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The Cider Crate – Best of 2021

Year two of lockdown provided some really good cider offerings, here are our best for 2021

~Bethany and Barry

Top 5 Overall

  1. Cold Creek – Erin Go Brach
  2. Duntroon – Empire Dry Apple
  3. Saunders – Tricky Treat / Candy Apple
  4. Shale Ridge – Cherry Chocolate
  5. Geissberger – Hard Apple Cider

 

Top 10 – Apple

  1. Cold Creek – Eirinn Go Brach
  2. Duntroon – Empire Dry Apple
  3. Geissberger – Hard Apple Cider
  4. Cold Creek – Cuvee Madeline (2020)
  5. Loch Mor – Danforth Rd Russet
  6. Twin Pines – Old World
  7. Hounds of Erie – Best in Show
  8. Thornbury – Clark’s Reserve Harvest (2020)
  9. Heemans – New Traditions
  10. Farmgate – Russet Spy

Top 5 – Flavoured Ciders (Fruit + Other)

  1. Saunders – Tricky Treat / Candy Apple
  2. Shale Ridge – Cherry Chocolate
  3. Steel Town – Planet of the Pies
  4. Slabtown – Ciderita
  5. Thornbury – Peach

Top 5 – Herbed/Spiced/Hopped/Floral

  1. Heemans – Dutch Crumble
  2. Duxbury – Hopped on Honey
  3. Duxbury – Rose Petal Honey
  4. Saunders – Pie Faced
  5. Steel Town – Hail Mary

 

Top 5 – Perry

  1. FieldBird – Black Barred Charmat Perry
  2. Twin Pines – Hammer Bent Perry
  3. Front Road – Norfolk Perry
  4. Duntroon – Two Parish Perry
  5. Ev’s Eclectics – Pear-Ilious

Top 3 – Draught Ciders

  1. West Avenue – Fireball
  2. Duxbury – Liberium
  3. Garage D’Or – Spanish Inquistition

Cidery of the Year

  1. Shale Ridge

Runners Up 

Top Ciders Outside of Ontario

  1. Ship Builders – Bavaria Cider
  2. Chill Street – Nuts Over You

Top Beers

Barry:

  • Merit Brewing – Waves Tangerine w/ Peach

Bethany: 

  1. Small Pony Barrelworks – SMVU
  2. Blood Brothers – Feed your Gods – Raspberry Shortcake
  3. Collective Arts – Origin of Darkness Peanut Butter & Chocolate

 

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