Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar: Round Two

Some of you may remember the post about my first visit to Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado.

That was in its early days, before they ramped up their own cidermaking operation, Summit Hard Cider and Perry. This time, there were numerous Summit ciders on hand and I managed to sample quite a few. Read on for the details…

The Food:

If you’re going to sit down and drink cider and/or mead all afternoon–something which you could easily do at Scrumpy’s–my recommendation is that you order food as well. Fortunately for us, they have an array of sandwiches and appetizers on hand that are quite tasty.

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The Normandy sandwich at Scrumpy’s

I chose the Normandy–turkey and brie with apple, sprouts, and jalepeno jelly–and it was a treat. The jalepeno jelly stands out in particular–it adds just a bit of a kick and sweetness without being over the top.

The Ciders:

The Summit Ciders on tap ran the gamut from dry and tart to sweet and dessert-like. I chose a sampler tray of all the Summit ciders (might as well be thorough, I say), and was impressed by the depth and breadth of the offerings.

Rather than reviewing each of them here, I thought I’d try a different approach in this post: link you to my Untappd reviews. If you haven’t checked out Untappd yet, I recommend you do so–it’s pretty addictive, and allows you to archive your impressions of beers, ciders, and meads as well as see what your friends are trying. In no particular order, here are my impressions of the Summit ciders:

Highlights:

Of these ciders, my favorites were the Blueberry Lavender , which was featured a surprisingly good combination of flavors, the Hopricot, which was surprisingly citrusy (due to the use of Citra hops) and balanced for a hopped cider, and the Tart Cherry, with its ample quantities of tart Montmorency cherry.

Overall Impression:

I was impressed with the ever-increasing range of ciders available at Scrumpy’s, both in their own creations and in what they carry from other cideries. You just can’t beat their selection (or, in my mind, the atmosphere, which is very cozy, comfortable, and friendly).

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2 Comments on Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar: Round Two

  1. “Of these ciders, my favorites were the Lavender Blueberry, which was featured a surprisingly good combination of flavors, the Hopricot, which was surprisingly citrusy (due to the use of Citra hops) and balanced for a hopped cider, and the Tart Cherry, with its ample quantities of tart Montmorency cherry.”

    Not a fan of apples, eh?

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