Ace Eat Serve, the Asian restaurant and ping-pong palace that will open Wednesday next to Steuben's, is the latest restaurant to tap into a nearby brewery for its own house beer.
The owners of the Vine Street Pub, located a few blocks away from Ace on 17th Avenue, will brew Ace Asian Session Ale, a light Asian beer made with orange blossom honey, rice and Sorachi Ace hops. It will be "a departure from the lager beers commonly seen on Asian food menus," according to the brewery.
Ace Asian Session Ale, at 5 percent ABV, will be available on tap at Ace, Vine Street Pub, and the Mountain Sun and Southern Sun pubs in Boulder. All three of those pubs brew beer and are owned by the Mountain Sun group. The beer was actually brewed at the Southern Sun, however, says Ace bar manager Randy Layman. "We are starting off with their smallest brewing facility, and maybe working our way up from there."