Virginia Cider Week 2017Virginians have a lot to be proud of as Virginia is the birthplace of many of our Founding Fathers and more presidents than any other state, where the first peanuts in the US were grown, where the colonies won the Revolutionary War, our honeybaked hams, the world’s largest office building, the home of Pocahontas, where the original Dirty Dancing was filmed… this is a state with a lot going on. We can add another accolade to Virginia’s storied list - Virginia was the first state to proclaim an official ‘Cider Week’ in 2012. Now in its sixth year, Cider Week will feature special tastings, pairings, dinners, events, and workshops from November 10-19, 2017. Here are some of our favorite Cider Week events taking place around the Washington, DC metro area:
Virginia Cider at Cheesetique
2411 Mount Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA
Saturday, November 11 | 1 - 4 p.m.
Cheesetique is hosting a Virginia cider tasting at the boutique and restaurant chosen by Northern Virginia Magazine as the “Best Cheese Shop” for the past four years. Participating cideries include Foggy Ridge, Potter’s, Blue Bee and Castle Hill.
Virginia is for Ciders
124 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Sunday, November 12 | Noon-10:00pm
Pizzeria Paradiso is tapping two ciders from each of the four participating cideries: Potter’s, Wild Hare, Blue Bee, and Albermarle. Come in and celebrate Virginia cider!
Rare Cider Tap Takeover with Potter’s Craft Cider
1888 Explorer St, Reston, VA 20190
Wednesday, November15 | 5:00 PM
Join us to celebrate Virginia Cider Week with a tap take-over featuring Potter’s Craft Cider! Selections include Barrel Aged, Farmhouse Dry, Grapefruit Hibiscus, Ginger Honey, Oak Barrel Reserve, Raspberry & Brett, Cranberry & Orange.
Alexandria Cider Festival
Lloyd House - 220 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Saturday, November 18 | 2 PM - 6 PM
Enjoy a selection of ciders from more than 12 Virginia cideries on the grounds of historic Lloyd House in Old Town Alexandria on Saturday, November 18th from 2 to 6 p.m. Ticket includes tastings, a souvenir glass, live music, and fun fall activities. Food trucks available. Special tastings and tasting lectures available for purchase onsite. Music provided by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. Entry Cost: $45 Buy Tickets $55 at the door.