There is a revolution brewing in Squamish—a cider revolution if you believe the people behind the latest cidery in town.
Located in the Squamish Business Park, Geo Cider Co, opened its doors to Squamish in December.
With #ciderevolution, Geo aspires to a lofty local goal of stirring change in the local drinking scene.
“You can call it a cider revolution or a cider evolution, but we are trying to find a way to appeal to more people,” says Glenn Ennis, a co-owner.
With a young, outdoorsy and adventurous crowd, Squamish felt like a natural place to start a cidery, Ennis says.
There are plenty of traditional cider drinkers and yet there are many more for whom beer or wine may be the drink of choice, Ennis says.
Geo Cider would like them to reconsider the tipple of their choice.
To bring about that coup, Geo is testing new flavours that range from Navy Rum Apple Cider to a Blood Orange Apple Cider and Iced Tea Apple Cider.
It still, however, has the traditional apple cider with just a tinge of change ‘so what is old is new again’.
Geo Cider has also hired well-known local chef, Cameron Hunter, who has come up with delectable pairings, Ennis notes.
Ennis says the cider market is growing and Geo would like to change public’s perception of the drink.
“Cider isn’t a huge market yet, but it’s growing like crazy, so a lot of people are trying something new when they are trying cider in the first place,” he says.