Our final tasting to celebrate Cider Week VA is local favorite Potters Craft. Over the last few years the potters crew have built a reputation for creativity in their recipes, drawing a lot of inspiration from the craft beer world, yet still maintaining a strong connection to traditional cidermaking values. The ciders being tasted today showcase all those qualities. We will be opening the Ryesap (Basque influenced, aged in whiskey barrels), Double Simcoe (made with Simcoe hops), Cider Nouveau (aged with Merlot and Petit Verdot skins from King Family Vineyards), and Pelure de Pomme (fermented on the skins along with extended maceration post fermentation). Come on by and enjoy the great diversity cider can provide!
Today's tasting celebrating Cider Week VA shows off the two producers we stock from over in the Shenandoah Valley. From fruit along the many bends of the Shenandoah River (tasting room in Bluemont) we have the 'Rocket' Off-Dry and Windrush Oak and Chestnut Stave Aged ciders from Wild Hare, and from the Showalter Orchard in Timberville we have the Heritage and fruit-added Virginia Strawberry ciders from Old Hill. Hope to see you here!
Today's store tasting celebrating Cider Week VA features a selection from the 'sweetened' side of the cider scene. Not necessarily sweeter tasting (though some are for sure) but made by adding water and sugar back in, along with other flavors often going in as well. These ciders tend to be less expensive and more consistent to make, which makes them extremely popular with the pub and festival crowd, while still showing some local character. On deck for tasting will be the Blue Toad Granny Smith and Harvest Fest ciders, and from Cobbler Mountain the Original Honey and Wild Blackberry Hop ciders. Come on by and give them a try!
Our second day celebrating Cider Week VA, today we feature local favorite Castle Hill Cider, located out Rt 231 towards lovely Gordonsville. Up for tasting will be the Terrestrial (Dry; not pictured, arriving soon from our friends at Central Virginia Distributing) Serendipity (Off-dry), and Big Pippin (infused with ginger and slightly fortified). Come on by and give them a try!
Starting off our Cider Week Va celebration with three bottlings from the 'urban' cider house of Blue Bee. We will be offering their off-dry Aragon 1904, the very dry Charred Ordinary, and their barrel aged Rocky Ridge Reserve. Hope to see you here!
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