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Alcoholic, for ages 21 and over


ABV:  9.5%


Pippins is a “sharp” style cider, thanks to the Yellow Newton Pippin apples we use and cool fermentation from champagne yeast. Off-dry and chapitalized to 9.5%, it is an example of a New England style of cider that was meant to be as strong and robust as North America’s pioneers. Pippins features pineapple and confectionary notes, and is incredibly food friendly. It fits just about every occasion and its crisp bite will pair perfectly with everything from steak and salad to spicy curries.

The Story:

Pippins is a tribute to the pioneers that homesteaded on Vancouver Island and across North America. A “pippin” is an apple tree that grew from an errant seed (unlike most apple trees, which are propagated by grafting). Pippins cider reflects the story of how apple varieties developed during North America’s pioneering age, when many of the Old World varieties failed to thrive, but their seeds produced a generation of new varieties. The Yellow Newton Pippin is one such apple, and the main varietal in Sea Cider’s Pippins. This apple is high in both acid and sugar (important features in traditional North American cider varieties).  Pippins cider is made in the New England pre-Prohibition style, which means sharply acidic, but balanced with subtle sweetness, and high in alcohol thanks to chapitalization. Fermentation is undertaken at cool temperatures to preserve fruity aromas and to maintain the acidity. A dosage of organic cane sugar is added during fermentation to raise the level of alcohol (this was traditionally important to improve the shelf life of cider during the pioneering days).

Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Effervescent, warm straw in colour, clear, bright.

Aromas, flavors: Citrus, apple, pear, lemongrass, pineapple, confectionary.

Acid/sweetness: Intense acidity, balanced by slight residual sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, sharp to the tongue.

Suggested Food Pairings:

Truth be told, Pippins pairs well with pretty much everything! But as it is a bold cider, it matches well with bold, intense flavours, such as strong cheeses, BBQ, Thai or Indian cuisine, pulled pork and spicy foods.

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Dry Cider
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You must be 21 to purchase any product that contains alcohol, including beer, wine, and some chocolates. Delivery must accepted by an adult age 21+. All beer or wine shipments are sent via Federal Express with an adult signature sticker required on the box. Packages will not be left without signature at any residence or business. Marina Market personnel may contact you by telephone to confirm your order and age. There is an additional fee of $6.00 per shipment to cover the Adult Signature Service included in your shipping quote. This fee is imposed by FedEx.

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