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A Lost Boy Finds New Vocation as Cider Maker

A Lost Boy Finds New Vocation as Cider Maker

By Greg Kitsock A generation ago, “urban cidery” would have been almost a contradiction in terms; now, cideries are popping up all over metropolitan areas. Alexandria, Va., on the doorstep of our nation’s capital, will welcome its first such business this spring when Virginia Ciderworks Co. – doing business as Lost Boy Cider – opening

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

Blue Bee Cider Falls Far from the Tree in RVA

Words and Photos by Steve Deason Have you ever tasted a smoked cider?   Smoked beers are quite common but it’s unlikely that you have heard of smoked cider.   If you want to be on the “cutting edge” you had better hurry!   The creative (and hardworking) folks at Blue Bee Cider smoked one small batch of