Buskey Cider opened back in April of 2016–the first cidery in Richmond’s burgeoning craft beverage neighborhood, Scott’s Addition. This weekend, the business will be celebrating their first birthday in the taproom and releasing some new ciders.
Buskey will release three new ciders throughout the weekend–the boozy Wildflower Honey Cyser, Buskey’s Hoppy Birthday Cider, and the Stayman in Business Cider.
The boozy Brazilian Wildflower Honey Cyser is a collaboration with neighbor Black Heath Meadery and comes out to just under 14% ABV because of the natural sweetness of the honey. It was fermented using Buskey’s house yeast strain and gives a good balance of honey and apple.
On Saturday, Buskey will release their Hoppy Birthday Cider, featuring a blend of azacca and mosaic hops. Cidermaker Alec Steinmetz was a gold medal brewer before joining the team and created this cider to be hoppy but still balanced.
Finally, on Sunday the Stayman apple single varietal cider “Stayman in Business” Cider will be released after 5 months of barrel aging. The Stayman in Business Cider has an aroma of vanilla and oak and a nice tannic finish. Each day of the celebration more than 10 ciders will be available. Lush Cupcakes will be selling cupcakes made with Buskey’s RVA Cider in order to celebrate the day at the cidery.
“We’ve had an amazing first year at Buskey Cider and how better to celebrate than by releasing three of our boldest ciders yet over a weekend long celebration,” said owner Will Correll. “We’ve made so many new friends this year and can’t wait to share these ciders with them as well as with people who have never visited before.”
The celebration will run Friday, April 21st through Sunday, April 23rd.
Buskey Cider is located at 2910 W. Leigh Street in Scott’s Addition.