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Real, Creative Hard Cider from fresh pressed Northwest Apples.

Locust Cider is THE SESSION cider. Every cider we make, from smooth and light Original Dry to full flavored Aged Dessert Apple, is designed and made to be extremely drinkable. Sessionable cider.

What is The Locust?

Tough. Hard. Real. 

When you are done with your hard day taking over the world, you deserve good hard cider. 

The Locust stems from the a near death experience had by the founder during childhood. Now motivated by the sensory memory of that moment, his life is about being tough, being insistent on the best, and never giving in.

Locust Cider is real people. Founded by 2 brothers from Texas who wanted a great cider that they could drink more than one of, the company remains small. Everybody who works in the tap room also has a hand in making cider. We obsess over making drinkable, session cider for real, tough people to enjoy.

 

Phone

(206) 494-5968

 

Location

19151 144th Avenue NE B/C
Woodinville, WA 98072

 

TAP ROOM Hours

Th-F 4-8p
Sat 12n-8p
Sun 12n-5p
M-W Closed

 

THE Ciders

ORIGINAL DRY

The cider that started it all for Locust- we set out to make the most DRINKABLE cider in the world, ad we think we did. Bright citrus and pineapple notes with a crisp and balanced finish makes Original Dry THE SESSION CIDER, and great with any food. WE drink it (a few...) while we're BBQing in the backyard. 6.0% ABV

APPLES: Pac NW granny smith, gala, fuji, golden delicious, red delicious

DARK CHERRY

An off-dry cider blended with fresh sweet dark cherries from Washington. It tastes like a bite of a fresh cherry- a bit tart, barely sweet, and deep enough for drinking in the winter or the summer. Reminiscent of a good lambic. Pairs great with asian food. 6.0% ABV

APPLES: Granny Smith, Gala

THAI GINGER

We braved the mountains, rivers and fields of southeast Asia to find the perfect Galangal, Thai Ginger root. Blended with a sweet hard cider made from PacNW apples, the result is a woody, earthy, piney, and yes gingery cider equally at home in front of a holiday fireplace as it is at a summer BBQ. 6.0% ABV

APPLES: Granny Smith, Gala

WABI SABI

We leave a blend of pressed Washington dessert apples on their own and let the wild yeasts do their work. Then we age it for 6 months. The result is a semi-sweet, full bodied, deep, very appley, smooth and round cider. There is Beauty in imperfection. Great with meat and cheese, stands up! 6.9% ABV

APPLES: Many Pac NW apples

Our Cause - Hydrocephalus

We are inspired by real, tough, people. That’s why we make cider with them in mind.

Children with Hydrocephalus are the toughest people we have found so far, and we have made it our mission to use this cider company as a vehicle to improve their lives.

In early 2015, I learned that my daughter Lucy (born Feb 2015) has Hydrocephalus (along with craniosynostosis), a condition in which fluid builds in the brain, and is only treated with brain surgery. Now at 11 months old, she has already undergone 2 brain surgeries and 5 hospital stays with more likely in her future. Here’s a recent photo:

Lucy is tough. Every child I’ve met with this condition is tough.

Unfortunately, there is little funding for research in this area. People with Hydrocephalus are fitted with a shunt, which is a pump-like device in their brain. Nearly 100% of shunts fail within 10 years, which means additional brain surgery to revise the shunt when it fails. Many sufferers have had 20 or more brain surgeries.

I am selfish. I want to raise as much money as possible so one day my daughter may have a better option. Using Locust Cider, we can make a difference. There are 2 ways you can help:

1-      Buy our cider. Soon, our cider labels will note that a portion of sales go to the Hydrocephalus Association. Until we can update all of our packaging, a selection of flavors currently do: our Thai Ginger and Bittersweet Reserve.

2-      Join the cider club. When you join we will immediately donate $25 to the Hydrocephalus Association. The rest will go towards new packaging highlighting our donation for every bottle sold. This will generate far more than the initial donation in the long run! You will also get a lot a great cider: members have their choice of a case by mail, or free cider when visiting the tap room!

JOIN THE CLUB - CLICK HERE

Please join us in this cause. We are building our business around it, and nothing in the world is more important to me.

Sincerely,

Jason Spears, founder of Locust Cider

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Where is the Cider?

cidery and tap room:

AT OUR WOODINVILLE TAP ROOM, YOU CAN INDULGE IN FLIGHTS, TASTERS, AND PINTS, WITH 6 CIDERS ALWAYS ON TAP AND SPECIAL RELEASES IN BOTTLES, IN A COOL LOCATION. WHEN THE SUN IS OUT, THE GARAGE DOOR IS UP AND THE PATIO IS OPEN.

FOOD IS AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY, WITH ROTATING FOOD TRUCKS ON SUNDAYS.

WE FILL GROWLERS. ANYTIME THE DOORS ARE OPEN, WE'LL STOP MAKING CIDER TO FILL YOUR GROWLER, EVEN OUTSIDE OF TAP ROOM HOURS.

WE PRODUCE AND TASTE EXCLUSIVELY IN A SINGLE LOCATION. WE ARE PROUD TO BE LOCATED IN THE WAREHOUSE WINERY DISTRICT OF WOODINVILLE, WA.

19151 144th Avenue NE Unit B/C
Woodinville, WA 98072

(206) 494-5968

HOURS

thu-Fri 4-8 pm

SAT NOON - 8 PM

sun noon - 5 pm

FAMILY FRIENDLY - BRING THE KIDS!!!

for the trade

Please contact our excellent distribution partners: 

Washington State: Vinum Distributing

Oregon: Running Man Distributing

Idaho: Northwest Specialty Beverage

Los Angeles: Guardian Distributors

For other inquiries contact patrick@locustcider.com

LINK TO PRESS READY PHOTOS:  https://www.dropbox.com/sc/yinjno9jc3ei0gv/AABwMvIUVHkDJxxgkwprl1f2a

bars, restaurants, retail:

Locust Cider is found in the BEST bars, restaurants, and retail stores in: Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, and Idaho.

For media and PR inquiries, contact Sarah Lemmon:

The Club

The Cider Club, the Swarm, is our way of supporting a very personal and important cause (more on that here) while enjoying amazing hard cider in the process! There are great options for Seattle-area and out-of-state folks.

Option B - The Locals Club

  • $25 instantly donated to Hydrocephalus Association
  • $20 gift card good for anything in the tap room or on our web store
  • One free flight or pint every time you are in the tap room for you AND one guest
  • Half-off growler fills
  • Exclusive access to limited edition ciders not available to the public
  • Member-only release parties for new ciders
  • The balance of your membership fee will go towards packaging stating a donation is made for every purchase - this will raise even more money for the research!

COST: $125 per year

OPTION A - Cider by mail club

  • $25 instantly donated to Hydrocephalus Association
  • 1 case of Cidermaker's Selection of Locust Cider, by mail (shipping included in price!) - will include both core and limited edition ciders, minimum retail value of $96, plus shipping. 
  • Exclusive access to limited edition ciders not available to the public
  • Member-only release parties for new cider (if you are in town)
  • The balance of your membership fee will go towards packaging stating a donation is made for every purchase - this will raise even more money for the research

COST: $125 per year

You must be at least 21 years of age to order. Over-21 signature will be required upon delivery. Please drink responsibly. No Returns. By-mail orders ship within 1 week via UPS ground. By placing an order, you authorize us to act on your behalf to engage a common carrier to deliver your order to you. We recommend shipping to a business address when possible so the cider may be promptly received.  Please contact us for special shipping arrangements

Press for Locust Cider

Browse our online store and order ciders and club memberships direct from us. Merchandise and apparel coming soon. ***You must be at least 21 years of age to order. Over-21 signature will be required upon delivery. Please drink responsibly. No Returns.***