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Move over, beer.

Crisp, inviting and naturally gluten-free, cider is a refreshing alternative to our typical Canadian go-to, and it’s one experiencing a revival across the country.

There are basically two types of cider found in the market: mass-produced cider and “craft” cider. The difference is in the quality of their ingredients — craft ciders are produced using fresh-pressed apples, whereas commercial ciders are made largely from juice concentrate and sweetener. One is definitely not like the other.

Although better examples of commercial styles can be found and are widely popular, the craft ciders are gaining huge momentum, helped along by the rise of craft beer and the increase of boutique wines.

We taste-tested the best of both styles of cider for you, so you don’t have to feel like you’re reliving some high-school bush party. The results are below.