Frequently Asked


Where can I buy Somersby merchandise?

We think it’s pretty cool that you want to see what we make aside from our ciders. In fact, we have a limited supply of Somersby merchandise exclusively available on Wahoo! If you’ve seen some refreshing Somersby merchandise at an event or festival, it’s bad news, friends – this was most likely marketing material that is not put on sale after the event. But even though this merchandise may not always be available, Somersby cider is. Isn’t that wonderful.

Where can I buy Somersby in Canada?

Our refreshing Somersby cider is available in most provinces in Canada where you would find other ciders: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland. And our delicious Somersby flavoured beer is available exclusively in Quebec. For more local information, reach out to us at [email protected] and we will point you in the right direction. Enjoy!

What Somersby flavours are available in my province?

Since we have such a wide range of flavours in our portfolio, the answer to this is always changing. The best way to find out what is available near you is to check out your local liquor board’s website, as that is the most up to date resource of what flavours are available and where. Or reach out to us at [email protected] and we will point you in the right direction!

Where can I find out what new Somersby flavours you are introducing?

We all love a bit of mystery, but to find out sooner you can simply follow Somersby Canada on social media where you’ll be the first to hear about new flavours launching! Facebook: Somersby Canada IG: @SomersbyCanada Twitter: @SomersbyCanada

Is Somersby vegan?

Many of our ciders can be considered to be made from vegan friendly ingredients. That is unless they contain carmine/cochineal (found in Blackberry, Red Rhubarb, Mango & Lime, Rosé and Spritz). It’s easy to spot – the use of carmine (E120) or cochineal is always listed on the ingredient list if it is used in our ciders in Canada.

Is cider beer?

Cider is not beer, even though it has a similar alcohol content and both undergo a fermentation process. Cider is made through the fermentation of apple or pear juice and it does not typically contain any hops, wheat or malt unless used as part of the flavouring – always read and check the labelling to make sure. We do sell a malt-based version of Somersby in Quebec which is called Somersby Apple Flavoured Beer.

Is cider alcoholic?

Somersby cider contains 4.5% alcohol. Our cider undergoes a fermentation process, in which alcohol is a natural byproduct. The strength of our cider is comparable with a typical lager beer.

Do you have an alcohol-free version of Somersby?

Unfortunately we do not currently carry an alcohol-free Somersby in Canada at this time. But you can find our alcohol-free ciders in Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Belgium!

Does Somersby cider taste the same all over the world?

A great question, with a great answer: ingredients and taste can differ slightly across countries. Why’s that, you ask? This can be due to locally sourced ingredients such as the apples used, and local food legislation, which make the production slightly different. But now you can get a glass of ice cold Somersby in 50 countries across the globe, and we like to cater to our worldwide fans. That’s why we may also use different ingredients and production methods to satisfy local taste preferences. So make sure you try a Somersby on your travels!

What are Somersby's nutritional facts?

We look at life through cider coloured goggles. But we never forget the details. For information on nutrition, head to each variant’s specific page. All you need to do is explore the specific product you’re looking for on the product overview page. Voilà!

My latest experience with Somersby did not live up to my expectations. Where can I complain?

We’re sorry to hear this. But we’re here to help – complaints are handled in local markets. Please send us an email at [email protected] describing the issue, whereabouts in Canada you are located, and whether you still have a proof of purchase; then we’ll forward your request on to the Canadian team for assistance. If you can include a picture of the issue that would be very helpful. Let’s work this out together.

Are you interested in sponsoring my event?

We’re big fans of sponsoring events. So much so that we choose our sponsorship agreements very carefully. That’s why we usually only enter into agreement with a limited amount of partners. But we’re always open to new ideas, so feel free to send your detailed sponsorship request to [email protected] and we’ll consider it with the local market. Don’t forget the details though - we reserve the right to not consider sponsorship requests that we feel are not detailed enough.

Can I distribute Somersby?

At Somersby, we’re open-minded people. Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll point you in the right direction. Fingers crossed!

I want to buy a larger quantity of Somersby for an event. Can you help?

Sounds like a great event! And we’d love to help make this possible, but unfortunately we don’t sell or ship Somersby from a central warehouse. So to make this event live up to your plans, we advise you to reach out to local distributors and/or retailers to see if they can help with this request.

Can I buy a keg of Somersby for my home?

We are thrilled you want to pour yourself a nice glass of Somersby cider from the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, our kegs are not available for sale for home consumption and can only be purchased under a licensee number with the local distribution (ie. The Beer Store in Ontario).

I’m interested in working for Somersby. Where do I apply?

At Somersby, we celebrate people coming together and we invite people to join us, no matter who they are or what they are into. To us, the more the merrier. And the best way to join us is by checking out your local job search engines where our local market representative will post job openings when we’re on the lookout for talented people. And who knows, that could be you!

I am going to write a school project about Somersby, can you help?

Hats off to you for wanting to do a project about us! We’re very flattered. Unfortunately, we don’t have the resources to help with school projects at the moment. But we fully support you!

I have taken a great picture of your cider! Are you interested in using it for marketing purposes?

If we could see your photo right now, we’re sure we’d like it! We unfortunately don’t buy fan pictures for marketing material. But not all hope is lost – we’re big fans of social media, so if you post your photo on there, there’s a possibility it could be reposted by us!

Where do you produce Somersby?

Somersby cider sold in Canada is produced in Kitchener Ontario. Somersby flavoured beer sold in Quebec is produced out of Poland and imported to Canada.

Where is Somersby from?

Somersby is proudly owned and brewed by Carlsberg. Somersby was first bottled in Denmark in 2008, and has since evolved into a global brand available in over 50 countries around the world. Most of the cider sold still comes from Denmark, however the Somersby cider sold in Canada is produced in Kitchener Ontario. Somersby flavoured beer sold in Quebec is produced out of Poland and imported to Canada.

How to pronounce Somersby?

Somersby is pronounced səmərrzbjʊ. We spell summer with an "o" in Denmark, so it is "Somers".. and finishes with a "by" as at the beginning of "bureaucracy". However, it is spelled just with one m, as opposed to many languages spelling summer with two m's.

Why don’t you sell Somersby cider in Quebec?

Due to Quebec’s regulations on the cider category, we are unable to sell our refreshingly crisp cider in that market. But don’t worry, because we’ve got you covered! We actually sell our malt-based version of Somersby in Quebec instead. We currently offer our Apple, Blackberry, and Watermelon with more to come!

What is the difference between the Somersby sold in Quebec versus the rest of Canada?

Somersby flavoured beer sold in Quebec is a malt-based drink which is produced in Poland and imported to Canada. Somersby Cider sold in the rest of Canada is an alcoholic cider derived from fermented apple juice and is produced in Kitchener, Ontario.

Is Somersby Watermelon Cider gluten free?

According to CFIA regulations Somersby Watermelon is not gluten free. It contains wheat on the ingredients as this particular cider uses a colouring agent derived from wheat in the ingredients. Gluten levels of this products are below 10ppm.

Is the Somersby in Quebec gluten free?

Somersby products sold in Quebec are malt-based, not cider based and are not gluten free.

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