One thing that I found about Virginia is that they are very into ciders and Kombucha. Cider is present in New Jersey, although Kombucha really isn’t, but it definitely does not have the popularity it does down there. This one was on tap at Beer Run as well and given how local it is, I figured it was worth a shot.
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Potter’s Craft Cider is a revival of authentic American farmhouse cider. It is made using nothing but high-quality traditional cider apples, including Virginia Winesap and Albemarle Pippin. Our apples are grown locally in family-run orchards from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Tim Edmond and Dan Potter (pictured left) are the owners and cider makers. With a shared passion for the art and science of cider making, Tim and Dan are excited to explore the countless flavors and aroma profiles that can be achieved using the apple varieties that are native to the area. Potter’s Craft Cider is currently sold in bottles and on draft in Charlottesville, VA and surrounding areas.”
Random: My team absolutely sucks. I turned on a documentary instead of watching the suckage today.
This cider poured with no real head to it. The body was a watery, light yellow with mellow carbonation visible throughout. The nose was sweet fermented apples with not much else to it. The taste was like apple flavored champagne. I got a lot of sweet apples and significant effervescence to it. The fizzy body took over all the flavors after awhile. It was very crisp, yet had a touch of Granny Smith tartness at the end. Obviously, this cider was very apple dominant. The body was light and the carbonation (according to my notes) was on crack. The finish was longer than expected with apples. I really enjoyed this one. If you see it in Virginia, definitely try it.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0