Six Hard Ciders for Spring Sipping

Delight in a glass from seasonal editions to specific varietals from single-origin farms

Over a year ago, the small-batch magnificence of upstate New York’s Aaron Burr Cider appeased our palate in a very unique way—and made us delve deeper into one of the fastest growing markets in the drinks world. Cider is a lighthearted beverage, but when made with care it truly shines. Regardless of sparkling or still variations, and whether or not the attributes and experience of …

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, …