It’s been nearly 2 years since Seattle Cider Company started producing cider as the first cidery within Seattle City limits since the days of prohibition. It’s amazing to think, in that short time, how many new ciders they’ve introduced and how far they’ve expanded. Since first launching on August 24, 2013, Seattle Cider has more than tripled their production capacity to 23,000 barrels and expanded into over 10 states across the U.S., with expansion to over 45,000 barrels and even more states coming soon.
Now, as their popularity continues to grow and they continue to expand, Seattle Cider Company is set to celebrate their 2nd Anniversary one week from tomorrow, on Saturday, August 29th.
Here is the full press release from Seattle Cider Company:
SEATTLE (August 20, 2015) – After another exhilarating year in business, Seattle Cider Company is gearing up to celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday, August 29 at its Seattle tasting room. The rapidly growing cidery has quickly made its mark on the craft cider scene, launching in ten states in two years and quadrupling capacity, making it one of the largest cideries in Washington state. With big plans for expansion and additional markets as they enter year three, Seattle Cider Company invites cider lovers to celebrate with them as they dig into their cellar and tap ciders that have never been tapped before.
“We’re humbled and so grateful for the support we’ve received, not only from our local fans, but cider lovers all across the country,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company. “Our approach to craft cider has resonated with so many people, which is why we continue to push the envelope. As we raise a glass to the past year, we can’t wait to see what the next year will bring.”
Launching in August 2013, Seattle Cider Company hit the scene as Seattle’s first cidery since Prohibition. Focusing on uniquely dry, handcrafted ciders made with real ingredients, the cidery’s products successfully bridged the gap between beer and wine, offering up delicious staples and adventurous seasonals. Seattle Cider Company’s flagship 16-ounce cans quickly made their mark, showing up on shelves in 10 states across the country, with the goal of five additional states in the next year. Current capacity stands at 23,000 barrels, with expansions planned for October and early spring bringing the total to 45,000 barrels.
Join the team from Seattle Cider Company on Saturday, August 29 at The Woods tasting room from 1-7pm as they celebrate an exciting year and start looking forward to the next. A very special tap lineup for the day includes more than 20 ciders, offering everything from year round favorites and seasonals to barrel aged ciders and special collaboration ciders with local businesses, including Theo Chocolate, Mystic Kombucha and more. Raffle prizes, giveaways and games will be complemented by food available for purchase from popular food truck The People’s Burger.
Can’t make the party? Find Seattle Cider products in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alaska, California, Idaho and Austin, Texas, with growing list of locations available at seattlecidercompany.com. Tastings, pints and packaged products are also available at The Woods tasting room in SoDo, which shares the space with Two Beers Brewing Co. For more information, follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).
About Seattle Cider Company
Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company is the 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’s 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’s products are handcrafted with real ingredients and never from concentrate. Find Seattle Cider products in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Alaska, California, Idaho, Nevada and Austin, Texas. Seattle Cider is also available on tap at The Woods tasting room, located at 4700 Ohio Ave. S. in SoDo, open weekly Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, visit seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@seattleciderco).
The celebration, as noted above, will take place from 1-7 PM next Saturday (8/29) at The Woods tasting room, featuring more than 20 taps of craft cider. Food will also be available from The People’s Burger food truck. So come on out and help Seattle Cider Company celebrate their continued success while knocking back a great variety of delicious ciders. My personal favorite is probably still their Three Pepper Cider, but I always sample their newest offerings as well.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.