With fall just beginning to settle in, there's no better time for cider. In between meals during our Pittsburgh adventures, Heather and I made a trip over to Arsenal Cider House.
Arsenal Cider House blends in amongst a row of homes, and the interior is just as cozy. Lots of wood in an old world style with lots and lots of hipsters.
They don't do a sampler; rather, they give you three free mini samples to try before ordering a drink. I tried the Fighting Elleck, their flagship, which is an off-dry apple cider. I also tasted the plum, a semi-sweet, which was good. And, their rhubarb, which was a semi-sweet.
The rhubarb ended up being my favorite. Not too dry, not too sweet - plus a different, interesting flavor. I got my small cup and headed to an open table.
It's a cute space. Very relaxed, very fun, and I really enjoyed my cider. It is well-balanced, but I think there is an option here for everyone. I could see myself spending an afternoon chatting with friends and sharing some cider here. Maybe during the next trip.