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Woodinville’s Locust Cider Buzzes Over to Ballard Next Month

The cidery’s taproom-only expansion will open on Shilshole in December 2017

Locust Cider’s Woodinville taproom, pictured here, will have a sibling in Ballard next month.
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Locust Cider, which opened its tasting room and production facility in Woodinville in 2015, is expanding its operations to Ballard this December. The company’s second location will house a taproom only at 5309 22nd Ave. NW, pouring flights and pints of the company’s award-winning ciders.

We are expanding! Coming in December 2017, our new Ballard taproom will be open for business

Posted by Locust Cider on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The cidery is owned and run by Jason Spears, for years an avid cider homebrewer after discovering a gluten sensitivity, and his brother Patrick. The brothers and their team sell their ciders, with flavors like vanilla bean and Thai ginger, on tap and in cans and bottles. Locust’s honey pear cider won a silver medal in the pear cider category from Sip Northwest’s 2017 Best of the Northwest awards.

In addition to crafting sought-after cider, Locust has become a platform bringing awareness to the medical condition hydrocephalus, which involves the buildup of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain. Jason’s daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, and he’s championed the little-researched condition through numerous fundraisers. Currently, a portion of all sales of Locust’s chili pineapple and Thai ginger ciders go to the Hydrocephalus Association. For every new member that joins the company’s cider club, a $25 donation is made to the Hydrocephalus Association.

Locust Cider

19151 144th Avenue NE Unit B/C, Woodinville, WA 98072 (206) 494-5968 Visit Website

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