Love Ontario apples? Then get ready to be rocked to the CORE. (Sorry, we had to.)
Get on board with the hard cider revolution! Ontario Cider Week runs this year from May 30 to June 6 in Toronto. You can take part at select establishments by sampling over 50 ciders from 20 of the province’s finest producers. So, buckle up and get ready to embrace the true beverage of Ontario summer!
From tasting seminars to “Flight Night” and sausage wars to the Craft Cider Cruise, there’s truly something for everyone each day of the week. Whether you’re all about the Niagara region, Prince Edward County, Collingwood or elsewhere, there’s no doubt about it: Ontario is a hard cider lover’s heaven.
Here’s the lineup:
- Saturday, May 30 at Duke’s Refresher: Launch Night begins at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, May 31 at The Only Cafe: 10 taps and tasting seminar at 5 p.m.
- Monday, June 1 at Hitch + Food & Liquor at 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 2 at Tequila Bookworm at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 3 at Wvrst all night.
- Thursday, June 4 at Bar Hop at 6 p.m.
- Friday, June 5: Craft Cider Cruise on Lake Ontario departs at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, June 6 at Bar Volo. All day, all night!
Be sure to check out ontariocraftcider.com for the most up-to-date details!
What are you waiting for? Grab some friends and start planning your Cider Week! (And don’t forget to bring your Ontario pride.) In the meantime, check out some of the incredible cideries that OCCA represents and try out a cider-based recipe or two.
About the Ontario Craft Cider Association
As the leading organization representing craft cider producers in Ontario, they aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to further the discussion on matters relating to cider in Ontario. Their mission is to ensure that Ontario is recognized as a centre for cider excellence and innovation.
What’s more, OCCA members agree that the definition of craft cider in this province is surprisingly simple: it’s a fermented beverage made with 100% Ontario grown apples and pears. Now that’s something to feel good about! With well over 1,200 apple orchards in Ontario producing nearly 280,000,000 pounds of apples per year, it’s hard not to get excited.