Hard Cider Tasting Events: Actionable Tips to Maximize Your Experience (Updated 2019)

With craft hard ciders gaining popularity every year, there’s a whole barrel-full of cider-tasting events, festivals, tours, and tap takeovers to make it easy to taste what’s new in the cider world. But with so many events, and so many ciders at each event to choose from, how do you maximize your time and enjoyment? […]

Hard Core Cider Tour: Experience the Sparkle (Updated 2019)

Hard Core Cider Tour Official Sponsors 2019 2019 Hard Code Cider Tour Schedule Santa Cruz</h3 > June 29, 2019 Santa Barbara</h3 > Sept 21, 2019 San Diego</h3 > Oct 12, 2019 San Luis Obispo</h3 > Oct. 26, 2019 🎫 More Information Nine Ways the Hard Core Cider Tour Creates a Sparkling Guest Experience that You […]

Central Coast Cider Festival – Event Recap (2018)

Central Coast Cider Festival 2018 Feature Article

The craft hard cider producers on the Central Coast, with nearly a dozen in San Luis Obispo County, are out to change the perception that hard cider tastes like apple cider for adults. They did that and more at the 3rd annual Central Coast Cider Festival in Atascadero, where cider producers and cider fans gathered […]

What’s Hoppening in the Cider World? Find out at the 2018 Central Coast Cider Festival

Have you wondered what’s behind the current trend of adding hops to hard cider? We sure have. And what does it mean to all of us cider fans?  Now we can all get the scoop at the Central Coast Cider Festival’s educational seminar and brunch (complete with cider-mosas), where we’ll learn about the cidermaking journey […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beda’s Biergarten: SLO’s Home for Gemütlichkeit

Camaraderie and community transcend language and geography. Food: German Category: Pub Gluten-free friendly: Yes The Umami of a Place If a restaurant is to become the go-to place for locals and a destination for out-of-towners, great food and drinks are assumed. Instead, it’s the special sauce — the umami of the indescribable combination of ingredients beyond […]

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, […]