The Cider Crate

Bar Reviews

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Revel Cider – Apfelgose [Brothers Beer Bistro – Ottawa]

Sampled July 2017 Revel is constantly coming out with new and very innovative ciders that draw inspiration from everywhere in the beverage world and the literal world. One prime example of this is their Apfelgose Cider – which has elements of two beloved German drinks: Germany’s version of cider, Apfelwien; as well as their infamous […]

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Barkaiztegi Sidra [Bar Laurel – Ottawa]

Sampled August 2017 In late 2016, when we were at Fauna on Bank Street in Ottawa, we mentioned to our server that we wrote a blog about cider. He told us that their sister restaurant, Bar Laurel on Wellington Street in Hintonburg, carried an authentic Spanish import sidra that we should try. Fast forward to […]

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County Cider – Coffee [Elgin Beer Project – Ottawa]

Sampled August 2017 We’ve become semi-frequent visitors at the Elgin Beer Project – part we love being on a patio during the very short summer, part they have a great rotating tap list that features tasty drinks, and part because they keep featuring new experimental County Cider Company flavours. With County Cider having a large presence […]

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Revel Cider – Violent Delights [Brothers Beer Bistro – Ottawa]

Sampled July 2017 Funny story about our trip to Brothers Beer Bistro to try Revel’s Violent Delights. We sat down at our table, and we’ve become such regulars here that Anthony, the bar manager, walks over with two glasses of Revel – knowing that’s what we came for, without even ordering. Brothers Beer Bistro has […]

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Collective Arts – Juniper and Lemon Cider [Elgin Beer Project – Ottawa]

Sampled August 2017 We have become regulars at Elgin Beer Project. One thing we love about EBP is that they have a constantly changing menu that is always introducing new things and rotating their taps. One of the most recent additions to their menu is Collective Arts‘ Juniper and Lemon Cider – available in large, 650mL bottles. […]

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Sulkers – Super Dry [Gilt – Kitchener, ON]

 Sampled June 2017 Downtown Kitchener has gone through a major revitalization recently. With new landscaping and the many openings of trendy, high-class establishments, it is increasingly becoming a very distinguished and modern area. One of the restaurants that significantly adds to this new downtown flare is Gilt – which has been open since 2014 on […]

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Pommies Raspberry Mojito [B@The Muesum – Kitchener, ON]

Sampled: June 2016 Go down King Street in Downtown Kitchener, and you may miss the gem spot. B@ The Muesum is a tiny restaurant that hides in front of the large, looming ‘The Muesum’ in the city core. But miss this place at your own peril – featuring a premium brunch menu and a frequently rotating […]

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County Cider – Ginger Peach Cider [Elgin Beer Project – Ottawa]

Sampled: June 2016 Elgin Beer Project has only been open a few weeks now, but it has made a huge impact on the nightlife scene of Elgin Street in Centretown, Ottawa. Taking over the space of the old pizzeria, Slice and Co, it has become a unique institution of its own – almost exclusively featuring drinks […]

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Revel Cider – 2017 Revelations Series [Brothers Beer Bistro – Ottawa]

Revel Cider 2017 Revelations Series  – Brothers Beer Bistro in Ottawa, ON Sampled March 2017 Don’t be fooled by the name – Brothers Beer Bistro does has a ton of beer, but they also have a wide selection of other beverages and cocktails. Having recently started to serve Revel Cider, Brothers was selected to be […]

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Flying Canoe – Hard Cider [Crust & Crate]

Bar Review: Flying Canoe – Hard Cider @ Crust & Crate in Ottawa, ON Sampled: October 2016 One of the most surprising places in Ottawa to find Ontario Craft Cider is at The Crust and Crate – a pizzeria located in the Lansdowne entertainment area. This upscale, modern restaurant is a place that will make you instantly […]

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KW Craft – Pumpkin Spice Cider [The Bent Elbow]

Bar Review: KW Craft – Pumpkin Spice Cider at The Bent Elbow in Kitchener, ON Sampled: October 2016 One may over-look The Bent Elbow while driving down King Street in Kitchener, as it’s located in an average run-of-the-mill strip mall and it’s exterior isn’t glamorous. To drive past this bar is at your mistake however, as it […]

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Revel Cider – Lemon Meringue [Baker Street Station – Guelph ON]

Bar Review: Revel –  Lemon Meringue at Baker Street Station in Guelph Sampled: October 2016 A Royal City favourite of ours, Baker Street Pub located in Guelph, Ontario, usually features two rotating taps of cider – typically between the wonderful Revel, West Ave and Shiny brands. Guelph-originating, Revel Cider, once again brings a unique taste to a cider […]

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Shiny Cider – Peach [Her Fathers Cider Bar, Toronto]

Bar Review: Shiny Cider – Peach Cider @ Her Fathers Cider Bar, Toronto, ON Sampled: Aug 2016 If you ever want to feel like a kid in a candy store as a cider fan, you need to go to Her Fathers Cider Bar in Toronto. With a growing selection of 80+ bottled and canned ciders, and around […]

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KW Craft Cider – Raspberry Cider [WVRST, Toronto]

Bar Review: KW Craft Cider – Raspberry Cider @ WVRST, Toronto, ON Sampled: July 2016 WVRST is a magical place in Toronto where its like Oktoberfest 365 days of the year – with dozens of varieties of sausages, tons of rotating craft beverage taps and long communal tables, you can experience a bit of Germany at anytime […]

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Spirit Tree – Lavender Pear [The Only Cafe, Toronto]

Bar Review: Spirit Tree – Lavender Pear @ The Only Cafe, Toronto, ON Sampled: July 2016 One of the almost hidden gems on Danforth Avenue is The Only Café – a narrow pub with tons of fun items things on the walls that makes the place explode with character.  With photos, posters, a pinball machine and much […]

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West Ave Cider – The Catalyst [Bar Hop King Street]

Bar Review: West Ave Cider – The Catalyst @ Bar Hop King Street, Toronto, ON Sampled: July 2016 You will never go hungry or thirsty when you visit the King Street West strip in Toronto. With many great restaurants, pubs and bars, the selections are unique, rare and amazing. One such institution that prides itself on […]

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Brickworks – Field Trip Cherry [Bier Markt Ottawa]

Bar Review: Brickworks – Field Trip Cherry @ Bier Markt, Ottawa, ON Sampled: July 2016 If you want a friendly and modern pub-style experience, Bier Markt Ottawa is at the top of our list of favourite places to go. With amazing German-inspired cuisine and a drink menu that goes on forever, it truly has something for everyone. We […]

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Twin Pines – Scrumpy [Her Fathers Cider Bar]

Bar Review: Twin Pines – Scrumpy @ Her Fathers Cider Bar and Kitchen, Toronto, ON Sampled: July 2016 It was with great excitement and honour that we finally got to go to the first bar in Canada devoted to Cider, Her Fathers Cider Bar and Kitchen located on Harbord Street in Toronto. To be overwhelmed by choice […]

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Beaver Valley – Flagship [Bar Volo]

Bar Review: Beaver Valley Flagship @ Bar Volo, Toronto, ON Sampled: May 2016 We have written quite a bit on Bar Volo previously, as it is one of our favourite Toronto destinations for craft ciders and beverages. Recently they announced they would be shutting their doors in September so that another condo structure can be built along Yonge […]

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KW Craft – Cranberry [Bar Hop King Street]

Bar Review: KW Craft Cranberry @ Bar Hop King Street, Toronto, ON Sampled: May 2016 Bar Hop is very well known spot along the trendy King West strip in Toronto; and also so popular, they have a second location a couple of blocks away on Peter Street. Every time we have been it, it has been […]

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Revel Cider – Spirit of the Woods [Craft Beer Market Ottawa]

Bar Review: Revel Cider – Spirit of the Woods @ Craft Beer Market, Ottawa, ON Sampled: May 2016 One of the newest restaurants and bars to the Ottawa scene is Craft Beer Market – an import from Western Canada, with the Ottawa location being the first Ontario restaurant to be opened outside of Alberta and BC. […]

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Shiny Cider – Pinot Noir [Baker Street Station]

Bar Review: Shiny Apple – Pinot Noir @ Baker Street Station, Guelph, ON Sampled: May 2016 Baker Street Station is a two-story English pub-house located on as one could guess, Baker Street, in Guelph, Ontario. With a couple of hidden rooms, it is a winding restaurant with a beautiful balcony that wraps around the building […]

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Tawse – Sparkling Cider [The Wellington Gastro Pub]

Bar Review: Tawse – Sparkling Cider @ The Wellington Gastro Pub, Ottawa, ON Sampled: April 2016 The Wellington West area of Ottawa – west of the downtown core– has been booming the last couple of years, with many trendy, independent establishments opening for business. A true culinary gem you can find on this strip is the […]

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Rekorderlig – Passionfruit Cider [Bier Markt]

Bar Review: Rekorderlig Passionfruit Cider – Bier Markt, Ottawa, ON Sampled: April 2016 If you ever want to be overwhelmed with choice, head to Bier Markt. With dozens upon dozens of types of beers – on draught and canned – the possibilities are almost endless. Bier Markt is a German-inspired restaurant chain, found in Ottawa, […]

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KW Craft – Hot Ginger Cider [B@TheMuseum]

Bar Review: KW Craft Hot Ginger Cider – B@TheMuseum [Kitchener] Sampled on: March, 2016 One of the key attractions Downtown Kitchener is The Museum – a place that showcases scientific and historical exhibits and activities to children and adults alike. Attached to the front of The Museum is a lovely restaurant and bar called B@TheMuseum […]

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Revel Cider – Revelry [Bar Volo]

Bar Review: Revel Cider Revelry @ Bar Volo, Toronto, ON Sampled: March 2016 We at the Cider Crate are huge fans of Bar Volo – many of our reviews have and will come from this establishment. It is a cute but atmospheric small bar seating 40 maximum in downtown Toronto on the busy section of […]

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Revel Cider – Wild Honey Crisp [Baker Street Station]

Bar Review: Revel Wild Honey Crisp @ Baker Street Station, Guelph, ON Sampled: March 2016 Well known in the college/university town of Guelph, in South Western Ontario, Baker Street Station is a charming multi-level food and drink experience.  It offers a great atmosphere, fantastic food options, a downtown view of the city and one of the […]

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Brickworks Cider – Stadium Island Peach [Deacon Brodies]

Bar Review: Brickworks Cider Stadium Island Peach @ Deacon Brodies, Ottawa, ON Sampled: March 2016 Deacon Brodies is a cozy Scottish pub at the corner of Elgin and Cooper Street in Centretown, Ottawa. Open for a few years now, it has become a popular pub in the area to feature live music and unique food […]

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Cornish Orchards – Gold Cider [Sir. John A Pub]

Bar Review: Cornish Orchards Gold @ Sir. John A Pub (Ottawa, Ontario) Sampled: February 2016  One of the best places in Ottawa to grab a drink, especially if you are one of the cities politicos – is Sir John A Pub, located on Elgin Street by MacLaren Street. Known for hosting gatherings for political parties, and […]

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