SEATTLE – Seattle Cider Company and Atlantic Beverage Distributors are excited to announce a new partnership and the upcoming launch of Seattle Cider’s unique selection of dry craft ciders throughout Massachusetts. Becoming the fifteenth state to carry Seattle Cider Company since its launch in 2013, Boston and the rest of Massachusetts will enjoy the growing cidery’s year round and seasonal lineup, with official launch events taking place the week of September 10. Launch in Rhode Island through Atlantic is expected for later this year.
“We’ve had our sights on the east coast for some time and are excited to have Boston as our first foray into the New England market,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder of Seattle Cider Company. “Atlantic’s dedication to craft and their knowledge of this exciting market made the partnership an easy choice.”
“Atlantic is excited to represent one of the top cideries in the US,” added Mino Soghomonian, General Sales Manager at Atlantic Beverage Distributors. “This partnership continues to strengthen our position as the leading independent craft beer distributor with scalability in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.”
Known for its handcrafted collection of dry, flavorful ciders – successfully bridging the gap between beer and wine – Seattle Cider Company offerings are made from 100 percent fresh-pressed Washington apples, gluten free and never from concentrate. Scheduled to be available in 16-ounce cans and on draft throughout Massachusetts, initial Seattle Cider Co. offerings will include:
Dry: Dry and pleasantly acidic, flavors of nectarine and under ripe peach hit the palate with no residual sweetness. One of the driest ciders on the market. 0 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Semi-Sweet: A light, crisp cider with just a touch of sweetness, this cider is honey in color with notes of orange, lemon and apple. A refreshing cider, it reveals hints of apricot on the palate. 2.6 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Pumpkin Spice: This semi-sweet cider is copper in color and perfect for fall. Fermented with cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, it offers hints of the season’s favorite spices followed by just a touch of pumpkin. 2.6 brix, 6.9% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Additional draft only products will be available, including Gin Botanical and a selection of Seattle Cider Company’s Harvest Series ciders.
To celebrate its Massachusetts launch, the Seattle Cider team will be hosting tastings and events throughout the Boston area beginning September 12. Find them at the tastings and events below:
Tuesday, September 12Tasting: Craft Beer Cellar, Fenway 4-6pmEvent: Hops and Scotch, Brookline 9/12 6-9pm
Wednesday, September 13Tasting: Ball Square Fine Wines, Somerville 4-6pmEvent: Foundry on Elm, Somerville 6-9pm
Thursday, September 14Tasting: Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont 4-6pmEvent: City Tap House, Boston 6-9pm
Additional ciders will become available in market as they are released throughout the year. Seattle Cider Co. products can currently be found in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina with growing list of locations available at seattlecidercompany.com. For more information about Seattle Cider, Boston area launch events and more, follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter 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, uniquely dry 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, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri and Colorado. 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.
About Atlantic Beverage Distributors
Atlantic Beverage Distributors takes pride as an independent craft beer, wine, and spirits distributor servicing the entire state of MA and RI. Established in 1995, Atlantic is a family owned company which recently moved to a newly renovated 105,000 sq. ft. facility in Holliston, MA. With a sales force of 75 professionals in the trade Atlantic continues to expand distribution for independent suppliers.