Bold Rock Hard Cider Releases New India Pressed Apple in 6-Packs


Nellysford, VA — Bold Rock Hard Cider announces the widespread release of its new IPA, India Pressed Apple. The hopped cider, made with locally picked Blue Ridge apples, is now available in six packs where Bold Rock is sold. The award-winning regional craft cidery’s variety of hard cider styles can now be found across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through South Carolina, including Tennessee.

IPA blends the tartness of fresh-pressed apples with the slightly sweet notes of passionfruit, grapefruit, and citrus. Dry-hopped with a blend of five hops including Cascade, Centennial, and Citra, the new hard cider has a floral aroma with a fruity smell of elderflower that pairs refreshingly with a crisp apple finish.

IPA joins Bold Rock’s popular original styles Apple and Draft, as well as the newer Pear Cider.

Bold Rock was started in 2012 by partners John Washburn and Brian Shanks. Washburn owned a scenic piece of farmland in Nellysford, Va., and he contacted Shanks to see if the New Zealand native and world-renowned cider expert with more than three decades of experience in the industry would be interested in working his magic with locally picked Virginia apples. The two fast friends have since put together a rapidly growing operation, turning Bold Rock into one of the fastest-growing craft cider companies in the country.

In addition to Bold Rock’s flagship Virginia-based cider barn, which features a cozy, rustically elegant taproom, the company recently opened a second production facility in North Carolina, near Asheville in the town of Mills River, utilizing the abundance of premium apples grown in the state’s western mountains. Bold Rock ciders can also be enjoyed on tap at the Bold Rock Hard Cider Cellar at Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville, Va.


Bold Rock Hard Cider is one of the fastest-growing craft cider companies in the country. A winner of more than 40 awards in the past two years, Bold Rock produces six hard ciders, all made from apples locally grown and handpicked in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. As the nation’s largest independently owned cider company, Bold Rock has production facilities in Nellysford, Va., and Mills River, N.C., and is quickly ramping up distribution throughout the East Coast, now delivering across the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast from Pennsylvania through South Carolina. Additional company information can be found at