Drink more kinds of cider than you even knew existed during Ontario Craft Cider Week

Drink more kinds of cider than you even knew existed during Ontario Craft Cider Week

(Image: Ontario Craft Cider Association) (Image: Ontario Craft Cider Association)
 

After years of Strongbow domination, craft brewers have begun embracing cider—which means, naturally, that there’s now an entire week devoted to it. The post–Burger Week, pre–Beer Week cider fest runs from June 2 through 7, and includes six days’ worth of boozy events at Toronto beer halls The Loose Moose, Tequila Bookworm, Wvrst, Bar Hop and The Only Cafe. They’ll all be serving fermented fruit beverages (including “perry,” which, delightfully, is what cider’s called when it’s made with pears instead of apples), as well as things like game sausages, pork and buck-a-shuck oysters. The final blowout happens on Saturday, June 7 at Barvolo, where 35 Ontario craft ciders will be on tap or cask—the largest selection ever served all at once, according to the bar’s website (advance tickets are required, and can be purchased here). Toronto already has enough beer geeks. Why not get in on the ground floor of a slightly less crowded beverage trend?

June 2-7. Various locations, ontariocraftcider.com