Do you know what I love about this whole De-Cider thing? I get to focus on something I love (cider) and stay positive (unless it sucks), and possibly get people talking about small craft cideries that could use a bit more business than, say, Strongbow. I still remember looking at the ingredients list of my former favourite alcoholic drink, a year or two ago. I was shocked at how many things were in there! I couldn’t believe you needed all those ingredients to make that drink so tasty. Who the hell needs caramel colour in their cider, and why? Gross.
So this little journey I’m going on is a fun way to prove to myself (and you, by extension) that you don’t really need more than one ingredient to have a really tasty cider in your glass. And today’s entry further confirms that.
This is the definition of crisp. It feels like there’s more Granny Smith or MacIntosh in it, perhaps? There’s something about it that tastes green, to me. The bubbles are more intense, and the fizziness gives it a brighter mouthfeel. I can’t believe I’m using that word, but here we are. I actually really enjoyed the contrast in taste, from the Brickworks cider I had last night. This would be the perfect drink to quench your thirst on a hot day, but somehow I find myself enjoying it on a chilly evening in December.
Apparently, they make an apple & cherry cider as well, so I guess I need to go back and find some because SERIOUSLY.
FUN FACT: They use art from Canadian artists on their cans! Simon Mallette St-Pierre did this one, called “Splatter Rabbit.” Local ingredients, local artists? You can bet I’ll be buying more from Collective Arts in the future.