Category Archives: Press

Wassail Season is Here!

The season of holiday spice has arrived and we have the perfect beverage to add to you menu. Big Fish CIder’s Wassail is a blend of fermented cider with mulled fresh cider and includes hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, and orange zest. Pair this cider with your holiday meal or dessert or enjoy it […]

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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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GLINTCAP Award Medals

No, we didn’t run a marathon or place at the Rio Olympics. Big Fish brought home some bling from the 2016 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition (GLINTCAP) this year. Which Big Fish cider award winner is your favorite? We’d love to know!

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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.

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Lt. Governor tours Highland County

Dr. Ralph Northam was treated to a taste of cider Friday when he met Kirk Billingsley (right) and learned about the cider-making process. The lieutenant governor walked out with a couple of bottles of Big Fish Cider Co.’s best. Lt. Governor tours Highland: full article available at The Recorder Online.

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“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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