Buskey Cider will begin canning this week for a can launch date of January 21, 2017, producing the first 12 oz 6-pack of canned hard cider in Virginia. The first canned offering from Buskey Cider will be their RVA Cider which will originally be sold from the tasting room at 2910 W. Leigh Street in Scott’s Addition, located in Richmond, Virginia. Distribution of the cans will begin in the coming weeks in Richmond locations through Loveland Distributing.
Team Buskey chose a can design for Buskey’s RVA Cider that reflects their home of Richmond, Virginia. The can features the RVA skyline and the building where Buskey is made, located in the popular craft beverage neighborhood of Scott’s Addition. It also has a “VA Apples” seal on the front to show that the apples pressed to make the cider are local to the state of Virginia.
Buskey Cider selected their flagship, RVA Cider, as their first packaged product based on its popularity among customers in the tap room and around town. At 5.5% ABV, the RVA Cider is semi-sweet and immensely drinkable, balancing a beautiful yeast strain with a blend of fresh pressed Virginia Apples.
“We have known for years that cans are better for both the product and for the environment. One of the best things about cans rather than bottles is that our fans can enjoy them with family and friends anywhere they go,” said Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey. “Our cidery is focused on making our product approachable and for it to be able to travel with you on all of your adventures!”
Buskey Cider features a tap room and production facility where patrons can drink their cider right where it was fermented. Additionally, Buskey Cider uses their facilities to host local community events and parties. In addition to the RVA Cider, distributed offerings include their off-dry 45 and Trying Cider, Nitro Cider, and Citra Hopped Cider. Additional limited releases will be introduced in the tasting room on a rolling schedule. For more information, visit www.buskeycider.com.