By Catherine Dunwoody
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is the annual summer beer festival. Now in its 9th year, (VCBW) Festival returns to the PNE Fairgrounds on June 2 and 3. Not a beer lover? Gotta drink gluten-free? Keep reading. The BC Farm Crafted Cider Association has created a brand new “cider row”, and you don’t want to miss out.
Some to check out:
Merridale Cidery & Distillery from Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island is pouring house craft cider, their Mexican-inspired Jalisco, Lime, Merri Berri and a juicy Mo’ Moro Dry Hopped Blood Orange.
Vancouver’s own 33 Acres Brewery is proud to pour their 33 Acres Of Cid3r house cider, which is their interpretation of an old English scrumpy.
Howling Moon Craft Cider is serving up their refreshing Cucumber Mint Maker’s Series, made with cucumber and lime, and both their semi-dry and dry craft ciders from the Okanagan Valley.
Also from the Okanagan Valley, Summerland Heritage Cider Company offers a Gose Style Cider made with coriander and orange zest.
Scenic Road Cider Co. is pouring Nearly Dry and Razz raspberry cider from their cidery in Kelowna.
Just a sampling to whet your whistle. A more complete listing is available on www.vancouvercraftbeerweek.com