“The hilltop restaurant and cider house from local Stem Ciders provides gorgeous views over the Front Range and plenty of seating inside and out to take them in. If you go, try the Banjo special release this season. It’s a dry cider and collaboration with Denver’s Laws Whiskey House, aged for eight months in whiskey casks for a caramel, woody flavor.”
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“Head to Lafayette to see Stem Ciders attempt the world’s longest cider pour. The event is open to spectators, but you can also sign up to try and catch the most cider in your glass as it’s poured from an extended fire truck ladder approximately 100 feet overhead. The person who catches the most will win a free case of cider for a year.”
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“Acreage in Lafayette has plenty of space under the big sky with a 75-seat deck, garden, and fire pits.
The food: This is the urban cider house for Stem Ciders. Kids meals include a burger or cider brat, plus slightly more gourmet options like a pork chop and mussel pasta, accompanied by fruit and raw veggies.”
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“Located near Denver, this cider house and restaurant overlooks the foothills with one of the best views around. Get the full vista by sitting at one of the dozens of picnic tables on the patio, where the restaurant offers partial service (diners use the QR code to view the menu and order right from their phones).”
5280 Magazine: Acreage Restaurant Switches to Full Service with a Killer Seasonal Menu
“Lee’s inventiveness and sustainable, no-waste philosophy form the foundation for year-old Acreage’s recent move from counter-service spot to full-service restaurant, with an expanded menu to match. Lee’s relationships with area growers drive the food, using as much Colorado-grown produce as possible. One delicious example: a fresh Rebel Farms green salad tossed with shaved Manchego and candied pecans. Or the roasted beet salad, which stars vegetables from Isabelle Farm in Lafayette or Cure Organic Farm in Boulder, with juicy Western Slope cherries sourced by Cure Organic Farm complementing the earthy-sweet beets.”
Westword Denver: Acreage’s New Chef Talks About Pairing Cider And Food
“Eric Lee brings more than 22 years of culinary experience to his new role as executive chef at Acreage, the farmhouse restaurant and cidery located on a bucolic Lafayette hillside. The restaurant is a joint venture with Stem Ciders, serving an eclectic variety of ciders as well as a menu designed to pair well with the drinks”.
Westword Review: Acreage Takes You to the Land of Possibilities
“For setting alone, Acreage is worth the drive. Factor in the whole package — the wood-fired food, the cider flights, the fire pits on the lawn with kids playing cornhole — and you get a restaurant that reminds you of how lucky we are to live in the West.”