Bold Rock Announces New Seasonal Style – Citrus Cider

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Bold Rock Hard Cider Announces their Next Seasonal — Bold Rock Citrus

New Variety Blends Locally Picked Blue Ridge Apples with Fresh Squeezed Lemon and Lime Juice

NELLYSFORD, VA—Bold Rock Hard Cider has announced the launch of their first seasonal for 2017, Bold Rock Citrus Cider. This new style is a slightly tart and off-dry hard apple cider crafted with local Granny Smith apples and fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice. Similar to the Blood Orange, Bold Rock’s last seasonal of 2016, Bold Rock Citrus has a haze comparable to fresh squeezed lemonade.

Bold Rock will celebrate the release of Citrus Cider on January 21st with day long launch parties at their local production facilities Nellysford, VA and Mills River, NC. Following the January 21st launch, Citrus Cider will become widely available in the Bold Rock distribution footprint which spans much of the Mid-Atlantic – Pennsylvania to Georgia. More information can be found at

About Bold Rock Hard Cider

Bold Rock Hard Cider was started in 2012 by partners John Washburn and Brian Shanks. Washburn owned a scenic piece of farmland in Nellysford, VA, and he contacted Shanks to see if the New Zealand native and world-renowned cider expert with more than three decades of experience in the industry would be interested in working his magic with locally picked apples. The two fast friends have since put together a rapidly growing operation, turning Bold Rock into the largest independently owned craft cidery in the United States.

In addition to Bold Rock’s original Virginia-based Cider Barn, which features a rustically elegant taproom and scenic surrounding views, the craft cidery also operates a second production facility and taproom in North Carolina, near Asheville in the town of Mills River, utilizing the abundance of premium apples grown in the state’s western mountains.

Bold Rock Hard Cider is winner of more than 75 awards in the past three years, and they produce eight hard ciders, all made from apples locally grown and handpicked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. For more information, visit For press inquiries, contact Traci Mierzwa, brand development manager of Bold Rock Hard Cider, at, or Hannah Watson, Mountain High Media, 434-817-2775 ext. 19 or