Mean Bird will be serving up berry-inspired brunch from 12-3pm!
It's time to celebrate the bounty of Virginia cider with our annual spring festival! Last year, we honored hops; this year, we will focus on berry ciders!
Virginia Cider Jam opens with brunch from 12-3pm, featuring a Classical Revolution RVA clarinet quartet (1-2pm) and berry-inspired eats from Mean Bird (12-3pm).
All day long, we'll offer two flights featuring eight berry-infused ciders and six guest cideries, including...
Big Fish Cider, Co. - Church Hill Blush (Raspberry)
Courthouse Creek Cider - Bella Vita (Ginger & Raspberry)
Hinson Ford Cider & Mead - TBA
Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery - Blush (Blueberry)
Old Hill Cider - Virginia Strawberry
Wild Hare Hard Cider - Willow (Blackberry, Raspberry, Lime Peel)
Additional live music provided by The Midnight Ukulele Society (2:30-4pm) and Wkndr (4:30-6:30pm).
Capt. Rob's Pigalicious BBQ will be on site serving up fresh barbecue and more, and Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches will bless us with an array of crafted treats, including a collaborative ice cream sandwich made with our Mill Race Bramble (Virginia's original berry-infused cider)!
As a special treat, we will also tap a single keg of Fanfare, our wild mulberry cider. This cider has not been produced in three years due to late spring freezes, but we have just enough mulberries from the 2017 harvest to create this small batch.
More details to follow, including info on our limited Grand Tasting workshops!