LINCOLNWOOD, IL — Louis Glunz Beer, Inc., Chicago’s family-run craft and specialty import beer distributor, announces the acquisition of Niche Import Co. brand Possmann Pure Cider, available now in the Chicago market. Kelterei Possmann—a 135-year-old apple wine maker based in Frankfurt, Germany—is the third cider brand to join Glunz in 2016, along with Blake’s Hard Cider and Pacific Coast Cider.
“These German hard ciders and apple wines are made by natural fermentation processes handed down by generations of cider makers, resulting in well-rounded products with balance,” says Anthony Norkus, craft and specialty import brand manager for Glunz.
The Possmann product line up from Glunz, available to area retailers, restaurants, and bars, includes:
Possmann Pure Cider (5% ABV)
The uncompromisingly perfect hard apple cider from Kelterei Possmann Frankfurt Germany. Possmann Pure Cider has a perfect balance of rich apple flavor while not to sweet and finishing dry. The flavor comes from our unique source of apples which are harvested exclusively from our 800+ farmers in the Hessen region of Germany. Our typical framer has 3 to 15 naturally occurring apple trees on their land that are not part of a cultivated orchard. These country apples provide a uniquely rich apple flavor. Try a chilled Pure Cider, no need for ice, it’s an uncompromisingly prefect hard apple cider.
Possmann Pure Cider Rose (5% ABV)
This rosy-colored cider balances rich apple flavor with black currant for a taste that’s not too sweet and finishes dry.
Possmann 1881 apple wine (8% ABV)
Possmann 1881 is a sparkling apple wine, pressed from a private selection of fine apples, enhanced by an elaborate, two-fold fermentation process—the same method used in the production of Champagne. The taste is refreshing, harmonious, and fruity.
Frankfurter Apfelwein apple wine (5.5% ABV)
Frankfurter Apfelwein is Possmann’s flagship product that has made the company the most recognized apple wine producer in Germany, a crisp, clear wine with the distinct harmony of a tart wine with fruit flavor of the apple. This product contains no additives and is low on sugar and calories. With the natural fruit acids, the wine is very soothing and enhances digestion.
For more than 135 years, the Possmann family has made traditional German apple wine and apple juice in the manner first handed down by Phillipp Possmann in 1881. Today, Possmann holds true to a spirit of Old World craftsmanship and a dedication to quality. For more information, visit www.possmann.com.
Niche Import Co. Illinois and Wisconsin Area Manager Brian Vaughn says, “Glunz is second to none for beer distributors in Chicago. We are introducing Possmann Pure Ciders, the only German cider in the Illinois market—which in my mind should first and foremost be represented by Glunz, the oldest and most knowledgeable German family in the Chicago beer business. They have the best German beer brands and international ciders in the market.”
For more on Glunz Beers and its brewery partners, visit www.glunzbeers.com.
About Niche Import Co.
At Niche Import Co., a woman-owned company, it is our mission to form strategic partnerships with international wine and spirit producers from around the world to import, define, find and maintain distribution channels for high quality specialty brands in the U.S. market. For more information, visit www.ourniche.com.
About Louis Glunz Beer, Inc.
Founded in 1888 by Louis Glunz I in Chicago, Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. (7100 N. Capitol Drive, Lincolnwood, IL 60712; 847.676.9500) is among the oldest beer distributors in the United States, proudly offering Chicagoland the most comprehensive selection of craft, specialty, and import beers representing more than 190 breweries around the globe. The 128-year-old company continually receives recognition for its innovative, family-owned business, including Beverage Industry’s 2013 Wholesaler of the Year, the National Beer Wholesalers Association 2013 Public Affairs Award, and the 2013 Loyola Illinois Family Business of the Year Award. Heading the company is President Jack Glunz, the grandson of the founder, with day-to-day operations led by five of his seven children as members of the fourth generation and with members of the fifth generation also on staff. Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. is dedicated to quality service and beer education. For more information, visit www.glunzbeers.com. Find Louis Glunz Beer, Inc. on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.