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Cider Week

The state of Virginia celebrates its fifth annual Cider Week November 11-20, 2016. The week showcases locally fermented, artisanal ciders crafted by cideries throughout the Commonwealth. In 2012, the Governor’s office proclaimed the first official Cider Week in an effort to bring more recognition to the craft and the ever-growing number of cideries in Virginia.

A Taste of Virginia Apples from 3 Richmond-Area Cideries

By Annie Tobey   While craft breweries dabble in the concept of terroir, that “taste of place” traditionally embraced by wineries, today’s craft cider makers also use local products to ferment their beverages. In a major U.S. apple-producing state, ranking sixth in the country in apple production, Virginia orchards provide cideries with plenty of local

A Taste of Virginia Apples from 3 Richmond-Area Cideries

By Annie Tobey   While craft breweries dabble in the concept of terroir, that “taste of place” traditionally embraced by wineries, today’s craft cider makers also use local products to ferment their beverages. In a major U.S. apple-producing state, ranking sixth in the country in apple production, Virginia orchards provide cideries with plenty of local

A Taste of Virginia Apples from 3 Richmond-Area Cideries

By Annie Tobey   While craft breweries dabble in the concept of terroir, that “taste of place” traditionally embraced by wineries, today’s craft cider makers also use local products to ferment their beverages. In a major U.S. apple-producing state, ranking sixth in the country in apple production, Virginia orchards provide cideries with plenty of local

Food and Brew

Cool Summer Beer Bars in Virginia

By Staff With summertime upon us and people from far and near wanting to get outside, the time is right to share some cool bars and restaurants we’ve come across lately for craft beer lovers. Yes, the longtime favorites such as Mekong, Birch Bar, Space Bar, Bier Garden and countless others are still going strong

Fill ‘er Up at Pints ‘O Plenty

Just 45 minutes outside of Roanoke, located in Forest, VA, Pints ‘O Plenty, one of the largest homebrew supply stores in the state of Virginia, and its sister brewery, Apocalypse Ale Works often get overflow traffic from visitors to the Blue Ridge Beer Way.  Owners, Doug and Rosalie (Lee) John think that it’s “awesome to

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Cool Summer Beer Bars in Virginia

By Staff With summertime upon us and people from far and near wanting to get outside, the time is right to share some cool bars and restaurants we’ve come across lately for craft beer lovers. Yes, the longtime favorites such as Mekong, Birch Bar, Space Bar, Bier Garden and countless others are still going strong

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