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Re: Cider

Postby S. St. Jeb » Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Napalm Frog wrote:Okanagan seems to be undergoing a big re-brand right now. They were actually bought out by Labatt maybe 2 years ago (along with Mike's Hard). I haven't had it in a long time so don't remember how it stands. It seems the best ciders I've had from the LCBO are all seasonals that never return (eg, still in stock but marked as DC'ed is JK's Northern Neighbour, one of my higher rated that isn't Revel/West Ave).

The actual can says Okanagan Cider, but the LCBO listing says Mike's Beverage Company.

Did a quick Google; here is the top return about Labatt's purchasing Okanagan.

https://www.thestar.com/business/2015/1 ... abits.html
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Re: Cider

Postby JaseWescott » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:50 pm

I asked West Ave if they plan on opening an online bottle shop and they said hopefully sometime soon :wink:

do you remember when the LCBO carried the large bottles back in the day? 8)

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Re: Cider

Postby beerstodiscover » Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:21 am

I popped open my last bottle of Le Père Jules Brut from a couple years ago (2015 cork) and it has turned into a gusher and much more dry now than I remember. Still excellent.

I wish we could get more of this or other calvados cider here. I may grab one of these in the meantime.

Any new recommendations on the cider front?
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Re: Cider

Postby JaseWescott » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:18 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:I popped open my last bottle of Le Père Jules Brut from a couple years ago (2015 cork) and it has turned into a gusher and much more dry now than I remember. Still excellent.
I wish we could get more of this or other calvados cider here. I may grab one of these in the meantime.

Any new recommendations on the cider front?

that's a really good cider. have you tried any local cider West Ave, Twin Pines, Revel Cider, etc? West Ave and Revel have online bottle shops now. West Ave Heritage Dry is delicious and it should be in cans now or pretty soon

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at the LCBO... Chudleigh's Orchard by Waterloo (The Brick) and Honey Lavender Cider by Collective Arts were fantastic.

Duxbury Sideroad is probably my favourite cider at the LCBO currently :oops:

https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/ ... TYnmHdFymQ
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Re: Cider

Postby beerstodiscover » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:53 pm

Thanks I'll keep an eye out for those you mentioned
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Re: Cider

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:36 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:Thanks I'll keep an eye out for those you mentioned


np. AGCO says you need 5 acre's of orchards in order to sell directly to the public which means no urban cider houses and the breweries that do occasionally brew cider (Collective Arts) cannot sell cider on site so acquiring the cider isn't always easy.

here is a list of wineries/cider houses with online bottle shops that I know of

https://www.coffinridge.ca/collections/cider
https://bainsroadcider.ca/shop/?v=3e8d115eb4b3
https://windsweptcider.com/collections/all-products
https://www.clafeldciderhouse.com/shop
https://www.westavenue.ca/store
https://revelcider.ca/
https://www.401cidercompany.com/store
https://archibaldswinery.com/product-ca ... er-online/
http://bvcider.ca/content/place-order
https://www.countycider.com/our-ciders
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Re: Cider

Postby JaseWescott » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:23 am

I visited West Ave recently and was told Heritage Dry should be in the LCBO sometime in October (fingers crossed)

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