Bars and restaurants are teaming up with cideries for limited-edition bottles. At the Red Hen (1822 First St., NW; 202-525-3021), Sebastian Zutant uses rosé lees (yeast left after fermentation) from Michael Shaps Wineworks to flavor effervescent Castle Hill cider. In Baltimore, Woodberry Kitchen (2010 Clipper Park Rd.; 410-464-8000) commissioned Distillery Lane Ciderworks to make a sparkling variety. Looking for a taste of the future? Try Collaboration #1, a Spanish-style cider devised by the Anxo team and Millstone Cellars, fermented in Italian barolo barrels. Glasses are at Anxo’s pop-ups at Colony Club (3118 Georgia Ave., NW; 202-722-7202).
This article appears in our January 2016 issue of Washingtonian.