The result is that the secret is finally out, great craft ciders are flooding the shelves, and Ontario's cider market now has something for everyone--even those without celiac, crohn's, colitis, or a propensity for unnecessarily following fad diets.
Here are 10 excellent and local ciders to help you get started understanding this unfairly long-neglected beverage.
The result is that there aren't a lot of local spirit options yet (there's a reason this list isn't a "top" ten--I think this is all of them), but perhaps owing to the perseverance required to get their product on the shelf, what is available is actually really, really good. While all these companies offer their full product range at their onsite retail stores, here's a roundup of what's available on the shelf of the LCBO, in case you don't feel like driving around the province to stock up.
It's the time of year when the Canada Goose jackets come out and we snuggle that portly stranger on the streetcar just a little closer to stay warm. It's also a time when, out of necessity, our taste in beer migrates from that which might refresh us to the heavier, boozier brews that might help us hibernate until the patio furniture comes out again.
Here's a list of some serious local offerings that will help you get through the colder months. As an added service, I've chosen 10 beers that are available to buy in the bottle so that you might drink them from the comfort of your warm bed, a cozy fireside, or in line at the mall to sit on Santa's lap.
As you might assume from the name, the book, out this month and published by Whitecap Books, takes a look at the relationship between food and beer - specifically some of the great offerings available from the country's burgeoning craft brewing industry.
Like most of us, Fleming associated the non-alcoholic beer market with the less-than-appetizing offerings in grocery stores and, one can assume, didn't see the point in drinking a beer that didn't include the one ingredient in it that makes you sexier and more charming — let alone importing it. That all changed, however, in 2005 when Fleming was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and alcohol was no longer an option for him.