Pumpkin Spice Hard Cider Comes to Treasure Valley
If you know me at all you know there are two things I love about fall: the return of football and everything pumpkin. When the two of them clash, it's the best day ever!
Last Friday, my boyfriend and I went to the Downtown Old Chicago to wrap up our Gridiron mini beer tour and catch Coach Pete's Huskies demolish Stanford. When we sat down I noticed a new tap handle: a giant pumpkin with the ACE logo on it.
California based ACE is best known for their Pineapple Hard Cider, but has been brewing a Pumpkin Hard Cider since 2010! Who knew? Certainly not me because this is the first time I've seen it in anywhere in the Treasure Valley, on tap or in a bottle! Flavored with cinnamon, cloves and a hint of allspice, this packs all the flavor of a pumpkin beer without giving you that full tummy feeling that beer often does. If I had to rate it's pumpkin flavor, I'd say it tastes a lot like liquid pumpkin pie!
Pumpkin Beer/Cider Profile
- Name: Ace Pumpkin Hard Cider
- ABV: 5%
- Pairs With: Beef
- Where we've found it: Old Chicago, Downtown Boise