PRESS RELEASE: Cider Three Ways with Skillet and Seattle Cider Co.


Seattle brands team up to deliver apple excellence for Washington Cider Week and beyond  

L-R: The Apple Pie cocktail marries Seattle Cider Dry, house-infused cinnamon rye whiskey, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Lazzaroni amaretto and simple syrup; grilled pineapple salad with Seattle Cider Co. Citrus Hard Cider vinaigrette; goodness from the grill will be prepared and paired with Seattle Cider at the Backyard BBQ Series offered Fridays, September 16 through October 7, 2016.


SEATTLE – August 23, 2016 – Seattle Cider Company and Skillet will join forces to deliver a variety of cider goodness kicking off for Washington Cider Week, September 8-18, and lasting through the month. From cider cocktails and tap takeovers to cider soaked menus from the grill, these cider and culinary masterminds will deliver all things apple in a variety of events and offerings.

“We’ve had so much fun working with Seattle Cider Company to develop these delicious pairings and menus,” said Skillet President Jon Severson. “The team can’t wait to share the tasty results of this collaboration.”

“Skillet has brought our ciders to life in a brand new and exciting way,” said Caitlin Braam, president of Seattle Cider Company. “It’s the perfect partnership as we lead into an exciting week of Washington cider celebration.” 

Creative cider cocktails, tap takeovers and a four-week series of cider-infused meals from the grill will be offered throughout the month of September. Dates and details follow:

Beginning September 8, Cider Cocktails will be found at three Skillet locations, including The Regrade, Capitol Hill and Ballard: Big Bertha features Seattle Cider Berry, rum, Campari, maraschino liqueur, lime, simple syrup, $9; Cobbler marries Seattle Cider Berry with brown sugar brandy and a brown sugar rim, $9; Giada combines Seattle Cider Dry, vodka, grapefruit, vanilla simple syrup and cardamom bitters, $9; Apple Pie mixes Seattle Cider Dry, house-infused cinnamon rye whiskey, Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Lazzaroni amaretto and simple syrup, $10.

Two Tap Takeovers. Cider lovers will find two Seattle Cider varieties on draft, including Seattle Cider Dry and Berry at all four Skillet locations beginning September 8, including The Armory, Regrade, Ballard and Capitol Hill. 

Skillet’s Backyard Barbeque featuring Seattle Cider Company. Taking place four consecutive Fridays and kicking off September 16 at Skillet Ballard, Chef Nick Novello will take to the grill with two rotating cider infused menus. The first three course meal features a grilled pineapple salad with Seattle Cider Co. Citrus Hard Cider vinaigrette, a 28-day dry aged bone-in NY strip and grilled peaches with whipped black pepper mascarpone, Seattle Cider Co. Semi Sweet Hard Cider reduction and candied basil. The pre-fixe menu is $37 per person with optional cider pairings featuring Seattle Cider’s Dry, Berry and Washington Heirloom for an additional $14. More cider menus from the grill will be offered September 23 in Ballard and September 30 and October 7 in Capitol Hill.

Find full menus, dates, locations and reservation information at  

About Skillet
Skillet is a Seattle-based brand that redefines modern American food: approachable, upscale and prepared with classic technique, using local and seasonal ingredients. Skillet includes four restaurants and a line of food products that includes Skillet’s signature line of bacon jams and condiments; and the original Skillet Street Food trucks that hit the streets and cater weddings, corporate or community events. More information, menus and locations are detailed at or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter (@SkilletStfood), Instagram and Pinterest.

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, small-batch 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 4660 Ohio Ave. S. in Seattle. For more information, visit, or follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).




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