This Saturday (August 24th) you are reminded to swing The Woods (4700 Ohio Avenue S.) to celebrate the release from Seattle's 1st cider maker (in over 70 years).
It's hard to believe that since Prohibition there has not been a cider maker inside Seattle.
What makes this event is more satisfying is that it continues Seattle Cider Company founder Joel VandenBrink's vision of expanded, small-businesses, ownership.
Starting at 2pm (and ending around 7pm) the Seattle Cider Company will be featured at the Two Beers tasting room "The Woods". Featured on draft and in (16 ounce) cans will be Seattle Cider Company's Dry and Semi-Sweet ciders. Plus for a limited time the tasting room will be featuring the Cider Company's first Fall seasonal, Pumpkin Spice. As an added bonus, Joel has produced a limited edition Gin Botanical cider, created using "... the herbs and spices from local distillery Batch 206."
For the unfamiliar, this is what founder Joel VandenBrink has to say about Seattle Cider Company’s vision.
“Our goal is to bridge the gap between beer and wine, and change the perception that cider has to be overly sweet,” said founder and head cidermaker Joel VandenBrink, also known for his role as founder and head brewer at Two Beers Brewing Co. “We’ve created flavorful, small-batch ciders with limited sweetness using all natural ingredients and fresh pressed Washington apples, making for a truly unique product.”
The Seattle Cider launch party will also mark the grand reopening of the newly expanded tasting room, The Woods. Located in SoDo, The Woods features offerings from both Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing Co. with eighteen tap handles, six dedicated growler filling stations, seating for 97 people, a sun-filled outdoor patio and HD TVs for watching the game. The Woods will also be extending its hours to include Sundays from 1-6pm, in addition to its current Tuesday through Saturday hours.
Those willing to stay from 3pm thru 5pm will be rewarded with a tour of the cidery as well as an opportunity to win raffle prices, including "... including bottles, cans, t-shirts, growlers, the chance to pick your own cider infusion and more – given away every hour."
Finally if you aren't one to stick around too long you can take home a growler of Dry / Semi-Sweet for $11 or 64 ounces of seasonal for $14.
Congrats to Seattle Cider Company on their becoming Seattle's first cidery since Prohibition!
Not your standard cider. Seattle Cider Company is the city’s first cidery since prohibition, bringing true craft cider back to Seattle. Bridging the gap between wine and beer with flavorful, small-batch cider, Seattle Cider’s initial offerings – Dry and Semi-Sweet – 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 beginning September 2013, Seattle Cider products will be available at retailers and bottle shops throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Seattle Cider will also be available on tap in Seattle-area bars and restaurants, with tastings, kegs and growler fills available 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 and Twitter (@seattleciderco).