toronto Cider Week

5 must-attend events at Ontario Craft Cider Week

Toronto Cider drinkers rejoice! Your love for that tart, gluten-free, bubbly brew not only has its own bar and home on taps all over the place, but it also has its own week of events. Ontario Craft Cider Week takes place Friday, May 27-Saturday June 4th across the city. Not to be mistaken with the Toronto Cider Festival, this week-long happening features craft brews exclusively.

Here are my picks for the must-attend events to check out at this year's fest.

Her Father's Cider Bar launch (May 27)
Toronto's only cider bar and restaurant (with 75 ciders to chose from) celebrates its openning night. This is also the official festival kick-off event.

The official showcase event at Wychwood Barns (May 29)
Appleseed Cider Fest will showcase 25 ciders as well as eats from vendors like Che Food Truck, Come and Get It, Heirloom Toronto, and Sugar Mamma's Mini Donuts.

Rare bottles list and tasting seminar (May 31)
The Only hosts a night of experimentation and tasting. Not too many details on this one yet, but keep an eye on the official website for more info.

Flight Night (June 1)
Wvrst has 18 taps devoted to local ciders, making up three flights worth to try. They'll also be serving whole roasted Perth Farm tacos. This one starts at 6pm; I'd get there early.

Craft Cider Cruise (June 5)
All aboard the River Gambler at 7pm. This one is for the true cider fan and connoisseur. $40 gets you four sample tokens and a commemorative mug.

Photo by Jesse Milns.


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