Stem Ciders Expands Distribution to Wisconsin

DENVER — Stem Ciders is expanding distribution to the Wisconsin market with their diverse portfolio of craft ciders. The Colorado based craft cidery has partnered with Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin to bring both can and draft offerings throughout the state beginning this week.

“Wisconsin represents a great opportunity for us to expand our distribution footprint to a burgeoning craft cider market,” said Matt Hoskins, Director of Sales at Stem Ciders. “As our third market partnership, we’re proud to again be working with Breakthru Beverage and look forward to great success in the Wisconsin cider scene”

Now with their second location that is the company headquarters and home to the new cider house and eatery, Acreage, in Lafayette, Colorado, Stem has grown exponentially through sales and distribution since opening its doors in 2014 in Denver’s River North Art District. Stem plans to launch cans, draft and six pack variety packs throughout Wisconsin. The cidery will bring their flagship dry ciders: Real Dry Apple, Raspberry Apple, and their seasonal offering, A Salted Cucumber, along with their off-dry brands: Pear Apple, Off-Dry Apple, and the newly released addition to their core cider lineup, Hibiscus Session.

“We are excited to introduce Wisconsin to Stem Ciders, said Justin Cantoni, Craft Beer Sales Manager at Breakthru Beverage Wisconsin. “When it comes to cider, we are most interested in producers who put ingredients first to ferment innovative, approachable, and, most importantly, delicious beverages. We believe Stem fits these criteria”

Stem and Breakthru teams will debut their ciders beginning this week with a series of events throughout the state, including Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Madison regions. Follow along on Instagram: @stemciders to stay in the know.

About Stem Ciders

Stem Ciders was founded in 2013 by Eric Foster and Phil Kao, two passionate entrepreneurs with a deep appreciation for craft, and a strong commitment to reviving the cider tradition, Stem produces cider founded on three main principles: quality, style, and tradition. Stem has created a reputable and recognizable brand in the diverse category of craft cider, and as such, has received critical acclaim and awards at both the local and national level. Further details about Stem Ciders can be found at

About Breakthru Beverage

Breakthru Beverage was formed by joining substantial holdings of The Charmer Sunbelt Group and Wirtz Beverage Group. The company employs more than 7,000 associates and with its affiliates, has operations across the US and Canada. For more information, visit

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