11 of the best ciders made in New Zealand

11 of the best ciders made in New Zealand

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More New Zealanders are electing cider as their tipple of choice, experimenting with new styles and ciders made from different fruits.

Since 2010, cider and perry* have been recognised as categories in their own right at the annual Beer Awards held by the Brewers Guild of New Zealand.

* While cider is made mainly from apple but also other fruits including pears, perry can be made using only one variety of pear (the perry).

Here are some award-winning ciders worth looking for.

6 of the best ciders in New Zealand

Cidre Demi-Sec

Winner, Best Cider at the 2016 Beer Awards

Zeffer Cider Co.

Simply Apple Cider

Winner, Best Cider at the 2015 Beer Awards

Forbidden Brewing Company

Slack ma Girdle Cider

Gold Medal awarded at the 2014 Beer Awards

Zeffer Cider Co.

Drop Hop Cider

Winner, Best Cider at the 2013 Beer Awards

Good George Brewing

Camla Farm Cider

Winner, Best Cider at the 2011 Beer Awards

Camla Farm

Bulmer Harvest Cider

Winner, Best Cider at the 2010 Beer Awards

Foster’s NZ

5 of the best fruit or flavoured ciders in New Zealand

Apple Crumble Cider

Winner, Best Fruit or Flavoured Cider at the 2016 Beer Awards

Zeffer Cider Co.

Isaac’s Berry Cider

Winner, Best Fruit or Flavoured Cider at the 2015 Beer Awards

Lion

Old Mout Cider – Feijoa & Cider

Gold Medal awarded at the 2014 Beer Awards

Redwood Cider Co.

Harvest Pear Cider 

Winner at the 2012 Beer Awards

Bulmer Harvest

Bulmers Original Pear Cider (Perry)

Winner at the 2010 Beer Awards

Bummer Harvest

Source: Brewersguild.org.nz


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