Announcements and Events

Cider Making Course series has ended for 2014. Certificates are available year round for the 2015 class.

Upcoming Events:


August 22-September 1st, Proud Participants of
Farm to Fork. Find us in these Frederick restaurants:

  • Barley and Hops
  • Beans and the Belfry
  • Jojos
  • La Paz

August 23: Uncorked Wine and Music Festival

August 29: Join us for a Tasting from 4-7 pm at Quarry Wines

August 30-31: Brookeville Capital for the Day

September, Every Thursday Evening Our Cider
Will be Featured at Food in the Garden:

September 6: Join us for a Tasting from 1-4 pm at Frederick Wine House
Join us for another Tasting at 8 pm at Adega

September 13: Annual First Press Festival

September 25: Find our Cider and Apples from 11-2 pm at the Pratt Street Market

September 28: Find our Cider and apples at the Bethesda Farmers Market

October 2-30th, Every Thursday Afternoon From 11-2 pm
Our Cider 
Will Be Featured at The Pratt Street Market 

October 11: 2nd Annual Explorer’s Weekend

October 12: Find our Cider and Apples at the Bethesda Farmers Market

October 17: Join us for a Tasting from 4-7 pm at Quench

October 18: Spook Hill Cider and Wine Run

October 19: Great Grapes Run benefiting March of Dimes


November 1,2,8,9: Come visit the Cidery for our Cider and Mead Trail Scavenger Hunt

November 23: Find our Cider and apples at the Bethesda Farmers Market


December 21: Find our Cider and apples at the Bethesda Farmers Market

Past Events and Announcements:

 Virginia Distribution

Distillery Lane Ciderworks is now licensed to distribute in Virginia! Beginning in late 2013, we are working with Hop & Wine to bring our ciders to various stores and restaurants across Virginia. Check out our Where to Buy page to see where you can find DLC cider in Virginia!

Valley Craft Network 2014 Holiday Studio Tour

DLC was excited to have participated in the Valley Craft Network 2014 Holiday Studio Tour. The Valley Craft Network is an association of professional artists and crafters living and working in the Middletown and Pleasant Valleys of Western Maryland. During the annual Holiday Studio Tour, the public is invited to visit each studio and enjoy a wide variety handcrafted wares including pottery, paintings, jewelry, wood products, textiles and fiber art and accessories. This free self-guided tour is scheduled every year the weekend before Thanksgiving.

More information at and


Past Events

Cider and Mead Trail Scavenger Hunt


DLC had a great time at this year’s  November Cider & Mead Trail.  This trail featured 5 different Maryland Cider and Mead producers throughout Maryland.





Flying Dog Partnership


In fall 2013, Distillery Lane and Flying Dog Brewery partnered up to create a masterpiece called Brewhouse Rarities Orchard Ale! Our juice was be used in the production of this limited release beer which was sold throughout the fall and winter.








Frederick Farm-to-Fork Event


Distillery Lane Ciderworks is thrilled to have participated in Frederick County’s first “Farm-to-Fork” event.  This 10-day long event paired different restaurants in Frederick with local farms and wineries.  Our cider (as well as vegetables, meats, and cheeses from local farms) was served at various Frederick restaurants from August 23rd until September 2nd. Four restaurants- La Paz, The Red Horse, Brewer’s Alley, and Ayse Meze- have decided to carry our cider regularly!


Snail of Approval

We were proud to receive the 2013 Snail of Approval award from Slow Food DC!  This is our 2nd year in a row winning this award. You can check out the other winners by following this link:

The Snail of Approval is Slow Food DC’s way of recognizing the food-related providers that are making significant contributions to the transformation of our food system to one that is good, clean and fair. In order to help guide DC patrons and visitors to food that is good, clean and fair, Slow Food DC will award the Snail of Approval to those artisans and eateries who contribute to the quality, authenticity and sustainability of the food we eat and the beverages we drink in the City of Washington, DC and surrounding areas.

Nominations are examined by: the degree to which the establishment’s activities are congruent with the Slow Food DC mission in promoting and celebrating local, seasonal, and sustainable food sources; how much it is working to preserve the culinary traditions of the region’s ethnically and culturally diverse populations; and how it is supporting the right of all people to enjoy good, clean, fair food.