Cider / Cidre
Fresh Pressed • Mountain Made • Inspired
lekker/ˈlɛkər/ - delicious, tasty, local is lekker
Lekker Cider is about creating hard ciders influenced by creativity, natural ingredients, and a dedication to unique yet approachable fermented creations beginning with fresh Pacific Northwest apples. We produce dry-style ciders, done differently.
With a commitment to the craft, relentless integrity, and a bountiful dose of creativity – we’re passionate about producing a product you can feel good enjoying, supporting, and that makes you think differently about what you’re sipping. From classic to innovative - we’re always on the quest to delight, surprise, and satisfy. At Lekker, we’re inspired to foster education and awareness around cider - driving its potential and validating its rich, rich history - we’re humbled to join the story. Cheers!
We’re Brendan and Elizabeth Kearns, a husband and wife team that began Lekker with the intention of introducing the market to a range of ciders which borrow from tradition but are inspired by modern day experimentation. Lekker Cider Co. was established in August 2018; born through Brendan’s ever-flowing creativity and entrepreneurial drive, and the deep fascination Elizabeth has in exploring the history of, community around and experiences we live through our food and drink.
Lekker’s name is inspired from South African culture, where family heritage runs deep. Used as slang in describing that which is tasty, delicious and local - we took this philosophy and ran with it - crafting some seriously lekker cider.
LEKKER; Word Origin: Afrikaans, meaning tasty and delicious. Popular slogan promoting culture, libations and good times. Local is lekker.
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CRAFT CIDER: A REVIVAL…
by Linda Garson and Tom Firth
Cider can be made in any brewery from bought apple juice, or brewed under contract, but to make craft cider you need to own your own cidery and brew in small batches from apples, with little to no carbonation. And we’re just starting to see a revival…
By Brendan Kearns
Calgary’s newest cidery, Lekker Cider, headed up by husband and wife team , Elizabeth & Brendan, is making clean, fresh styles of cider using Pacific Northwest apples and a variety of yeasts to achieve unique, yet subtle, flavour profiles. Since they’re such lovely people making equally as lovely cider, we asked them to tell us a little about themselves. Here is their story!