Uncommon Cider Co.

Our second cidery of the afternoon that we checked out was Uncommon Cider Co. This was Calgary’s first cidery, opening up back in 2016.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Thursday afternoon (around 4:45pm). Three large picnic tables outside along with a couple of tables inside. Service is friendly and there’s a resident dog that hangs around.

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Closeup of their cider taps.

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Merchandise and a good variety of cider bottles/cans.

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Triple pack of their YYC community cider ($63.00) lets you taste from 2017, 2018 and 2019.

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They had a lot of interesting flavours that weren’t available on tap so we ended up buying a couple of bottles and 4-packs.

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There was 8 flavours to choose from (cores, collaborations and seasonals) along with some non-alcoholic options.

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They also had some uncommon ideas, both which sounded very appealing.

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2x Flights ($14.50 for 4)
DSC04890We decided to share two flights. First flight was strawberry basil kombucha, haskap, gin botanical and macintosh dry marco.

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Second flight was hopped, space juice, 2018 and 2019.

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Our favourite was their collaboration with Citizen Brewing Company; space juice (stone fruit with tropical hops).

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Gin botanical was a close second but all their ciders have a good mouth feel and slight funk to them, which we loved.

Pear cider ($9.00)
DSC04905Wild fermented pear cider with elderflowers. Light, floral and summery.

Winter spice cider ($9.00)
DSC04907Infused with a mixture of mulling spices. This wasn’t too heavy on the palate.

Passionfruit guava ($19.00 for 4)
DSC04909One of their seasonal summer flavours. Bright, tropical and a touch funky.

Blackberry ($19.00 for 4)
DSC04910Another seasonal that sounded promising. However, the blackberry was fairly standard.

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UCC was the easy winner out of the two cideries in town. Looking forward to coming back.

Uncommon Cider Co.
https://uncommoncider.com/
3921 Manchester Rd SE
Calgary, AB