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
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.
Sat, Apr 28
It’s time to celebrate the bounty of Virginia cider with our annual spring festival! Last year, we honored hops; this year, we will focus on berry ciders! Virginia Cider Jam opens with brunch from 12-3pm, featuring a Classical Revolution RVA clarinet quartet (1-2pm) and berry-inspired eats from Mean Bird (12-3pm). Agriberry CSA and Farm will join us from 2-7 p.m., offering fresh fruit for sale. All day long, we’ll offer … Continued