Virginia-based Buskey Cider is releasing Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider this Friday. It is one of just a handful of barrel-aged offerings by the cidery to date.
The inspiration for this cider starts with co-founder Elle Correll, who spent time in Jerez de la Frontera, part of Spain’s Andalusia region. The city is well-known for its sherry production. According to Buskey, Elle has been wanting to make a sherry barrel cider since they opened.
A barrel-fermented cider -a 100% Virginia-grown blend of Ashmead’s Kernel, Black Twig, and Winesap apples went into an Oloroso Sherry barrel in December of 2019. After 9 months, the cider was bottled and bottle conditioned for over a year.
[This] unique bottled cider is nutty, with a raisin character with a citrusy finish.
Buskey Sherry Barrel-Aged Cider is available for pre-order now, releasing in 500-milliliter bottles on Friday, September 10th.
Richmond, Virginia’s Buskey Cider releases a limited a new limited edition cider on August 27th – Buskey Strawberry Kiwi.
The hard cider features Virginia apples, plus strawberries and kiwis.
Smells like a strawberry, tastes like a kiwi!
16oz 4-pack cans are $14 each. Available at all Buskey locations starting at 12 noon. The cidery also delivers to Richmond and surrounding areas, Hampton Roads, and NOVA.
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After years of requests for non-beer options at the brewery, the idea for Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider was born.
After many months of research, and more than 100 test batches, Saint Arnold landed on the perfect recipe for Original Dry Cider. This new release features a proprietary blend of Pacific Northwest apples, including Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Cripps Pink, and Cameo, fermented with the brewery’s house yeast.
The finishing touch – Belgian Candi Syrup, and a bit of honey from Burleson’s Honey from Waxachachie, Texas
Saint Arnold Original Dry Cider is gluten-free and available in 12-ounce cans and draft year-round starting in March 2019.
Treehorn Cider Origin, a new cider, has just been canned.
The Marietta, Georgia based cidery has created a gin-botanical infused cider, fermented with juniper, coriander, citrus peel and angelica. If that last thing seemed a little unfamiliar, Angelica is an herb used in gin making. The root gives gin an earthy flavor, and a great backdrop for the bold flavors of juniper.
Treehorn Cider Origin hits shelves in June in 12 ounce cans and draft.
Available now: Angry Orchard Tapped Maple, a new hard cider.
Cold wintery breakfasts are the inspiration for Tapped Maple. Angry Orchard used culinary apples from the United States, and Vermont maple syrup in its creation. Once the apple juice fermented into a dry cider, maple syrup was added to create a fun, contrasting flavor.
This cider is especially interesting because the base cider is actually quite dry. The maple syrup – rich in flavor and natural maple sweetness – adds a delicate balance, creating a not-too-sweet cider with a strong maple-forward aroma, and full, round mouthfeel.
Angry Orchard Tapped Maple is available from January through April in 12 ounce bottles.
Ed note: Apparently this cider was released in January. PR was released Mid-Feb.
Richmond, Virginia based Buskey Cider has started canning their cider lineup for the first time.
Will Correll, aka “The Cider Guy” and team opened the cidery on Leigh Street in the Scott’s Addition area of Richmond in April of 2016. In a burgeoning Virginia brewing scene, the response to cider in city has been strong. After nearly a year of being draft only, Buskey Cider – like many of their local brewery brethren, are going to cans.
The first release is RVA Cider, a 5.5% alcohol by volume cider named for their beloved city. Their most popular cider is semi-sweet, and made with fresh pressed Virginia apples.
“We have known for years that cans are better for both the product and for the environment. One of the best things about cans rather than bottles is that our fans can enjoy them with family and friends anywhere they go.” – Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey
Buskey RVA Cider cans will be distributed through Loveland Distributing.
Style: Hard Cider
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (Cans): January, 2017
Marietta, Georgia based Treehorn Cider has released their first canned offering. The cidery opened almost one year ago.
Treehorn Dry Cider, one of the first ciders in the lineup, has been chosen as the first packaged offering. The Dry edition features five different varieties of apples, including Staymen Winesap, and Arkansas Black.
…chosen for their complex flavors and tannins; giving it a flavor profile of tart apple and citrus aroma with a bright and lively taste and a soft mineral finish with focused acidity.
Treehorn Dry Cider is available in 12 ounce cans and draft, year-round.
Style: Hard Cider
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): July, 2016
Ed note: Apparently the first cans debuted in July, 2016. We received the PR in September.
Image: Treehorn Cider