Limited Release: Perry is Back!
On the heels of our Ginger Perry release, we are thrilled to announce that our traditional Perry is back!
A rare drink from a secret orchard. Vancouver Island perry pears have produced this exquisitely dry sparkler, combining classic English style with Vancouver Island’s pioneering roots. Raise a glass of Sea Cider to the perry of our past!
The Story Behind Perry
Sea Cider’s Perry is made with true perry pears – a type of pear grown only for crafting Perry – a drink found only in northern France and Britain. Several years ago a heritage perry orchard was discovered a few miles from Sea Cider. A few dozen fifty-foot pear trees stand majestically and are all that remain on what was once acres of farmland. Since then Sea Cider has picked these heritage pears every year to produce a small batch of perry in the traditional Herefordshire style. Fermented with champagne yeast, the hard tannins soften during fermentation to produce this delicately nuanced drink.
Suggested Food Pairings
Grilled salmon, shellfish, creamy pasta, Thai green curry, samosas, fried foods (fish & chips, spring rolls, french fries), fresh salads, mild cheeses.
Appearance: Clear, light straw in colour, gently effervescent, bright
Aromas/Flavours: Pear drops, pear juice
Acid/Sweetness: Dry but with hint of perry’s natural unfermentable sugars to balance the acidity
Mouthfeel: Lightly tannic, sharp
Expect Perry to start hitting the shelves of your favorite private liquor store around August 23rd!*
*Perry is extremely limited – act fast if you want to get a bottle.