Novice and experienced brewers alike can build their winemaking knowledge base at Bayleys Brews, where instructors show students how to get the most out of red, white, and specialty wine kits and beer kits. Customers can peruse red or white kits that take from four to eight weeks to complete and range from standard varietals to luxurious vineyard-specific creations. Beer-brewing kits fulfill dreams of hosting a re-creation of Cheers in your basement forever by supplying materials for barrels of stout, cream ale, or Canadian lager. Brewers are on staff at all times to guide decision-making and explain the nuances of each kit to their customers.
With festive disguises in more than 60 themes, it's no wonder that Victoria Costumes has earned praise and awards for its massive selection. Kids and adults find finery inspired by the roaring '20s, the Renaissance, and ancient times, or they can suit up to match their favourite Disney or Star Wars characters.
But the costumes span more dress-up opportunities than just Halloween, with options for Christmas, Easter, and Mardi Gras. And, in addition to its rentals, Victoria Costumes also suits up impersonators before sending them off to help add flair to a marriage proposal or singing telegram.
The ASE-certified mechanics at Sidney Transmission & Autocare diagnose car troubles across all makes and models using a combination of computerized equipment and ongoing training. The team manoeuvres around electrical systems and transmissions to suss out underlying issues or to install fresh ACDelco parts that keep engines humming like a cartoon villain trying to act casual. The convenience-minded management team offers free shuttle service, as well as late-night and early-morning drop-off options to keep clients going about their daily business.
We feature ready made and custom home furnishings and décor accent items, as well as many one of a kind creations from local artists. As a family owned and operated business-we are all about living and thriving in a mutually supportive community. Our goal is to provide quality at an affordable price.
Sea Cider handcrafts a variety of artisan ciders from more than 50 varieties of organic heritage apples. With the long cider flight, two visitors can splash their way into an ocean of altered apple juice by savouring samples of each of the current ciders (a $16 value). Then, guests can nourish their starving throats with sips from mugs filled with either a nonalcoholic mulled cider or Hot Buttered Rumrunner—a concoction of organic apple juice, mulling spice, butter, and Rumrunner, a semidry cider brewed with hand-pressed apples, fermented with champagne yeast, and gracefully aged in rum barrels ($7 per mug). Enjoy sweeping views of the orchard, Cordova Channel, and the future from the tasting room while sharing a bottle of sparkling cider (a $15–$17 value) and a platter of local cheeses and charcuterie (a $15 value).