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April 2014

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First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks
First Saturdays with Jim Waive at Albemarle CiderWorks

Join us the first Saturday of every month for the unique country stylings of local favorite Jim Waive.  Rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio overlooking the orchard.  Games on the lawn in fine weather, light fare is available or bring a picnic, bring your family, bring a friend! 3-5 pm, no cover charge, no outside alcohol please.

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CiderMaker's Forum
CiderMaker's Forum

Albemarle CiderWorks hosts a Cider Maker's Forum annually dedicated to promoting the art and science of  finely crafted fermented cider. 

This year's special guests include:

Lunch included.

Cancellation Policy:  For refund, cancellations must be received 10 days prior to event.  

Agenda: TBD

Click HERE to sign up.

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Spring Bloom Celebration
Spring Bloom Celebration

Join us to celebrate the warming weather, the blossoms in the orchard, and Mr. Jefferson's Birthday!

Kick off your spring with games on the lawn, local food, and live music. Visit the Central VA Beekeepers' observation hive to learn about what the honey bees in our orchard are up to.  Enjoy a walk through our fruit orchard in bloom, and bring your camera for taking shots in our special photo op archway.  Sample and purchase locally made products from some of your favorite farmers' market vendors.  Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional Irish tunes from 3-5 pm, so bring your dancing shoes!

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends at Albemarle CiderWorks
Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends at Albemarle CiderWorks

Live music at Albemarle Ciderworks, every 2nd Sunday of the month: Patrick & Aaron Olwell and Friends play their fine renditions of traditional Irish tunes from 3-5 pm. Cider and snacks available, or bring a picnic.  All music rain or shine in the tasting room or on the patio.

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Sunday Cider & Cheese @ The Happy Cook, Charlottesville
Sunday Cider & Cheese @ The Happy Cook, Charlottesville

Head on over to The Happy Cook in the Barracks Rd. shopping center for a Sunday afternoon cider and cheese tasting.  From the Happy Cook website "You'll learn how to taste cheese and pair it with foods and beverages... This will be a great evening, so bring your friends!"  Nadjeeb of Flora Artisanal Cheese and Albemarle CiderWorks' own Rick Hood will be on hand to offer tasting notes and pairing suggestions; $40 pp, 5-6:30 pm.

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Special Event with Tom Burford & Albemarle CiderWorks @ The Library of VA in Richmond
Special Event with Tom Burford & Albemarle CiderWorks @ The Library of VA in Richmond

Culinary Event: Lecture & Tasting with “Professor Apple” Tom Burford & Albemarle Ciderworks 
Friday, April 18, 2014 
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM 
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free 

Tom Burford, also known as “Professor Apple,” brings five generations of apple cultivation knowledge to bear in his new book, Apples of North America and is a consultant to Albemarle Ciderworks in North Garden, Virginia. Representatives will be on hand to offer samples and background on one of the fastest-growing drinks in the beverage industry. Book talk 5:30–6:30 PM, tasting and book signing 6:30–7:30 PM. Presented in conjunction with the Library's exhibition Flora of Virginia.  Click here for more information.

 

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Tasting at Total Wine, Richmond West
Tasting at Total Wine, Richmond West

Three cheers for the weekend!  Get yours started right with a free Albemarle CiderWorks cider tasting at Total Wine's Richmond West location.  4-7 pm.

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
Zuzu's Hot 5 at Albemarle CiderWorks
Zuzu's Hot 5 at Albemarle CiderWorks

Zuzu’s Hot 5 plays a "hot and sweet mixture of tunes that still sound exciting 90 years after they were written!"

If you long for the romance of the speakeasy of the 1920s, and the vintage jazz that used to spill from its doors, Zuzu's Hot 5 will take you there.  Join us Saturday April 26th, 3-5 pm, to "sip and mingle, dance and flirt" the afternoon away!  No cover charge, drinks and light fare available, picnics welcome.

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Tasting at Beer Run, Charlottesville
Tasting at Beer Run, Charlottesville

Help your hump day along with a complimentary Albemarle CiderWorks cider tasting at Beer Run, 6-8 pm.

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm