Ciderie (n): cider-maker, cider house, establishment which makes alcoholic apple cider for consumption

When it comes to experiencing the vibrant flavors of SLO CAL, wine isn't the only beverage worth savoring. Explore the growing craft beverage scene in San Luis Obispo County, where local cideries are making their mark across the region. Whether you're a seasoned cider enthusiast or a curious newcomer, here are five SLO CAL cideries that promise an unforgettable journey of taste and discovery. Cheers!

SLO Cider Co1. SLO Cider Co.

📍 3419 Roberto Ct Ste C, San Luis Obispo

Nestled in the Industrial Region of the City of San Luis Obispo, SLO Cider Co. creates bold, dry, zero-sugar ciders that are available in over 200 locations around the county.

The taphouse offers its core flavors of rosé, coastal haze and tropical, as well as, fun rotating exclusives like bubblegum for the adventurous palate and fans of bubblegum alley. And for an extra burst of flavor, don't hesitate to request the Tajin rim, adding a zesty kick to your cider experience. 

Beyond the flavorful ciders, the SLO Cider Co. tasting room has become a hot spot for locals and travelers alike, with events like karaoke, trivia, and their live comedy “CiderMic”. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening to unwind or itching to sing your heart out, SLO Cider Co. provides an inclusive space where all are invited.

Kelsey See Canyon Hero2. Kelsey See Canyon Vineyard

📍 1947 See Canyon Rd, San Luis Obispo

Discover your new happy place with a trip to Kelsey See Canyon, a family-owned vineyard tucked away in See Canyon by Avila Beach.

Started by Dick and Dolores Kelsey in 1999, three generations of Kelsey’s currently work on this beautiful property. Whether you prefer the crispness of stainless steel or the warmth of oak-barreled fermentation, these dry ciders will satisfy your cravings for something simple and smooth. 

Savor and sip in the outdoor picnic area with creekside views and check out the gift shop for incredible artwork. Between the serene landscape, rich history, and abundant wildlife, this boutique winery is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. During your visit, you may even befriend one of the 150 peacocks roaming the property!

Bristols Hero Size3. Bristol's Cider House

📍 3220 El Camino Real, Atascadero

Bristols Cider House is rooted in tradition, drawing inspiration from the cider of Bristol in England's West Country.

Upon moving to California, owner Neil wanted to share the beverage of his hometown with a new audience in Atascadero. Bristols Cider House sources local apples from the orchards of See Canyon and Paso Robles, fermenting them in a variety of vessels, including Bourbon casks, white wine barrels and stainless steel, to craft a diverse array of flavors and textures. 

Embracing traditional techniques, Bristols Cider House uses an old-fashioned press to pump their ciders directly into tanks located in the tasting area - offering customers an immersive and unique tasting experience. Gather your pals, bring your furry friends (yes, they’re dog-friendly!), and enjoy a laid-back evening with games, live music and of course, exceptional cider.

Tin City Cider Externa;4. Tin City Cider

📍 3005 Limestone Way A, Paso Robles

Tin City Cider Co. is a popular destination for handcrafted, vegan and gluten free ciders with no residual sugars.

With a diverse range of offerings, savor your favorite with a glass or pitcher, or sample multiple flavors with a flight. Plus, they are kid-friendly and dog-friendly! With arcade games, TVs, cornhole and jenga, this is the perfect spot to gather with friends or family in Paso Robles.

And the excitement doesn't stop there! Venture out into the Tin City industrial hub, where you'll discover a thriving community of over 40 businesses. These artisanal producers offer a wide variety of locally crafted foods and beverages to visitors. From acclaimed wineries to innovative craft breweries and artisanal distilleries, there's something for every palate and preference.

Shindig Cider5. Shindig Cider

📍 3055 Duncan Rd Suite D, San Luis Obispo

Step into the groovy world of Shindig Cider, a vibrant community space where every day is worth celebrating.

This San Luis Obispo taphouse produces everything in small batches, sourcing apples from all over the West Coast. With playful names like Boogie Shoes, Hop Top and Jazz Hands, Shindig guarantees a good time with every sip. Stop by for a glass or grab a four pack to go. 

But wait, there's more! Shindig regularly hosts events, providing the community with even more reasons to gather and celebrate. Grab a bite at their smash burger, Sichuan Kitchen or hot dog pop-ups. Shop clothing, shoes and accessories at their bargain boutiques, or test your knowledge at one of their trivia nights. No matter when you go, Shindig Cider guarantees a night filled with groovy tunes and good company. 

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From bustling taphouses to serene vineyards, SLO CAL cideries offer unique charm and a taste of the local culture. Whether you're a local seeking a hangout spot or a visitor eager to explore the region's flavors, the cideries of SLO CAL promise exceptional flavors and unforgettable memories waiting to be savored. Looking for more cideries and spirits in San Luis Obispo County? Check out our brewery trail  and distillery trail to discover the growing craft brewing, cider, and distillery scene in SLO CAL.