Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC,Bret Williams, President and CEO of Green Mountain Beverage, recently announced that the hard cider company is changing its name to Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC effective August 1, 2011. The name change comes at a time when the hard cider category is experiencing significant growth in the United States. The company produces the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck Hard Cider, which is available in all 50 states and is currently celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2011! In June 2003 when Williams put together the deal to buy the company, the legal name became ‘Beverage Acquisition Group, LLC’ with Green Mountain Beverage as the d/b/a. At the time, it was uncertain if the company would survive, let alone be able to sell hard cider exclusively. Over the years, the Woodchuck Brand has grown three-fold and has enabled the company to remain solely focused on the hard cider category. ‘The name ‘Vermont Hard Cider Company’ better reflects who we are and what we do,’ Williams said. ‘Vermont, as well as our Company, stands for good people doing good things in a good way.’ Vermont Hard Cider Company will continue to operate in its current facility on Pond Lane, while actively pursuing expansion options in the Middlebury area. About Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLCVermont Hard Cider Company, LLC, located in Middlebury, Vermont, is the leading hard cider producer in the United States, which includes the nation’s number one cider ‘ Woodchuck® Hard Cider. Having won 16 IMPACT Hot Brand Awards, Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC is recognized for its superior cider brands. Vermont Hard Cider Company, LLC handcrafts and manages all levels of quality control in a state-of-the-art cidery in Middlebury, VT by employing a team of cider makers with over 30 years of combined experience directly in cider making and a team devoted exclusively to producing, marketing, and selling hard cider. More information is available at www.woodchuck.com(link is external).
(REUTERS) – The 2021 World Games have been pushed back by a year to avoid clashing with the Tokyo Olympics which were rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, World Games organisers said yesterday.The World Games, which are held every four years and feature 32 sports that are not part of the Olympic programme, were scheduled to take place in Birmingham, Alabama, from July 15 to 25 next year but have now been postponed to July 7-17, 2022.Organisers said that the decision to move the Tokyo Olympics to 2021 made a significant impact on the planning of the World Games and sticking to the original dates would have meant excluding many Olympic athletes and officials.“A great deal of detailed work is now required to implement this decision, but I am impressed by the flexibility and efficiency of the Birmingham Organising Committee,” International World Games Association (IWGA) president Jose Perurena said.The international event was set to host 3 600 athletes from over 100 countries to take part in a variety of sports such as martial arts, bowling, squash, billiards and even wheelchair rugby.“All organisational main pillars such as venues and accommodation are in place for 2022, and we are able to have exactly the same sports programme as we had planned for 2021,” IWGA CEO Joachim Gossow added.