Drink Local – the Cider House Rules

Cider has come a long way baby…

The Cider House – Kits   Photo: d. king

…plain old apple cider, while still nicely refreshing, is so last century.

Photo: d. king

Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighborhood welcomes a new player to the vicinity with Vancouver’s first cider tap house and eatery…aptly named The Cider House.  We’re lucky to have them.

Photo: Tamara Gauthier

 I went to their soft opening last Friday with my friend Tamara and we were both pleasantly surprised to see their extended selection.  In fact I wasn’t sure which cider to sample first so I decided to go with a flight of four different types from their extensive tasting menu.  Blackberry Hibiscus, Rosé , Passion Fruit and Oak Aged. All made in house; all excellent.  Tamara sipped on  their local apricot cider.

The food menu looks good too, but I’ll have to go back.  For their opening they ordered pizza from Virtuous Pie on Main St.  Can’t complain.

Me taking a photo of a pretty patron. Photo: Tamara Gauthier
Photo: d. king

The Cider House offers something fresh, good menu, casual charm, welcoming staff, friendly clientele and the location…

Courtenay & Stephanie. Photo: d. king
Photo: Tamara Gauthier
The location. Photo: d. king

Need I say more?  Check them out!

The Cider House

1602 Yew St.

http://ciderhouserules.ca/