Fox Barrel Cider Co.

1213 S. Auburn Street, Colfax, CA, 95713, United States
(530) 346-9699
Latitude: 39.08872, Longitude: -120.95557


Wifi Available
Cask Beer
Indoor Smoking
Available Parking
Beer Pricing: $$
Public Transit
Proper Glassware
Outdoor Seating
Family Friendly
Selection: 4.50 | Atmosphere: 5.00 | Service: 5.00
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Wednesday 4th of February 2009 12:58:04 AM

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Cider is greatly under appreciated in the US, but hopefully that is changing.

Fox Barrel is actually the third largest cider producer in the US but is still really tiny. I'm guessing that they have about 7 employees.

Their all-natural products are very clean and drinkable. Extremely well crafted.

They have only been around for about 4 and a half years, but in Oct 2008 they produced 14,000 gallons of cider.

Their standards are apple, pear, and black currant, but they recently got creative and produced a spiced mulling cider, expected to be served hot. It is so extremely delightful that I admonished them to save enough to enter in every cider competition they can find. It is definitely a gold medal winner.

These guys are worth watching, they are going to become famous.
Selection: 5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A

BahHumBrew (555)
Friday 2nd of November 2007 05:50:28 PM
Fox Barrel is a great place to stop on the trip over the hill between Reno and Sacramento. It’s just off of I80 in a quaint, historic railroad town. The tasting room is now open and drop ins are welcome most weekdays (weekend staffing may be spotty). There is a small bar for tasting and impromptu tours of the cidery are usually available. Ours was hosted by Fox Barrel president Bruce Nissen.
They are currently producing 3 hard ciders including Apple, Pear and Black Currant. I really liked the Pear Cider which recently won gold at the Great Lakes Olde World Syder Competition. Tasting was free and cider is available for purchase in kegs, 6 packs and 22 oz bottles. I also got to sample some of the fresh product directly from the fermenter (nearly 9% ABV) which had a crisp, dry taste I truly enjoyed. That means I’ll be making another visit early next year to sample some of their planned “toasting cider” which will be stronger than the current styles (4-6% ABV). During our short stop, we learned a lot about hard cider production and everyone was very friendly. We will definitely make this a frequent waypoint for future trips down to San Francisco.
Selection: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 5 | Service: 5 | Food: N/A
Sign on frontage road
Sign on frontage road
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Getting ready to bottle
Getting ready to bottle
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Hard Cider trivia
Hard Cider trivia
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Fox Barrel entry
Fox Barrel entry
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Sample from the fermenter
Sample from the fermenter
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Tasting room and friendly owners
Tasting room and friendly owners
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