Wild ciders, natural wines and funky beers are on the rise
By CHRISTINE SISMONDO
Looks as if Toronto’s in for some pretty wild times this summer.
Well, for one day, at least, with the launch of the Wild Things Festival on June 9 that celebrates low-intervention wine, funky beer and hazy cider at Propeller Coffee Co., 50 Wade Ave. in the Junction Triangle.
I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I feel that wild fermentation is really having a moment in alcohol,” says Crystal Luxmore. “I think it’s kind of a flavour profile for alcohol that we haven’t seen in North America in a long time. I love beer, personally, but what’s really interesting to me was that wild fermentation’s moment cuts across categories — wine, cider and beer.”