Hard cider maker, Angry Orchard, announced that they will be setting up a new research and development center that will feature tours and tastings at a 60-acre orchard right here in the Hudson Valley.

According to a press release, the orchard was purchased from the Crist Family, who has been growing apples in Walden since 1963. The family will continue to cultivate the orchard and all jobs associated with growing the crops will remain. Additional jobs will also be created by the development center and cidery.

Dave Sipes from Angry Orchard made the announcement on a new blog that will feature news and updates from the orchard.

Today we are excited to announce a new home for Angry Orchard research and development at a historic apple orchard in Walden, New York. For some time now, we have been looking to establish a home for our cider research, and this orchard is perfect for us. Not only does the orchard itself have a great history, but the Hudson Valley has such a vibrant group of apple growers and craft cider makers.

Dave says that Angry Orchard has begun construction on a cidery with on-site cider making equipment specifically designed for small batch experimentation. The cidery is expected to be open for visitors in the Fall, allowing visitors to learn how cider is made and to try samples of exclusive, hand-crafted Angry Orchard ciders made on site.