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Find & Share: DRY at Walgreens

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Attention Washington, Oregon & Colorado Walgreens shoppers:

DRY is landing on shelves in Walgreens locations in your state. Share your Walgreens DRY, and you could win a special DRY Super Fan package from us!

Head to one of the Walgreens locations listed below to find your favorite flavors of DRY. Then, snap a photo of you with your DRY and share it with us on Instagram and/or Twitter. Don’t forget to include the hashtags #DRYSoda and #Walgreens!

We’ll draw a winner or three at random for a DRY Soda VIP package. Our Walgreens Find & Share DRY photo contest ends this Sunday, November 24th at 11:59p.m.

Good luck!

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Colorado

  • 120 Broadway, Denver
  • 4502 S College Ave, Fort Collins
  • 13143 S Parker Rd, Parker
  • 2614 S College Ave, Fort Collins
  • 1235 E. Evans Ave, Denver
  • 360 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale
  • 490 Erie Pkwy, Erie
  •  2697 W. Belleview, Littleton
  • 2870 28thSt., Boulder
  • 123 E. Belleview Ave., Englewood
  • 5870 S. Kipling Way, Littleton

Washington

  • 15585 NE 24th St, Bellevue WA
  • 4468 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA
  • 17520 Avondale Rd NE, Woodinville WA
  • 8701 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle
  • 5409 15th Ave NW, Seattle
  • 14510 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline
  • 12405 Ne 85th St, Kirkland
  • 859 NE Northgate Way, Seattle
  • 8500 15th Ave NW, Seattle
  • 1905 Se 164th Ave, Vancouver WA
  • 1510 Cooper Point Rd SW, Olympia, WA
  • 4540 Lacey Blvd, S.E, Lacey, WA
  • 3540 N Pearl St, Tacoma

Oregon*

  • 439 SE 223rd Ave, Gresham, OR

*Hey, Oregon DRY fans! We’re working on getting into more retailers near you as we speak. You can help by requesting DRY from your nearest Walgreens or other retailer with our handy dandy request letter.

DRY Soda + Car2Go Team Up in Seattle and Portland for a Better Summer

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

DRY Soda and car2go have teamed up in Seattle and Portland!

DRY Soda and Car2Go Team Up in Seattle and Portland

If you’re a member in Seattle or Portland, you already know that Car2Go is a better way to get around the city, so in the heat of summer heat we thought we’d offer you a better soda to cool off. DRY Soda and Car2Go have teamed up to offer Car2Go members an all natural, less sweet way to beat the heat!

Look for cans of DRY’s all natural, less sweet soda the next time you hop into a Car2Go. Tweet a photo of you and your can of DRY Soda to @DRYSoda and @car2goPortland or @car2goSeattle and you’ll receive 10 free minutes of drive time! And remember: DRY Sodas are best sipped chilled, so get yours in the fridge before enjoying. Promotion runs through 8/31/13.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Car2Go member? Register on their website, download the app for Android or iPhone and get going. And while you’re at it, download the DRY Soda app for Android and iPhone to find DRY while you’re zipping around town in your Car2Go.

RETAILER TALES: Sizzle Pie

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Sizzle Pie Portland Pizza

Tinkering with DRY’s Store Locator for any length of time, you’ll find DRY Soda carried in some pretty amazing independent cafes, restaurants, grocery stores and more. Each of these places has a story, so we’ve set out to bring you the best of these entrepreneurial endeavors to you in Retailer Tales.

Today’s Tale: Sizzle Pie

Chatting with: Bob Peyton, Director of Operations

Location: Portland, OR

Specialty: Metal, pizza, pizza, metal

In Portland’s Central Eastside, featured on USA Today‘s 10 best neighborhoods that tourists haven’t found yet, there’s a combination of loud, delicious, and ridiculous seriousness going on for most hours of the day. It’s Matt Jacobson and Mikey McKennedy’s  pizza shop Sizzle Pie and, well, turns out it’s a combination of a lot of things.

After seeing a need for better nightlife in this particular part of Portland, Matt and Mikey decided that they “wanted to bring New York style with Northwest sensibility” by creating their pizza spot, according to Bob Peyton, SP’s Director of Operations. Throw in 365 days/late nights a year of pizza, and you’ve got yourself a better nightlife indeed.

As Bob points out, Matt and Mike have long been heavily influenced by music and therefore chose to infuse it as a core part of Sizzle Pie’s personality. “The tie with music and these guys runs deep. Matt is a record label owner and Mikey has been in the music scene for a long time, so it was a pretty natural integration,” Bob says. Because of this fact, aside from the delicious smell of local pizza, you’ll be greeted at Sizzle Pie with a healthy serving of metal, punk, rap, and whatever else is on the staff’s iPods or in the carefully curated jukebox.

Music is infused all the way down into the Sizzle Pie menu as well, featuring pies such as the Ace of Spades (pepperöni) or The Germs-alicious Lexicon Devil (Spicy Aardvark blended red sauce, fresh jalapeño, crushed garlic and chopped green onion). The shop is the perfect combination of pizza and personal passions. “It’s great though, because it’s a place for everyone, not just a certain demographic. Whether you’re into metal or not, you’re eating gluten gree, vegan, whatever: the pie here is for everybody and that’s what sets us apart,” Bob says.

Sizzle Pie sources its ingredients locally whenever possible and, as previously mentioned, caters its menu to any and all dietary choices. Bob’s favorite? “I like to keep it classic: cheese with Sriracha.”

Passion, personality, pizza, Portland. What more could you ask for?

Keep up with Sizzle Pie on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, and their website. Check out their shop locations: 624 E. Burnside St. or 926 W. Burnside St. in Portland, OR, with a new location opening soon in Eugene, OR!

DRY’s Five Pie Salute to National Pizza Month

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

photo by Jon Argos

Photo credit: Jon Argos

DRY’s Five Pie Salute to National Pizza Month

United States Congress has named October National Pizza Month.  We here at DRY are thankful that they could reach across the aisle and make a political statement we can all support: pizza is awesome.  In that spirit, we want to spotlight five of the most unique pies in the land. All these delicious pizzas crafted by pizzerias that share our sentiment that the pizza/soda pairing doesn’t have to be ordinary.

5.  My Big Fat Greek Pizza (Zaw Pizza | Seattle, WA) – Spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, Kalamata olives and free range, marinated chicken breast – served on a base of house-made pesto with feta and mozzarella cheeses. Fresh oregano on top.

Pair with: Blood Orange DRY –  The citrus of Blood Orange DRY Soda pairs nicely with the olives and greens on this unique pizza.

4. The Jerk (The Station Pizzeria | Woodinville, WA) – Braised jerk chicken, fried cheese dumplings, trio of onions, arugula pesto.

Pair with: Rhubarb DRY – This rich, comfort-food laden pizza is complimented by the lush fruitiness of Rhubarb DRY Soda.

3. The Fungi (Blackbird Pizzeria | Philadelphia, PA) – Assorted mushrooms, fresh thyme, garlic butter, truffle oil, mozzarella style daiya cheese.

Pair with: Juniper Berry DRY - This vegan delight matches perfectly with Juniper Berry DRY Soda.  The thyme and mushrooms are a perfect combination with the herbal freshness of the soda.

2. The Spicy Thai Pizza (Pizza Schmizza | Portland, OR) – Garlic chicken, roasted red peppers, crushed red peppers & cilantro on a spicy peanut sauce base.

Pair with: Wild Lime DRY –  The zesty tartness of Wild Lime DRY Soda matches well with the cilantro spiciness of the Spicy Thai Pizza.

1. The Gene Parmesan (Sizzle Pie | Portland, OR) – Shaved beef steak, green peppers, white onions and Italian provolone, plus an Arrested Development reference.  What more could you want?

Pair with: Rhubarb DRY – The double-meatiness of the Gene Parmesan is well complemented by the sweeter notes in Rhubarb DRY.

A Feast to Say the Least: DRY Soda at Feast Portland

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Last weekend, September 20-22, DRY Soda had the pleasure of attending the first-ever Feast Portland, and we’ll be the first to say that we’re already looking forward to many more. This has the makeup of becoming the west coast’s best food and wine festival, hands down. And with the focus of the event on ending childhood hunger in Oregon and nationwide, uniting the nation’s best food and wine experts for the weekend felt like a powerful statement for the cause.

With several incredible events such as the Sandwich Invitational – a throwdown of the nation’s best sandwich samurais – and the Night Market – transforming the scene into a sprawl of Asian street food vendors – there was plenty to take in. DRY Soda was at the Oregon Bounty Grand Tasting on 9/21 serving sips to the throng of thirsty feasters and making new fans and friends in the process.

The crowd drawn to Feast, including Fergus HendersonNaomi PomeroyJeffrey Steingarten among others, helped make it an incredible atmosphere, and with so many renowned foodies it would be difficult not to be inspired by the collective culinary expertise circulating in the air (and in our bellies). Check out some of the friends we made below!

We’ll see you in September 2013, Feast; it’s going to take us at least that long to recover from the amazing time we just had.

What We Did This Summer: #DRYTour in Portland

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

The DRY Soda Tasting Truck is back in Seattle after wrapping up the final leg of the Savor the Flavor tour in Colorado. Thank you to all of our fans that followed us throughout this fantastic journey. It was your messages, photos, tweets, and shrieks of excitement that made every moment of this tour worth it. Even though it feels like the tour just began, the Tasting Truck is back at DRY HQ with miles of memories from our fans both new and old. Help re-live the success of the season with us as we share what we did this summer on the tour in:

PORTLAND

In early March, we left headquarters and headed for the land of buttes, berries and beer on the first part of the Savor the Flavor Tour. For us, Oregon is our home away from home.  In our short six weeks in the Beaver State we joined in on the excitement of the first Timbers home game and cheered on thousands of runners at the Shamrock Run. We let our inner-geek run wild at OMSI After Dark: Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice, and experienced what Last Thursday on Alberta is really all about. We even had a chance to eat ice cream with DRY fans at a Salt & Straw, an ice cream shop that every Portlander is talking about right now. It was the perfect way to kick off the tour.

Inspired by our own tour stops we have created a few stops worth checking out the next time you’re in the Rose City.

What to Experience in Portland

Forest Park: When the city life becomes overwhelming we recommend trekking up to this Northwest jungle known as Forest Park. With over 70 miles of hiking trails it’s a way to get lost in the wilderness without actually getting lost.

Breweries: Sometimes you need a break from DRY Soda, we understand, and when in Oregon you might as well do as the do and reach for a microbrew. Oregon is known for its water quality, which is one of the reasons for all the breweries in this fine state.

OMSI After Dark: Remember how cool the science museum was as a kid? OMSI After Dark lets you be the curious kid again and do things like light gummy bears on fire or make paper plate speakers. The events are open to those 21 and up. Check out their website for upcoming events.

Food Trucks and Restaurants: As we learned during our tour, eating is an activity unto itself. Portland is not only the place where young people come to retire, but a place where some of greatest chefs come to retire—eventually. The best advice that we can bestow upon you is to follow your nose (and/or this PDX Food Cart Guide), and that the usual 35-minute line outside the food cart on the corner is there for a reason. It’s worth the wait.

First Thursday and Last Thursday:  In Portland, on the first Thursday of every month, all the galleries open their doors for an evening of art, wine, and music. If you happen to find yourself in Portland at the end of the month head over to Alberta Street in North Portland and see a completely different side to life in Portland. You won’t be disappointed.

Delicious State-ments | Oregon + Hazelnuts

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Oregon Hazelnuts

When thinking of the perfect food to represent Oregon, we had to put down our jar of Nutella and really put some mind power behind it. After a little critical thought, the answer couldn’t be more clear or delicious: hazelnuts.

The state of Oregon produces 99% of the United States’ hazelnut yield and about half of this bounty is exported to the rest of the world. So in a word, Oregon hazelnuts are everywhere, but what does one do with them? Try these three delectable recipes, all from Oregonian chefs and foodies that know the state’s little brown gem best.

Local Oregon Hazelnut Recipes

Radicchio Salad with Parsley-Hazelnut Pesto | via Edible Portland – prepared by Jason French/Ben Meyer of Ned Ludd (@EdiblePortland - PORTLAND)

Hazelnut Praline Powder | via Food Shed (@FoodShed – PORTLAND)

Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Scones | via Angry Chicken (PORTLAND)

For more local food connections such as this, follow DRY Soda on Twitter and Facebook

Urban Outfitters + DRY Soda = <3

Friday, July 27th, 2012

There have been rumblings, but now the word is finally out: DRY Soda is officially partnering with Urban Outfitters! We’re excited to have custom DRY Soda coolers featured in 16 UO stores throughout the US.

Want DRY Soda at your local Urban Outfitters? Let Urban Outfitters (Twitter / Facebook) and DRY Soda (Twitter / Facebook)  know and we’ll see if we can make it happen!

DRY SODA + URBAN OUTFITTERS STORE LOCATIONS

Portland, OR (2320 NW Westover Rd, 97210)

New York, NY (628 Broadway, 10012)

New York, NY (526 6th Ave, 10011)

New York, NY (2081 Broadway, 10023)

New York, NY (999 3rd Ave, 10022)

Cambridge, MA (11 John F. Kennedy St, 02138)

Studio City, CA (12110 Ventura Blvd, 91604)

San Francisco, CA (80 Powell St, 94102)

King of Prussia, PA (640 W DeKalb Pike, 19406)

Evanston, IL (921 Church St, 60201)

Boulder, CO (934 Pearl St, 80302)

New Haven, CT (43 Broadway, 06511)

Montclair, NJ (20 S Park St, 07042)

Dallas, TX (5331 E Mockingbird Ln, 75206)

Houston, TX (2501 University Blvd, 77005)

Washington, DC (3111 M St NW, 20007)

The 3 Ways That Juniper Embodies Everything Awesome About Oregon

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Juniper Berry and Oregon: the Undeniable Connection

How about a little analogy question to start things off:

Cacti are to Arizona as _______ are to Oregon.

Well, this little exercise was flawed to begin with being as you’ve most likely read the title of this piece, but you get the idea: the connection between Oregon and juniper is a strong one. Though it may just seem like a piney northwest tree and berry, juniper embodies most of what makes Oregon as amazing as it is.

How so? Read on, friends.

1. Pacific Northwest Nature

Juniper trees cover an expansive 6.5 million acres of Oregon’s landscape and are a large part of what make up the beautiful natural views we’ve come to love about the state. The trees and berries compose an integral part of the state’s scenic makeup, especially in the rugged soils and slopes of central and eastern Oregon that make for phenomenal views and even better hikes. All of this pairs perfectly with the adventurous nature of the region.

2. Foodie Culture

The state of Oregon, Portland in particular, has become a key player in the game of serious food culture. With such a focus on using high-quality, local and sustainable ingredients, some of the West’s best chefs and eats come straight from the state. With this, juniper berries are used frequently in dishes as a meat rub or extra seasoning to add a crisp, sharp, earthy flavor. Tasting juniper berry in a freshly prepared cut of local Oregon pork really solidifies the connection as Oregon and foodies go hand in hand.

3. Local Mixology

Paired as deliciously as the perfect cocktail with a delicious meal, mixology and local distilleries are also mainstays in the state and help make Oregon a unique place in the cocktail world. An even closer pairing, juniper berries are an integral part of the distillation process for gin and are responsible for its distinct flavor. Without the vast coverage of juniper trees in Oregon, we might not have such greats as Desert Juniper or HOUSE Spirits Distillery’s Aviation Gin. That’s a world we would not want to live in, that’s for sure.

So thank you, good juniper: you and Oregon help bring out the very best in one another, which is something we all get to benefit from.

Thinking Outside the Gearbox: 5 Amazing Alternative Uses for Bicycles

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Smoothie Peddler - 5 Amazing Alternative Uses For Bicycles

Photo credit: Juice Peddlers 

With National Bike Month upon us, we’ve noticed an awesome, healthy uptick in the amount of bikes we see on the road around DRY HQ. With this inspiration in mind, we found five of the most amazing, innovative uses of bicycles that you may not have thought of.

Instead of your normal bike ride, why don’t you use your pedal power to…

1) Make a Fresh Fruit Smoothie

Mainstays at farmers markets in and around Seattle, the thinkers behind Juice Peddlers truly make their customers a part of the business and experience. Juice Peddlers outsource their smoothie-making work… to the people who order them. Patrons pick their fruit combo, pony up to the mounted bicycle at the custom smoothie bar, and pedal away to power the blender in front of them until the concoction is just right.

2) Bring Pie to Your Doorstep

One of Seattle’s best secrets, Max Kraushaar, AKA Seattle Pie Man, has been in the business of peddling and pedaling his baked-from-scratch pies around the University District in Seattle since 2010. His business, known as The Piecycle, is as novel as it is delicious. Kraushaar bakes a variety of pies in advance, hungry customers call or text in orders for delivery, and he rides them over in a blaze of delicious glory.

3) Fence Off Your House

We love us some upcycling, and this double embodiment of the word is just too fantastic. The folks at Fence Workshop have an incredible collection of custom bike-made fences that truly tickle our design fancy. The sturdiness of bike frames help make dependable, strong fences, while the colors and concept exude a creative, DIY spirit.

4) Take a Picnic Mobile

What’s better than a picnic with friends? One that you can take anywhere, even down the street at 20+ mph. In one of the crazier ideas we’ve seen, a few friends converted an abandoned wooden picnic table into a tandem bicycle, mobile picnic machine, complete with drink cooler and grill for their “rider food.”

5) Power the Grid

Riding a stationary bike at the gym may is a good thing, but generating free energy for the grid while doing so makes it a labor of love. With a grid-tied inverter and some handiwork, you could turn your workout into a green machine. You won’t be able to power your house on the energy produced, but every little bit helps!

Hope that everyone is having a fun, fast and safe National Bike Month!