Calgary Local husband and wife team, Liz and Brendan Kearns, took a big risk in beginning their passion project, Lekker Cider; funding a cidery isn’t necessarily easy in a heavily beer-driven local market. But more and more interesting ciders are hitting shelves throughout Canada and it is great to see the experimentation and drive for quality in tiny producers like this one. Lekker uses minimal sulphur to preserve their cider and seeks out unique and heirloom fruit to produce their tasty sips.
We do this by making cider from fresh pressed apples. We don't like apple juice concentrates because they're boring, but we do like using beer yeast, hops, other fruits, in addition to damn good apples, to craft experimental and intriguing ciders. We love things that remind us of the libations and cultures we've experienced during our world travels and we’re always striving to push the boundaries of traditional cider making while borrowing from it the things that are sure to last.