic apple cider or pressed apple juice, but can be made with hard cider as well.

Nick Lappan has worked in the restaurant industry since age 13 and most recently has worked as a cocktail bartender and bar consultant in the United States and China.

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