Left Field Cider Co.

A family of brewers blending local BC apples with French and English varieties for a minimally sweet alcoholic drink

While roughly half of the world’s cider is still made in the UK, it turns out that the apples in British Columbia can yield a pretty kick-ass artisanal cider too. The young Left Field Cider Co., founded in 2011, started out as Kate Garthwaite’s curious hobby and eventually, her enthusiasm spread to her parents and sister Theresa. Formerly in the ranching business for three generations, …

Aaron Burr Cider

A true (hard) cider from locally grown and foraged apples in New York

It makes sense that Aaron Burr Cider is made at a small Sullivan County, New York homestead farm, built in the early 19th century—since cider itself is one of America’s most historic beverages, and the region’s often stark winter temperatures are perfect for making the brew. At the farm, pippin apple varietals (used specifically for cider, in the same way wine grapes are used only …

Shire City Herbals Fire Cider

The family-owned company's spicy concoction will ward off colds and even abate hangovers

by Eva Glettner People have been searching for preventative and homeopathic treatments for the common cold for centuries, and one such remedy is Fire Cider, which has been all but perfected by Shire City Herbals, a Massachusetts-based family-run business. Their concoction can tame sore throats, fight cold and flu symptoms—even abate hangovers and heartburn. Shire City Herbals Fire Cider is comprised of certified organic apple …