Our Story

Ever since we founded Sonoma Cider in 2013 we've dreamed of building a taproom in the heart of Sonoma County where we could continue to spur on the craft cider movement as well as build a home for Sonoma Cider fans near and far. That dream is now a reality and it's better than we ever imaged. What once was a warehouse storing packaging materials and glass, turned into our 7,300 square-foot fermentation, event and tasting room space. Located just a block south of Healdsburg Square, we are thrilled to be part of a community where craft, authenticity and enjoyment reign supreme.

So now, it's time to party. A huge variety of our craft ciders will be on draft - including your favorite Limited Runs, Cidermaker Reserve ciders and a collection of our Micro-release ciders that are exclusively available at our taproom. We also have a cocktail menu featuring our award winning organic apple brandy. Come join us for lunch or dinner to enjoy some specially selected dishes that we feel pair great with our crafted creations.

Our event space will host live music, comedy, & new release parties and is also available for private events.

The Taplist

Tap #1 - The Hatchet - Sonoma Cider
Apple
6% ABV, Brix: 2.5

Using a unique blend of Pacific Northwest apples, we hand craft each batch to bring out fresh, ripe apple aromas, carefully pairing sweet and tart varietals to ideal effect. The result is a clean, refreshing hard cider with noticeable complexity and a lively finish.

Tap #2 - The Pitchfork - Sonoma Cider
Pear
6% ABV, Brix: 2.7

A blend of organic apples with our proprietary vacuum distilled organic pear reduction. Hand-crafted to bring out fresh, ripe apple and pear aromas and allow the natural crispness to balance and elevate the bright, complex fruit flavors. A clean, refreshing hard cider with a smooth, creamy pear finish.

Tap #3 - The Anvil - Sonoma Cider
Bourbon
6% ABV, Brix: 2.5

Organic apples blended with our proprietary bourbon extract provides a malty caramel flavor with a crisp apple finish. The slight bourbon kick on the tongue is reminiscent of a sophisticated Boilermaker.

Tap #4 - The Washboard - Sonoma Cider
Sarsaparilla Vanilla
5.5% ABV, Brix: 2.5

Blend of apples from Washington, organic sarsaparilla from India, and Madagascar Vanilla. Herbaceous and dry with a long lasting creamy finish. Reminiscent of root beer without the sweetness.

Tap #5 - The Wimble - Sonoma Cider - Limited Run
Rhubarb Gose
5.5% ABV, Brix: 0.2

We take our dry organic cider, kick up the tartness with a splash of rhubarb, and finish with a pinch of lactic acid and salt to fire up the salivary glands and leave people begging for more. A new American cider twist on a classic German sour beer.

Tap #6 - The Crowbar - Sonoma Cider - Limited Run
Habanero Lime
6% ABV, Brix: 1.1

Blend of bone dry organic hard cider with fresh organic lime juice and fresh-juiced habanero peppers. Fresh bright pepper on the nose and hints of heat through the finish. Notes of coriander add complexity and
depth throughout.

Tap #7 - The Pulley - Sonoma Cider - Limited Run
Absinthe Style
6% ABV, Brix: 1.3

Pleasant anise aroma on this absinthe style cider. Reminiscent of mild black licorice at first, followed by a fruity fresh apple finish.

Tap #8 - The Jax - Sonoma Cider - Limited Run
Breakfast Cereal
6% ABV, Brix: 1.6

Toasted grain & apple-cinnamon aromas invite you to sip this honey sweetened, full-bodied cider. Tart apple flavors finish with cinnamon CO2 bursts that dance across the tongue. Lingering toasted grain notes invoke memories of early morning cartoons in PJ’s.

Tap #9 - The Imperial - Sonoma Cider - Cidermaker Reserve
Aged and fermented in whiskey barrels
10.3% ABV, Brix: 2.5

Our fresh organic juice blended with eucalyptus honey and fermented together in whiskey barrels for 6 months. The resulting cider is dark and full-bodied with lots of rich whiskey sweetness that finishes somewhere between imperial cider and brandy.

Tap #10 - Bananaweizen - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Dry apple cider fermented with organic bananas and hefeweizen yeast
5.4% ABV, Brix: 2.5

Organic apple juice fermented with hefeweizen yeast and bananas. Tangy tropical start with hints of passion fruit and pineapple with a smooth yeasty finish like a dried banana chip.

Tap #11 - Dry Golden Delicious - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Dry barrel-aged single varietal
6.7% ABV, Brix: 0.5

Wonderful natural acid present in Golden Delicious apples comes through making it bone dry, sour, and tart. Th apples are picked while they are still green to provide more acid. The orchards surround De La Montaña vineyards. Our employee’s go-to session cider.

Tap #12 - Gravenstein - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Single-varietal semi-dry cider
6.5% ABV, Brix: 2.3

The native apple of Sonoma County, the Gravenstein is very distinctive – pithy, pulpy ripe apple quality, balanced with really high fruit notes and strong acid backbone. Apple peel finish provides a subtle tannic note.

Tap #13 - Bananaweizen - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Fermented with hefenweizen yeast and bananas
5.4%ABV, Brix: 2.5

Tangy tropical start with in-your-face pineapple and hints of passion fruit. Smooth yeasty finish like a dried banana chip.

Tap #14 - Westcider - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Pink Permains, Winter Banana, Mac Mystery, Crispin, and Baldwin Striped Gentleman picked at Porque Ranch in the Russian River Valley
5.7% ABV, Brix: 2.0

Multiple apple blend, also called an orchard blend, from a small 2 acre orchard on Westside Road - SW of Healdsburg. These 20 - 30 year old tress produce different varieties of heirloom apples. Bitter sharp notes from the Pink Permain apple balance nicely with the sweet fruitiness from the Winter Banana apple.

Tap #15 - Winter Banana - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
single varietal, winter banana apple
6.9% ABV, Brix: 0.7

A full bodied semi-sweet hand picked at a local Healdsburg farm and hand pressed in house. Caramel, pepper, and banana aromas lead to a flavor of fresh apple skin with mild honey notes. Finishes dry.

Tap #16 - Dry Barrel Aged Hatchet - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Dry Cider aged for 6+ months in Bordeaux style wine barrels
6.5% ABV, Brix: 0.5

Slight tannic influence from the wine adds lovely body and a little extra complexity on the palate for our clean, fruit-forward dry cider.

Tap #17 - Honey Lavendar - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Lavender flower infused, honey sweetened
6.5% ABV, Brix: 2.3

Floral lavender aroma with a round sweet honey finish.

Tap #18 - Blackberry - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Blackberry Cider
6.5% ABV, Brix: 3.1

Blended apple cider sweetened with blackberry juice.

Tap #19 - Strawberry - Sonoma Cider - Micro-release
Pino Pumice and Strawberry Cider
5.5% ABV, Brix: 2.0

Dry cider fermented on Hawley Pinot Pumice. Gives it a dark plum/ ruby color and a heavier body. Strawberry juice brightens the pallet and gives the initial sour pucker of biting into a fresh crisp strawberry.

Tap #20 - Armstrong - Fogbelt Brewing Company
Stout
6.1% ABV

Fogbelt's black stout is jet black with a robust malt character featuring notes of coffee and a nice roasty finish. For an extra jolt of flavor, we added bourbon soaked oak chips during fermentation, giving a stout that already had plenty of character a little more. Armstrong Woods State Park is located in Sonoma County with the Colonel Armstrong tree recognized as the oldest in the park at 1400 years of age.

Tap #21 - Liquification - Seismic Brewing
Kolsch
4.8% ABV

Rooted in the history of Koln (Cologne), Germany, Kolsch is an old-world beer style known for its subtly understated flavors of malt and fruit. Seismic Brewing enhances this delicate-yet-delicious flavor profile with floral hop nobility and a distinct San Francisco sourdough character to create an homage to the traditional Kolsch beer with a modern twist.

Tap #22 - Reality Czeck - Moonlight Brewing Co.
Czeck Pils
4.8% ABV

Soft, delicate and clean with a distinct freshness reminiscent of fresh baked bread and dreamy floral hops.

Tap #23 - Henhouse IPA - Henhouse Brewing Company
IPA
7.9% ABV

Local IPA

Tap #24 - Space Dust - Elysian Brewing
IPA
8.2% ABV

Space Dust :: A Totally Nebular IPA. Great Western premium two-row, combined with c-15 and Dextri-Pils, give this beer a bright and galactic Milky Way hue. The hopping is pure starglow energy, with Chinook to bitter and late and dry additions of Citra and Amarillo. Space Dust is out of this world, with 62 IBU.

Tap #25 - Evil Twin - Heretic Brewing
Red IPA
6.8% ABV

Red IPA. This blood-red ale may not be what you expect from a malty and hoppy craft beer. Evil Twin has a rich malt character, without being overly sweet. It has a huge hop character, without being overly bitter. It is a great example of a bold, rich, balanced craft beer, without being heavy and hard to drink in quantity. Evil Twin is only bad because it is too good to resist.

Tap #26 - Big Bear Black - Bear Republic Brewing
Stout
8.1% ABV

Big Bear is a big, black, stout you can really sink your teeth into. The bold, roasty, caramel malt flavor is balanced by Centennial and Cascade hops.

Tap #27 - Punkin' Ale - Dogfish Head
Pumpkin Ale
7.0% ABV

A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Dogfish Head brews their Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.