Ontario Cider: World Class and Delicious

Did you know that Feast ON Certified eatery Beaver Valley Cider does more then provide great food? As their name suggests, they also make amazing and distinct cider.

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Their flagship cider just won a Gold Medal at the 2015 Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. This annual competition was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 11 & 12 and is currently the largest cider competition in the world!

With 19 categories of entry the competition is unique in its high level of inclusiveness. Fermented products of all kinds are welcome: ciders, perries, meads, beers, and commercial distillates, provided that they are made with apples or pears.

Beaver Valley Flagship Cider was judged the best out of 90 commercial entries from across North America in the New World Cider category. My favorite of their ciders, the Ginger — a zingy mix of local apples and fresh organic ginger — took home bronze.

It’s not just Beaver Valley Cidery that was celebrated though! The Ontario Craft Cider Producers had a strong showing this year, bringing home a total of 1 Gold, 8 Silver and 17 Bronze medals. Among the gold winners were Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House for their Hammer Bent Red, as well as their Crack Willow; Hoity Toity Cellars for their 66 Pick Up; and West Avenue Cider for their Whetherfield. Twin Pines Hammer Bent Red actually won “Best In Show”!

?This year�s medal count is what happens when determination and collaboration have Mother Nature on their side. Our ciders are a reflection on the fact that Ontario has the best apples in the world,? said Tom Wilson, Chair, OCCA. ?We are looking forward to hearing how the Ontario government will be supporting our promising and rapidly
growing industry in this year�s budget.?

Congratulations to all the Ontario Craft Cider Producers who entered this fierce competition. We can’t wait to see what you have in store next!


 

 

About The Ontario Craft Cider Producers

s the leading organization representing craft cider producers in Ontario, we aim to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and to further the discussion on matters relating to cider in Ontario.  Our mission is to ensure that Ontario is recognized as a centre for cider excellence and innovation!

Learn more about the OCCA here.

 


And here’s your full list of medal’s from the event:

Gold

  • Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery� Beaver Valley Flagship Cider � New
    World Cider � Modern

Silver

  • KW Craft Cider � KW Craft Cider � New World Cider � Modern
  • Pommies Cider Co. � Pommies Dry Cider � New World Cider � Modern
  • Pommies Cider Co. � Pommies Farmhouse Cider � New World Cider � Modern
  • Spirit Tree Estate Cidery � Spirit Tree New England � New England Cider
  • Spirit Tree Estate Cidery � Spirit Tree Dry Hopped � Hopped/Herbal Cider
  • West Avenue Cider � Cherriosity � Fruit Cider
  • West Avenue Cider � Centennial Reserve � Wood Aged Cider and Perry
  • West Avenue Cider � Cherry Beach � Specialty Cider and Perry

Bronze

  • Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery � Beaver Valley Bumbleberry Cider � Fruit Cider
  • Beaver Valley Orchard & Cidery � Beaver Valley Ginger Cider � Spiced Cider
  • Hoity Toity Cellars � 66 Pick Up � New World Cider � Modern
  • Pommies Cider Co. � Pommies Perry � New World Perry
  • Puddicombe Cider Co. � Sir Issac�s Apple Cider � New World Cider � Modern
  • Puddicombe Cider Co. � Sir Isaac�s Peach Cider � Fruit Cider
  • Revel Cider Company � Liquid Gold � New World Cider � Modern
  • Spirit Tree Estate Cidery � Spirit Tree Sparkling Crabapple �
    Specialty Cider and Perry
  • Thornbury Village Cidery � Thornbury Premium Apple Cider � New World
    Cider � Modern
  • Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House � Hammer Bent Original � New World
    Cider � Moder
  • Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House � Hammer Bent Red � New World Cider � Modern
  • Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House � Hammer Bent Perry � New World Perry
  • Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House � Crack Willow � Applewine
  • West Avenue Cider � Heritage Dry � New World Cider � Modern
  • West Avenue Cider � Barrett Fuller�s Secret � Wood Aged Cidery and Perry
  • West Avenue Cider � Gold Blush � Specialty Cider and Perry

 

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