Locust Cider Opens In Woodinville


Brother team launches cidery focused on balanced, drinkable ciders


WOODINVILLE, Wash. – June 8, 2015  –  Locust Cider, a new cidery that specializes in smooth, crisp ciders, is now available on tap in Seattle area bars and a Woodinville tasting room. 

Founded by brothers Jason and Patrick Spears, Locust Cider started as a home based passion but quickly grew to become a full fledged cidery. 

“Locust Cider was created for people who like cider without the sour bite, making it ideal for cider enthusiasts and newbies alike,” said co-founder Jason Spears. “Our cider is cold fermented for several weeks with carefully selected yeast strains to preserve the fresh fruit flavor. The result is a balanced, drinkable finish that is smooth, never bitter.”

The Locust Cider name hails from a time when company co-founder, Jason, was calmed by the gentle orchestra of locust in a field after a near death experience. Since then, locust have been a symbol of perseverance and a reminder to embrace life without compromise.

Locust Cider has several ciders available, including: 

Original Dry: A smooth and lightly carbonated session cider with notes of clean apple and pineapple. Low residual sugar creates a refreshingly dry taste with a touch of sweetness.
Food pairings: Cuts through rich food like BBQ, but also ideal for an everyday cider. 
ABV: 6%
Sizes: 6 pack of 12 oz cans, 22 oz. bottles and on tap in Seattle area bars and restaurants.  

Green Tea Hard Cider: The infused Chinese (decaf) Green tea before and after fermentation adds a hint of bitterness but creates a clean and subtle balance of tea and apple flavors.
Food pairings: Complements spicy Asian dishes or bold Italian food.
ABV: 6%
Sizes: 4 pack of 12 oz bottles and on tap in Seattle area bars and restaurants.

Summer Berry: A seasonal cider, currently being offered at their tasting room. A hint of blueberry on the finish offers a uniquely flavored and refreshing cider without being overly sweet.
ABV: 4.5%

 Dark Sweet Cherry:  This seasonal and the sweetest Locust cider to date is blended with dark sweet Washington state cherries. Available in the tasting room and area bars and restaurants starting in July.
ABV: 6%

 Available in Seattle area grocers, prices range from MSRP $8.95 for a six pack to $6.99 – $8.99 for a 22 oz bottle.

For the complete list of restaurants, bars and grocers that carry Locust Cider, go to or visit the Woodinville tasting room, 19151 144 Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072. 


Media Contact:

Sarah Lemmon, Lemmon PR 




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