We have been looking at canning for 3 years now and then suddenly we have cans available here and in the US of A. Canning here is currently performed by the good people at Marches Packaging in Bromyard (6 miles up the road) and in the USA it is taken care of by the creative and excellent team at ANXO who are currently importing, distributing, collaborating and canning some ciders and perries.
In the UK The Fine Cider Company are the exclusive distributors for Oliver's Cider and Oliver's Perry in cans. They already handle much of the distribution in England for our bottles. However, when it came to cans it was going to be impossible for us as cidermakers to handle the distribution of them, so it made good sense to hand that over entirely. More and more we are finding that we need more time to actually make our cider and perry.
So far all cans are carbonated, fully fermented (dry), unfiltered, zero sugar, 100% juice. Photo:F.Nash
In the USA a cider "Lubrication" and 2 collabs with ANXO "Hereford Gold" Cider and "Faux Poire" Perry. More wonderful ciders and perries IN BOTTLE are available too from fellow producers Little Pomona, Starvecrow, Ross on Wye and Wilding.
The response has been very pleasing and possibly the first time that "zero sugar" has not put too many people off. Yes, tannic dry cider can be tough for some but in smaller cans with good carb, it becomes a much more playful, fruity and accessible drink.