What is Kirkland Hard Seltzer?
What happens when a publicly traded wholesale company sees untapped dollars in the adult beverage market? It creates its own brand and slingshots into the hard seltzer game to improve it’s bottom line. Costco members can acquire Kirkland Seltzers at their favorite retailers nearest location.
Written by CraftJack | Updated | 3 min read
Interestingly enough, the your local Costco stopped carrying it for a bit. However, if you’re a Reddit user, you already know that 24 can variety packs are back on the shelves for your Adult Sparkling Water enjoyment.
Aggressively priced to compete against the likes White Claw, Truly, Bud Light Seltzer and other trending name brands, the boozy Kirkland “carbonated water”, as we like to term it, is a perfectly acceptable alternative, whether it’s your first time drinking hard seltzers or you find yourself more than ankle deep in the beverage category.
One last reminder, they contain 0% juice!
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This summer we are going to put in some effort to get a taste test going between two of the biggest brands in the seltzer market, White Claw and Truly, and compare it to the quality of the Kirkland Hard Seltzer brand. A hard seltzer review showdown if you will, complete with all of the cane sugar, natural flavors, aftertaste and reduced grams of carbs you’d expect from Summertime’s “It” beverage.
Cause you know, who says Tequila is my favorite summertime libation? You’ll drink High Noons and Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzers till the cows come home, but not really tequila.
It was launched in the Fall of 2020. Despite the pandemic, Costco felt it appropriate not to delay the launch in September.
Kirkland Hard Seltzers are available for purchase at Costco for $18 per 24 pack of 12oz cans. Your local Costco’s prices may vary, so if price matters do you, do your research online first.
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The alcohol in Kirkland Hard Seltzer is derived from the fermentation process, specifically, fermented sugars that come from the gluten-free grains. So clearly the seltzer is not made with vodka.
Unlike Costco Beer, or rather, Kirkland brand beer, which is brewed by Hopfen Und Malz Brewing Co. (Gordon Biersch and Matt Brewing), we aren’t sure who or what company manufacturers Kirkland Signature Hard Seltzer.
But, based on research, it seems that Kirkland Seltzer is made in Hood River, Oregon by Patco Brands on 506 Columbia Street. According to Steven M, a Youtuber who reviewed Kirkland Seltzer, Kyla Kombucha is also produced at that location in Hood River.
After exhaustive research, we have come to the conclusion that we aren’t exactly sure if you can buy Kirkland Hard Seltzer in Canada. If you’re Canadian and know the answer to this, please reach out to us.
Yes, Kirkland Brand Hard Seltzers are gluten-free.
Hopefully the Kirkland Seltzer brand will expand in the future to include more flavor options, such as Tangerine or Watermelon. You gotta figure that if those are the flavors of White Claw, then Kirkland can’t be far behind.