Seattle Cider Company has really taken off since they first launched back in August of 2013. Their original year round offerings: Dry and Semi-Sweet, have garnered acclaim from across Washington state and indeed across the nation as they continue to expand distribution. Their diverse portfolio of other ciders (including Three Pepper (Lmited), Gin Botanical (Lmited – Year Round), Pacific Northwest Berry (Seasonal), Washington Heirloom (Heritage) and more keeps cider fans coming back for more and wondering what they’ve got up their sleeve next.
Now joining their year round lineup on tap and in 16 oz cans is Seattle Cider’s new (and very popular around the taproom during it’s initial run) offering: Citrus. According to Seattle Cider Company: “This slightly tart yet refreshing cider is the first “infused” cider to be offered year round by the rapidly expanding cidery. Featuring a subtle medium-dry sweetness – falling right between Dry and Semi Sweet – this summer-worthy cider is complemented by a bold citrus flavor and slight bitterness, offering a palate cider lovers and IPA drinkers alike will appreciate.”
Here is the full press release from Seattle Cider Company:
SEATTLE (April 7, 2015) – Seattle Cider Company is thrilled to announce the first addition to its year-round lineup – Citrus – hitting shelves just in time for warmer weather, patio lounging and outdoor adventures. Joining Dry and Semi Sweet in 16-ounce cans and on draft, this slightly tart yet refreshing cider is the first “infused” cider to be offered year round by the rapidly expanding cidery. Available in its home market of Seattle beginning April 14, accompanied by a launch party at Capitol Hill’s Rhein Haus, Citrus will be available in all Seattle Cider Company markets beginning May 4.
“This cider is perfect for summer,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company. “We’ve wanted to add a ‘infused’ cider to our year round lineup for a while now and we know Citrus will be a hit thanks to its refreshing flavor and uniquely dry palate. Plus, the 16-ounce cans are perfect for patios, hiking or whatever outdoor activity you enjoy.”
Offering 6.5 ABV and just 1.3 Brix, Seattle Cider Company’s new year round cider begins with a base of 100 percent fresh pressed Washington apples, fermented with dried orange, lemon, and grapefruit peel for a light and refreshing flavor. Featuring a subtle medium-dry sweetness – falling right between Dry and Semi Sweet – this summer-worthy cider is complemented by a bold citrus flavor and slight bitterness, offering a palate cider lovers and IPA drinkers alike will appreciate.
To celebrate its release, join the team from Seattle Cider Company at Rhein Haus in Capitol Hill for the Citrus launch party on Tuesday, April 14 from 4:30-7:30pm. Attendees will enjoy $5 cans of Citrus, as well as $5 pints of Seattle Cider Company’s Dry cider. Also on tap will be Cold Brew Coffee Brown Ale from sister company Two Beers Brewing Co. Free bocce ball available outside (signup required), as well as giveaways and complimentary tastings of Seattle Cider Company’s spring seasonal, Basil Mint, available between 5-6pm. Complimentary bites from the Rhein Haus kitchen available while supplies last.
Find Seattle Cider Company products in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, California, Idaho, Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas, with growing list of locations available at seattlecidercompany.com. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of 100 percent fresh pressed Washington apples, Seattle Cider Company products are handcrafted with real ingredients, never from concentrate and free from artificial flavorings. For more information, follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter (@seattleciderco) and Instagram (seattleciderco).
About Seattle Cider Company
Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company is city’s first cidery since Prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle and across the country. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, Seattle Cider Company’s year round and seasonal offerings break the mold of overly sweet cider, bringing the natural flavors of Washington apples to the forefront. Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown apples, Seattle Cider Company’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients and never from concentrate. Seattle Cider products are currently available throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Texas, California and Illinois. Visit our tasting room, The Woods, open weekly Tuesday – Sunday at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in Seattle. For more information, visit seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
As noted above, you can join the team from Seattle Cider Company next Tuesday the 14th at Rhein Haus for the Citrus launch party. Can’t make it to Rhein Haus? No problem. After the launch on April 14th, you’ll be able to find Citrus on tap at The Woods (the taproom Seattle Cider shares with their sister company: Two Beers Brewing (CBM Sponsor)) and at retail locations across Washington state.
Citrus will also be available everywhere else Seattle Cider Company distributes (including Alaska, Oregon, California, Idaho, Illinois, Texas and Wisconsin – with more locations coming soon), starting in early May.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.