Canadian Cider Award Winners Announced

The Canadian Cider Awards is Canada’s national competition for judging the quality of Canadian manufactured ciders. The Canadian Cider Awards invites Canadian majority-owned cideries of all sizes to compete in a certified blind tasting determining the best ciders in a variety of categories.

2018 marks the first year the Canadian Cider Awards are awarded as a bespoke competition, no longer a footnote within the Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference.

The time is ripe to honour the Canadian cider industry. TAPS Media is excited to introduce the Canadian Cider Awards.

TAPS President, Rob Engman, explains “as a response to input from the Canadian cider industry and its continued growth, the time has come to host an all-new, stand-alone competition to honour its importance on the craft beverage landscape. Congratulations to the winners of this inaugural competition.”

2018 Winners 

New World Cider

Gold: McAdam Cider, McAuslan Brewing

Silver: Rood Apples Cider, Rood Apples Cider

Bronze: Lonetree Authentic Dry Apple Cider, Lonetree Cider

Cider with Other Fruit

Gold: Lonetree Apple Peach Cider, Lonetree Cider

Silver: Rock Creek Peach Cider, Big Rock Brewery

Bronze: Rubee, Ernest Cider Co. LTD

Cider with Herbs/Spices

Gold: Picker’s Hut Winter Spice Cider,  Wards

Silver: Broken Ladder Apples & Hops, BC Tree Fruits Cider

Bronze: Strawberry Trifection, West Avenue Cider

Specialty Cider

Gold: Rhubee Cyser,  Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Silver: Ginxberry,  Chain Yard Urban Cidery

Bronze: Hopped Up Organic Cider, The Great Canadian Cider Company

Ice Cider and Applewine

Gold: Brise-Glace – Cuvée prestige, Cidrerie Saint-Antoine