15 Native Craft Ciders to Style This Fall and Winter – Scout Journal


To mirror adjustments in seasons and tastes, we have up to date our cider information with a brand new record of native flavors to coax via the times and nights to come back…

As soon as once more, we have turned to the BC cider neighborhood for his or her suggestions on what new and attention-grabbing ciders to sip on this season. Since many of those releases are extraordinarily small portions, we encourage you to deal with this record as a treasure map of apple-y deliciousness.

Bricker Cider Firm

6642 Norwest Bay Street, Sechelta

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Cranberries and Hops: BC Cranberry Juice is fermented with BC apples after which dried with Mandarina hops; One hop specifically is thought for its bitter orange taste. A Tart, Scrumptious and Seasonal Twist on Cranberries and Oranges!

What ought to we add to this?

A roast dinner or any consolation meals is ideal for chilly, moist, and windy climate!

–Russell Moore, Head Cidermaker


The Bex Press Cider & Orchard

4667 East Vernon Rd., Vernon

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

‘The Shotgun’: Ginger and Apricots. Our estate-grown apple stone-fruit, combined with Okanagan apricots and entire grated ginger, creates a scrumptious cider with tart notes of warming, pickled ginger and crisp refreshing cider.

What ought to we add to this?

Pairs properly with savory, citrusy dishes corresponding to fish tacos with cilantro, cumin, and lime.

– Missy, Cidermaker


Creek and Alley Cider

1053 Poplar Grove Rd. Penticton, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

I’m presently consuming our Goldie 2019 in entrance of a hearth from a coupe and really feel very snug. Goldie’s Our aged cider, eight months in impartial barrels and one 12 months on its lease. It’s wealthy and wealthy with a gentle texture, an acid tang and a pleasant bubbly. Luxurious.

What ought to we add to this?

My dream could be a full-on phantasmagoric Parisian Fruits de Mer shellfish tower! Goldie’s could be good with a plate of tiny shiny Kushi oysters which might be garnished with a splash of lemon and recent horseradish. Easy and traditional.

–Kaleigh Jorgenson, co-owner


Dominion Cider Firm

102016 Gold Avenue, Summerland, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

“Ever Nearer Union” Cider with Crabapples: Because the climate cools we crave richer and extra tannic ciders. Crabapples give a cider extra construction for winter meals to face in.

What ought to we add to this?

Whereas the sounds of pork and apples sound, it is also exhausting to beat. An excellent high quality pork chop with some root greens and waxy potatoes is precisely what I need with this cider.

– Mike Harris, Head Cidermaker and Orchardist


Fraser Valley Cider Firm

22128 sixteenth Avenue, Langley

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

I like to recommend our new launch – Winter Spiced Cider. That is an apple-forward cider that’s subtly spiced with cloves, allspice, and orange peel.

What ought to we add to this?

You’ll be able to serve it with a touch of apple brandy and it might be a fantastic accompaniment to a charcuterie board.

— Rachel Bolongaro, cidermaker


Meridell Cider & Distillery

1230 Meridale Street, Cobble Hill

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

I like to recommend our Xmas Fueled Cider for the autumn and winter seasons this 12 months. Xmas Gas is our seasonal launch for the festive season. This spicy-flavored drink mixes our favourite Christmas spices with semi-sweet cider. To get the proper Christmas be aware on the nostril, our cider brandy is hand brewed utilizing spice extracts. This beautiful stability between cider, spirits and spices will heat your soul on winter nights. Good for vacation recollections.

What ought to we add to this?

I like to recommend pairing the Xmas Gas with any sort of candy bread dessert. At Meridale, on our menu we’ve a grilled cinnamon bun that pairs completely with Xmas gasoline. The Cinnamon Bun is made with apples soaked in rhumb and has a deliciously spiced toffee taste that’s complimented by notes of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg within the Xmas Gas. The sweetness of the cinnamon bun contrasts with the full-bodied tannins of the Xmas Gas, which improve the cider’s tart apple tannins and provides the cinnamon bun additional depth. The glowing bubbles in Xmas Gas assist curate the richness of the cinnamon bun and end in a scrumptious, spicy end to any meal.

– Bonnie Nedri, reverse home supervisor


Nomad Cider

8011 Simpson Street, Summerland, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

We will be reintroducing our Key phrase this winter. That is our most prized cider and a testomony to our love for worldwide cider kinds. A naturally candy cider with full apple flavors and balanced acidity. Made via a conventional French kiwing course of that resulted in incomplete fermentation, leaving some residual sugar. Made solely with French and English cider apple varieties grown from our personal property.

What ought to we add to this?

Roast Pork and Turkey, Wild Mushroom Crepes, Pheasant Terrine, Apple Pie/Crumble.

– Mike and Brad, homeowners and cidermakers


Riley’s Sidry

620 Laura Street, Bowen Island, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Our fall/winter cider advice is Doppel Jack: comprised of quince grown in our backyard and blended with conventional bittersweet cider apple varieties. An amazing fruit pairing that is tart and floral.

What ought to we add to this?

Something savory, from Bowen Island’s Soup Fairy, pairs properly with chili, mac and cheese or my new favourite Mulligatawny soup.

— Christine Hardy Co-Proprietor and Cidermaker


Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse

2487 Mount St. Michael Street, Sanichton

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Sassalam is ideal for the autumn and winter seasons! This rosé cider combines the perfect of British Columbia grown apples with the best cranberry and hibiscus flowers leading to a vivid, balanced acidity that soaks into the sweetness of autumn.

What ought to we add to this?

Sassamnas was created to accompany your vacation celebrations! Strive it with Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas dinner, and something in between. Turkey or ham (or walnut bread as a vegetarian choice) with mashed root veggies, grilled kale and different seasonal goodness pairs completely with this vacation sipper. Sassamanash additionally pairs properly with recent fruit, savory snacks and lightweight desserts.

– Mariel Belmont, Gross sales and Advertising and marketing Specialist


Summerland Heritage Cider Firm

3113 Johnson St, Summerland

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

This fall, I will be recommending our Blackberry Mint Cider. That is certainly one of my favourite taste mixtures, with BC-grown blackberry and mint, which has a slight cocktail vibe. It is dry, balanced and refreshing with only a trace of mint.

What ought to we add to this?

Recent oysters with a squeeze of lemon could be a fantastic pairing with this cider!

–Lauren Volo, co-owner and cidermaker


Sunday Cider

1632 Sunshine Coast Excessive, Gibson, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Sunday Sketch 4.6% abv. A resourceful cider comprised of re-hydrating pressed apple pomace and fermented with native Sunshine Coast honey. Mild, crisp and barely earthy with honey notes on the end.

What ought to we add to this?

Strive it at brunch with waffles and fried rooster, or pair it with some fancy schmancy crepes with apple and cheese.

– Clinton McDougall, Head Apple Crusher


Unusual Fellow Brewing

1345 Clark Dr.

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Orchard English-style dry cider. The traditional Somerset cider varietal brings construction and complexity to this balanced, woody, English-style dry cider, mixing “Porter’s Perfection” with New World apples. Its candy aroma of ripe apple skins reminds us to honor the soul of the apple orchard with a toast:

We sing to you, outdated apple bushes,
And need you fruit.
who is aware of we’ll be
Right here this time subsequent 12 months.
Be sturdy and transfer on properly my pal
Whereas Meera shall be us.
all people will take a sip
And toast your outdated tree of well being

What ought to we add to this?

We love opening a bottle of orchard as an aperitif to take pleasure in earlier than dinner with a creamy cheese (favorite: “Girl Jane” from The Farm Home Cheese). With dinner, the dry nature of the orchard pairs completely with a creamy roasted cauliflower and cheese soup, or quiche Lorraine.

– Christine Moulson, Model – Storyteller


Taves Property Sidery

333 Gladwin Rd.

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

The Classic Mix is an oak-barrel mix harking back to wealthy apple, toasted spice, vanilla, woody, toffee and aa trace of bourbon.

What ought to we add to this?

Steered pairings are Peking Duck, Brazilian Fish Stew, Cheese Plate, Lemon Tart, and Mocha Ice Cream.

–Kelsey Paul, cidermaker


Untangled Craft Cider

725 Mackenzie Rd., Kawston, BC

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

Cherry cider from Clippers Untangled Craft Cider. Bing cherries and Matsu apples play key roles on this Outdated World-inspired cider. A bouquet of rosewood, vanilla and peppercorns complement the wealthy flavors of black cherry and purple fruit on this medium-bodied cider.

What ought to we add to this?

This cider pairs completely with a roaring fireplace, a comfy blanket, and a few darkish chocolate!

–Emily McKinnon, barista at Clippers Market & Cafe


windfall cider

#101 – 250 E Esplanade

Which cider do you suggest consuming this season?

“Joyride” Session Cider. A small batch of craft cider comprised of a mix of 100% Pacific Northwest apples. Straightforward to drink and stuffed with balanced and tangy taste with a captivating Granny Smith aroma. With a average 5.5% ABV Joyride you possibly can go this winter.

What ought to we add to this?

Ideally paired with savory rooster wings. Good for nachos and your favourite bar snack.

– Nathalie Nair, Founder




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