Seattle Cider Company and Lipman Brothers are excited to announce a new partnership, and the fast approaching launch of Seattle Cider’s unique selection of dry craft ciders in Tennessee! Becoming the thirteenth state to carry Seattle Cider Company since their August 2013 opening, Nashville will enjoy the growing cidery’s entire year round, limited and seasonal lineup statewide beginning March 6, with expansion to the remainder of the state scheduled for the coming months.
“As our first new state of 2017, we’re thrilled to be launching in Tennessee and can’t wait to experience all the amazing energy Nashville has to offer,” said Joel VandenBrink, founder and CEO of Seattle Cider Company. “We can’t wait to introduce our ciders to the market and help continue to drive the craft cider movement across the country.”
“‘We are extremely excited to partner with Seattle Cider Company. They bring a new level of artisanship and originality to our portfolio in the Tennessee market,” Ian Wolczyk, Craft & Import Manager of Lipman Brothers, said.
Known for its handcrafted collection of dry, flavorful ciders – successfully bridging the gap between beer and wine – Seattle Cider Company offerings are made from 100 percent fresh-pressed Washington apples, gluten free and never from concentrate. Scheduled to be available in 16-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles and on draft throughout the Nashville area, initial Seattle Cider Co. offerings will include:
Dry: Dry and pleasantly acidic, flavors of nectarine and under ripe peach hit the palate with no residual sweetness. One of the driest ciders on the market. 0 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Semi-Sweet: A light, crisp cider with just a touch of sweetness, this cider is honey in color with notes of orange, lemon and apple. A refreshing cider, it reveals hints of apricot on the palate. 2.6 brix, 6.5% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Basil Mint:A seasonal cider fermented with fresh basil and mint, this off-dry cider starts savory and floral, complemented perfectly by a tart, clean finish. Available March – May. 1.8 brix, 6.9% ABV, 16-ounce can, draft.
Three Pepper: A small-batch, limited-edition cider, the Three Pepper features an aroma of fresh, green jalapeños. Paired with a unique flavor profile, it combines the taste of poblano, habanero and jalapeño peppers, giving this cider a kick followed by a subtly sweet finish. 2.6 brix, 6.9% ABV, 22-ounce bottle, draft.
Gin Botanical: Fermented with spent gin botanicals from Batch 206 Distillery, our Gin Botanical is a semi-dry cider showcasing lemon, orange rind, juniper, cucumber and verbena. Like the spirit that inspired it, this cider is complex, clean, aromatic and refreshing. 1.8 brix, 6.9% ABV, 22-ounce bottle, draft.
To celebrate its Nashville launch, the Seattle Cider Company team will be hosting tastings and events throughout the area the week of March 6. Keep on eye on Seattle Cider Company social media pages for details on where to find the team and their cider!
Additional ciders will become available in market as they are released throughout the year. Seattle Cider Co. products can currently be found in stores and on tap throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Illinois, Austin, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Missouri, Colorado and soon, Tennessee, with growing list of locations available at seattlecidercompany.com. For more information about Seattle Cider, Nashville launch events and more, follow Seattle Cider Company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@seattleciderco).
About Lipman Brothers Distributing
With an extensive wholesale portfolio of wine, spirits, beer, bottled water, mixers, crystal and cigars; Lipman Brothers has proven leadership in the marketplace for more than 75 years. Lipman Brothers’ corporate headquarters is located in Nashville with additional facilities in East Tennessee. The company services all trade channels including retail, grocery, convenience and bars/restaurants. As a family-owned and operated enterprise, Lipman Brothers serves as an educational resource for both trade and consumer markets. Lipman is committed to adding value to its customers, setting high standards of respect for its employees, exemplary professional representation of its suppliers, and support for communities throughout the state.