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The Story of Cider in Virginia

From its status as one of the most-consumed beverages during the colonial period, to near extinction following prohibition, now booming during the craft beverage resurgence, hard cider has a fascinating history. Explore and sip your way through the story with Brian Ahnmark from Blue Bee Cider in this outdoor, socially-distanced class. Your class fee includes tastings of 8 delicious Blue Bee ciders including colonial-style, single varietal, fruit-infused, and dessert varieties along with a seasonal hors d’ oeuvres spread.

Register Member $35

Register Non-Member $42

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Event Details

The Story of Cider in VirginiaThis is an in-person, outdoor class.

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are required for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. Non-vaccinated participants are also required to wear masks when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of social distancing. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Fee includes demonstration, beverage samples and light fare.

Participants 21 and older only

In case of inclement weather, the class will be held indoors.


About the Instructor

Brian Ahnmark was Blue Bee Cider’s first employee in 2012, and helped open the cidery doors to the public in 2013. He is the self-appointed Chief Foraging Officer, responsible for Blue Bee’s numerous ciders featuring fruit foraged in and around Richmond.