Courtesy Beardslee Public House

The Place

Beardslee Public House

The Dish

Hard seltzers

Location

19116 Beardslee Blvd. in Bothell, located in the Village at Beardslee Crossing


Light, refreshing hard seltzers are a steady cocktail trend, and why not? Effervescent with bright fruit flavors, they’re an easy drink to sip on a warm afternoon; they pair easily with food; plus, there’s a bubbly bonus for those wanting a gluten-free alternative to beer. Beardslee Public House is now serving its own brewed-in-house hard seltzer, with fruit purée flavoring options including blood orange; lemon-lime; raspberry; and the newest flavor, mango. Head brewer Drew Cluley developed the spiked sparkling water the way one would brew a beer: fermenting sugar water and utilizing a farmhouse yeast strain to develop the base seltzer’s complex and subtle sweetness from the yeast’s fermentation cycle and any leftover sugars, thereby producing its 4.7 percent ABV — about the same alcohol content as a beer. The new seltzers are available by the pint or pitcher for dine-in guests, as well as to-go in 32-ounce can “Crowlers,” or 64-ounce growlers. You can select a fruit flavor, or have the seltzer on its own, to appreciate its unique, lightly sweet taste. For details: beardsleeph.com