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Spring Invitational: Virginia Berry Cider Jam
April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 two flights featuring eight berry-infused ciders and six guest cideries, including…
Big Fish Cider, Co. – Church Hill Blush (Raspberry)
Courthouse Creek Cider – Bella Vita (Ginger & Raspberry)
Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery – Blush (Blueberry)
Old Hill Cider – Virginia Strawberry
Potter’s Craft Cider – Strawberry Ginger
Winchester Ciderworks – 522 Blackcurrant
Additional live music provided by The Midnight Ukulele Society (2:30-4pm) and Wkndr (4:30-6:30pm).
Capt. Rob’s Pigalicious BBQ will be on site serving up fresh barbecue and more, and Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches will bless us with an array of crafted treats, including a collaborative ice cream sandwich made with our Mill Race Bramble (Virginia’s original berry-infused cider)!
As a special treat, we will also tap a single keg of Fanfare, our wild mulberry cider. This cider has not been produced in three years due to late spring freezes, but we have just enough mulberries from the 2017 harvest to create this small batch.
More details to follow, including info on our limited Grand Tasting workshops!