Crooked City Cider Tap House

I’ve had Crooked City Cider Tap House bookmarked since we heard about them from Brownrigg Hard Cider.

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They only make a few ciders themselves, mostly carrying a mix of California and Washington offerings. CCC reminds me of Cider Bite in Portland.

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Signs outside.

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Hours.

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We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 1:30pm). There was only a handful of people inside but wow, the inside is open and spacious.

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There’s pinball, darts, an arcade machine, shuffle board, board games, human Jenga and a few TV’s that we’re playing a Harry Potter movie (Prisoners of Azkaban if you care). There’s even a kids area with toys.

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Service is friendly but odd that they don’t offer any samples.

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There’s 27 ciders on tap (dry, off-dry, semi-sweet and sweet) along with a boozy kombucha, beer and wine options.

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They also had a few flight suggestions and staff favourites.

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Merchandise for sale along with a mix of cider bottles for purchase.

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Closeup of their cider taps.

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If you want food, order from the separate window that houses Town Square Eats.

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Closeup of their menu.

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We decided to share a flight.

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Depending on what you order, price varies per 5 oz taster pours.

Two Rivers strawberry jam ($3.00 US)
DSC00185We tried an off-dry. Smelled like jam but not much strawberry notes came through.

Hidden Star cherry seinfeld ($3.00 US)
DSC00186Cherry wasn’t super sweet but bright, juicy notes.

Hemly sloughhouse jalapeno ($3.50 US)
DSC00187This was our favourite. Jalapeño had a smooth, wine-like mouth feel to it. A good sign in our books when you can actually taste the jalapeño.

Southern California Cider life’s a peach ($4.00 US)
DSC00188This was our second favourite from our flight. Good peach notes; it reminded me of fuzzy peaches.

Hemly Cider sloughhouse jalapeño ($7.00 US)
DSC00200We bought one bottle for home. If you buy four, it works out to $6.00 US/bottle.

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If you want to try a variety of ciders, CCC is where it’s at in Oakland.

Crooked City Cider Tap House
http://www.crookedcitycidertaphouse.com/
206 Broadway
Oakland, CA
(510) 992-3656

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