Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cider Pub, America's first and maybe only

Located in Sebastopol, California - in the middle of Sonoma's wine country - Ace-in-the-Hole is America's first, and maybe just about the only cider pub.

Ace-in-the-Hole Pub
3100 Gravenstein Highway North
Sebastopol, CA


Interesting taster sampler presentation. You get 4 ACES and a Joker.

Clockwise from 12 o'clock - Joker (the only one with 8% alcohol), ACE of Apple, ACE of Apple-Honey(made with Sonoma wildflower honey), ACE of Perry, ACE of Berry.

The color of cider starts to darken as you go clockwise. In addition, you begin to explore more complexity as the mix of berries blends with cider in ACE of Berry.

With 8% alcohol, no wonder it's a joker among all the other 5% ACES.


Joker - Strong and dry with Champagne-like flavors


ACE of Perry- A light refreshing pear flavor and natural vanilla from Madagascar



ACE of Apple - fermented apple cider

The fermented apple cider ~ made from six different local apples varieties

We can't drink with empty stomachs...give us some meat!


Sausage plate of chicken apple & English bangers with ACE apple sauerkraut

Sonoma Farm Trail:
Fruit Farms
Cheese shop

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