Seattle's Child

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Sweet & Savory Summer: Swarm to Locust Cider & Brewing Co.

Locust Cider & Brewing Co. is opening a new family-friendly taproom in West Seattle (2820 Alki Ave. SW) with a view of Alki Beach and the Seattle skyline.

Kids can play free retro video games and tinker with the toys in the kids’ corner while you sip hard cider in refreshing flavors like Honey Pear, Mojito, Watermelon, and Lavender Blueberry. Cider not your thing? Locust has seven new beer styles, including traditional flavors like Mexican Lager and Chocolate Porter and experimental flavors like Passionfruit Milkshake IPA and Smoked Blueberry Rauchbier.

Hungry? Snack on an expansive menu of gluten-free food options. Owner Jason Spears and his wife, Rebecca, created family-friendly spaces in their Woodinville, Tacomaand Ballard taprooms with their own family in mind.

In 2015, the Spears’ 4-year-old daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, an incurable brain condition requiring multiple surgeries. When you buy Locust bottles and cans, a portion of all sales go to support hydrocephalus research. Donate or join the Spears in a family walk to find a cure for hydrocephalus on Aug.10.