TORONTO, ON – BlogTO reports that Ontario’s burgeoning craft cider scene will soon have a representative in the province’s largest city, with the upcoming opening of Brickworks Ciderhouse at Toronto’s Evergreen Brick Works complex.
AsCEO Chris Noll explains to BlogTO’s Ben Johnson, the company has a multi-year plan that will start this May with the release of it’s first brand – Batch 1904, a dry UK-style cider named after year of the Great Fire of Toronto – which will be available in 473 ml cans at select LCBO outlets.
Batch 1904 will initially be produced under contract at an existing facility while construction of a cider house, tasting room and retail store takes place at the Brick Works, with a target opening date of spring 2015.
At the same time, Noll is hoping to establish an orchard near the Brick Works where apples can be grown to be used in cider production. Under current legislation, this is required in order for a cider maker to sell cider in takeaway containers (bottles, cans, growlers), so until the orchard is producing sufficient fruit, on-site sales would be limited to a tasting room, with packaged product only available at the LCBO and licensees.