Atascadero is on the cutting edge of California’s booming craft beer and hard cider scene, so you’ll want to splash in while you’re here. Order up a flight of unique microbrews or cider offerings to experience each distinctive pour. Friendly, educated tasting staff are always on hand to talk brewing, aging and production. Learn about the barrel the beer was aged in or the apple variety the hard cider was brewed from. Don’t forget to grab a bottle or growler for the next leg of your adventure.
Attend Atascadero’s popular Central Coast Cider Festival (May) for a long lineup of lustrous libations. This beer and cider scene is tucked among wine country, so whatever you do, come thirsty.