BE BOLD.
TREAD LIGHTLY.
MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Building a new cider company from the ground up with a vision for hard cider to regain its rightful place as the #1 alcoholic beverage in America—that’s bold.

Using reclaimed materials in our new construction, giving apple pomace left after juicing to a local pig farmer, and raising money for the Rockfish Valley Foundation are some of the ways that we tread lightly.

Bold Rock can now be found in VA, MD, WV, DC, and parts of NC and PA.  We partner with our wonderful distributors and great retailers to make it happen.

Our Ciders

Internationally acclaimed cider master, Brian Shanks, ensures the consistent high quality of every hand-crafted batch of Bold Rock Hard Ciders.
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    Virginia Apple

    Our bold cider makers crush apples from local Virginia orchards to create crisp and refreshing Virginia Apple.

    The fresh green apple taste of Granny Smith comes through in every sip!

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    Virginia Draft

    Our expert cider makers craft a broad blend of apples from local Virginia orchards to create this distinctive hard cider with rich complexity and superb drinkability.

    Tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers, smooth and mellow Virginia Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.

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    Carolina Apple

    Our bold cider makers crush apples from local North Carolina orchards to create crisp and refreshing Carolina Apple.

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    Carolina Draft

    Our expert cider makers craft a broad blend of apples from North Carolina to create this distinctive hard cider with rich complexity and superb drinkability.

    Tasted (at least) daily by our thirsty band of Bold Rockers, smooth and mellow Carolina Draft is perfect anytime anywhere.

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    Pear Cider

    Our bold cider makers skillfully blend New Zealand pears and local apples from the Blue Ridge Mountains to create Bold Rock Pear.

    This refreshingly delicious pear cider is interestingly complex and superbly drinkable.

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    Vat No. 1

    In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in a cidery overlooking the Rockfish River, we carefully create this custom blend of apples for a premium hard cider with a rounded, full-bodied apple taste. Rich, golden and beautifully effervescent, Bold Rock Vat No. 1 is off-dry and exceptionally well-balanced, bringing out the very best in Virginia apples.

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    Vintage Dry

    Our cidery in the Blue Ridge Mountains crafts this custom blend of apples to give this premium hard cider its rounded, full-bodied apple taste. Complex and smooth with a dry finish, Vintage Dry is exceptionally well-balanced, bringing out the very best in Virginia apples.

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Where is Bold Rock?

We have distribution in Virginia, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Maryland, and parts of Pennsylvania. If we're not at a location near you, we will get to you as fast as we can. Until then, that's a great reason for a road trip to visit us at our rustically elegant Cidery & Taproom in Virginia.

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