Craft Cider – Dominion Cider Co. (Summerland, BC, Canada)

Craft Cider – Dominion Craft Cider Co., 6.5% ABV, 500ml, (Summerland, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft cider*)

on the front-right label:

“Small-batch craft cider made with heirloom apples in Summerland, BC.

We named our cidery after the Dominion Experimental Farms, an agricultural network stretching from coast to coast created in the late 1800s to support Canadian farmers. Dominion Experimental Farms has more than a century of history in Summerland, BC, where we make our cider today. It’s a name that means collaboration, innovation and heritage – values that inspire us a Dominion Cider Co.

We produce our cider on our family farm with heritage apple varieties that have be cultivated in the Okanagan for generations. Taste the distinctive flavours of the region with us.”


  • Style: Apple Cider
  • Taste: Clean crisp tangy lightly sweet red apple
  • Where I got it : Brewery Creek / Vancouver
  • How much: $7.80 CAD (after 10% off) – 500ml., March 2016
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to cider aficionados: nothing extravagant

Visual: Pours clear light golden yellow with no head, micro bubbles along the perimeter, singular steady streams.

Nose: red apple juice with a touch of yeasty acidity – very clean (lvl-5)-pungency

Attack: big crisp bite, off-dry entry

Mid-palate: (lvl-2-sweetness), hints of green apple, tangy light acidity, clean red apple juice, tingly-light bubbly CO2, apple peel

Finish: light tartness, apple juice exhale

Summary: A pretty straightforward and clean red apple cider experience. Underneath the clean flavour there is a touch of apple peel subtlety along with the a sparkling wine-like bubbly acidic backbone. Still, it’s not a cider I will remember.