STRANGE FELLOWS CRAFT CIDER
Prior to the opening of the brewery, one of the original Strange Fellows dreamed of starting a little cidery in the country. Thanks to the alignment of the stars, and a prevailing greater love of beer, the cidery did not materialize, but Strange Fellows Brewing did and was determined to include craft cider as one of its offerings. When in season, our ciders are available both On Tap in our Tasting Room and in packaged format to enjoy at home.
Strange Fellows’ cider is made in the English tradition with a variety of new and old-world apples, all grown in the Okanagan. Our two ciders differ mainly in the type apples we chose to make them. Orchard has a much higher proportion of traditional cider apple varieties, while Woodland has a higher proportion of new-world apple varieties. Porter's Perfection is the main cider apple variety we use along with other varieties like Newtown Pippin, Cox's Orange Pippin, and Golden Russett. With a higher proportion of cider apples over dessert apples, Orchard has a much more complex flavour and aroma, while Woodland is a brighter, tart and refreshing cider.
Bright | Balanced | Dry
Believed to reside in the orchard's oldest tree, the apple spirit is feted each year to ensure a bountiful harvest the next. Songs are sung, evil spirits scared off by noisy revellers, and cider is poured on the tree's roots to reawaken it. Raise a glass of this tart, bright cider - made with a blend of traditional and new world varietals - to the apple trees prosperity.
COLOUR Light straw
AROMA Bright apple
CHARACTER Dry / Bracing and dry with a firm tannic structure
PAIRS WITH Crepes | Creamy pastas and soups | Ham | Quiche Loraine.
Made with a blend of both traditional English cider apples and new world varietals, our Woodland Farmhouse-style cider is aromatic, bright and refreshing. A firm and tannic structure results from the addition of Porter's Perfection, a classic old world cider apple grown in Cawston BC.
APPLES Porter's Perfection, Newtown Pippin, Golden Russet and others
English-Style Dry Cider
Blending the classic Somerset cider varietal “Porter’s Perfection” with new world apples, brings structure and complexity to this balanced, woody, English-style dry cider – a terrific aperitif and just the thing with which to salute the apple orchard’s spirit.
We sing to thee, old apple tree,
And wish you fruit to bear.
Whoever knows if we will be
Here this time next year.
Grow strong and fare-the-well my friend
While merry we will be.
Everyone will take a sip
And toast your health, old tree.
CIDER TYPE English Somerset
AROMA Sweet / Ripe apple skins
CHARACTER Balanced / Round / Structured / Dry
PAIRS WITH Crepes / Creamy pastas & soups / Ham / Quiche Lorraine
Made from 100% Cawston, BC-grown apples. Contains sulphites.