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South City Ciderworks uses only fresh-pressed west coast apples to make ciders in the Bay Area that everyone can enjoy. Hard ciders that are approachable, easy drinking, and not too sweet.

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Flagships


South City Ciderworks uses only fresh-pressed west coast apples to make ciders in the Bay Area that everyone can enjoy. Hard ciders that are approachable, easy drinking, and not too sweet.

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ORIGINAL BLEND

The Original Blend is our very first cider, formerly known as "South City Cider". We started the company because we wanted an easy-drinking cider we could bring camping, while hanging out at the beach, to the dog park, or really anywhere that glass wasn't a good idea, and this blend was the result. This semi-sweet, dry finishing cider is known for it's easy drinkability without being overly sweet. The Original Blend is available in 12-ounce cans and kegs.

Food Pairing Suggestion: Pizza. All of the pizza. 

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DRY ME A RIVER

And when the people asked if we had something less sweet that the OG, we said nope - but we'll make it! Thus, Dry Me a River is our interpretation of an American dry cider. It starts crisp with light carbonation and finishes dry but not overly acidic. We use fresh-pressed West Coast apples and ferment with a white wine yeast to retain a light apple nose but create a crisp finish. The name itself is meant to raise awareness for the CA drought and the challenges that face our natural habitat, but we also accept the Justin Timberlake version. You can find our dry cider in 500-ml bottles and kegs throughout the Bay Area. 

Food Pairing Suggestions: Tapas, BBQ, 

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ALL THE GOOD HOPPED NAMES WERE TAKEN

With this dry-hopped hard cider we focused on bringing forward the citrus and tropical notes from a blend of several hops and let the crisp apple ending bring the dryness. This combination brings forward fruity aromatics but maintains the dry cider finish without any added bitterness. After several months of naming puns failing the trademark test we settled on All The Good Hopped Names Were Taken. We try not to take ourselves too seriously, just our cider. Our dry-hopped cider can be found throughout the bay area in kegs and in 500-ml bottles. 

Food Pairing Suggestions: Cioppino or Seafood dishes in general

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Seasonal Offerings


Every few months South City Ciderworks releases a seasonal cider release to keep things interesting. These include fresh juice, fruit puree, herbs, and spices. The seasonal products can be found at your neighborhood bar and are now on the shelves around the Bay Area in 16oz cans!

Seasonal Offerings


Every few months South City Ciderworks releases a seasonal cider release to keep things interesting. These include fresh juice, fruit puree, herbs, and spices. The seasonal products can be found at your neighborhood bar and are now on the shelves around the Bay Area in 16oz cans!

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Oaked Pomegranate

Available January through March

Not as original a name as others that we have but this lovely cider has been aged for months on medium roast American oak. Once it hits that sweet spot of flavor it is blended with fresh-pressed pomegranate juice. The cider has subtle vanilla, smoky, leather, and berry notes that makes it perfect for the later days of winter. 

 

 
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Spider Bites

Available: April through June

Spider Bites is an infusion of lavender with our dry cider and a late addition of honey.  All of these elements add complimentary floral notes and balance out the acid of the cider. It makes for a lovely spring beverage, bringing the garden to your glass, in a good way. 

Originally released as a small-batch anniversary collaboration with our friends at Commonwealth Cafe & Pub in Oakland, CA, Spider Bites gets it’s name from when the proprietor of that fine establishment went to gather lavender from her grandmother’s garden to fashion a wreath. The going was easy until she looked down and saw that she was covered not only in lavender, but also in small spiders that inhabited the plants… Greg decided to pay homage to these feisty little guys and incorporated it into the name. Of note: We can be certain that no spiders were harmed in the making of this cider. Or the wreath.

 
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Yerba Buena

Available: July through September

Great for those sometimes hot days of summer by the Bay. This cider is our homage to the former name of San Francisco. It is our "mojito" of ciders, blending in muddled mint with fresh-pressed lime and apple juice to pack a nice citrus punch with that minty herb finish. This seasonal can still be considered a dry cider as we leave out the simple syrup component for its cocktail relative. 

 
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Winter Warmer, or the Cider Formerly Known at Ho Ho Hope this Isn't Offensive

Available: October through December

And yes, we're still working out a better name for this one... With a blend of allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and fresh orange peel, this special harvest cider brings together all the lovely flavors of fall. Still on the dry side, the infusion of these ingredients creates a mulled cider treat which is both bold and approachable… and better when served cold.