The thirst for craft ciders is as strong as ever in Washington, as curious drinkers continue seeking out to funky new variations. D.C.’s cider scene is anchored by budding local enterprise Anxo, which debuted in 2016 and has quickly spread across the city. Area newcomer Supreme Core Cider opened its new production facility and taproom this past May.
Neighboring Virginia and Maryland are also full of destinations for cider lovers. Many, like Bold Rock and Potter's Craft Cider, are concentrated around Charlottesville and the Blue Ridge Mountains. And while apples are still the main ingredient, cideries are experimenting with pears, peaches, berries, and other fruits. They're also appealing to a wider variety of palates by introducing hops and bourbon-barrel aging into the process.Read More