After a successful first year of business and two popular flagship craft ciders, Vancouver’s Windfall Cider has announced a special birthday bash at The Garden Strathcona on May 25. From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., cider-lovers can sip on cider flights, taste tapas, and try a special anniversary bourbon barrel-aged cider crafted especially for the event.
“It has been an incredible year, and we are humbled by the support we’ve received thus far,” says co-founder Nathaly Nairn. “Our dream was to get more people to drink cider and really experience how cider is meant to be enjoyed. We always new we wanted to stay close to home. Windfall truly is Vancouver’s urban cidery, and we hope this is just the first of many cider pop-ups to come.”
Guests will get a chance to try both of Windfall’s flagship ciders, Jackpot, a dry craft cider with made with B.C. apples and a tropical finish, and Hail Mary, a rosé cider featuring a blend of B.C. apples and Saskatoon berries. Additionally, Windfall will be offering a limited release of Lost and Found, made with apples foraged from alleys and backyards around East Vancouver and previously only available in kegs.
“We live in East Vancouver, and it was very fitting for us to also celebrate apples from our neighbourhood with Lost and Found; it was a lot of work but it paid off,” says co-founder Jeff Nairn. “It’s currently on tap at our home and soon to be available at select restaurants. The special edition anniversary cider is also one of my favourites, and we cannot wait to share it.”