SEA CIDER Birds and the Bees (Limited Release)
The birds & the bees are a welcome sign of spring, and we thought we’d pay tribute to the pollination season with a cider in their honour. Our farm-crafted apple cider is blended with Vancouver Island fireweed honey and lemon bitters for a zesty finish buzzing with goodness. Proceeds from our Canadian Invasion Series help combat invasive plants, so raise a glass to a springtime delight! Birds and the Bees pairs beautifully with sweet treats, from pound cake to lemon tarts or honey crullers. Alternatively, for a savoury pairing try chicken scallopine with a lemon cream sauce for the perfect citrus union.
Region: Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Varietal: B.C. Cider Apples
Suggested Retail Price $20
As part of the Canadian Invasion Series, Birds and the Bees was created to continue our awareness campaign around invasive species and their impact on farming and the natural world. In addition to increasing awareness, the Canadian Invasion Series is also a way for the Sea Cider team to create fun and interesting seasonal ciders infused with local ingredients. Birds and the Bees blends our apple cider with a hefty helping of lemongrass from our farm, Vancouver Island’s fireweed honey and our own apple eau de vie to create a sweet yet sharp cider sensation. Expect aromatic notes of citrus and lemon to harmonize with the light fresh, floral aroma of fireweed honey in a union as sweet and sprightly as a May morning.
Appearance: Clear, straw colour, bright
Aromas, flavours: Lemon, honey, apple
Acid/sweetness: Pronounced acidity, semi-sweet
Mouthfeel: Minimal astringency, gently effervescent
Suggested Food Pairings:
This spring-time sipper is a zesty cider that will tantalize your taste buds. With its citrus honey notes it pairs beautifully with sweet treats, from pound cake to lemon tarts or honey crullers. Alternatively, for a savoury pairing try chicken scallopine with a lemon cream sauce for the perfect citrus union.