Mims Distributing Company Announces Release of New Cider by Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

Armada, Michigan-Based Cidery Releases Archimedes Cider in the Triangle.

Raleigh, NC, November 19, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Mims Distributing Company, a leading wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, announced the release of its newest seasonal cider by Blake’s Hard Cider Co., Archimedes, to the cidery’s award-winning line of craft hard ciders, which are being distributed in the Triangle. At 6.5 percent ABV, the Archimedes cider incorporates a combination of vanilla and elderberry essences. Archimedes follows the fall release of Black Phillip, another new cider in the Blake’s Hard Cider portfolio.

Located in Armada, Michigan, Blake’s Hard Cider Co. is the first craft cidery in Michigan, offering an adventurous exploration of all things cider. For 69 years, they have grown, pressed and fermented their own apples to brew uncompromised hard cider, using 42 apple varieties. The two new ciders are added to the 19 varieties of hard cider offered by Blake’s Hard Cider Co.

Blake’s Hard Cider Co. partnered with Mims Distributing in January 2016. The northern-based brewery shares the same values as Mims – a passion for craft beverages and dedication to quality.

“North Carolina craft cider lovers will really get a kick out of Archimedes this season,” said Andrew Blake at Blake’s Hard Cider Co. “The elderberry and vanilla tones make Archimedes the perfect pairing as the weather gets colder.”

“We’ve anticipated the release of the Archimedes cider for awhile now,” said Jeff Mims, CMO of Mims Distributing. “Blake’s Hard Cider Co. delivers deliciously fresh, and well-crafted ciders to our area every year, and they continue to impress us time and time again.”

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About Mims Distributing:
Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers MillerCoors brands; a wide selection of popular craft beers, including Ballast Point, Coronado, Lagunitas, DuClaw, Foothills and Sierra Nevada; and an expanding world-class wine portfolio, including Palazzo, Keever Vineyards, Hourglass, and Arkenstone. These beverage experts also produce “Tales from the Cask,” an award-winning craft beer podcast. In addition to industry excellence, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits annually. For its dedication to beer, sustainability and its local community, Beverage World magazine recognized Mims Distributing as the 2015 Beer Wholesaler Of The Year. “Tales From The Cask” was also named one of the top beer podcasts in the U.S. by the North American Guild of Beer Writers in both 2014 and 2015. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://mimsdistributing.com.
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Ashley Warren