In the News


Fairfax’s Newest Bar Is Beer Geek Heaven • Eater DC • February 7, 2018 

The Best Breweries and Restaurants in Richmond, VA  • Alicia Tenise blog • January 18, 2018 

Richmond Food News: Week of Jan. 8-12 • Richmond Magazine • January 12, 2018 

7 Gorg Outdoor Wedding Venues in Richmond, Virginia • Wedding Wire • January 2018 


Perch Party • Richmond Magazine • December 20, 2017 

48 (Gay-ish) Hours in Richmond, Virginia • EDGE Media Network • November 30, 2017 

The Best Things to Do in Richmond, Virginia • CNN Travel • December 4, 2017 

Weekend Events: Anthem Richmond Marathon, Hops in the Park, Clergy in Concert • WTVR CBS 6 • November 9, 2017 

Has Richmond, Virginia become the beer capital of the Mid-Atlantic? • Travel and Dish • November 9, 2017 

Richmond, Virginia’s Congenial, Modern Food and Drink Scene • Wine Enthusiast • November 7, 2017 

Virginia is for Wine Lovers • Wikerts in Wanderlust • October 10, 2017 

6 Awesome Places to Wine, Dine and Stay in Richmond, VA • Better Living

Maple’s on the Menu This Fall • Standard Times • October 6, 2017 

RVA Fall Events Guide: Scott’s Addition Booz Crawl • NBC 12 • October 2017

Next stop: Richmond’s beer scene by bus • Richmond Biz Sense • September 25, 2017

Gr8 Weekend Events: VA PrideFest, RVA Street Art Fest, Autism Speaks Walk • ABC8 WRIC • September 21, 2017

Why Old is New Again • Darling Magazine • September 9, 2017

Pencil It In: Book Events Abound in Richmond This Fall • • September 5, 2017

Blue Bee Cider hosts Labor Day brunch one day early • WRIC ABC 8 • September 3, 2017

An Exciting Time for Virginia Cider • Virginia Winos • August 27, 2017

Albemarle CiderWorks, Blue Bee Cider and Foggy Ridge Cider: Reviews  • Savor Virginia • July 13, 2017

‘A Day for Us’ aims to elevate LGBTQ and marginalized small business owners, makers and crafters • Gay RVA • June 19, 2017

Apple Preserves • Pommel Cyder • June 16, 2017

Great Escapes: Looking for a quick getaway? Start here • Chesterfield Observer • June 14, 2017

2017 Richmond Summer Guide • Style Weekly • June 13, 2017

The Ultimate Summer Beercation Guide • The Beer Necessities • June 3, 2017

Richmond Getaway • District Hi and Lo • May 16, 2017

Weekend in Richmond • World Curious Traveler • May 15, 2017

Junkin’ Journey: Richmond, Virginia • Sadie Seasongoods • May 14, 2017

Southern Charm: Richmond, Virginia, Is a Culinary Hot Spot With Rich History • The Epoch Times • April 2017


Scott’s Addition spirits destinations blend new creations crafted from ancient traditions • Richmond Times-Dispatch • December 7, 2016
This RTD article explores some of the beverages our neighborhood is producing that have historical roots. Come explore for yourself!

For a sip of Richmond’s exploding beer scene, head to one neighborhood • Washington Post • October 15, 2016
Scott’s Addition gets a shout out from the Washington Post for its craft beverage awesomeness here. Come see it for yourself!

An Apple a Day • Virginia Foodie • September 19, 2016

Raise a glass for these 16 Southern booze businesses • Dig South • August 16, 2016
Learn about the growing alcohol start-up landscape through Dig South’s list of noteworthy Southern start-ups. Honored to be included along with our Old Manchester neighbors, Belle Isle Craft Spirits!

Top 10 Fun Things in RVA  • Yelp • April 2016
Blue Bee Cider *is* fun. We don’t know how we came to be #5 on this list from Yelp. But we’ll take it. Come and see us!

Revolutionary Television • Richmond Magazine • April 28, 2016
Richmond Magazine recaps a special evening on April 25, 2016 when the Virginia Historical Society hosted a pre-screening of the TURN Season 3, as part of its History on Tap series. After the screening, Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the VHS lead a discussion of on espionage during the Revolutionary War with TURN actor Samuel Roukin, who plays the villainous British Captain John Graves Simcoe, Amy Edmunds from the Virginia Film Office, Dr. Edward Lengel and Lynn Price from The Washington Papers at the University of Virginia. Oh! and everyone was drinking Hewe’s Crab cider.

Blue Bee Cider kicks off expansion • Richmond Times-Dispatch • February 18, 2016
Gov. Terry McAuliffe helps us celebrate locking in our new location in Scott’s Addition and the beginning of the rehab process. Exciting times ahead!

Where to Travel for Food in 2016 • National Geographic • January 13, 2016
Richmond, Va makes the short list of National Geographic food cities for 2016 and Blue Bee gets a nod along with top-tier local food attractions. So many amazing world cities on this list … let’s go!

Hop a Train to RVA • Amtrack • January-February 2016
Some good things to see, do and taste within a hop, a skip and a jump of the Main Street train station in Richmond, VA. Good times, y’all!


Share a cider with Washington and Jefferson • RVANews • December 2, 2015
Hewe’s Crab is almost here! Thanks to RVA News for sharing our excitement about the release on Dec. 12.

Behind the Scenes with Blue Bee Cider • The Virginia Table • November 18, 2015
Honored to be included in The Virginia Table, a project of Early Mountain Vineyards and Our Local Commons. Here’s a sneak peak, but you should get your own copy in our tasting room! It’s really beautiful

Drink This: Blue Bee Cider  • Need Supply Co. • November 15, 2015
We had a recent visit from the Need Supply Co. bloggers which reveals a few of our upcoming projects that will be available to cider club members this holiday season. Cheers!

Branching out: A guide to local craft cider • The Washington Post • October 8, 2015
Thanks to the Washington Post, here’s a run down of the Virginia cider places you should include in your next road trip. Bon voyage!

Best Mid-Atlantic Breweries Worthy of a Road Trip • Packed Suitcase • October 6, 2015
Christina Ricchiuti gives Richmond the Best Beer City nod on her blog – and graciously includes our cidery in the mentions.

Blue Bee Cider • Big Spoon Co. Blog • October 2015

On the Cider Trail • Amtrack • September-October 2015
Check out this Amtrak spread on train-accessible cider adventures on the East Coast. Hint: We’re one of them.

Blue Bee Cider plans orchard, patio at Scott’s Addition • Richmond Times-Dispatch • August 4, 2015
Check out renderings and early stage discussion of our relocation to Scott’s Addition next year via the Richmond Times Dispatch.

Blue Bee Cider: A biased interview • RVANews • July 16, 2015
Journalist Susan Howson of RVANews loves cider, kinda likes Blue Bee Cider okay too, and she isn’t afraid to say it!

The Southern Food Destination You Need to Know About • Condé Nast’s Traveler • July 15, 2015
A great run down from Condé Nast of yummy places to visit in Richmond’s vibrant food and beverage scene. Did we mention that it includes our cider?

Urban Orchard • SORTEDfood • June 20, 2015
We had a fun visit with the SORTEDfood fellas on their #lostandhungry tour of the U.S. Here are some highlights.

Cider is having a real moment • Wine Enthusiast • May 21, 2015
We are accepting your frozen mulberries NOW so that you can share in Fanfare, now a nationally recognized community cider project, thanks to Wine Enthusiast magazine. Just bring them into the tasting room during normal hours. 5 pounds = 1 bottle.

Blue Bee Cider identified as buyer for Scott’s Addition property • Style Weekly • May 13, 2015
Thanks for the flood of well wishes since Blue Bee Cider’s proposal has been accepted. The Stables site is a wonderful historic agricultural property in a vibrant neighborhood full of businesses that we respect and look up to. We are hopeful (and excited!) about the potential for this site as the future location of Blue Bee Cider.

Compleat Kick Off • RVA Magazine • April 30, 2015
Blue Bee Cider kicks off a compleat summer calendar of local music, local food and local cider.

10 Things We Love, Made in Richmond, VA • USA Love List • March 25, 2015
We made the list of the Things to Love in RVA!

Virginia’s Blue Bee Cider Revives a Centuries-old Recipe • Cider Craft Magazine • 2015
Short rundown on Manuel and Courtney’s decision-making when adapting a recipe from 1742 for The Compleat Cyder.

RVA City Guide • Tasting Table • March 25, 2015
The Tasting Table’s City Guide for RVA has its best places for dining, drinking and provisions, including cider.

Cash and Cider Creativity • Inc. Magazine • Feb. 5, 2015
Inc. Magazine talks with Courtney about early stage cash flow, inventory, parties and innovation.

Supporting the Renewal of Richmond’s Manchester District • Dominion Collective • Feb. 24, 2015
Dominion Collective catches up with Blue Bee Cider to talk about making friends and music in an urban neighborhood on the rebound.

Cyder” Takes Center Stage • Style Magazine • Feb. 5, 2015
A nice mention about a new old “cyder” we are making in partnership with the Va. Historical Society that debuts April 21. More info here.

Cider news both new and truly old • RVANews • Feb. 5, 2015
A double header from RVA News about ciders we are making, both old and new!

Q&A with the Cidermaker • RVA Magazine • Jan. 5, 2015
Want to know a little more about our cider and the past two and half years in production? Find out in this RVA Magazine interview with Courtney.


Apple Juice with a Bite • Richmond Times Dispatch • Nov. 13, 2014
A great rundown of Virginia ciders for Cider Week Virginia in the Times Dispatch

Made in RVA: Blue Bee Cider • Richmond Region Tourism • 2014
Get a glimpse of the Blue Bee Cider experience on the day we released Harvest Ration 2013. Good times!

Cider, Fit for Thanksgiving feasts old and new • Washington Post • Nov. 18, 2014 
Dave McIntyre gives his run down of ciders fit to drink for holiday season here and includes a little love for Hopsap Shandy along with several other ciders produced in the Greater Washington, DC region.

Top Craft Breweries/Distilleries to Visit This Summer • USA Today • May 7, 2014
USA Today named Blue Bee Cider as one of the top 10 craft breweries/distilleries to visit this summer. We’re excited that our cider has been recognized on a national level.