Bottle Conditioning: How We Do It and Why We Do It

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In commercial cider production, most sparkling ciders get their bubbles by way of compressed CO2 gas. This is a great system because it is affordable, fast, and consistent. There is however, another option called bottle (or cask) conditioning.   In the days before stainless steel, compressed gas, and refrigeration, a beer or cider would be put into a sealed barrel or bottle when it still had just a tiny bit … Continued


9% ABV

This cider highlights the hard work of many of our friends and neighbors. Early season apples from Virginia are fermented with Belgian yeast from RVA Yeast Labs and then bottle conditioned with organic ginger juice from The Juice Laundry and local wildflower honey from Sourwood Farm. The honey ferments in the bottle, leaving a dry cider with a floral nose and the perfect hint of ginger.


Fri, Jun 30

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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Bring your family and lawn chairs and meet us on Shore Drive for an evening of fun at TASTE @ Bayville Farms. This weekly concert series features live music, grass-fed beef burgers and hot dogs on the grill, local craft beer and wine, and much more. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, spend Fridays with TASTE at Live on the Lawn. Music starts at 5:30pm. Learn more: … Continued