Beer Belly slings a rotating selection of craft beers and ciders, in addition to a menu of indulgent comfort food like bacon-fat fries and a fluffernutter sandwich. It usually stocks five to seven ciders, typically from local makers such as 101 Cider House and Golden State Cider. Flavors change often, with consideration given to seasonal fruits and ingredients, whether in K-town or Long Beach.
Cider, whether dry or sweet, is a perfect refresher. Traditionally made from apples, though sometimes utilizing pears and other fruit, it's an ideal way to sample California's bounty—no apple picking necessary—with a little bit of booze. Here's where to fall in love with every glass—and the fabulous cider houses, meaderies, beer bars and breweries serving it—all year long.