The story of Bold Rock Hard Cider starts with a partnership between two guys from different sides of the world: John Washburn and Brian Shanks. John had a vision of bringing people together over a sustainably crafted alcoholic beverage while Brian dreamed of sharing his highly drinkable style of hard cider with the US masses. The unlikely pair – John a southern gentleman and Brian an affable New Zealander – launched Bold Rock Hard Cider in June 2012 out of a humble barn nestled in the Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Since that time, Bold Rock has grown to become the largest regional cider brand in the country with production facilities in Nellysford, VA and Mills River, NC but our commitment to using locally sourced Blue Ridge apples and crafting a product for all has never wavered.
Bold Rock under John and Brian’s leadership continues to deliver an award-winning core lineup of hard cider varieties including the Granny Smith-centric Apple and balanced Premium Dry while innovating with fruit-forward Seasonal selections and even launching ground breaking Hard Tea & Hard Lemonade.
We invite you to taste the difference and join Bold Rock in fostering community and an appreciation for the land through our products. Show Less