Are you a fan of White Claw, but prefer to save a little cash and get the Kirkland brand of hard seltzer from your local Costco?
Since so many well known brands are behind the Kirkland products, I wanted to know just who is making Costco’s Kirkland Hard Seltzer.
Patco Brands makes Kirkland Hard Seltzer for Costco.
This brand is based out of Hood River, Oregon.
Want to know more about Kirkland Hard Seltzer? Keep reading!
Is Kirkland Hard Seltzer Really Just White Claw?
No, Kirkland Hard Seltzer is not White Claw.
However, Kirkland Hard Seltzer is the same as Mystic Reef hard seltzer.
Patco Brands makes both Mystic Reef and Kirkland Hard Seltzer in the same flavors.
You do the math.
What Flavors Can I Get Kirkland Hard Seltzer?
If you’re like me, then you enjoy your hard seltzer in a variety of flavors.
Well, you’re in luck if you have a Costco card!
Kirkland Hard Seltzer currently comes in four different flavors:
- Black Cherry
And yes, I did list those in order of my preference of best tasting to worst tasting!
What’s The Alcohol Content Of Kirkland Hard Seltzer?
As you likely already know, hard seltzers are a relatively low alcohol content type of drink.
The alcohol content of a can of Kirkland Hard Seltzer is 5%, so that makes it pretty close to a beer.
What’s The Kirkland Hard Seltzer Alcohol Type?
Hard seltzers are always one of those things that are hard to classify, since it often depends on how and what the beverage is made from.
The Kirkland Hard Seltzer from Costco is a listed on the box as ‘spiked sparkling water with natural flavors,’ which is really just marketing speak for a fizzy alcoholic drink.
Costco’s Kirkland Hard Seltzer is made from a fermented sugar base, which technically classifies it as a beer.
Kirkland Hard Seltzer Ingredients
Here’s what the ingredients list reads on the package:
- purified carbonated water
- cane sugar
- natural flavors
What Alcohol Is In Kirkland Hard Seltzer?
Some people assume that the Kirkland Hard Seltzer from Costco has vodka in it, but that’s not true.
The truth is that Kirkland Hard Seltzer does not contain any vodka or other distilled spirit.
The Kirkland Hard Seltzer is made from a fermented sugar base, so I find the taste to be most close to rum.
But it is made like a beer.
What’s The Kirkland Hard Seltzer Calories?
If you’re on a diet, or just watching your daily caloric intake, then you may be concerned that chugging too many of these will result in weight gain.
Well, don’t worry because they are relatively low calorie when you consider all the sugar.
One can of Kirkland Hard Seltzer is only 100 calories.
And that can size is 12 oz.
Kirkland Hard Seltzer Nutrition Facts
Here are the other nutrition data points that may interest you:
- Carbs: 2 grams
- Sugars: 2 grams
- Sodium: 10mg
- Alcohol: 5% ABV
Is Kirkland Hard Seltzer Good?
Yes, Kirkland Hard Seltzer is a good drink, if you enjoy hard seltzers.
Personally, the Black Cherry flavor is my favorite.
What The Price Of Kirkland Hard Seltzer?
You can buy Kirkland Hard Seltzer at Costco in either a 12-pack or a 24-pack.
The 12-pack of Kirkland Hard Seltzer has a price of $15.99.
The 24-pack of Kirkland Hard Seltzer has a price of $17.99 (or $19.99 at some locations).
As you can see, the 24-pack is a MUCH better deal since you get double the cans for only a few dollars more.
Kirkland Hard Seltzer vs White Claw
I don’t really see much of a difference between White Claw and Kirkland Hard Seltzer.
Both have similar flavors, calories, ingredients, and taste.
If you enjoy one, then I think you will enjoy the other.
The big difference between Kirkland Hard Seltzer and White Claw is the price. White Claw is $13.99 for a 12-pack and Kirkland Hard Seltzer is $17.99 for a 24-pack.
Here’s what one die-hard White Claw fan had to say about the Kirkland hard seltzer –
Former White Claw purist/junkie here.. my gf brought a case of these home the other day and, HALLELUJAH!! They are BETTER than White Claws! The flavors just taste better and fresher, and they go down just as smooth, crisp and refreshing. And at $17.99 for a 24 pack, which is actually LESS than the price of a White Claw 12 pack, it’s a no brainer! Just stocked up on 4 cases.. wallet happy.. liver, not so much🤪KodiakBlack23, Reddit
Kirkland Hard Seltzer vs High Noon
If you really like High Noon, then Kirkland Hard Seltzer is likely going to be a bit of a disappointment for you.
Here’s what one fan of High Noon has to say about it on Reddit –
In a perfect world Costco would make its own version of High Noon. Was never a fan of white claw, truly etc but love me some High Noon tho.saberplane, Reddit
Kirkland Hard Seltzer Review
You already know that we enjoy this hard seltzer from Costco, but don’t take our word for it
Here’s a review we found on YouTube.
1 thought on “Who Makes Kirkland Hard Seltzer? (And What Else You Should Know!)”
All the flavors of Kirkland Hard Seltzer taste fake to me, which makes sense as they contain no juice. I much prefer High Noon, but my State imposes a ridiculous liquor tax on them, so my go to lately has been San Juan Seltzers. And in my opinion, White Claw is one of the worst tasting hard seltzers I’ve tried.