MANHATTAN — One year after Governor Cuomo passed the Farm Cidery Law, NY craft cider, Cider Creek Hard Cider, a product of Cunningham Creek Distributors, is now for sale in Manhattan exclusively with Manhattan Beer.
The craft cider company, funded on KickStarter, started producing and self-distributing out of a barn on a 2500 acre family beef farm in Canisteo, NY.
“We are extremely excited to add the Cider Creek brand to our cider portfolio. As a fresh pressed, local, NY state brand, Cider Creek first perfectly into our portfolio of exquisitely crafted local beer, spirits and ciders. It is one of our goals to continue to work to develop NY state produced brands. We feel the market is ripe for great people, like Kevin and Melanie, and the locally sourced products that we can help grow in the Metro NY area,” said Robert Mitchell, VP Craft, Wine and Spirits at Manhattan Beer.
Cider Creek Hard Cider will be sold throughout the distributor’s territory including the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island and other metropolitan-area counties.
In addition to getting a push from the distributor, Cider Creek Hard Cider can also be found in Taste NY stores across New York. Governor Cuomo started by piloting these stores to promote New York’s Agricultural economy and has recently expanded the initiative, designed to triple gross sales of participating vendors in 2015, to include a Taste NY store, now open in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.
Cider Creek Hard Cider parallels a Normandy style cider and currently produces two staple products, Original Farmhouse Cider and Saison Reserve. The company sources all of its apples from New York State farmers, then ferments, bottles and packages all products by hand and currently has the capability to produce up to 300 barrels per month.
About Cider Creek Hard Cider
A craft hard cider company, with old world influence and new world flare, Cider Creek is 100% handmade and farm fresh. All ciders offer the perfect balance between naturally sweet and dry and are always gluten-free. Cider Creek Hard Cider is made in Canisteo, NY and distributed and sold in New York and Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.cidercreekhardcider.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.