Sixth City Distribution Starts Craft-Focused Wholesaler Business in Ohio


Cleveland, OH – Sixth City Distribution today announced that the wholesaler has begun operations in Ohio by launching Columbus-based Actual Brewing in Northeast Ohio. With a small portfolio of craft products, Sixth City provides a fresh channel to market in a state that has seen the craft beer market become crowded with the proliferation of brands in Ohio over the last decade. By assembling a manageable portfolio, Sixth City is able to devote appropriate attention and act as a true partner to its’ quality brands.

“Because we’ve targeted brands that look quite different from one another, the common thread in our portfolio is quality, which all of our brands are obsessed with.” said Ryan Reed, Founder of Sixth City. “We see quality and creativity as key differentiators in an environment where new breweries are popping up ever more frequently.”

With craft market share in the high-20% range in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio is a vibrant market for better beer. Sixth City aims to bring an expanded offering to these thirsty consumers, while continuing to focus on maintaining a streamlined brand to provide great service to its brewery and retail partners.

Actual Brewing will be found in key craft retailers in Northeast Ohio beginning December 19 th . “We love Actual Brewing because their beer is very creative and they are laser-focused on quality.” said Reed. “Actual has expanded quickly in a very competitive Columbus market and we’re thrilled to be rolling them out in Northeast Ohio.”

Actual Brewing is the first of a handful of brands Sixth City will introduce to the Northeast Ohio market over the coming months.

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.

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