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Along came a cider

Craft beer isn’t the only boutique industry in full swing. Dedicated producers are turning out delicious ciders, too

Ontario is outstanding apple country, and Canadian cider is one of the fastest-growing categories at the LCBO (sales have jumped almost 300 per cent in five years). Craft cideries are popping up from Niagara to Collingwood to Prince Edward County, and now there’s even an 18-member-strong association. I often order cider at the pub, and enjoy it at home with a cheese plate, roast pork or even sushi (times that I might normally drink riesling or chenin blanc). Here are my favourites.

  • Mark

    Spirit Tree is amazing. A visit to their location in Caledon is a must… they have so much more on offer there to try.

  • jcwacky

    Can I ask, in the UK, you will never find a proper cider in a can. Good ciders are always in bottles, you’ll only get cans of industrial cider like Blackthorn or Strongbow. Is this not the necessarily case in Canada?

  • Subdivision

    no if it’s in a can it’s crap, however in large plastic bottles you sometimes find them

  • jcwacky

    Ah, ok, so I should ignore half the ciders in this article then?

  • Subdivision

    waupoos is good, definitely worth trying, I haven’t tried all of them, but in general this entire article is a total waste of time, the LCBO promotes very sweet ciders. Waupoos is owned by “County Ciders” their namebrand is also worth trying

  • jcwacky

    Thanks for the tips, hopefully emigrating to Canada soon, so I’ll take note!

 

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