VIVE Hard Seltzer Featured by Food & Wine


Earlier this month, VIVE Hard Seltzer was featured by Food & Wine as one of the “Six Spiked Seltzers We’d Actually Drink This Summer”. After taste-testing over 30 different flavors, they wrote about their favorites among six different brands. We’re honored and grateful to be featured in this article by our friends at Food & Wine. Find out what flavors of VIVE they loved, and pick yourself up some VIVE Hard Seltzer today!

Six Spiked Seltzers We’d Actually Drink This Summer

We tasted-tested over 30 flavors—here are our favorites.

Over the past few years, spiked seltzer has quickly established itself as a summer staple—you’ve probably seen 12-packs chilling in the cooler at your friend’s barbecue, or stocked in the fridge at their beach house. And while you may be tempted to dismiss it as cloyingly sweet (after all, flavors like lime, grapefruit, and berry are fairly common), we’ve found several that are light, bubbly, and just fruity enough to be refreshing. Plus, they’re usually low(er) ABV at around 4.5 to 5 percent, and err on the side of low-cal. With such a broad market heading into this summer—there are Nationwide distributors like White Claw, as well as local brands like Vive Hard Seltzer, produced by Braxton Brewing Company in Covington, Kentucky—we decided a taste test was in order. You know, for science.

After sending requests for samples, we ultimately ended up with six different spiked seltzer brands and over 30 flavors. Mango was especially common between brands, as was lime and black cherry; however, there were also some wild card flavors, like prickly pear and melon basil. We diligently tried them all (well, as many as we could reasonably drink during a work day) and noted our favorites—read on to find out which spiked seltzer brands and flavors we’ll definitely be drinking this summer…

Aidan Strasser