Local Cider with Kysela!

August 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Crystal City Wine Shop
220 20th St S
Arlington, VA 22240

“Millstone cider is rustic cider.” It is cider that recalls age-old processes and the craft of farmers/cider makers who made cider, not for sale, but to survive. Millstone strives to not reproduce these ciders, but to perfect and elevate them to an art form of local cider. Using a winemakers aesthetic, they use domesticated wild yeast, oak barrels, and locally grown apples, many that are harvested from abandoned fields and neglected orchards, to produce ciders that are more than an expression of the cider maker’s wishes. They are about varietal, terrior, seasonality, and more!

  • Rose Bonnet: “This cider was aged on four red grape skins from Old Westminster Winery and has tannic, sour apple, cherry, and berry notes.” (This is a limited release cider that is a dry, sparkling cider that has been conditioned with cryo-cider to be vegan friendly.) 8% ABV
  • Gingeroot: “A dry cider warmed with local organic ginger. A tangy cider with a slight hint of ginger spice that provides an herbal healing quality.” (This is a dry, sparkling cider that has been conditioned with cryo-cider.) 7.5% ABV

Cobbler Mountain is home to the “Little Winery that Could,” and where the winemakers have turned to cider after restoring the family farm. For years, wine was their main product and it could be found at their tasting room, in Specialty Stores, and even featured at the State Department, Office of Protocol. More recently, they have found their groove with cider! Today, their website barely mentions their wines and their ciders win awards annually.

  • Mountain Top Hop: A hopped cider made with Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Ginger Gold apples. This is an off-dry cider with floral and grapefruit aromas from Cascade hops. 6.8% ABV
  • Traditional Jeffersonian: An off-dry cider made from a blend of Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Fuji apples. A refreshing sipper, a perfect pairing for grilled pork chops or Oktoberfest bratwursts! 6.9% ABVlocal cider 8-8

Other Local Ciders in Stock: (Some with very limited quantities!)

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