Paso Robles is on the cutting edge of the booming California craft beer scene. Home to both large, nationally distributed beers as well as smaller, more boutique suds, visitors have the chance to try a range of award-winning craft beers brewed in the heart of Paso Robles. Whether you prefer a mild ale, tart sour or one of the intensely hopped IPAs, you’ll find no shortage of frosty pints.
While winemakers aren’t focusing on their first love, you can find them collaborating to open up cideries or craft distilleries. Gin, whiskey, vodka and more can be found bubbling in stills nestled along the burgeoning distillery trail. Savor the flavors, and be sure to duck into one of the neighborhood restaurants to try a craft cocktail made from local spirits, mixers and bitters. Or savor the flavors of cider fermented in wine barrels from local wineries and dry-hopped with hops that make your favorite beers.