Thoughts I’ve had while drinking a spiked seltzer: This is so delicious! I love the subtle fruity flavor! It’s great that this is low-cal! What a refreshing beverage!
Thoughts I’ve never had while drinking a spiked seltzer: I wish this was more…sour.
But I can now see if that was something I should’ve been thinking with the new Warheads Hard Seltzer. If you’re a ’90s kid who wants to bring adult self back to your childhood, this is the drink for you.
Warhead’s parent company Impact Confections worked in collaboration with Artisanal Brew Works, a brewery based in Saratoga Springs, NY, to make five different mouth-puckering flavors. There are black cherry, lemon, blue raspberry, green apple, and watermelon cans all with colorful packaging reminiscent of the candy itself. According to the brewery, “they’re sweet, they’re slightly tart, and they’re unlike any hard seltzer you’ve had before.”
Each one is five percent alcohol, gluten-free, and somewhat tricky to get your hands on. You can stop by the taproom in Saratoga Springs for a pack or a tasting, or you can find a store they distribute to (currently in California, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York).
If you’re not a seltzer fan, but still want to relive those glory days, there’s still a beer for you. The brewery previously released a Warheads Sour Ale in lemon, green apple, black cherry, watermelon and blue raspberry. That release was so popular it’s now a part of their permanent lineup; they’re coming out with new combo flavors next month.
These new sour seltzers are not just an homage to Warheads, but meant to be “true to the candy,” the brewery told Food & Wine. So much so that they replicate “the point when the Warheads candy transitions from the sour phase to the flavor phase.”
To stay updated on any new flavors coming out or to see if they distribute to a store new you, check out Artisanal Brew Works’ website and Instagram.