In a cider market that is saturated with so many noteworthy tastes, cideries are standing out against the norm with can art – because what’s better than a cider that is both delicious and beautiful to look at? These art-adorned cider labels allow the drinker to experience art from two different creators – the cider maker and the artist. For the taste buds, the cider paints a picture from the cider maker’s perspective, telling a story through flavor. For the eyes, the artwork offers a story told through visuals. Combining the two is a sensational experience.
These five cideries have gone the extra step to create visually attractive labels adorned with beautiful artwork. Whether you’re admiring the label yourself, or snap a “cider-gram” to share with others, these stunning ciders are a treat for your senses.
Nature of Things >> Collective Arts Brewing
Collective Arts Brewing of Ontario, Canada, has made it their mission to combine the work of local artists with craft beer and cider. Their flagship cider comes in the form of the unfiltered, dry Nature of Things, made from 100% locally sourced apples. This easy-drinking cider is crisp and clean, and you’ll love the abstract artwork featuring flowers and greenery – a nod to the cider’s moniker – emblazoned on the label.
Deep Cut >> Eden Ciders
The dry, hazy profile of Deep Cut from Eden Ciders is thanks to a blend of locally-sourced Golden Russet, Somerset Redstreak and Dabinett apples – among others. Through a method of slow and cold fermentation, the cider makers at this Newport, Vermont, cidery bring notes of peach, black tea, and citrus to your palate. The artwork on the can features an exquisitely detailed depiction of the mouth-watering apples the delicious cider is composed of.
Ashmead’s Kernel >> Seattle Cider Company
Admire the eye-catching label on Ashmead’s Kernel, featuring an intricate drawing of the sharp, dessert apple which gives this cider its unmistakable, crisp flavor against a pastel watercolor background on each label of the single varietal ciders from Seattle Cider Company. Enjoy this single varietal cider on its own or as part of the offered tasting kit, complete with two cans of their Winesap and Jonathan ciders – in addition to Ashmead’s Kernel – two tasting glasses, and experiential notes.
Craftsman Sparkling >> Kentish Pip Cider
Taste the award-winning blend of Kentish apples – an aromatic dessert apple – merged with a fusion of delicious, specifically grown cider apples from the Canterbury-based cidery, Kentish Pip Cider. The emerald-hued label offers a detailed image of an artist’s rendition of a cider maker grasping and peeling an apple. While admiring the label’s vision in green, relish in this dry cider’s complex notes and bitter tannins.
Cherry >> Humboldt Cider Company
Delight in the whimsical art that graces each can of cider – as well as the taproom and merchandise – from Humboldt Cider Company of Eureka, California. Cherry is the house blend cider, featuring tart cherries and refreshing apples, as well as the gold medalist for the fruit cider category in the 2016 Great Lakes International Cider and Perry Competition. Eccentric characters don each can, relating to that particular cider’s flavor and taste, along with the cider company’s signature tree logo.