Coastal Virginia’s Hard Cidery

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Sly Clyde Ciderworks creates delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples in our Cider House in Hampton Roads. We promise to serve you deeply delightful ciders that surround your tastebuds with all the love and goodness of a mighty fine day.

Join us in the Tap Room Tuesday-Sundays.

 A deeply delightful cider, just sweet enough, it surrounds your taste buds with the goodness of Virginia apples. Share the experience with friends, or be sly and keep it for yourself. We won't judge.

A deeply delightful cider, just sweet enough, it surrounds your taste buds with the goodness of Virginia apples. Share the experience with friends, or be sly and keep it for yourself. We won't judge.

 Gold Rush - A single varietal heirloom cider featuring GoldRush apples. A classic cider from one of our favorite apples: bold and vinous with a wonderfully expressive nose. Aged 5 months.

Gold Rush - A single varietal heirloom cider featuring GoldRush apples. A classic cider from one of our favorite apples: bold and vinous with a wonderfully expressive nose. Aged 5 months.

 A wild-fermented heirloom blend in the earthy, citric, and funky style of Spanish Sidra, featuring Stayman and Rome apples. It was fermented cool and slow then aged 5 months. Cidermaker’s Reserve.

A wild-fermented heirloom blend in the earthy, citric, and funky style of Spanish Sidra, featuring Stayman and Rome apples. It was fermented cool and slow then aged 5 months. Cidermaker’s Reserve.

 A blackberry mojito masquerading as a cider, Inkjet deftly combines sweet, savory, and just a little bit of tart in a gluten-free cider you can drink all day. This should be your go-to Semi-Sweet.

A blackberry mojito masquerading as a cider, Inkjet deftly combines sweet, savory, and just a little bit of tart in a gluten-free cider you can drink all day. This should be your go-to Semi-Sweet.

 Habanero and Rosemary will have you in pulling in different directions. Semi-sweet, it starts with fresh rosemary aroma and ends with a light spicy burn. Tap Room Exclusive

Habanero and Rosemary will have you in pulling in different directions. Semi-sweet, it starts with fresh rosemary aroma and ends with a light spicy burn.Tap Room Exclusive

 Bold and off-dry, Cut & Run is fermented on fresh cut ginger and finished with a hint of lemon. The flavors are subtle and go well with spicy food and fish. Grab some bottles for your next cook out.

Bold and off-dry, Cut & Run is fermented on fresh cut ginger and finished with a hint of lemon. The flavors are subtle and go well with spicy food and fish. Grab some bottles for your next cook out.

 Our chilled take on a typically hot toddy, we add honey from Hungry Hill Farms (Marshall, VA) to create a sweeter version of Cut & Run.  Tap Room Exclusive

Our chilled take on a typically hot toddy, we add honey from Hungry Hill Farms (Marshall, VA) to create a sweeter version of Cut & Run. Tap Room Exclusive

 Inspired by our craft beer buddies, Surf Hopper is aggressively dry-hopped with Lemondrop Hops and bursting with bright citrus and herbal notes. Still gluten-free, we've created a cider for the IPA crowd.

Inspired by our craft beer buddies, Surf Hopper is aggressively dry-hopped with Lemondrop Hops and bursting with bright citrus and herbal notes. Still gluten-free, we've created a cider for the IPA crowd.

 Figs from our very own backyard combine with dried Mission figs to create an easy drinking and dark-hued sipper.  Tap Room Exclusive:”

Figs from our very own backyard combine with dried Mission figs to create an easy drinking and dark-hued sipper. Tap Room Exclusive:”

 FIRST LANDING, our new colonial-styled cider, is a cider with hints of raisin and brown sugar just in time for Autumn.

FIRST LANDING, our new colonial-styled cider, is a cider with hints of raisin and brown sugar just in time for Autumn.

The Location

 
 

Sly Clyde Ciderworks

207 E. Mellen Street
Hampton, Va 23663

Hours

Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm
Monday CLOSED
Tuesday-Thursday 3pm-9pm
Friday 12pm-11pm

Special Events

Reception/Event Space available Fall 2018

 
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H. Clyde Smith

"He loved a good story and had a sly smile that made you realize that he had a few secrets about life..."

Clyde

Tim and Doug Smith's family has been in business in Phoebus for more than 100 years. There have been florists, carpenters, and funeral homes for generations right there on Mellen Street. Today, they are crafting the best hard cider in Hampton Roads just a block from the Chesapeake Bay at one of Virginia's only urban farm cideries.

So you might be wondering, "Who is Clyde?"

Clyde was Tim and Doug's grandfather, H. Clyde Smith. He was a mortician whose calm demeanor and wicked sense of humor kept them laughing as kids. He loved a good story and had a sly smile that made you realize that he had a few secrets about life that he was waiting for you to learn. He had seem some things over his lifetime but he never lost his smile. Clyde was ever-present in the community and believed in the human capacity to thrive. 

Today, Sly Clyde is two brothers who believe that the keep-it-local movement is more important than ever. They will be the first to admit that they aren't nearly as funny as Clyde, but they are just as dedicated to helping to bring the community together. Today, they create amazing ciders that inspire neighbors to share a pint and a funny story while leaving the hardship of the day behind.

Be sure to say hello when you see them. If you ask nicely, they might share a story about H. Clyde as well.

 Tim and Doug Smith opened Sly Clyde Ciderworks in 2018.

Tim and Doug Smith opened Sly Clyde Ciderworks in 2018.