Great news for all cider enthusiasts in Toronto. One of the leading cider producers in Canada, Brickworks Ciderhouse, is opening the first urban ciderhouse in the country and offering the best craft ciders to its visitors starting February 2018. The ciderhouse will be located in downtown Toronto at 709 Queen Street East.
The new space is slated to be the epicentre for cider innovation in Canada and will feature a cider production facility and a restaurant under one roof. Guests will be able to enjoy Brickworks Ciderhouse favourites, exclusive small-batch releases and an exclusive locally sourced seasonal menu to complement the Ciderhouse portfolio. One interesting fact about Brickworks Ciderhouse is that the company uses locally grown apples found within 300 km radius of Toronto in the production of all their ciders.
According to the company, the seasonal menu will be designed to pair with Brickworks local favourites as well as new and exclusive ciders. Visitors will also be able to indulge in locally inspired dishes including Ontario classic apple pies created in-house using the same apples as the ciders.
“As the cider market continues to evolve so do Canadians palates for more diverse ciders which is why the opening of the Ciderhouse will enable us to offer a best in class cider experience right here in Toronto,” said Adam Gerrits, Co-Founder, Brickworks Cider. “We’re excited to be part of the thriving Riverdale neighbourhood and take part in local initiatives.”
Here’s what you can expect at the first Ciderhouse in Canada:
? Cider selection: The Toronto Ciderhouse will serve Brickworks classic favourites and seasonals, alongside innovative micro-batches using rare apple varieties. The bar will feature a total of 16 drinks on taps, 10 cider and 6 local craft beer favourites from Mill Street, ultimately producing up to 40 new, rare and experimental micro-batch ciders.
? Innovative facilities: The Ciderhouse will feature superior barrel and bottle ageing facilities for our cider makers to experiment with, bringing Torontonians a new palette of French, Spanish, and UK style ciders to enjoy.
? Seasonal menu: The Ciderhouse will offer an exciting menu featuring fresh and local ingredients, designed to pair with the locally made ciders and classic favourites.
? Community Involvement: In an effort to further their commitment to the community, Brickworks will be partnering with Not Far From The Tree, a local initiative that helps Torontonians with fruit trees to harvest, share, and enjoy what they produce by providing volunteers to pick the bounty. The harvest is divided three ways: 1/3 is offered to the homeowner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to local food banks, shelters, and community kitchens. Every fall, the Ciderhouse will use the collected apples from the community to brew local, one-of-a-kind micro-batch ciders on-site.
The Brickworks Ciderhouse will be open Monday to Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday to Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Featured image: Instagram/ @brickworkscider
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