What a year it’s been. We’ve had to deal with political madness, various ongoing marches and protests across the nation, mask mandates and lockdowns that have hurt and even destroyed so many businesses and forced so many onto unemployment, sports teams playing without any fans in the stands, and more. Thank God for beer, right? It provides at least a bit of joy in these dark and uncertain times.
As I’m sure most of you know, during this latest lockdown, I encourage all of my readers to do their part in supporting our local craft breweries, craft bottle shops and craft beer bars (at least those who are able to still serve right now because they have outdoor seating). They need our help to survive and we want them to still be around when things finally get back to normal – or whatever the new normal will be. Just be sure to always wear your mask and practice proper social distancing when picking up your beverages from your favorite places.
Canning is all the rage these days and, with Summer just about here, you’ll be wanting to grab some of your favorite beers and ciders in cans to take along on your hike, camping trip, bike ride, etc. Well, Seattle Cider Company is ready to give you even more options on what cans you can bring along with you. Starting today, June 3rd, Seattle Cider is releasing their popular Summer Seasonal Berry Cider in 16-ounce cans.
According to Seattle Cider Company: “Made with Pacific Northwest blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, Berry offers a 6.9 percent ABV and just 1.8 Brix, falling perfectly between Dry and Semi Sweet in sweetness. It’s deep pink color lends way to a softly tart start with a flavor of young raspberries, followed by a subtly sweet finish.”
When Joel VandenBrink from Two Beers Brewing Company (CBM Sponsor) decided to launch Seattle Cider Company just over a year ago, he had no inkling of the incredible demand that would follow. Launching in August 2013, they laid out their sales goals based on expected demand. Their calculations were way off – in the best way possible. A mere six months after launching, Seattle Cider Company hit their 5 year sales goal. That’s right. They sold the amount of cider they had expected to sell in 5 years time in just six months. It was clear. Seattle was cider hungry and very happy to have the first cidery since prohibition back within the city.
Also in that short time, Seattle Cider Company has expanded their distribution. You can currently find ciders from Seattle Cider Company in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Illinois. Next up for distribution as they continue to expand is Austin Texas.