Spring came early.
Spring is blend of 3 different ciders, aged on 3 different plums for about 7 months. Blue plums, Red plums, and Golden plums, all grown in Niagara.
Now that we've got the numbers out of the way, here's a poem:
Three ciders matured on plums over the winter.
Three ciders came out this Spring to play.
Dancing sunbeams and crunchy plum tannin. Is there a plum La Croix?
There should be. For now, there's Spring.
What's it like? Spring surprisingly smells like strawberry cotton candy, without being sweet. It also smells like, well, plums! The ripest ones though - we get them freshly picked out of Niagara once each year. No pasteurized purée here, just real fruit.
The flavour is tart art — crunchy acidity meets plum stone tannins and a chewy-ness that feels adjacent to our favourite Provençal rosés.
6.3% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Apples, golden plums, red plums, blue plums. Gluten free.
Wild fermented, zero residual sugar, vegan friendly.
P.S. If someone wanted to make us real strawberry cotton candy, we wouldn't say no.
$500 from this release was donated to the Black Legal Action Centre.
BLAC delivers legal aid services to low and no income people in the Black community. They work to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism by providing legal representation, engaging in test case litigation, law reform and community development to improve the laws that affect low income people.
What people are saying
It was nice. 1st 2 glasses felt really good, the cider tended to go flat pretty quickly so once the bottle is opened you gotta pour it all of it just sits and gets flat.
Rated 4 out of 5
Rated 2 out of 5
The color was absolutely beautiful in the glass, particularly with sunlight dancing through the liquid during a Sunday brunch. Full bodied layers of distinct plum flavors play in harmony with the rich tannic value from the skins. Drinks more like a hybrid of a wine and cider, in that the flavors are full and coat the palate like a nice red, but the pop of acidity and lower abv keeps it in the realm of refreshing and crushable. Only wish I'd grabbed two, shared the bottle with family and as such didn't have a big enough glass for my liking.
Rated 3 out of 5
Rated 2 out of 5
2021 bottle. Bright, juicy plums with a fun tart.