Summer is hot on everyone’s mind, and these boozy sips from emerging beverage brands are the perfect pairing for a day at the beach, the park or a backyard BBQ. Stock your cooler and chill with these 10 players in the spiked seltzer game.
Juneshine, a play on moonshine, is a San Diego-based organic hard kombucha made with no artificial ingredients or coloring. Unique, SoCal-inspired flavors like Blood Orange Mint and Acai Berry.
What started as a Kickstarter campaign is now a nationally-distributed hard seltzer brand. Willie’s pledges 3% of profits to support an environmental cause each year (such as the Coral Reef Alliance in 2019). Each flavor is made with real fruit and comes in varieties like Pineapple & Lime, Ginger & Lemon and Mango & Passionfruit.
One of the first-to-market hard seltzers, Bon & Viv was sold to Anheuser-Busch in 2016 and comes in a number of natural fruit flavors from the more simple Lemon Lime and Grapefruit to the exotic Black Cherry Rosemary and Pear Elderflower.
Oregon-based hard seltzer crafted with 100% real fruit and water (even the alcohol comes from fruit!). Refreshing flavors including Key Lime + Mint, Pineapple + Passion Fruit and Raspberry + Meyer Lemon.
Produced by Maine-based Peak Organic Brewing Company, Highball is certified organic and comes in innovative flavors like Lemon Elderflower and Grapefruit Hibiscus.
Crafted and canned by Colorado-centered brewery Oskar Blues, Wild Basin works to help preserve and sustain rivers and beaches across the country. Flavors include Cucumber Peach, Lemon Agave Hibiscus and more.
Technically a hard kombucha, Booch Craft comes both bottled and canned in organic flavors like Orange Pomegranate, Ginger Lime and Apple Jasmine. Seasonal offerings also available (looking at you, Watermelon Chill!).
Made with only real ingredients, High Noon comes in four vibrant flavors including Grapefruit, Watermelon, Pineapple and Black Cherry.
This Austin, Texas-based brand offers a laid-back vibe with refreshing flavors like Watermelon Mint and Cherry Lime.
With flavors like Cranberry, Blackberry, Lime and Grapefruit, this hard seltzer is made with all natural ingredients, including locally-sourced California oranges.
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