Seattle Cider Company releasing seasonal ciders in cans. First up, Basil Mint

Seattle Cider Company is probably best known for its 16-ounce cans of Semi-Sweet and Extra Dry cider, but where it really shines is it’s seasonal ciders. The company just announced that it will begin releasing some of its most popular seasonal ciders in 16-ounce cans.

First up, the Basil Mint cider, which will be available through May. Other seasonal ciders that will make it into cans include Berry, Pumpkin Spice and Oaked Maple. Here is the official release info from Seattle Cider Company.

Seattle Cider Company Releases Seasonal Ciders in 16-Ounce Cans, Beginning with Popular Spring Seasonal Basil Mint

Pleasantly tart and refreshing cider features 200 pounds of fresh basil and mint per batch; available now through May in cans and on draft

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).

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