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New Cider: Shady Lane Shandy

If life gives you lemons and apples, then make a Shandy. All natural, no concentrate, now available in the cidery and online. Shady Lane Shandy is a perfect summertime cider.  This cider made with Jonagold, Stayman and Winesap apples, is first dry hopped with Cascade Hops, then blended with fresh squeezed lemonade (seriously, we squeeze

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New Cider Release: Mellifera

Stop by this Saturday, April 1st (we promise we’re not joking), to try our new cider, Mellifera! We named this cyzer (a cider fermented with honey) after Apis mellifera, the European Honey Bee. We pronounce it “MelliFAIRa,” but no matter how you do, come by to try it from 2-7pm. Honey bees are also critical to

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New Cider Release: Elevation

Elevate your cider experience with our newest cider! All of our ciders are carefully crafted in the western mountains of Virginia. In a county with the highest average elevation east of the Mississippi, life in Highland is closely tied to the mountains and our agricultural history. Our elevation influences all stages of cider production from

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Virginia Living Magazine Highlights BFC

Big Fish is a recipient of this year’s “Made in Virginia” Awards! Featuring products created in the Commonwealth, the 2016 Made in Virginia Awards celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship and craft in food, drink, sport and outdoors, and design. From hundreds of submissions, Virginia Living’s editors selected this year’s 16 winners, chosen for the quality and ingenuity

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Mark Warner

Senator Mark Warner visits Big Fish Cider

U.S. Senator Mark Warner stopped by Big Fish Cider Co. to chat about the cider making process. Warner recently met with community and business leaders in Highland County, VA to discuss efforts encouraging economic development, revitalizing downtown, and diversifying the county’s economy.

“Big Fish cider makes big splash”

Big Fish Cider is making headlines in our local newspaper, The Recorder. “MONTEREY — Big Fish Cider Co. in Monterey made quite an impression on cider judges last weekend in Michigan. A Great Lakes contest gave Big Fish a “Best-in-Class” award — the first time in the competition’s 11-year history that a Virginia cidery has

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“Mother Nature Helps Monterey Cidery, Wins Awards”

Check out a recent article in the News Leader, highlighting Big Fish’s recent wins a the GLINTCAP (Great Lakes International Cider and Perry) Competition. “The contest awarded Big Fish Cider Co. a Best-in-Class award, which marks the first time in the competition’s 11-year history that a Virginia cidery has earned that distinction, a release said. The cidery received four medals

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