Tomorrow marks the official launch of Ontario Craft Cider Week! What does that mean? Well, for starters, it means +50 cider from 20 producers are being poured in better bars and pubs — like #FeastOn Certified Borealis Bar and Grille, Mercer Hall, Mijiidaa and Woolwich Arrow — across the province. There’s also a slew of events to celebrate them happening too!
Ontario Craft Cider Week Official Events include:
- Her Father�s Cider Bar + Kitchen Cider Week Kick Off – May 27
- Appleseed Cider Festival – May 29
Buy tickets here.
- Toronto Craft Cider Cruise – June 3
Buy tickets here.
The best way to be a part of the celebration is to join the conversation. Tap a cask, pour a pint or pop the top of an Ontario made craft cider all week long, then share it using #OCCW16. You’ll be joining these 9 awesome instagrammin’ cider makers in the fray!
1 : West Avenue Cider
British-born cider maker Chris Haworth and his wife Amy Robson are barrel aging small batch farmhouse ciders for the craft cider connoisseur — and they are taking stunning photos of there adventures (like making watermelon cider!) along the way.
Something strange is happening at the cidery today! #slaughtermelon #indieboathop @indiealehouse @barhopbar A photo posted by West Avenue Cider (@westavenuecider) on
2 : Spirit Tree Estate Cidery
Spirit Tree Estate Cidery is an orchard and cidery for starters, but they also run a wood-fired oven bakery & farm shoppe nestled in the hills of Caledon. Bonus: they’re Feast On Certified!
The back #orchard is looking pretty glorious today, and the front orchard is not far behind #blossomwatch2016 #craftcider #appleblossoms #sharethespirit A photo posted by Spirit Tree Estate Cidery (@spirittreecider) on
3 : Thornbury Cider
Crafted in a Thornbury, the heart of apple country – and home of the Apple Pie Trail, Thornbury Cider gives a glimpse into both their cider making and beer brewing.
4 : Revel Cider
Revel Cider is a bit of a Cinderella story. In their first year of production they�ve won a Gold medal at the 2015 Ontario Cider Awards, a Bronze medal at GlintCaps, and Tariq won the Top 30 under 30 award from the Ontario Hostelry Institute.
5 : Pommies Cider
Pommies Cider is crafted from the juice of 100% Ontario apples and pears at their cidery in Caledon. They currently make three varieties: Pommies Dry, Pommies Farmhouse and Pommies Perry.
6 : Ernest Cider
Like all Ontario craft cider, Ernest cider is made with Ontario apples, but it’s then back-sweetened with pure local honey. Their feed has a sweet black and white thing going on. We dig it.
Cider totes #bigsixer @wilboro perfect for sales calls. #handcrafted #leathergoods #local #artist A photo posted by Ernest cider (@ernestcider) on
7 : Empire Cider Co
These guys self identify as providers of crisp, tart ray of liquid sunshine — and we couldn’t agree more!
8 : County Cider Company
The County Cider Company & Estate Winery is a family-operated estate winery specializing in mouth-watering hard ciders and some seriously delicious #Feaston certified food in Prince Edward County.
#appleblossoms #beautiful #princeedwardcounty #waupoos A photo posted by County Cider Company (@countycider) on
9 : Ironwood Cider
Sports and satire fans will dig this cheeky account from Ironwood Cider in Niagara-On-The-Lake.