Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market
Watch out beer, there's a new kid in town! In this episode we're at Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market exploring the rapidly growing world of cider. This market is the first of it's kind in Canada (super cool right?), located INSIDE a grocery store. And, since cider is the fastest growing alcoholic bevy at the moment we thought we'd go straight to the experts for the low down.
We're joined by owner, Barry MacLeod who was a gem to have on the show! Tune in and catch the replay as the Chill Street Team walks us through their beers, ciders and brand new sodas (like creamsicle…Mmmmm) and watch Brent attempt to can his very own beer by hand.
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About Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market
Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market is located in Elmsdale Nova Scotia, inside the Sobey's! At the time of this recording, they offer 14 different beers, ciders and sodas year round in addition to any seasonal products they release. One of the things we loved about chatting with Barry was the genuine interest this brand has to be a contributing member of the community they call home – something we always look for when working with any brand. They're all about giving back as much as they can and creating a fun, unique experience for their customers.
“Having a beer or cider tasting market on site makes grocery shopping way less sucky”
– Sara M
What Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market Offers
They've got a great line up craft beer ranging from light and approachable to a little more robust. Brent's a blueberry wheat kinda guy so he really enjoys the “Out of the Blue” brew but I'm more of a dark beer drinker and prefer the “Honey I'm Home” or their current seasonal, “Whiteout” which is a double IPA clocking in at 7.2% but very easy to drink.
Cider (double duh)
Admittedly, cider has taken me some time to get use to but now that I've been trying them I find myself growing quite partial. Much like the craft beer community, ciders makers are creating some really unique blends which I find very appealing. They've got the more traditional “Skinny Dippin'” which is exactly what you'd expect of a cider and the more adventurous blends like “Heat of the Moment” which has ginger and…yep…habanero! If you're more of a beer fan (like we are) but you're keen to try cider, I'd HIGHLY recommend the “Nuts over you” which finishes with Ammeretto and tastes much more like beer than cider.
The most recent addition to the line up (which we think is brilliant) are their 4 new hand crafted sodas. We love that they've created something for the non-drinkers in the house (or the kids) so that everyone can enjoy a trip to chill street.
Other Bits of Useful Info about Chill Street Fresh Beer & Cider Market
Chill Street also does keg rentals, growler fills and they've got all kinds of clever swag in store. On a personal note, if you haven't considered a keg rental for your next event – you totally should! It's the most economical way of serving craft product, coming it at around $2/beer (you can't beat that). You can also find Chill Street products in select liquor stores across HRM and Sobey's is now carrying the sodas.