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Let’s Celebrate the Harvest Season!

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Let’s Celebrate the Harvest Season!

Harvest is upon us. We just finished grapes this week, and are already fermenting next year's Ship Builders Cider Moscato -- very happy emojis from the cider maker about this product, normally a very good sign.  What is also great about this time of year is making cider with fresh apples, it can make a difference when working with supple fruit such as muscat grape signs.  It was a wild growing year, lots of rain to keep the plants happy and the fruit full. Then suddenly too much rain making harvest a wee bit of a stickhandle. In the middle...

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Perry is here and you won’t want to miss it!

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Perry is here and you won’t want to miss it!

Ship Builders Cider is very excited to announce its first pear cider, Sid’s Perry, is now available for purchase on our online store or at the Petite Winery in the South Shore. We deliver to homes & businesses from Liverpool to Enfield, from Kentville to Musquodoboit Harbour. Perry is the traditional name of a cider made from the fresh juice of pears. It has been made for centuries in southern England, Wales, and Northern France. We source our pears from the Annapolis Valley and this year our pears are from Andrew Bishop’s farm.    Our Perry is traditional French in style,...

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Sid's Strawberry Rhubarb is your Perfect Summer Sipper!

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Sid's Strawberry Rhubarb is your Perfect Summer Sipper!

Sid’s Strawberry-Rhubarb is such a classic and fun product to make. We take 600 pounds of fresh rhubarb from Londonderry, near Great Village and 3500 lbs of strawberries from just down the road at Little Dyke. We ferment them separately and finish them like wine. These very subtle fruits need to be carefully started and left to ferment dry. We then blend them to a perfect union adding a little apple cider to freshen the experience and smooth out the flavour profile. Like a wine vintage, the result is a little different each year. Hint - You can always tell...

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