Photo courtesy Four Peaks Brewing
Hard seltzer is having a heyday and while we love the thought of sipping a White Claw or Truly by the pool this summer, we’re also all about supporting local. So skip the big-name cocktails in a can and opt for one of these locally made hard seltzers.
Four Peaks Brewing Sun Day Solar Seltzer
The name of the newly released hard seltzers from Four Peaks isn’t just a reference to enjoying them in the sunshine – they’re actually made with the power of the sun. Last year, the brewery installed 500 solar panels on the roof of its Tempe production facility. The fruits of its labor come in four flavors: grapefruit, lime, prickly pear and tropical and are 99 calories per can. The 4% ABV beverages are available in six-packs of lime and 12-packs with all four flavors. Click here to find the sunny seltzer near you.
Branded as “personality in a can,” this new boozy seltzer was developed by industry vets and best friends Sheldon Wiley and Eric “Burd” Burdick. They offer four fun flavors – pink lemonade, passion fruit, mango and tropical cherry. The 5% ABV, 100-calorie drink can be found at BevMo, Total Wine and AJ’s and at nightlife hot spots such as Bevvy, Bottled Blonde, Riot House and Sandbar.
Grand Canyon Brewing + Distillery Vodka Soda
Williams-based Grand Canyon Brewing is known for its “grain to glass” concept. Though “grain to can” doesn’t have the same ring to it, the brewery and distillery’s ready-to-drink cocktails are made with soda water and flavored vodka with no artificial sweeteners. Available in prickly pear and orange blossom flavors and coming in at 7% ABV, these cocktails in a can are dangerously crushable – and only 98 calories each. Find them at Total Wine.
Fate Brewing Company Schmeich’s Hard Seltzer
Brewed with organic agave and local citrus, Fate Brewing’s hard seltzer is subtly sweet. Each 12-ounce can comes in at 5% ABV and 150 calories and is also available in growlers at the brewery’s Scottsdale and Tempe locations. Choose from prickly pear, lemon lime or white cherry. They’re gluten-free, too!