Seattle’s Jones Soda is old enough to drink — and the nationally prominent beverage company has reached out to an Olympia cidery to celebrate.
Jones will celebrate 21 years in business this summer with the Pacific Northwest release of Spiked Jones, its first ever alcoholic hard cider-soda drink. To formulate the beverage, Jones turned to Jeff Bland, award-winning cider maker for Spire Mountain Ciders at Olympia’s Fish Brewing.
Bland and the Jones Soda team collaborated to blend Jones’ iconic Green Apple soda with hard cider and locally made Northwest apples.
“As Jones Soda Co. turns 21, we couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate than to launch an alcohol-based extension, Spiked Jones. This is a product we have actually been contemplating for years, having filed the ‘Spiked Jones’ name in 1997. Innovating and launching the first hard cider-soda beverage is a natural transition and it allows us to enter an entirely new category with our brand, reaching a demographic that grew up loving our soda.”