A new cidery called Number 6 Cider is opening tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Interbay, joining a couple of distilleries, a winery, and a brewery to round out the boozy options in the area.
Number 6 Cider is the brainchild of Tom Todaro, who has spent the last 10 years at an AgBiotech company. He's opening the cidery with his partner: "We both love all things craft and decided to merge our knowledge of biology and food science to create beautiful ciders," Todaro said.
The pub will pour rotating varieties of Number 6, including its signature True cider, featuring hand-ground fresh ginger. Other ciders pouring upon opening include Honey Ginger, Pomegranate, Spice Box, Juniper, and Smoked Jalapeno.
"I think I started with no preconceptions on taste," Todaro says of his flavor combinations. "We have made literally thousands of small batch trials, varying a one thing at time."
The taproom features hand-built items like a Civil War lathe converted into a community table and 100-year-old Sequoia wood Todaro reclaimed for tasting tables. "Every detail was a labor of love," he says. "The taproom should be a gathering place for people seeking great cider and great connections. At the end of the day the product matters less then the community experience it helps enable."
The pub will serve breads, cheeses, and Salumi charcuterie, along with six local beers and wines. True and Honey Ginger are available now in bottles at Total Wine & More, QFC, Metropolitan Market, and PCC, and True is currently being poured at more than 100 bars and restaurants in Seattle, including The Brave Horse Tavern, Hi-Life, Kings Hardware, and Leary Traveler. It will soon be available in Vancouver, WA, Portland, and Bend.
Number 6 Cider. 945 Elliott Ave W #201. 206-588-2224.