Back in March of 2015, Seattle Cider Company announced Basil Mint as their new Spring Seasonal cider, taking over for their previous Spring Seasonal, Gin Botanical (which is now available as a limited year round release). Now, as Basil Mint returns for Spring 2016, Seattle Cider is pleased to announce that this popular Seasonal offering is now available for the first time in 16 oz cans.
Seattle Cider Company’s Seasonal ciders, until now, have only been available on tap or in 22 oz bottles. That’s about to change, however, as Seattle Cider plans to begin canning all of their other Seasonal releases also, as each one makes it’s return this year in their familiar, white, 16 oz cans.
Here is the full press release from Seattle Cider Company:
SEATTLE (March 8, 2016) – Seattle Cider Company is excited to announce its popular line of seasonal ciders will now be available in the company’s signature 16-ounce cans. Kicking off the new can line will be the growing cidery’s spring seasonal, Basil Mint. Quickly becoming one of Seattle Cider Company’s most popular ciders, Basil Mint is light, refreshing, and slightly tart, made with an impressive 100 pounds each of fresh basil and mint per batch, making it the perfect accompaniment to warmer weather and the excitement of spring.
“People know us for dry, craft cider in 16-ounce cans and we’re thrilled to now be able to offer our seasonals in such an accessible format,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and CEO of Seattle Cider Company. “As the weather warms up, more people turn to the outdoors, and our cans are great for throwing in the backpack and bringing along. We continue to try and push the boundaries of cider, and can’t wait to see where people bring our Basil Mint.”
Offering 6.9 ABV and just 1.8 Brix, Seattle Cider Company’s spring seasonal begins with a base of 100 percent fresh pressed Washington apples, accompanied by 100 pounds of fresh basil and 100 pounds of fresh mint. Muddled on site, the basil and mint are then added directly to the cider during fermentation, creating an off- dry cider that starts savory and floral, perfectly complemented by a tart, clean finish. Offering an aroma and initial flavor of basil, this cider finishes with just a hint of mint.
Basil Mint, available through May, will be followed by Berry, Pumpkin Spice and Oaked Maple, each released with the season and all available in 16-ounce cans. These delicious ciders can be found on shelves and on draft throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, California, Denver, CO and Austin, TX. The seasonal can joins the cidery’s two year round ciders – Dry and Semi Sweet, available in 16-ounce cans – and two limited ciders, Three Pepper and Gin Botanical, available in 22-ounce bottles.
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 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 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 craft cider, Seattle Cider’s 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’s products are handcrafted with all natural ingredients and never from concentrate, successfully distinguishing themselves from the mass market cider found in stores today. Available in 16-ounce cans and 22-ounce bottles, Seattle Cider products are available at retailers and bottle shops throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nevada, Colorado, Missouri and Austin, TX. Seattle Cider is also available on tap, with tastings, kegs and growler fills available at The Woods tasting room, located at 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in Seattle, open weekly Tuesday – Sunday. For more information, visit seattlecidercompany.com, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).
Putting more of their ciders into cans will help give Seattle Cider better brand recognition, and help you bring more of their ciders with you on the go. Lord knows it’s much easier (and safer) to pack a few cans to bring along rather than a few big, glass bottles. Seattle Cider Company ciders are now available in 11 states, including Washington, and they continue to expand distribution.
You can grab some Basil Mint Cider in cans throughout Spring. It will be around from now until May, and then Seattle Cider’s Summer Seasonal, Berry Cider, will return in June (followed by Fall Seasonal, Pumpkin Spice Cider in August and Winter Seasonal, Oaked Maple Cider in December).
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.