This is what was on tap that day
Emily and I cheersing to the day!
Pretty cool, you get to watch them fill the glass bottles from the sampling room!
And out comes the bottle with cider in it!
I also learned a little bit about cider from their FAQ site:
Am I the only one, or do other people get confused about the definitions of hard cider, sweet cider, apple juice and cider?
No, it is confusing! In colonial America, people referred to the alcoholic beverage made from fermented apples as just “cider” and most other countries still say "cider" when they are referring to the fermented alcoholic beverage. However, in an attempt to get Americans to decrease consumption of alcohol around Prohibition years, the term “cider” began to be used to refer to unprocessed apple juice, which doesn’t have alcohol to start, but which can ferment given time. The confusion has been there ever since, but here are some definitions that should help:
- Hard Cider is apple juice that has gone through a fermentation process in which its sugars have turned into alcohol. Just as wine is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented grape juice, hard cider is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple juice.
- Sweet Cider is apple juice that has not been processed, stabilized, or filtered, often leaving it cloudy and brownish. Although it does not have alcohol in it initially, since it is not pasteurized or processed, it could begin to ferment in time.
- Apple Juice is the liquid (juice) pressed from apples. Most apple juice found in stores has been filtered and pasteurized.
- Cider can refer to either hard cider or sweet cider in the U. S. because there is no standard definition for all states. Other countries tend to use the term “cider” for the alcoholic beverage and “apple juice” for the non-alcoholic beverage and not use the terms “hard cider” or “sweet cider” at all.
So there you go!
And of course we had to stop to take a group photo!
Next up it was time to go home and THANKFULLY we all got to take a nap! You can't get a group of 30 year old girls together for an all day drunk fest and expect us to rage on through the night. One by one we all made our way to our beds for a quick (ok...2 hour) cat nap.
We all got our glow sticks on and donned our black dresses to head out for a night of fun! First up was Commonwealth Skybar.
I mean, how fun are all of these glow sticks?!?!?!
Next up was to Escafe! This place was so much fun! Who knew that under black light, gin & tonics turn this color?!?!
PHOTOBOMB by Jess!
Bold Rock Cidery
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958
422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902
215 Water St W, Charlottesville, VA 22902