Small Batch Ciders
Blue Bee Cider’s series of SMALL BATCH CIDERS seeks to broaden the cider experience for local cider aficionados.
Current Small-Batch Ciders
- Hierophant (dry, ice-style cider)
- Mill Race Bramble (blackberries & raspberries infused)
- Hopsap Shandy: Saison (Motueka) (Gold Rush, saison yeast strain, Motueka hops)
- Gold Dominion Batch #2 (blend of Gold Rush aged 17 months and York aged 10 months)
- Harvest Ration (cider fortified with barrel-aged brandy) w/ Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.
- Firecracker (cider fortified with ginger-infused eau de vie) w/ Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.
- Blue Angel (cyser) w/ Black Heath Meadery
Past Small-Batch Ciders
- Compleat Cyder (collaboration with Virginia Historical Society, based on a colonial America recipe from the late 1700s – Pippin fermented in a barrel with raisins)
- War and Peach (Virginia Peach wine)
- Fanfare (mulberry-infused cider)
- Perry (100% wild Virginia pears)
- Gold Dominion Batch #1 (Gold Rush fermented with a Belgian yeast strain)
- Hewe’s Crab (single varietal)
- Hopsap Shandy: Barrel-Aged (dry-hopped cider aged in brandy barrels)
- Orchard Potluck Series:
- OP: Dabinett (single varietal)
- OP: Gold Rush (single varietal, fermented with Hefeweizen yeast )
- OP: Golden Grimes (single varietal, barrel fermented)
- OP: Pink Lady (single varietal, wine yeast)
- OP: Pink Pearmain (single varietal)
- OP: Saison (Gold Rush, saison yeast strain)
- OP: Winesap Trappist (single varietal, fermented with Trappist yeast strain)
- OP: York (single varietal)
- Collaboration #1 (orange blossom honey fermented with Grimes Golden) w/ Garden Grove Brewing Co.
- Collaboration #2 (orange blossom honey, peaches, lemongrass, Gold Rushed barrel fermented and aged on rose buds) w/ Garden Grove Brewing Co.
- Gold Rush (Brett Saison) w/ Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
- Gold Rush aged in peach brandy barrels w/ Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.
- Quarter Branch: Apple Brandy w/ Catoctin Creek Distilling Co.
- Orchard Potluck: Smoked Winesap/Stayman w/ Ardent Craft Ales and ZZQ
- Smokin’ Mower (session blonde ale with smoked Winesap/Stayman juice) w/ Ardent Craft Ales and ZZQ
- Scott’s Edition (Gold Rush, VA honey, Bosc pear juice, Mission figs) w/ Black Heath Meadery
- Apple Brown Betty (spiced brown ale with Gold Rush juice) w/ Isley Brewing Company
- Rye-Aged Harvest Ration w/ Reservoir Distillery
- Farm to Stable (Gose with Gold Rush) w/ Three Notch’d Brewing Company
- Boi Friendz (Brett IPA with Gold Rush) w/ The Veil Brewing Co.
- Stayman Brett Saison (Brett Saison with Stayman) w/ The Virginia Beer Company