Austin Eastciders Adding Distribution to Kansas

Lenexa, KS — Standard Beverage Corporation is proud to announce, in partnership with Austin Eastciders, the expansion of the brand into the Midwest Region with availability throughout Kansas beginning on July 10.

“At Standard Beverage, we pride ourselves on working with products with a unique heritage and we always seek to partner with innovative brands. We are proud to now have Austin Eastciders ciders in our portfolio” said Senior Vice President of Premium Beer Bob Sullivan.

This expansion furthers the goal for the Texas-based cider company to help Americans fall in love with cider again. Craft Cider, which was considered the ‘Original Drink of America’ in the pre-Prohibition era, is experiencing a resurgence because of companies like Austin Eastciders.

Austin Eastciders’ five cider varieties, including Austin Eastciders Original Dry Cider, Austin Eastciders Texas Honey, Austin Eastciders Hopped Cider, Austin Eastciders Blood Orange, and Austin Eastciders Pineapple Cider, will be available in 12 oz. cans and by draft at select locations throughout Kansas. Standard Beverage Corporation, the state’s largest wholesale distributor of alcoholic beverages, which has operated since 1949, will distribute Austin Eastciders fine ciders in Kansas.

“Working with Standard Beverage aligns with our company’s value of authenticity. Standard is committed to the development of quality partnerships with its customers, employees, and suppliers, and with their help, Austin Eastciders is excited to deliver cider from the east side of Texas to the Kansas market,” said Austin Eastciders CEO Johnny Heiselberg.

About Austin Eastciders

With the inclusive rallying-cry, “Cider Y’all,” Austin Eastciders produces craft ciders in Austin, Texas, using all-natural ingredients and bittersweet apples to create authentic traditionally inspired examples of ‘The Original Drink of America.’ Founded in 2013, Austin Eastciders has five cider varieties, including Austin Eastciders Original Dry Cider, Austin Eastciders Texas Honey, Austin Eastciders Hopped Cider, Austin Eastciders Blood Orange, and Austin Eastciders Pineapple Cider. Austin Eastciders products are available in reputable retailers, including HEB, Target and Whole Foods, and bars and restaurants throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, New York and other markets across the Mid-Atlantic.

Austin Eastciders products are 5% ABV and are available in 6-pack and 12-pack 12oz cans and by draft. In all of their current markets Austin Eastciders also hosts several “tap takeover” events each month, where fans can sample limited release offerings and special tasting experiences. For the latest on Austin Eastciders, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under @Eastciders or visit austineastciders.com.

About Standard Beverage Corporation

Standard Beverage Corporation is a leading, Kansas-based and Kansas-owned, full-line wholesale distributor of fine wines, spirits, and beer. With offices in Lawrence, Lenexa, and Wichita, SBC employs approximately 250 dedicated people, and provides roughly 3,000 licensed retailers the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s best and most well-known brands. The company is committed to the development of long-term quality relationships with its retail customers, employees, and supplier partners for the purpose of ensuring sustainable growth and profitability, while providing Kansas consumers with access to the most remarkable and innovative adult beverages available. Embracing the philosophy of continuous improvement, the company focuses on serving the needs of both its retail customers and suppliers while maintaining its position as market leader, through the implementation of creative and innovative business practices. Visit us at www.standardbeverage.com and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @SBCKansas.

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