We caught up, almost 2 years to the date we first visited, with Tariq at Revel Cider Co’s Guelph warehouse for a tour. Enjoy!
We visited Farmgate, about 45 minutes outside of downtown Ottawa, a touch north, with our friend Trevor and a few dogs in October, 2018
We stopped by Reverend Nat’s in Portland for a quick chat and a tasty flight in October, 2018
Talking with Adam and Nicola on the patio outside the Cider House, speaking about Red Rover and Coastliner Cider, the NB liquor scene, and of course, Cider.
We caught up with Ed when in Fredericton in early June, 2018 to talk shop with the York County Cider owner.
One of the new cideries on the block, we visited the newly released tasting room with our final stop on the tour, a little north of PEC.
A return to Empire Cider Co let us catch up and see what has changed in the last two years at the family run business.
A stop to chat with Amelie and Matt, along with a walk through the orchard and visit with the animals on residence.
A quick stop at The Old Third and a chat with Jans about their very unique cider. We wont spoil it for you in the description, have a listen.
A quick stop at Hinterland to chat about the two ciders they offer, and quite a neat back patio.
Visiting the Kent-He Winery, we had a behind the scenes chat with Fieldbird and their very unique still-cider creations.
We talked with Amy from Clafeld about Cider and the orchard in PEC, May 2018
A visit to Burgeron Winery with their very unique story about how Cole Point Cider came to be!
Visiting Hardway Cider, just outside of Prince Edward Country, May 2018
While in Halifax for a work conference in April, Bethany of the Cider Crate decided to visit Chain Yard – an urban cidery located a few minutes from the downtown core of Halifax. Having tried one of Chain Yard’s ciders last June thanks to a visiting friend from the Maritimes, we were already familiar with the type of cider they made but wanted to learn more about the cidery and their other products.
Susan – manager of Marketing – gave Bethany a wonderful tour of their facilities. Explaining that they only opened May of 2017, they were relatively new and only one of two cideries with hospitality features – as most other cideries in Nova Scotia are producers only. Having one of the most experienced cider makers in the province helping to create their drinks, they have been able to make 3 core canned ciders; as well as a variety of limited run unique ciders available through draught only. At the time of visiting, they had a special cider feature called Ginxberry – a cider made with 3 types of apples, wildly fermented cranberry juice and Barreling Tides Gin.
Susan explained that ‘Nova Scotians have a sweeter palate and they gravitate towards smoother, less hoppy beers and ciders’ so they have ciders that appeal to that general taste. However, they also aim to expand people’s horizons and push them towards new tasting experiences, so they blend traditional beloved flavours and new experimental ones in hopes to gain and keep fans interested.
Currently using 100% Nova Scotian apples, they have 3 farm sources from the famous Annapolis Valley where they are abundant.
They also feature the ‘Unchained Kitchen’, which operates independently within the cidery but features foods that pair well with cider; and many are even made using the cider and apples.
You can buy their ciders on site and from their bar, at the Nova Scotian Liquor Store and other licensed stores – including the in Halifax Airport arriving or deporting! As well as on draught at many locations across the city and province and Maritimes.
If you are a Nova Scotia native or are just visiting Halifax like us, Chain Yard Urban Cidery is not to be missed by any cider fan!
In the heart of Caledon, ON, we talked with Tom about Spirit Tree and the OCCA. December 2017.
We visited Brent from Heartwood Cider and his milti-use farm in Ospring, ON. December 2017.
A tour and discussion about cider with Michael of KW Craft Cider. December 2017.
A tour with Matt of the newly formed Apple Falls Cider Company in Carrying, ON. September 2017.
Talking with Karen from 401 Cider in Colborne, ON. August 2017.
Talking with Grant and Jen at County Cider, Waupoos, Prince Edward County, Ontario in June of 2016.
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