We at The Cider Crate have a strong policy about not asking cideries for free products. We know the challenges and small margins cider making can have and we want you to succeed. It is very much appreciated when you gift us cider however. We want to showcase as much cider from Ontario and Canada […]

Strawberry season is a mood of its own, but always too short of a season overall. With June promising juicy berries, we thought to shine some light on our favourite strawberry-forward ciders! Heritage Estate – Eden’s Apple Strawberry We aren’t sure how Heritage Estate got a strawberry shortcake in a can, but this cider is […]

Ah Spring… warming weather, cute animals and of course, the flowers are blooming all around! One of the more unique type of ingredients we’ve seen being added to ciders – especially lately – are flowers! We picked our top 5 floral infused ciders to celebrate the rebirth that Spring can bring. Duntoon Cyder House – […]

Spring always promises many new cider releases at the LCBO. Here are some of the most promising releases heading to shelves across Ontario soon (but you can buy most of these already from thier respective online + retail stores) If there are two trends we see, peach and rosé ciders will once again rule the […]

While hops are mainly associated with beer, dry-hopped ciders are increasingly growing in popularity. When infused into cider, they typically add fruity-like notes, such as lemon, citrus, lychee and more – but can also be bitter, floral and more. Dry hopping works well for both sweet and dry ciders, and everything in between. As Easter […]

As we move into the 2nd full year of COVID-19 restrictions, many groups have reorganized to online learning.  The NW Cider Symposium for 2021 has done the same. March 16-18, 2021 The Symposium is a virtual event to learn, grow, connect and celebrate our vibrant industry and will feature: Educational workshops for orchardists, marketers, cidermakers, […]

Apple Drink Profile: Name: Mayador – Sidra Asturiana (Non-Alcoholic) Sampled January 2021 Brand:  Mayador Type: Apple Drink Location of Brewing: Spain ABV: Less than 0.5% Website Link: mayador.com Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Apple Juice 35%, Apple Vinegar, Sugar, Citric Acid, Preservatives E-202, Potassium Sorbate, Antioxidant E-300 L, Ascorbic Acid, Colour E-163, Sulphites Gluten Free: Yes Sugar […]

Fortunately there were still some bests’ in 2020!  Here are our favs. ~Bethany and Barry Top 5 Overall Cold Creek – Cuvée Madeline FieldBird – 2018 Perry Sur Lie Banjo – Rouge East Street – Harvest Botanical Farmgate – Mulled Top 5 – Apple Cold Creek – Cuvée Madeline Banjo – Dueling Banjos Twin Pines […]

Time for a festive cocktail! 🥂 🎄The Gingerbread Jingle 🎄 This one is for the ginger and spice fans. Ingredients ⭐️ ice & spiced bitters (we used @tsdistillers all-spice) ⭐️ Ginger beer (here we used @fevertreecanada) ⭐️ a dry apple cider (@hardwaycider’s Renegade is an excellent choice for this) ⭐️ @drinkwillibald Gingerbread Gin (available at @lcbo) Directions 1. P

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Obviously these are uneasy times with the COVID-19 pandemic that will see every person and industry affected in varying ways, and our thoughts are with everyone during these challenging and unpredictable times. One of the main economic victims so far has been and will continue to be small businesses – many of which include your […]

Warning: this one is strong! 🍍🍍The Tepeche🍍🍍 inspired from the excellent – and many times home brewed – Mexican drink, this cocktail is nicely spiced and very fruit forward. ⭐️2-3 cubes of ice. ⭐️.5 shot of @captainmorganca Pineapple Rum ⭐️1-1.5 shot of a spiced rum (we also used the @captainmorganca one) ⭐️1/2 can of straight apple cider – we [&he

As we come to the end of the decade (and half of it, us doing cider stuff), we have a chance to share some of our favourite moments of the past 365 days! ~Bethany and Barry Cider Crate Combined: Top 5 Bottles/Cans Cider 101 – Dr Peppercorn With Cherry Niagara Cider Company – No. 1 […]

Apple Drink Profile: Name: Dixon’s – Vodka Fusion (Apple Cranberry) Sampled November 2019 Brand: Dixon’s Distilled Spirits Type: Mixed Drink Location of Brewing: Guelph, ON ABV: 5% Website Link: dixonsdistilledspirits.com Ingredients: Apple Juice Concentrate, water, cranberry juice from concentrate, vodka, sodium benzoate Gluten Free: N/A Sugar Content: 76g/lSize(s) available: 473ml can Availability: LCBO (2019) Flavour: […]

Apple-Drink Profile: Name: Les Vergers Villeneuve – Apple Wine Sampled November 2019 Brand:  Les Vergers Villeneuve & Blueberry Farm Type: Apple Wine Location of Brewing: St.-Pascal Baylon, ON ABV: 11.2% Website Link: vergersvilleneuve.com Ingredients: N/A Gluten Free: N/A Sugar Content: N/A Size(s) available: 750ml glass bottle Availability: Via winery & at Ottawa Lansdown Market (2019) […]

Like a growing number of Ontarians, you may regularly enjoy a crisp craft cider from a local producer. But what you may not realize is you’re drinking a product that represents a notable slice of the provincial economy and, increasingly, a valuable export outside of Canada. Craft cider in Ontario The economic contribution of cider […]

Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living by Andy Brennan Chelsea Green Publishing, June 2019 9781603588447 275pp Main Subjects: Personal Memoir – American Agriculture – Wild Orchards & Cider Making Audience: Mainly US-based; Potential Cidermakers; Potential small farm owners; those interested in pre-Modern farming and food connections. Read and […]