Rapidly expanding Locust Cider and Brewing Co. has added another taproom to its growing collection. The new space sits in downtown’s Post Alley, across from Lecosho. The taproom has 16 taps with the company’s core and seasonal ciders and beers, plus cider slushies, sausages from Uli’s Famous Sausage, and wine in cans. There are also retro video games and board games in the all-ages spot.
The new taproom (1222 Post Alley) joins others in West Seattle, Ballard, Tacoma, Boulder, Colo., and Fort Worth, Texas. The company brews several cider varieties, with flavors like Dark Cherry, Honey Pear, Vanilla Bean, Mojito, and Strawberry Hibiscus. On the beer side, options include Mexican lager, chocolate porter, passionfruit milkshake IPA, and a smoked blueberry rauchbier.
Locust Cider was founded in Woodinville in 2015 by brothers Jason and Patrick Spears. Earlier this year, the cidery merged with fellow Woodinville producer Dirty Bucket Brewing, adding beer to the lineup. Locust has a Boulder, Colo. location in the works, too. A portion of the company’s proceeds are donated to the Hydrocephalus Association, an important cause to Jason and his wife Rebecca, whose daughter lives with the incurable brain condition.