If you’re a fan of hard cider, you’ve probably had a few different kinds from the top brands. But have you sampled the local craft ciders available throughout the San Diego region? When you’re looking to taste some of the crisp and sour cider flavors, you may want to visit some of the top cideries around San Diego.
Here are a few for you to check out to find your favorite local cider!
The team behind Bivouac Ciderworks is aware that San Diego is home to plenty of breweries, however, they noticed that there was room for a local cider operation that would be different. All the founders are adventure-seekers, with interests in hiking, biking, climbing, camping, surfing, and sailing. They share their love of adventure and their tastes for cider and decided to create a spot that they would want to go to when they weren’t outdoors.
You should try:
- Halyard (Mango Habanero)
- Hunters Bend (Cherry Pie)
- San Diego Jam (Crisp Blackberry)
Utilizing the best ingredients, as well as the exotic ones, is the M.O. for the brains behind Newtopia Cyder. Their goal is to redefine American cider and to show enthusiasts that more than just apples go into this crisp and tasty brew. They have two tasting rooms where you can sample their flavors, as well as their dedication to the craft. They even hold some fun events throughout the year, so keep up with the calendar to check and see what’s coming up on the schedule.
You should try:
- Semi-Sweet Cyder (Eucalyptus and Hibiscus)
- Wyld (Sour Marionberry)
- Belgian Pineapple (Elderberry, Cardamom, and Pineapple)
Serpentine Cider was founded by two wildlife biologists who came up with the name while surveying for desert tortoises and coming across a baby sidewinder snake. While their love is for wildlife, their passion is for cider. They source all of their apples and fruit from the northwest while incorporating local spices and herbs, and other ingredients (none of which are artificial). They craft naturally flavored cider that encompasses a refreshing and complex flavor. Their concoctions and tap list constantly changes, so pop into their taproom to see what’s available!
When you’re looking to head out and sample some crisp and sour cider that’s locally brewed, head out to some of these impressive cideries in the San Diego region!