Jason Spears and his brother, Patrick, founded Locust Cider in March of 2015 inspired by real, tough people, a.k.a children with hydrocephalus. With them in mind, their mission is to make outstanding hard cider…and they have been doing just that. Whole Foods recently featured the new “Hootenanny” series in stores across Washington and Oregon. They will soon be adding stores across Texas to the list.
Locust Cider is a company with a mission. Locust Cider educates about hydrocephalus on each bottle and on their website. In addition, a portion of the proceeds of each sale as well as $25 from each of their club memberships (The Club) goes directly to the Hydrocephalus Association. Jason’s daughter, Lucy, is their inspiration.
In early 2015, Jason’s daughter (born in February 2015) was diagnosed with hydrocephalus, along with craniosynostosis. By the age of one, Lucy had already undergone 4 brain surgeries and 7 hospital stays.
“Children with hydrocephalus are the toughest people we have found so far, and we have made it our mission to use this cider company as a vehicle to improve their lives.” – The Spears
The Spears brothers want a better future for Lucy and for all the children with hydrocephalus.
Learn more about Locust Cider and find out if there is a local distributor near you! If you are a cider aficionado but are unable to buy locally, check out The Club for doorstep delivery of their various ciders.
Visit their website to learn more: www.locustcider.com