RICHMOND, Va.— Buskey Cider has added another 60-barrel brite tank (1,860 gallons) to its cidery at 2910 W. Leigh Street. The tank arrived this week, and Team Buskey plans to begin expanded production immediately to fill demand. This tank is the biggest piece in the team’s plan to increase output by 40 percent this coming year through upgraded filtration, storage, scheduling and this new brite tank.
“In the past, our seasonals have been very well received but we weren’t able to fill even close to all the demand in the market,” says Will Correll, founder and CEO of Buskey Cider. “This addition to our tank lineup will allow us to supply our mainstays, while being able to bolster our seasonals to what the market is demanding, and giving us tank space to continue our limited release programs.”
“This addition is about solving bottle necks and allowing Buskey to invest more in both packaged and draft options by bringing finished product to kegs and cans quickly and more intentionally,” says Andrew Coffin, Director of Operations.
The 16th tank in Buskey’s location in Scott’s Addition, the brite tank was purchased from Convergent Coffee, formerly Confluence, out of Richmond, Va. This is the third expansion for Buskey since its inception, after adding 180 BBL to its original capacity in late 2016.
About Buskey Cider
Buskey is located at 2910 W. Leigh Street in the Richmond neighborhood of Scott’s Addition, well-known for its local craft alcohol tasting rooms and production. The cider is made from Virginia apples, coming from Silver Creek and Seamans’ Orchard in Nelson County. Buskey is sold in Richmond and Hampton Roads through Premium Virginia, the Eastern Shore through Wendell Distributing, and the western part of the state through Blue Ridge Beverage. Loveland Distributing was purchased by Premium Virginia this month, connecting two of Buskey Cider’s distributors into one in order to streamline the process.