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 […]

Hard Cider Tasting Events: Actionable Tips to Maximize Your Experience [2018]

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? […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hard Core Cider Tour: Experience the Sparkle (2018)

Nine Ways the Hard Core Cider Tour Creates a Sparkling Guest Experience that You Don’t Want to Miss  Feature Video Hard Core Cider Tour — 2018 San Luis Obispo / October 13: El Chorro Regional Park, 2910 Dairy Creek Rd. San Diego / October 20: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way Time: : 1:00 – 4:00 […]

Ticket Contest: Grab a friend and head to the Tour

What’s better than attending the SLO Hard Core Cider Tour this Saturday, Oct. 21? Attending for free! With a friend! How, you ask? Simple—just Like our Facebook page (@gr8flavors), and Tag & Share this post with a friend for a chance to win two free tickets. The hardest part might be choosing just one friend. […]

Drink Cider. Do Good: Hard Core Cider Tour Benefits Bike SLO County

When you buy a ticket to the San Luis Obispo Hard Core Cider Tour on October 21, you may change a person’s life for the better, forever. Every stop on the Hard Core Cider Tour designates a bike-related nonprofit as its event beneficiary, and Bike SLO County will again benefit from proceeds earned from the […]

Branch to Bottle: Gopher Glen’s Hard Cider Journey

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 […]