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Easy Rider – Pomegranate Cider
2 weeks ago

Easy Rider – Pomegranate Cider

Pomegranates, you know the fruit you need to smack with a spoon to get to the sweet seedy edible bits. Well the folks at Rusty Bike Wines have chucked some into a cider to create the Easy Rider Pomegranate Cider. Read More

Monkey Shine Brew Co – Scrumpy Apple Cider
4 weeks ago

Monkey Shine Brew Co – Scrumpy Apple Cider

Monkey Shines Brew Co are a new operation making a range of ciders. I’m going to start off looking at their Scrumpy Apple Cider. The cider is presented in a funky little 375ml can.
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Kopparberg Naked Apple
1 month ago

Kopparberg Naked Apple

By  •  Swedish

You probably know Kopparberg as that super sweet cider-like drink in the fridge at the pub that doesn’t sell any craft beverages. Now they have released a lower carb, lower sugar drink, they call it the Kopparberg Naked Apple.  

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Tuckerbox Apple Cider
10 months ago

Tuckerbox Apple Cider

There was old yarn about the pioneers pushing west. Their efforts were foiled by a dog sitting on their tuckerbox spoiling the food supplies. Borambola Wines also had dog who stood guard who met an untimely end and have chosen to name their cider, Tuckerbox Apple Cider, after this Jack Russel Terrior box. Borambola Wines are based between Gundagai and Wagga Wagga in the central southern region of New South Wales. The company started as a winery and while they do grow the grapes locally, the apples are sourced from Orange. And hey, we know Orange grows great apples so we are off to a good start. Read More

Alpine Cider Pink Lady Sweet
2 years ago

Alpine Cider Pink Lady Sweet

The best apple comes from places with cold winters and sunny summers. Victoria’s Alpine region fits the bill. So it was only a matter of time before the Nightingale Bros started to turn their Pink Ladies into the Alpine Cider Pink Lady Sweet Cider.

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Little Green Sweet Apple Cider
2 years ago

Little Green Sweet Apple Cider

Little Green Sweet Apple Cider is the latest attempt at a “cider” by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). The people who brought you the omnishambles that is Pure Blonde Cider.  Just reading the side of the can will give you an idea about how clueless they are about what cider is and how apples work.

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The Cidery Sweet Rosie
2 years ago

The Cidery Sweet Rosie

Long time readers will remember The Cidery, A Western Australian house that has been making cider for many years. I was kindly given some samples back then and promptly forgot …
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Sweet Julie
3 years ago

Sweet Julie

Recently, at the Australian Cider Festival, I had a chat to Shane from Hillbilly Cider who introduced me to the best in class award-winning Sweet Julie Cider. This is the first cider to feature the new Australian apple BPN 02 or to give it its’ trade name “Julie”

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