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What We’re Drinking Now in San Diego

By Jackie Bryant

Photo courtesy of Bivouac Ciderworks

03.16.18

Move over, craft beer—San Diego’s got a new drink. Hard cider is becoming so popular, four San Diego County cideries have opened in the last year, alone. Here’s the skinny on the naturally fermented apple, naturally gluten-free tipple.

Bivouac Ciderworks
Opened in January 2018, North Park’s new tasting room, cider house and restaurant has a wide variety of ciders, including salted pineapple and a hoppy West Coast IPA-style. 3968 30th St., San Diego, 619.725.0844

Guthrie CiderWorks
A married couple runs this Miramar spot, whose hooch comes with no added sweeteners or residual sugar and locally-sourced apples. 6496 Marindustry Drive, San Diego

Raging Cider
San Marcos’ Raging Cider and Mead Co. uses only San Diego County apples, honey and other fruits in their ciders—many of which are barrel-aged and are fermented using wild or endemic yeasts. 177 Newport Drive, San Marcos, 760.801.8771
 
Serpentine Cider
Opened in February 2018, Miramar’s Serpentine Cider is made with apples from the northwest U.S and no artificial additives, and shares space with Lost Cause Meadery and The Good Seed Food Company. 8665 Miralani Drive, San Diego, 619.880.6697