Barrel Republic Tapping into Hard Seltzer

Barrel Republic
Barrel Republic

It’s the alcoholic beverage that’s giving beer and cocktails a run for its money- hard seltzer. The low calorie, low carb drink option has been flying off the store shelves and popping up at local bars. Barrel Republic is embracing the trend, and now offering hard seltzer on tap.

“The demand has definitely surfaced as the hard seltzers have been gaining popularity,” said Sean Hale, the general manager.

With a heavy focus on locally and nationally renowned craft breweries, Barrel Republic visitors are able to enjoy the seltzer without bartenders involved, by utilizing the innovative self-pour system that allows people to pay by the ounce with the swipe of a wristband.

Hale says the goal is to always have at least one hard seltzer on tap, and that he hopes the flavors will rotate as much as possible. Right now, people can enjoy the Sun Spin Hard Seltzer at Barrel Republic in Pacific Beach and the SeekOut Cucumber + Juniper Hard Seltzer at the Oceanside location.

“There are now craft breweries that are jumping in on the trend, so we are able to feature products that keep us 100% craft,” added Hale.