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Cultivating BC’s Taste for Craft Cider

By Dave Smith
  • April 21, 2020
When it comes to the cider scene in BC, those who operate fruit orchards tend to stick together. Based primarily in the province’s pastoral belts, these small operators make cider, at least in part, from their own fruit. Founded in 2016, the BC Farm Crafted Cider Association acts as a voice for these land-based cider producers.
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Cider Spotlight: Sea Cider’s Kristen Needham

By Lundy Dale
  • April 16, 2020
In 2020, there are at least 32 cideries in BC. As the craft beer industry has continued to grow, so too has the cider industry. Let's get to know the woman behind Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, and find out more about BC's second oldest independent cidery.
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Lost And Found…and Lost Again

By Jeff Nairn
  • April 8, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Windfall Cider's Jeff Nairn describes the legendary career of a former cider apple grower: Jim Rahe of Langley’s Annie’s Orchard.
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A Brief, Opinionated, History Of Cider

By J. Random
  • April 7, 2020
From our Spring 2020 magazine, aka The Cider Issue: Longtime columnist J. Random breaks down the history of cider from Europe to British Columbia. --- About the time our ancestors came down from the trees, they developed a taste—or at least tolerance—for the alcohol that naturally develops in rotting fruit. These evolving hunter-gatherers might have fermented a beverage from collected fruit well before agriculture.
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Super Cider Me!

By Adam Chatburn
  • March 31, 2020
Whenever anyone asks me about getting into brewing, I suggest they try cider first. It’s a different process but quick, easy, cheap, shows the basic steps of sanitising and fermenting, and is much easier than making beer.
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What’s NOT Brewing: Putting a Name To Craft Cider

By Jeff Nairn
  • November 5, 2018
A quick visit to your favourite liquor store reveals the confusion around cider: is it proper craft cider or not? It’s unfortunate that cider drinkers have to rifle through the alco-pop selection to get to their favourite craft cider. Even more unfortunate is that cider is still categorized among these Ready To Drink (RTD) beverages by the taxation overlords of our alcohol distribution and sales monopoly in the province.
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The State of BC Craft Cider: Q&A

By What's Brewing
  • September 24, 2017

Summerland Heritage Cider Company. Photo: Dave Smith Five of BC's orchard cideries talk about their businesses As part of this special Harvest issue, the mighty WB is happy to spotlight BC’s…

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