SEATTLE, Washington – Yonder Cider is excited to announce the launch of its new line of craft ciders, blending modern apples with traditional apples to create ciders as balanced, bright and complex as the land they come from. Picked and pressed in Wenatchee, Washington – the heart of Apple Country – Yonder’s unique approach creates ciders that are more full-flavored and complex than traditional modern ciders, while still remaining affordable and wrapped in packaging that’s perfect for any occasion. Available in 16-ounce cans ($11.99 four-pack) and draft, Yonder marks the August 22 launch of its ciders with distribution throughout Washington, online shipping, a Seattle retail shop and more.
“I’ve always been captivated by the beauty of the Wenatchee Valley and the apples it produces, along with their unlimited potential for amazing cider,” said Caitlin Braam, founder of Yonder Cider. “It’s why there was question where we would be producing ours. The depth of flavors and character coming from the region’s apples are what help set our ciders apart, and we’re excited to share what Wenatchee has to offer with the rest of Washington and beyond.”
Crafted using a blend of bittersweet cider apples and juicy culinary apples, Yonder creates ciders that are hardly simple and you can always count on being interesting. With a foundation of flavorful Fuji and Honeycrisp apples, a variety of cider apples – containing added tannins, acid
and body – are blended in to create a beautifully bright and complex cider. Products available
for launch include:
Dry (6.5% ABV) – Bright, light and refreshing. This easy drinking cider is a blend of traditional and modern cider apple varieties with bright notes of citrus. Hints of orange and lime dance with flavors of tropical fruit, making this a very refreshing but hard to define cider. Apples: Fuji, Honeycrisp, Roxbury Russet, Ashmead’s Kernel, Porter’s Perfection, Wickson Crab
Semi Sweet (6.5% ABV) – Juicy, crisp and beautifully balanced. Bold tones of peaches and strawberries compete with the nuance of spice, bringing the best out of our red fleshed and traditional cider apples. This stunning and complex blend will keep you coming back to pinpoint just what makes it so delicious. Apples: Fuji, Honeycisp, Golden Russet, Dabinett, Various Red Fleshed Apples
Palisades (6.5% ABV) – The perfect mix of tangy and tart. A blend of juicy culinary and old-world apple complexity meets bright and mouthwatering Pacific Northwest blackberries, all of which is supported by an herbal hint of sage. Inspired by a favorite cocktail at Seattle’s Oliver’s Twist.
Apples: Fuji, Honeycrisp, Roxbury Russet, Dabinett, Various Red Fleshed Apples
Yonder Cider will also feature a selection of single varietal ciders available only on draft, including Roxbury Russet, Red Fleshed and more.
Available from Bellingham to Olympia through NW Beverages and Sound Beverages beginning August 22, Yonder Cider will also be available throughout the greater Wenatchee/Leavenworth area via self-distribution with plans for expansion to the rest of the state in the coming months. From those not in Washington state, Yonder Cider is also now available online for shipping to 40 states.
For those in Seattle, Saturday, August 22 will also mark the official opening of ‘Yonder Bar,’ the to-go only retail shop for Yonder Cider. Located in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood on 1 st Ave NW between 78 th Street and 79 th Street (one of Seattle’s now pedestrian-only Stay Healthy streets), Yonder Bar will offer four-packs and growlers to-go, along with merchandise, special releases and more. A portion of the proceeds from Yonder Bar will be donated to the Phinney Neighborhood Association.
“When we dreamed up Yonder, we also dreamed up the perfect tasting room – then COVID hit,” added Braam. “We quickly pivoted, turned our garage into a little to-go spot, and now we couldn’t be more excited about Yonder Bar. We love adding something fun to the neighborhood, while bringing a little piece of Wenatchee to the heart of Seattle.”
Founded by Caitlin Braam (President), Tim Larsen (Head Cidermaker) and Maddy Porter (Creative Director), Yonder Cider was born out of a true love for cider, both modern andtraditional. With more than a decade of experience in each of their respective fields, the team at Yonder has spent the last nine months crafting the Yonder brand. Putting branding right alongside cidermaking in importance, Yonder Cider offers ciders as beautiful as the packaging it comes in, and through creative marketing, hopes to introduce an entirely new audience to the world of cider.
For more information and updates, follow Yonder Cider on Instagram and Facebook, or visit the website at yondercider.com. To buy online, visit yondercider.com/buy-cider.
Media interviews, samples and photos available upon request. Please contact Caitlin Braam at email@example.com. Establishments interested in carrying Yonder Cider products are encouraged to send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Yonder Cider
“I’ll be over yonder.” Yonder Cider was started to bring full-flavored, delicious cider to every occasion. Whether it’s a hammock, a hike, or your favorite hole-in-the-wall, Yonder is a place where you’re welcome and every possibility is just within reach. Picked and pressed in Wenatchee, Washington – the heart of Apple Country – we create cider that’s as balanced, bright and complex as the land itself. Crafted using a blend of bittersweet cider apples and juicy dessert apples, our ciders are hardly simple, and never straightforward – but you can always count on them being interesting. Launching August 2020, Yonder Cider will be available in 16-ounce cans and on draft throughout Seattle at your local grocery store, bottle shop or bar, and online at yondercider.com.