Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Cider house dreams

Guthrie CiderWorks set to open in beer country

Guthrie CiderWorks expected in late 2015/early 2016.
Guthrie CiderWorks expected in late 2015/early 2016.

By this time next year, Miramar should have not one, but two cideries. Not long after craft brewer St. Archer announced plans to acquire a wine license and pursue cider production, a new enterprise has leased space in the area, with hopes to open within six months.

Guthrie CiderWorks has secured 3000 square feet on Marindustry Place in western Miramar, recently finished the design stage, and is currently prepping for a build-out, which will include production equipment as well as a tasting room. Horacio and Sara Devoto are the husband-and-wife team behind the startup, which isn't just their entrée into alcoholic beverages, but also to San Diego. The couple currently lives in Minneapolis and dreamed of moving here during a recent vacation.

"When we decided to take the leap and open a cidery, we realized that San Diego was the place we wanted to do it," Horacio Devoto says, adding, "We realized that we could potentially make two dreams happen at once."

The Devotos' introduction to the beverage came by way of England, where Sara drank cider while visiting family — the Guthrie side of the family. Horacio hails from Argentina, where he says cider is considered a special-occasion drink.

"It took me a while to realize it’s a great anytime drink," he says. "While I was never a beer-maker, I got really interested in figuring out everything I could about cider and then started making it." He adds that while the Minnesota snow piled up around their house, "I made a crazy number of test batches, turning our basement into a weird juice/yeast/lab."

To start, Guthrie CiderWorks will field two ciders, a dry and a semi-dry, each using a juice source from a yet-to-be-named West Coast origin. However, plans include special issues made using locally grown apples. Currently, Julian CiderWorks is the only local cidery planning to use all locally grown fruit.

As for whether San Diego will incorporate cider into its craft beverage palate? "It’s an exciting time for cider in San Diego," Devoto insists. "With St. Archer and Julian both coming into the market, with San Diego's commitment to local, craft, and quality, we feel pretty confident people are going to embrace cider. It’s been pretty great talking to people about GCW and hearing lots of enthusiasm."

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Rapper Chris “KILLcRey” Reyes transitions to Twitch for performance streaming

The Barrio Logan artist is depicted playing the Grand Theft Auto V and NBA 2K20 on his latest video
Guthrie CiderWorks expected in late 2015/early 2016.
Guthrie CiderWorks expected in late 2015/early 2016.

By this time next year, Miramar should have not one, but two cideries. Not long after craft brewer St. Archer announced plans to acquire a wine license and pursue cider production, a new enterprise has leased space in the area, with hopes to open within six months.

Guthrie CiderWorks has secured 3000 square feet on Marindustry Place in western Miramar, recently finished the design stage, and is currently prepping for a build-out, which will include production equipment as well as a tasting room. Horacio and Sara Devoto are the husband-and-wife team behind the startup, which isn't just their entrée into alcoholic beverages, but also to San Diego. The couple currently lives in Minneapolis and dreamed of moving here during a recent vacation.

"When we decided to take the leap and open a cidery, we realized that San Diego was the place we wanted to do it," Horacio Devoto says, adding, "We realized that we could potentially make two dreams happen at once."

The Devotos' introduction to the beverage came by way of England, where Sara drank cider while visiting family — the Guthrie side of the family. Horacio hails from Argentina, where he says cider is considered a special-occasion drink.

"It took me a while to realize it’s a great anytime drink," he says. "While I was never a beer-maker, I got really interested in figuring out everything I could about cider and then started making it." He adds that while the Minnesota snow piled up around their house, "I made a crazy number of test batches, turning our basement into a weird juice/yeast/lab."

To start, Guthrie CiderWorks will field two ciders, a dry and a semi-dry, each using a juice source from a yet-to-be-named West Coast origin. However, plans include special issues made using locally grown apples. Currently, Julian CiderWorks is the only local cidery planning to use all locally grown fruit.

As for whether San Diego will incorporate cider into its craft beverage palate? "It’s an exciting time for cider in San Diego," Devoto insists. "With St. Archer and Julian both coming into the market, with San Diego's commitment to local, craft, and quality, we feel pretty confident people are going to embrace cider. It’s been pretty great talking to people about GCW and hearing lots of enthusiasm."

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Protestors accuse Trump Boat Parade of trading in racist stereotypes

White Suprema-sea?
Next Article

Unexpendable Rambo

The first and fourth foray
Comments
1

Perfect. If you want to open a cider works or beer brewery; Miramar is the place to do it. Miramar is zoned for industrial use so you aren't going to be in a fight with residents over your brewing operations. Not so for brewing operations in commercial zones and not holding Conditional Use Permits. Your operation has been illegally permitted thanks to malfeasance in San Diego Development Services, and the residents in the area have every right to be upset.

Aug. 21, 2015

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close