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is now open.

207 East Mellen Street
Hampton, Virginia

the Line Up

We make delicious hard ciders, craftily crushed from 100% Virginia apples, that are deeply delightful as they surround your tastebuds with love and goodness. They are available in cans, bottles, and keg in shops and our Phoebus location (beginning August 25th).



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.


Cut & Run

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.



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.


Spinning compass

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



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.

Gose ship

Wild fermented, very dry, and a wee bit funky, Gose Ship is created with salt from J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works in Charleston, West Virginia. Limited quantities and Tap Room Exclusive


The Location


Sly Clyde Ciderworks

207 E. Mellen Street
Hampton, Va 23663


Saturday 11am-11pm
Sunday 11am-9pm
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..."


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.