From Apples to Artistry: The Bristols Cider House Way

Feature Video In just six steps, Bristols Cider House blends apples, artistry, and a joyful approach to life that’s captured in every hard cider they make. The Bristols Way: Creativity and Quality As one of the most established and respected hard cider makers on the Central Coast, this Atascadero-based producer has been creating quality ciders—and […]

Branch to Bottle: Gopher Glen’s Hard Cider Journey

Gopher Glen Organic Apple Farm (Hard Cider)

Feature Video Fernando puts his arms through the shoulder straps of the canvas apple carrier and pulls the cords to cinch up the bottom opening. His team does the same, ready for another day in the orchard. Today’s focus: Nittany apples. It’s still early but the day promises to be hot. For now, dappled shade […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Gopher Glen Cider Company

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means we all get to experience and explore even […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Two Broads Ciderworks

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means we all get to experience and explore even […]

SLO Hard Core Cider Tour / Newcomer Profile: Krazy Farm Cider Company

The Hard Core Cider Tour gathers some of the best hard cider makers from California and beyond, and shares the great tastes with cider fans on its tour stops in lucky California towns. Each year, the event grows, as does the list of cider makers participating—which means you get to experience and explore even more […]

Your Taster’s Guide to Fun at the Hard Core Cider Tour

Brilliant blue sky. Warm autumn sun. Notes of live music hanging in the air. Friendly groups playing lawn games. Smells of good cooking luring you to the food trucks. And a slew of some of the best craft hard ciders just waiting for you to sample. All this and more awaits you at the Hard […]

Bristols Cider House: The Art of Hard Cider

Quick. Name a hard cider maker on the Central Coast. If you’re like many people, the first place that comes to mind when you think of hard cider is Bristols Cider House in Atascadero. Today, Bristols Cider House is an institution—one of the oldest, biggest, and well-respected hard cider companies on the Central Coast, as […]

Some Ciders and Cheeses Meet in a Pub, and Here’s What Happened [Bristols Cider House and Fromagerie Sophie Pairing Event]

Ever wondered if hard ciders play well with cheeses from the around the world? Learn the outcomes of this uncommon pairing. Spoiler alert: deliciousness ahead. Event Recap: Cider and Cheese Pairing, June 3, 2017 Hand-crafted ciders made true to English standards? Hand-crafted cheeses from around the world? Both in one place overflowing with the friendly […]

2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival – Atascadero (2017)

Feature Video Some of the best cider crafters and brewers on the Central Coast and our California neighbors in one room with dinner and music, you say? We’re in! Hard Cider. Easy Decision. Flavor Team members Kara and Andrew heeded the call and excitedly signed up for the 2nd Annual Central Coast Cider Festival in […]

Hard Core Cider Tour 2016 Comes to SLO County

When Flavor Team member Andrew shared the Facebook post for the Hard Core Cider Tour’s first-ever stop in San Luis Obispo, I voted an enthusiastic thumbs up. What possible reason could the Flavor Team have for not attending this monumental and flavorful event? Nada. Zilch. None. We bought tickets that afternoon. And a good thing, […]