Cider is the Appy Fizz for grown-ups! This World Cider Day, we bring you the best cider brands in India that are perfect to quench your summer thirst on searing weekends.
Mumbai-based cider brand Thirsty Fox was launched in 2019 by Siddharth Sheth. Inspired by the notorious fox that sneaks around the apple orchards for a snack, Thirsty Fox is an award-winning, all-natural, craft cider made using hand-picked apples sourced from family-owned farms in America. Their two ciders — Thirsty Fox Izzy and Thirsty Fox Reed — are the perfect accompaniment to sunny brunches, relaxed sundowners, and mid-tempo occasions.
Thirsty Fox is currently accepting orders in Mumbai and Pune.
Founded by duo Priyanka and Mehul Patel, Mumbai’s Wildcraft Beverages was launched to deliver fresh and delightful ciders to consumers. Produced in small batches in a Mumbai based cidery, these beverages are made using homegrown ingredients sourced ethically from the farmers. The beverage is filled with natural antioxidants and is neither too sweet nor too dry, making it well-balanced and easy to enjoy with all kinds of accompaniments. It is also naturally gluten-free and completely vegan. You can choose your favourite from Mulberry, Coffee Orange, Strawberry, and more.
Wildcraft Beverages is accepting orders in Mumbai.
From smooth Belgian whits to American Pale Ales, White Own, founded in 2014, brews have been a favourite at some of the best watering holes across Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Pune, and Bengaluru. Add their ciders to your list now. Their locally brewed cider, armed with a bold sweet apple finish, is bubbly and exudes just the right amount of bitter goodness.
White Owl cider is available in wine shops in Mumbai, Goa, Bengaluru, and Pune.
Venturing into the untapped market of ciders in India is Independence Brewing Company, which has also started delivering eco-friendly growlers across Mumbai and Pune. Started by Shailendra Bist and Avanish Vellanki, Independence Brewing Company serves the need of both beer lovers and ciders aficionados. You can select from their classic Homing Pigeon Apple Cider or Strawberry Cider.
Independence Brewing Company is available for delivery in Mumbai and Pune.
Gurugram-bound Siqera crafts fresh, aromatic, and fruity ciders and perries (an alcoholic beverage made from pears). With an alcohol content of 9%, Siqera’s drinks deliver a faint headiness that is just right. You can pick from Apple Cider, Mango Cider, Jamun Perry, and Guava Perry. Their sparkling amber Apple Cider is made with Fuji, Golden Delicious and McIntosh apples and a dash of pepper.
Siqera ciders are available at select retail stores in Gurugram and Faridabad.
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