Blue Bee Cider
Blue Bee Cider
4.5
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Blue Bee Cider, Richmond's pioneering urban cidery, unveils a new haven for cider enthusiasts in Libbie Mill. They craft seasonal ciders using Virginia's heirloom apples, showcasing unique flavors in a warm and inviting space. Explore their offerings through flights, tastings, glasses, or carafes, and immerse yourself in the rich cider experience.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carolyn
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very thorough explanation of the cider processing and took a good amount of time with us for all the tastings, Carrie was very knowledgeable
Written 11 August 2022
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Thanks for the kind words! Carrie is a star. We love sharing our story, our space, and (especially) our ciders with guests. Hope to see you soon!
Written 13 August 2022
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ChDoBishop
Spartanburg, SC171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Great little cidery with a good selection of dry to sweet options. No beer options but do have coke, sprite, etc for the DD. Lots of outdoor and some indoor seating. Girls behind the were super helpful with my selection. I would recommend if you have a cider drinker in the group.
Written 25 July 2022
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Thanks for the kind words! We aim to have something for everyone in a wide-ranging, unique lineup that changes throughout the year. Hope to see you soon. Cheers!
Written 8 August 2022
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DG
Richmond, VA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
My husband and I took this tour and tasting yesterday. Brian was our tour guide. We new very little about cider, we were just looking for something fun to do in Richmond. We made a great choice! Brian was entertaining and gave us a great education on cider making and Blue Bee. The tasting was fun and we got to sample 8 different ciders. We had the opportunity to purchase some to take home which we excitedly did. Highly recommend. One suggestion: do the tour during the week so you get the time and attention to make your experience the best.
Written 22 June 2022
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Thank you so much for visiting! We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour experience. There's nothing we love more than sharing our craft with new friends. Hope to see you again for some fresh releases in the near future. Cheers!
Written 23 June 2022
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CLC07
Washington DC, DC84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Blue Bee Cider was generous enough to allow a nonprofit board on which I serve to use one of their spaces for a meeting. I am incredibly grateful for the use of their very cool space, which was once stables now elegantly transformed into a cidery with lots of character. Before leaving I purchased their Mill Race Bramble. It was fantastic. I haven’t been a cider-lover but they may have just transformed me!
Written 19 June 2022
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DeeDee1979_11
Ashburn, VA26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
We had been members of the Blue Bee Cider Club since it started in 2012. There had been a few hiccups, but they were eventually ironed out. We liked to correlate our club pickups with our appointments at the Richmond Veterans Hospital since it is a 4-hour round trip for us. Parking was usually difficult to find. Last Wednesday we decided to pick up our club shipment after a late doctor appointment. Seeing no parking spaces we decided to do a drive through. My husband was going to stop and let me out while I ran in to get the shipment. There was a drive through area clearly marked from the street view. As he stopped there was a woman running up to our car screaming and yelling at us to stop and to back out. I told her that I was picking up a shipment— which I did. We left. I reported it to the owner on FB via message which appeared to be read and ignored. We then dropped our membership because of the disrespect.
Written 17 May 2022
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Linda
Philadelphia, PA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
A friend and I booked the Blue Bee Cidery Tour and tasting for a fun afternoon in Richmond, and we had a fantastic time! Linda taught us some facts about the cider making process in the facility tour, and then led a tasting of about 8 different cider samples. My favorite was the blackberry ginger. We then sat outside and had grilled cheese sandwiches from Truckle (cheese shop) which is also in the building. I had their pimento and Virginia ham grilled cheese, and it was scrumptious. We get a lot of great pimento cheese here in North Carolina, but this was truly exceptional! We ended up sitting in the Blue Bee's outdoor seating area ( they have seating areas inside and out) for a couple of hours, enjoying the lovely ambience and music. All of the staff there was friendly and attentive. It's a beautiful location, and the cider and food was fantastic. Highly recommend!
Written 23 April 2022
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Kelly A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We would return in a heartbeat after the experience at Blue Bee. Julia was an amazing tour guide through the cidery. Her wealth of knowledge, passion and joy was seen throughout the time at Blue Bee. She was able to help us connect what we saw during the tour with what we were tasting. This gem of a place is something to take in. If you don't have time for a tour I recommend making time for the cider and cheese shop.
Written 2 April 2022
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We can't wait to see you again! Julia is definitely one of our stars; we're a small but fervent team, and we love to share our spirit with visitors. Thank you so much for joining us. Cheers!
Written 4 April 2022
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Ryan D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
The tour felt very personal and the people leading were passionate, fun, and enjoyable to talk to. Will be coming back again if possible.
Written 16 March 2022
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We're thrilled that you enjoyed your experience! Everyone at the cidery has a personal attachment to the business, and we absolutely love sharing that passion (and cider) with our visitors. Thanks so much for the positive note -- we look forward to seeing you next time!
Written 17 March 2022
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Chesler D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Solo
The extensive process of the cider making. The tastings themselves were great even though I’m not the best as describing what I’m tasting.
Written 27 November 2021
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Thanks so much for visiting! We're delighted that you enjoyed the tour & tasting. And believe us -- developing tasting notes/descriptions is ALWAYS a (fun) challenge :-) Hope to see you again soon!
Written 5 January 2022
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Sue VA
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
We enjoyed the entire experience! Tour and tasting! It was a very hot day so a welcome relief from the heat!
Written 7 September 2021
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So glad you had fun! Thanks for joining us. It's tough keeping this historic stables complex climate-controlled, so it helps having chilled cider tanks in the cellar. Cheers!
Written 8 September 2021
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