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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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On The Island Beat

By Scottie McLellan
  • July 25, 2018

Photo: John & Rosanne Lyle of Bad Dog What’s Brewing has always covered the Island, where each community shows pride in its craft scene, beer, cider and now distilling. Here…

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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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Brewtiful BC: Cider Saved Our Farm

By Chelsea​ McDowell
  • September 22, 2017
Like many people of my generation, my first introduction to cider was the kind that came in two-litre bottles of syrupy, fizzy, boozy stuff. Flash forward 10 years and you’d have to be living under a rock not to have noticed the apple infiltration at craft beverage events.
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Homebrew Happenin’s: Making Hard Cider From Juice

By Warren Boyer
  • September 21, 2017
Last summer I noticed many new BC craft ciders appearing on the market. My wife isn't particularly fond of beer but enjoys a nice cider, so I ended up purchasing many bottles over the summer and it got me thinking about making some cider of my own. I
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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

  • May 14, 2017

Tucked away in the Cowichan Valley, one of British Columbia's most beautiful regions–and anyone familiar with British Columbia knows that's saying something–is Merridale Cidery & Distillery, BC's original craft cidery.…

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