Shacksbury Cider Partners with Sixth City Distribution in Ohio

CLEVELAND, OH — Sixth City Distribution today announced a partnership with Vermont-based Shacksbury Cider.  Sixth City will distribute the full-lineup of Shacksbury ciders including Dry, Semi-Dry, Arlo and Dorset.

Shacksbury will be found in key craft establishments in Northeast Ohio beginning April 19th.  “Shacksbury has been widely recognized as one of the best domestic cider producers and we’re thrilled to be bringing them to Ohio.” said Ryan Reed, Founder of Sixth City.  “Shacksbury is emblematic of the types of brands Sixth City maintains in our portfolio; their focus on quality, creativity and dedication to craft result in a combination that consumers in Ohio will adore.” said Reed.

Sixth City is bringing an expanded offering of craft products to thirsty Ohio consumers, while focusing on maintaining a streamlined portfolio of brands to provide great representation to its brewery partners. “We’re thrilled to launch in Ohio with Sixth City” said David Dolginow, Co-Founder of Shacksbury Cider.  “Sixth City understands the industry, and shares our vision and enthusiasm for craft products that reflect the place and people behind them.” said Dolginow.

About Shacksbury Cider
Based in Vergennes, Vermont, Shacksbury Cider makes dry, food-friendly and complex farmhouse-style ciders. Since its founding in 2013, the cidery has won two prestigious Good Food Awards and landed on the menus and tap lists of some of the country’s best restaurants and bars.

Shacksbury makes ciders rooted in the traditions of the orchard — using cider-specific apple varieties picked at peak ripeness. The cidery runs slow, cool fermentations that feature wild yeast, and ages ciders for at least four to twelve months. Shacksbury is also known for its unique Lost Apple Project, an effort to seek out and preserve the diversity of wild apples in Vermont. Every fall, the cider makers forage for the feral, wild, or otherwise forgotten fruit of rural Vermont, searching for apples that have the tannins and flavors — rare in most commercially grown eating apples — to ferment into world class cider. After picking from more than 1,000 unique trees, Shacksbury is propagating several found varieties in its Lost Apple Orchard. 

About Sixth City Distribution 
Established in 2016, Sixth City Distribution maintains a small and manageable portfolio of high-quality craft brands.  With operations based in Cleveland, Ohio, Sixth City acts as a true partner with its’ small and medium-sized craft breweries to give their brands the attention they deserve. To learn more visit www.sixthcitydist.com

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