Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider
Kristen Jordan is the founder, owner, general manager and cider master of Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse in Saanichton on Vancouver Island, BC. She’s been in the cider world for 21 years — from tree pruner to opening Sea Cider in 2007 on 10 acres she and her husband, Bruce, bought overlooking the Strait of Georgia. What was once a loganberry farm and sheep pasture became an apple orchard. Combined with a family orchard in the Canadian Okanagan, Sea Cider makes dry and sweet ciders from 6 percent for a sparkling English-style drink to 17 percent for their Pommeau, some aged in stainless-steel tanks, some in old rum and bourbon barrels. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a to-go flight of Sea Cider — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Monday Cider Flight: Sea Cider.
Kings & Spies
Kings & Spies, Sea Cider’s only nonorganic cider, is an Italian-style sparkling drink crafted from a blend of apples grown in Victoria backyards — primarily Kings and Northern Spies, plus other apples of mysterious lineage. This multiple award-winning off-dry, crowd-sourced, and community-minded cider benefits Lifecycles, a Victoria organization that promotes local food security and education.
Sea Cider’s Prohibition cider is apple wine flavored and colored with molasses and aged in bourbon barrels for six months. The secret of Prohibition lies in the barrel. Rich, full-bodied, and intriguing Newfoundland Screech barrels were the inspiration for Prohibition, which opens to reveal notes of molasses, apples, and sugar cane.