Company Spotlight: Seattle Cider Company

October 21, 2016 No Comments » Add Consumer Insight
Company Spotlight: Seattle Cider Company

 

 

NOT YOUR STANDARD CIDER.

Seattle Cider Company is Seattle’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, 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.

 

 

CIDER IS SIMPLE

Naturally gluten free and made from a custom blend of fresh pressed, locally grown Washington apples, Seattle Cider’s products are handcrafted with real ingredients, successfully distinguishing themselves from the mass market cider found in stores today.

 

We use a custom blend of fresh pressed Washington grown apples to create our cider.

A strain of white wine yeast is used to achieve Seattle Cider's unique flavor profile.

We use pure cane sugar - not artificial sweeteners or adjuncts - to achieve the perfectly subtle sweetness found in most of our ciders.

Real ingredients such as spices, pumpkin, raisins and more are introduced during fermentation to create unique seasonal ciders.

 

The Cider Process

STEP 1: PICKING & PRESSING THE APPLES

ONCE RIPE, APPLES ARE HANDPICKED FROM ORCHARDS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON. APPLES ARE GROUND INTO A PULP THEN PRESSED, CREATING A SUGARY JUICE CALLED “MUST.”

 

STEP 2: FERMENTATION

IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE UNWANTED WILD YEAST AND BACTERIA, THE MUST IS TREATED WITH SULFITES. AFTER 24 HOURS, A CULTURED YEAST CAN BE SAFELY PITCHED, COMMENCING FERMENTATION. ONCE ALL THE SUGARS HAVE CONVERTED INTO ALCOHOL, LEAVING LITTLE TO NO RESIDUAL SUGAR, FERMENTATION IS COMPLETE.

 

STEP 3: CLARIFICATION

THE CIDER IS THEN RUN THROUGH A FILTER TO HELP WITH CLARIFICATION.

 

STEP 4: POST-FERMENTATION

NOW ITS TIME TO CARBONATE AND AND AT TIMES, BACK SWEETEN. THIS IS THE PROCESS OF ADDING SUGAR BACK INTO THE CIDER. THE AMOUNT OF RESIDUAL SUGAR IN A CIDER IS MEASURED IN BRIX.

 

STEP 5: CAN, BOTTLE & KEG

ENJOY! OUR CIDERS ARE PACKAGED AND SENT OFF TO BE ENJOYED. FIND THEM IN 16-OUNCE CANS, 22-OUNCE BOTTLES AND ON DRAFT.

 

COMMUNITY

 

OUR MISSION

Produce, package, sell, and promote the finest quality craft cider by cultivating a work environment of innovation and exploration.

 

OUR VISION

Be a national leader in the transformation of the cider industry, admired for our dedication to real ingredients and original products.

 

VALUES

Be advocates for our community and our industry, promoting camaraderie and responsibility through intentional associations, partnerships, and participation.

 

Be dedicated to our consumers, distributors and accounts, providing superior and professional service, an approachable atmosphere, and accessibility to our products through education and enthusiasm.

 

Be the best version of ourselves—individually and collectively—by producing products we can be proud of, ongoing commitment to personal growth and learning, and reliability in all aspects of business.

 

Put employee wellbeing above all, providing a healthy, encouraging work environment where employees are able to flourish, share ideas, and benefit from a positive work/life balance.

 

As a promise to our customers and ourselves, always demonstrate bravery and ingenuity by pushing boundaries and striving toward true originality through our products.

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We are honored to partner with a handful of organizations on an ongoing basis, supporting their efforts and helping champion their causes. Whether through donations or lending a helping hand, we strive to give back and support the city that continues to embrace and support us. A big thanks to our community partners for doing what they do to help build a more vibrant community.

 

 

FIND US IN THE WOODS

The Woods tasting room – located in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood at 4660 Ohio Ave S – is where visitors can sample and taste our unique, handcrafted ciders while seeing and sitting right where it all happens.

Shared with Two Beers Brewing, The Woods features 24 tap handles, seating for more than 150 people, a sun-filled outdoor patio, HD TVs for watching the game and games, including pool, shuffleboard and darts. Pull up a seat to our handcrafted bar and enjoy a great selection of pints and tasters, or grab cans and bottles to go. Hungry? Now located inside The Woods is the first brick-and-mortar location for Bread & Circuses, offering reimagined versions of bar favorites, plated and shareable items, and a rotating menu changing with the season. Please note, the tasting room is 21+ and dogs are always welcome.

Want to know what’s happening at The Woods? Make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out the blog for the latest news from The Woods.

 

Visit the Seattle Cider Company Site Here!