If you are a fan of hard cider, you won’t want to miss the new, special edition drink from SunRype which celebrates its 70th anniversary.
The Special Edition Hard Cider is made with 100 per cent B.C. apples pressed in Kelowna and features a retro design which is an adaptation of the original SunRype logo from 1946. The 650-ml amber bottle features a photograph of early century apple pickers in the orchards of the Okanagan Valley to celebrate the rich history of fruit growing in the region.
The dry cider contains seven percent alcohol and is fermented in small batches.
"SunRype has been making great things from BC apples since 1946," said Dave McAnerney, president and CEO of SunRype. "What many people don't know is that back in the 1950s we launched Canada's first hard cider. The product, called BC Sparkling Cider, was processed and bottled by the Caribou Brewing Company in Penticton. Back then there wasn't anything like it on the market.”
Since then, the cider category has exploded with many craft ciders flooding the market.