We are now taking reservations for our 2014 cider-making classes.
March 15 from 2-5pm: Tasting at Firestone’s Market
March 29 from 11-4pm: Tasting at Glen’s Market
March 8: D.C. Craft Beer Festival
April 12: Drink Eat Play at Nationals Stadium
April 13: 11th Annual Blue Jeans Ball
April 26: Spring Blossom Festival on the farm
May 19: Frederick Celtic Festival
September 13: Annual First Press Festival
October 11: 2nd Annual Explorer’s Weekend
Past Events and Announcements:
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 2013 Holiday Studio Tour
DLC was excited to have participated in the Valley Craft Network 2013 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. We look forward to participating again in the future!
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: http://bit.ly/Snail12
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.