Bold Rock Birthday Bash Announced, Moonlight Movies Partnership + More May News

by / Wednesday, 04 May 2016 / Published in Bold Rock Hard Cider

4th Bold Rock Birthday Bash Announced
Celebrate 4 Years on June 4th!
It’s hard to believe that we’ve come so far in such a short amount of time but Bold Rock turns 4 years old this June! Celebrate at our Nellysford Cidery with live music, delicious food and the toast of the party – cold and refreshing Bold Rock Hard Cider!

The all day affair features live music from Empire Strikes Brass (5 PM), Erin & The Wildfire (3 PM), and Michael Coleman Band (1 PM) plus Southern fixin’s for purchase from Moe’s Original BBQ and oysters on the half shell from Banyan Day Provisions. Admission is free to the public for this family friendly event, bring a lawn chair and enjoy the day in our Bold Rock Meadow! The Bold Rock Birthday Bash is rain or shine, more information here.

Located in North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee? Join our Mills River team in celebrating 4 years of making world class cider at our Cidery & Tap Room located just outside of Asheville. Details to come, stay tuned to the Bold Rock Mills River Facebook Page for the latest.

Bold Rock To Present Moonlight Movies
at Ix Art Park & Carter Mountain Orchard

In Partnership with the Virginia Film Festival
This summer Bold Rock Hard Cider and the Virginia Film Festival invite movie lovers to take to the great outdoors with a new “Moonlight Movies” series that will feature six special screenings alternating between Ix Art Park and Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, VA. All screenings are free and open to the public.

The series, presented by Bold Rock Hard Cider, will kick off on May 13 with the Tim Burton classic Beetlejuice at Ix Art Park. The full schedule will include:

Beetlejuice  |  May 13  |  Ix Art Park
The Lego Movie  |  June 3  |  Carter Mountain Orchard
Beach Blanket Bingo  |  June 24  |  Ix Art Park
The Peanuts Movie  |  July 8  |  Carter Mountain Orchard
American Graffiti  |  July 29  |  Ix Art Park
Hook  |  August 12  |  Carter Mountain Orchard

All screenings will begin at sundown (approximately 8:30 PM), and the public is invited to come early to enjoy food and beverages from local vendors and live entertainment courtesy of WTJU-FM. For complete event information, visit

The VFF’s Moonlight Movies series presented by Bold Rock Hard Cider and supported by the AV Company, C-VILLE Weekly, and WTJU-FM.

Cellar At Chiles Peach Orchard Grand Opening Party Set For May 20
Featuring Live Music by Major & The Monbacks
Join Bold Rock Hard Cider on Friday, May 20 to celebrate the opening of our newest seasonal location at Chiles Peach Orchard in beautiful Crozet, VA! Enjoy all of our hard ciders on tap, fresh strawberries from Chiles Peach Orchard, a wide variety of wines from Prince Michel Vineyards & Winery and great rock and soul tunes from Major & The Monbacks!

Admission is free for this family friendly event. More information here. The Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard is currently open 11 AM – 6 PM, Thursday – Sunday. Hours to expand as we move through the Summer.

Local Breweries On Tap
At Mills River Cidery

Enjoy Hard Cider AND Local Craft Beer
You’ve heard about our award-winning cider crafted in Mills River from locally sourced North Carolina apples, but have you heard that our Mills River Cidery & Tap Room is now home to three rotating beer taps from local Asheville-area breweries?
Bold Rock is proud to announce that we’ll be pouring a delicious selection of locally crafted beers from Beer City, USA for our patrons who are hankering for a cold brew alongside their refreshing hard cider. May’s selection includes: White Zombie from Catawba Brewing Company, Dale’s Pale Ale from Oskar Blues Brewing Company, and Torpedo IPA from Sierra Nevada – North Carolina.
Stay tuned to the Bold Rock Mills River Facebook Page for our monthly rotating selections and special cider and beer blend offerings!
Carter Mountain Sunset Series
To Resume on May 12

Every Thursday Through September!
The popular Thursday Evening Sunset Series at Carter Mountain Orchard kicks back into action on Thursday, May 12th from 6 PM – 9 PM with live music by the Local Vocals, hard cider from the Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard, food from the Mountain Grill at Carter Mountain Orchard, wine from Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery and a beautiful sunset courtesy of Mother Nature!

The Thursday Evening Sunset Series occurs every Thursday at Carter Mountain Orchard through the end of September. Should inclement weather be in the forecast, check the Carter Mountain Orchard Facebook Page for the most up to date information regarding scheduling changes. The event will always occur if conditions permit.

More information and a full season music lineup here. Can’t make it? The Bold Rock Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard is open daily, 11 AM – 5 PM, and offers pints, flights, merchandise and cider to go.

First Tread & Trail Races In May
Memorial Day Weekend Registration Continues
Starting in May, Virginia Off Road Series presents the Wintergreen Tread & Trail Mountain Bike Race & Trail Run Series sponsored by Bold Rock Hard Cider! The series consists of three weekends of mountain bike racing and trail running competitions—Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day weekends. Head to Wintergreen to test your athletic ability against some of the best on the East Coast in one race or the entire series. Winners to receive cash and merchandise prizes including Bold Rock SWAG. After the races, enjoy a Bold Rock Hard Cider on Wintergreen’s Blue Ridge Terrace or swing by our Nellysford Cider Barn which is less than 8 miles away. You can register online for the entire Tread & Trail Series here.

Whether a spectator or competitor, be on the lookout for the Bold Rock Mountain Bike Team in their new black and gold Bold Rock jerseys. As to be expected, they are going to Be Bold and Make It Happen!

More casual mountain bike enthusiasts should join the Bold Rock Mountain Bike Club for group rides, camaraderie, and cold hard cider enjoyment. Membership is free of charge, just join the Facebook Group here. The next group ride will be on Saturday, May 14th, starting at 11 AM from our Nellysford Cider Barn.

Photo Credit: Jack Looney

Food Options Now Available In Mills River
Locally Sourced Snacks & Food Trucks
Hungry? We thought so! That’s why we are proud to announce that our Mills River Cidery & Tap Room will be bringing in an abundance of locally-sourced cheeses, meats, chocolates and snacks to pair with your cold Bold Rock Hard Cider. And, if you’re hungry for more, we will be hosting Asheville-area food trucks every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the remainder of the Summer/Fall season!, (if we can help it!).

Satisfy your sweet tooth with sinful chocolates from Van’s Chocolates of Hendersonville, or get your crunch fix with a variety of locally-made gourmet popcorn mixes from Poppy Hand-Crafted Popcorn! For a make-your-own charcuterie plate, pair locally-grown Hickory Nut Gap Farm Dried Meats with nearby Three Grace’s Dairy Goat Cheese Chevre and Asheville-based Roots & Branches Artisan Crackers!

The best part? Each of our new food choices comes with a suggested pairing alongside our award-winning cider. Bold Rock will also be working with our food truck partners to create irresistible pairing menus so you can enjoy local WNC food alongside local WNC cider!

Show us your shots of our hard cider on BOLD adventures and one lucky Bold Rocker will receive a free T-Shirt plus widespread glory and recognition from your friends at BR.

Thanks to @katiemmcginnis for the support!


05/07/16 – Yoga at Bold Rock (11 AM – 12:15 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
05/07/16 –
Derby-Q Festival (2 PM – 7 PM) – Mid Town Square (Fairfax, VA)
05/07/16 – “Of Ale And History” Beer Festival (11 AM – 6 PM) – Belle Grove Plantation (Middletown, VA)
05/07/16 – Science on Tap (2 PM – 6 PM) – Science Museum of Virginia (Richmond, VA)
05/07/16 – Annual Scottsville Chili Cook Off & Brewers Challenge (11 AM – 5 PM) – James River Runners (Scottsville, VA)
05/07/16 – Smith Mountain Lake Beer & BBQ Fest (1 PM – 7 PM) – Downtown Moneta (Moneta VA)
05/07/16 – 10th Annual Sunken Well Race To The Top (12 PM – 4 PM) – Sunken Well Tavern (Fredericksburg, VA)
05/07/16 – Virginia Hops & Barley Festival (1 PM – 7 PM) – 228 Huguenot Trail (Midlothian, VA)
05/08/16 – Greg Ward (1 PM – 4:30 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
05/12/16 – Thursday Evening Sunset Series ft. Local Vocals (6 PM – 9 PM) – Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)

05/12/16 – Halligan’s Tasting Event (7 PM) – The Halligan Bar & Grill Short Pump (Glen Allen, VA)
05/12/16 – Bräuburgers Tap Takeover (7 PM) – Bräuburgers (Lynchburg, VA)
05/12/16 – Brixx Tap Takeover & Pint Night (7 PM) – Brixx Wood Fired Pizza (Woodbridge, VA)
05/13/16 – Moonlight Movies Series – Beetlejuice (Dusk) – Ix Art Park (Charlottesville, VA)
05/13/16 – Kardinal Hall Tap Takeover (7 PM) – Kardinal Hall (Charlottesville, VA)

05/14/16 – Wonder City Craft Beer Festival (12 PM – 6 PM) – Downtown Hopewell (Hopewell, VA)
05/14/16 – Midnight Snack (1 PM – 3 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
05/14/16 –
Know Good Beer Festival (2 PM – 7 PM) – Ix Art Park (Charlottesville, VA)
05/15/16 – Taste of Arlington (12 PM – 6 PM) – Wilson Blvd. (Arlington, VA)
05/15/16 – The Dawn Drapes 
(1 PM – 3:30 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
05/15/16 – Caddy’s Patio Party (7 PM) – Caddy’s Bar & Grill (Midlothian, VA)
05/19/16 – Thursday Evening Sunset Series ft. Together S.O.U.L. (6 PM – 9 PM) – Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)

05/21/16 – Bram Brew Fest (1 PM – 6 PM) – Brambleton Town Center (Brambleton, VA)
05/21/16 – Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival (11 AM – 7 PM) – Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds (Gordonsville, VA)
05/22/16 – Matt Horn & The Musical Suspects (1 PM – 4:30 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
05/25/16 – Wings To Go Tap Takeover & Pint Night (7 PM) – Wings To Go (Stafford, VA)
05/26/16 – Thursday Evening Sunset Series ft. Lock Jaw (6 PM – 9 PM) – Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)
05/28/16 – Valley Fest Beer & Wine Festival (11 AM – 7 PM) – Massanutten Resort (McGaheysville, VA)
05/29/16 – Fatty Lumpkin & The Love Hogs (1 PM – 4:30 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)
06/03/16 – Moonlight Movies Series – The Lego Movie (Dusk) – Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard (Charlottesville, VA)
06/04/16 – 4th Annual Bold Rock Birthday Bash (11 AM – 8 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery (Nellysford, VA)

North Carolina
05/06-08/16 – Sampling at Durham Bulls Stadium (All Day) – Durham Bulls Stadium (Durham, NC)
05/07/16 – Be Bold & Local Day ft. Andrew Scotchie & The River Rats
 (12 PM – 8 PM, Music at 4 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/07/16 – Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival (2 PM – 6 PM) – Symphony Park at Southpark Mall (Charlotte, NC)
05/07/16 – Burlington Royals Draft Day Beer Fest (3 PM – 6 PM) -Burlington Athletic Stadium (Burlington, NC)
05/07/16 – Honeydew Release Party (7 PM) – Raleigh Beer Garden (Raleigh, NC)
05/08/16 – Mother’s Day Crimson Ridge Special (12 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/13-14/16 – Bombers Bev. Co Beer Fest (All Day) – Bombers Bev. Co. (Wilmington, NC)
05/14/16 – Hickory Nut Gap Farm Meat & Cider Pairing (12 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)

05/14/16 – 3rd Annual South End Hops Festival (2 PM – 6 PM) – Carson Blvd. & Mint St. (Charlotte, NC)
05/14/16 – Oink & Ale (3 PM – 8 PM) – Monroe Street (Eden, NC)
05/15/16 – Sunday Music Showcase ft. Naren 
(4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/20-22/16 –
Sampling at Durham Bulls Stadium (All Day) – Durham Bulls Stadium (Durham, NC)
05/21/16 – 2nd Annual Banana Dash & Beer Fest (1 PM – 6 PM) – Asheville Outlets (Asheville, NC)
05/22/16 – Sunday Music Showcase ft. Jack & Zack’s Jukebox (4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/26/16 – Bold Rock Buddies Night (4 PM – 7 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/27/16 – Bold Rock Teacher Appreciation Night (4 PM – 8 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
05/28/16 – Beer City Festival 2016 (1 PM – 6 PM) – Roger McGuire Green (Asheville, NC)
05/29/16 – Sunday Music Showcase ft. Stolen Hearts (4 PM – 6 PM) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)
06/03-05/16 – 4th Annual Bold Rock Birthday Bash NC (All Day) – Bold Rock Cidery & Tap Room (Mills River, NC)

South Carolina
05/13-15/16 – Artisphere Festival (All Day) – Downtown Greenville (Greenville, SC)

05/14/16 – Charleston Beer Garden (12 PM – 7 PM) – The Grove @ Patriot’s Point (Charleston, SC)
05/28/16 – Barrels & Bluegrass Festival (12 PM-6 PM) – Honey Horn Plantation (Hilton Head Island, SC)
05/12/16 – The Hideaway Steal The Pint Night (7 PM) – The Hideaway (Odenton, MD)
05/21/16 – Beer Bacon & Music (12 PM – 5 PM) – Fairgrounds E-ventplex (Frederick, MD)
05/26-29/16 – DelFest (All Day) – Allegany County Fairgrounds (Cumberland, MD)

Washington DC

05/07/16 – Bold Rock Pregame – Caps vs. Penguins (5 PM) – Jackpot Tavern (Washington, DC)

05/14/16 – Yardley Beer Festival (1 PM – 5 PM) – Delaware Ave. (Yardley, PA)

05/14/16 – Racks By The Tracks Festival (12 PM – 10 PM) – Farmer’s Market Grounds (Kingsport, TN)

Buy SWAG Online!
Visit our Web Store to purchase SWAG for shipment throughout the country! The merchandise line includes long and short sleeve T-shirts, hats, hoodies, koozies and glassware. Happy shopping in 2016!
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Nellysford Cider Barn
1020 Rockfish Valley Highway
Nellysford, VA 22958

Phone: (434) 361-1030
Monday-Thursday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Friday/Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM

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Mills River Cidery & Tap Room
72 School House Rd.
Mills River, NC 28759

Phone: (828) 595-9940
Monday-Thursday: 12 PM – 7 PM

Friday/Saturday: 12 PM – 8 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM

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Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard
1435 Carters Mountain Trail
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (434) 982-8942

Monday-Sunday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Cellar at Chiles Peach Orchard
1351 Greenwood Rd.
Crozet, VA 22932

Phone: (434) 823-1583

Thursday-Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM

Book Your Private Event Today
Each of our beautiful facilities is available for private rental. Perfect for a wedding, rehearsal dinner, birthday, reunion, holiday party, and just about any other function you can think of. Inquire today for rates and availability.
More Information
Phone: (434) 964-6764
Lodging Partners
Bold Rock is excited to partner with the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill to offer exclusive discounted rates to Bold Rockers visiting the Mills River/Asheville region! Located just 5 minutes from our Mills River Cidery, the Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill extends 15% off new reservations if you mention Bold Rock and guest amenities include complimentary WiFi, free parking, keyless entry, complimentary breakfast, and complimentary snacks and beverages. Enjoy the finest in Southern Hospitality when you stay with the B & B on Tiffany Hill!

Bed & Breakfast on Tiffany Hill
Phone: (828) 290-6080

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Bold Rock Hard Cider
1020 Rockfish Valley Hwy
Nellysford, VA 22958





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