A Nelson County cidery is brewing up more than just cider. It's crafting a brand-new cider barn, complete with a 5,000-pound timber beam.
It took a crane and seven men to maneuver the beam into place at Bold Rock Hard Cider. It comes from a demolished confectionery in New York.
The owner of the cidery, John Washburn, says he thinks it may be the biggest timber beam in Virginia.
"It's just one great big beam that was a central beam in this factory in New York state, it's been held by a friend of mine for 20 years over in a shed near Blacksburg and he gave it to us," Washburn said.
The cidery's logo "Be bold, tread lightly and make it happen," is carved into the beam.
The new cider barn is set to be complete by spring.
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