Announcing the Opening of Orchard & the Sea Craft Cider Bar!

VANCOUVER, July 2016 | Press Release |­ Cider’s popularity is on the rise, and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. The province has seen huge increases in availability of both locally­ made and imported ciders, but the cider selection on most menus is rarely more than one or two craft products…until now.

Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, starting July 14th, Txotx Imports and chef Jefferson Alvarez will transform Gastown’s famed Birds & the Beets restaurant into ORCHARD & THE SEA: BC’s first craft cider bar!

With curated rotating selections ranging from dry to sweet, and from draft to limited­ edition ciders from local and imported producers, ORCHARD & THE SEA will have it all. Cider won’t be the only star on the menu, either: critically­ acclaimed (The Globe and Mail, Scout Magazine, The Georgia Strait, multiple Michelin­ starred restaurants) chef Jefferson Alvarez will have full control of the food offerings. Jefferson says, “I want the menu to be rustic, playful, and unique to Vancouver.”

ORCHARD & THE SEA also plans to host various cider­ themed events, including:

● Seasonal tasting dinners

● Educational seminars

● “Meet the Cider Maker” nights

“We want to build awareness about how complex cider can be,” says Txotx Imports co­ owner Shawn Pisio.

Committed to providing the best ciders from local, national, and international producers, paired with expertly hand­crafted small plates, ORCHARD & THE SEA will serve up quality products both in your glass, and on your plate.

It’s all about the apple.


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  1. Will there be any cider growlers available? I’m stuck in my Kitsilano residence unable to go anywhere because of a broken leg and lately have been craving the very fresh tasting cider we in Paris. We are craft beer people but draft cider, at the moment, is an itch I just can’t scratch. Heard mention of your new place on CBC Radio.

    1. Hi Elaine, I’m actually not sure if Orchard & the Sea will be filling growlers. I don’t think so. It’s more of a tasting bar. Perhaps send them a message on their Facebook page. You can now get Sunday Cider by the growler every Saturday from their new production space in East Van. More info here. Hope that helps and hope your leg is heals up quickly! Cheers, Monica

      1. Current BC law requires that you manufacture on site the products that are going into a growler. Since they are only a bar, they won’t be able to sell growlers.

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