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San Diego's Serpentine Cider To Open North Park Tasting Room

December 4, 2019

San Diego's 2-year-old Serpentine Cider craft cidery is in the process of opening a tasting room in North Park.

Serpentine Cider was founded in San Diego's Miralani Makers' District in October 2017 by wildlife biologists Sean Harris and Lish Omlid, who came up with the name after nearly stepping on a baby rattlesnake on a hike. Harris is the company's head cider-maker and  produces a lineup of "cider for people who don't like cider" made with fresh-pressed apples with mostly dry and off-dry ciders that are not overly sweet like many expect.

The new Serpentine Cider tasting room is being constructed at 2311 El Cajon Boulevard nextdoor to The Lafayette Hotel. The 1,150 square-foot space will be designed in the same rustic vibe and chill esthetics as the original Miralani branch. Expect plenty of natural light and a 700 square-foot outdoor patio. The tasting room will be dog and kid friendly and being there is no kitchen like the flagship outpost, Serpentine intends to partner with many of the area eateries to supply food to patrons.

"I want people to feel safe and at home at Serpentine Cider," commented co-founder and head cider maker Sean Harris. "My goal is to show San Diego that craft cider is nothing like the mass-produced sugary imposter they are used to. We are still in the early stages of construction so we do not have a hard opening date yet, but I am hoping to be open by March 1, 2020."  

For more information about Serpentine Cider, visit serpentinecider.com and stop by the original tasting room and brewery at 8665 Miralani Drive, Suite #100, in Miramar.