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Altered Craft and Cigar City Cider & Mead Announce Partnership in Craft Mead in the Tampa Bay Market

Tampa, FL - Altered Craft Distribution, a small boutique craft beverage distributor, and Cigar City Cider & Mead, an innovative producer of hard ciders and meads, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will bring unique and flavorful craft mead to the market.

Under this new partnership, Altered Craft will be the exclusive distributor for Cigar City Cider & Mead products throughout the Tampa Bay Area market. This includes their core mead product lines, as well as limited releases and special collaborations of hand-crafted meads. Altered Craft Distribution will work with Cigar City Cider & Mead to increase brand awareness, expand distribution, and deliver a superior customer experience.

This partnership does not include the cider side of the CCCM portfolio.

"We are excited to partner with Cigar City Cider & Mead and bring their unique and innovative craft mead to our customers for the first time," said Mike Ryan, Co-owner of Altered Craft Distribution. "Their commitment to quality and creativity aligns with our values and we look forward to helping them grow their brand."

The first products available next week include a full-strength Blackberry Vanilla Oak Melomel made with Orange Blossom Honey with Blackberries and Vanilla aged on French Oak at 14% ABV and a sparkling hydromel called Blackberry Bubble Bee mead at 7.0% ABV in 1/6 BBL keg, 4-pack case, and 12-count bottle 375ml case formats.

This partnership represents an exciting opportunity for both companies to expand their reach and offer customers unique and flavorful craft beverages. Customers can look forward to finding Cigar City Cider & Mead products at more locations throughout the Tampa Bay area in the coming weeks.

The Altered Craft distribution area covers Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando, Manatee, and Sarasota countries.

About Altered Craft Distribution

Altered Craft Distribution is a craft beverage distributor based in Largo, Florida. Their mission is to provide customers with unique and flavorful craft beverages sourced from independent, small-batch producers. For more information, visit

About Cigar City Cider & Mead

Cigar City Cider & Mead is an innovative producer of hard ciders and meads based in Tampa, Florida. Their award-winning products are made using locally sourced and organic ingredients whenever possible. For more information, visit

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