Crack a Cold One
The cold, cold seltzer game is heating up! Local breweries are taking a crack at creating their own spiked seltzers. 4 By 4 Brewing Co. has created a hard seltzer called Basic Batch. Basic Batch currently comes in two flavors, orange-mango and watermelon-mint, and is available locally at Brown Derby, Macadoodles, MaMa Jean’s Natural Market and Hy-Vee in addition to in the taproom. Mother’s Brewing Co. has also rolled out its own hard seltzer, Ready Hard Seltzer. Ready Hard Seltzer is available canned in two flavors, blackberry-lemon and cherry limeade. Not a citrus fan? Head to the Mother’s taproom, where unflavored seltzer is on tap along with flavored syrups so you can explore potential future flavors.
Editor's note: As of Tuesday, April 28, Mother's Brewing Company issued a recall on the Ready Hard Seltzer, citing a quality issue. Check Mother's website for further updates and information.