There’s a new appreciation for well known fruit and Virginia is leading the way. Heirloom apples, coveted for their nuanced flavor, are in demand for making hard cider. And if a recent tasting is any indication, that demand will surely grow.
Megan McGuire: So this one is called, “Serious Cider.” We compare it to like a brewed Champagne.
Megan McGuire is pouring 5 different varieties of hard apple cider made here at Foggy Ridge Cidery .
If you’re tired of your desk job, Steve Bridge has a business opportunity you might like. At 62, he’s retiring from a family tradition that’s been going for more than 30 years - turning Virginia apples into sweet, spicy butter.
As Virginia Craft Beer Month continues, plans are also underway for this weekend’s third annual Virginia Craft Brewer’s Fest in Nelson County. This week, we’ve been talking about some of the regulatory challenges of opening a micro-brew in the state… and today, we look at a new documentary highlighting the state’s brew culture.
The State of Virginia has been taking some big steps to support the local craft beer movement in recent years, making it easier to dispense brews-and leading to more manufacturing, agriculture and tourism jobs.
There are regulations that can still make it a challenge for breweries to get off the ground-but today, in part two of our continuing series, a look at the lobbying efforts of the state’s craft brewers: