The temperature begins to drop, leaves turn shades of red and orange, trick or treaters fill the streets, and your favorite tv show is back: fall is definitely here. Seasonal produce of pumpkin and apple is harvested ushering in a season of pumpkin spice lattes and caramel apples. Each time of year brings about a unique offering of booze-filled creations and autumn is no exception. So why not pull on your favorite fuzzy sweater, curl up by the fire pit, and enjoy a crisp hard cider? If you’re looking to get your cider fix this fall or any other time of year, there’s no better place to start than Ash & Elm Cider Co. located right here in Indianapolis.
Ash & Elm Cider Co. was born in the summer of 2014. Co-founders and husband and wife Andrea and Aaron Homoya founded a cidery that cultivates fresh local ingredients from farmers and helps support other small businesses as well. Fortunately for the Homoyas, their idea has been successful and they were able to open Indy’s first cider-exclusive tasting room this summer in the recently restored historic Neidhammer Building on Washington Street. If you are interested in checking out this unique place, Ash & Elm’s current selection of ciders are listed below.
|Semi-Sweet (6.5% ABV)||Fresh apple aroma, balanced finish|
|Dry (6.5% ABV)||Subtle apple sweetness and tartness, hint of oak|
|Sunset Tart Cherry (6.5% ABV)||Semi-sweet fermented with whole cherries for tart, sweet, and refreshing taste|
|Headlong (6.5% ABV)||The aroma and fragrance of hops minus the bitterness|
|Fieldstone (5.5% ABV)||Semi-sweet farmhouse style, smooth with notes of lemon, apple, and hay|
|Fieldstone Reserve (6.6% ABV)||The bottled version of Fieldstone, drier and aged on oak|
We sent one of our Festo team members out to Ash & Elm to try some cider. He was served from most dry to sweetest: the Dry, Headlong, Sunset Cherry Tart, and seasonal Fieldstone in 2 oz. custom shot glasses. Our taste tester’s personal favorite was the Fieldstone as he tended to side more on the sweet side and really enjoyed the combination of apple and lemon flavors. He even picked up a bottle of Fieldstone Reserve on his way out to take home for Thanksgiving! Overall he had a great experience and told me that his friendly, down to earth bartender remarked that Ash & Elm may be hitting some local store shelves in Indianapolis soon!
Visit Ash & Elm Cider Co. at 2104 East Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46201