Blue Bee Ciders
At Blue Bee Cider, we aim to create balanced ciders true to their Virginia roots from a culinary perspective and true to the fruit from a cidermaking one. Each apple variety ferments differently, creating its own flavors which vary year to year depending on weather conditions. Blue Bee Ciders are never chapitalized (it’s so sunny in the South, who needs to add sugar?) and never watered down. We use raw juice and ferment it straight off the press.
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Blue Bee Cider makes three ciders blended from heirloom Virginia apple varieties. We have two semi-sparkling ciders: CHARRED ORDINARY, a dry, old-fashioned cider that pairs well with salty hams and other traditional Virginia fare; and ARAGON 1904, which includes a few modern apples to create a lighter, more fruit forward off-dry cider. HARVEST RATION is our dessert cider fortified with brandy distilled from our own special blend of bittersweet apples.
Blue Bee Cider has developed three small-batch ciders for release in Fall/Winter 2013/2014: HOPSAP SHANDY, a hop-infused cider, MILL RACE BRAMBLE, infused with raspberries and blackberries, and ROCKY RIDGE RESERVE, a cask-aged cider.