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 […]

 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]