Choose Between Two Options
- $20 for a cidery-tour package for two (a $42 value)
- $40 for a cidery-tour package for four (an $84 value)
Tour packages include the following for each visitor:
- 20-minute cidery tour
- One wineglass
- One T-shirt
Alcohol is not included in this Groupon. Tours are held on Fridays through Sundays, every hour on the half hour from noon to 7 p.m.
Blue Bee Cider
By the time Blue Bee Cider's signature drink is ready in the spring, it's been three seasons in the making. The process begins in the fall and winter pressing season, when baskets upon baskets of Virginia apples, their ripe red skins shocked with gold, are crushed to loose their sweet juice. The juice lies dormant for the winter, undisturbed by the needless addition of sugar or water, slowly fermenting. Finally, come the break of spring, it takes on the fizzy character of carbonation and is bottled, ready to take its place on the shelves behind the tasting bar. Each of the three varieties takes on a different characteristic from its different blend of apples and ingredients, from the Charred Ordinary's dryness lent by heirloom apples, to the Harvest Ration's surprising kick supplied by fortification with brandy.
Love love love this place. I got a tour of their facility and then did a tasting and it was spectacular.Alyx F., Yelp, 7/23/13
It's cool to see the process in which Blue Bee Cider is made. Our tour guide was one of the owners of the brewery.Dominic B., Yelp, 8/20/13
Old Town Manchester
212 W 6th St.
Richmond, Virginia 23224