BEAMSVILLE, ON – Bench Brewing has announced that it has acquired Niagara Cider Company in a deal that “will bring together the talents and expertise of both craft companies to produce high-quality, locally crafted beer and cider in Bench’s sustainable brewing facility in the Town of Lincoln.”
Niagara Cider was founded in 2018 by Matt Dixon and Rich Houghton, who will both remain with the company. Prior to this acquisition its ciders have been produced out of the Blackburn Brewhouse facility in Niagara Falls.
“We are thrilled to welcome Niagara Cider Company into the Bench family,” said Matt Giffen, founder of Bench Brewing, in a statement. “Matt and Rich are true pioneers in the craft cider business, and [by] bringing their production into Bench Brewing’s production facility with our talented operations team, robust sales and distribution network, and 12 acres of apple orchards, we believe we can expand the reach of their delicious ciders and introduce them to even more customers.”
“The Niagara Cider Company started as passion project for Rich and I beginning with the 2018 apple harvest,” added Dixon. “Since our first cider was released, we have been searching for a permanent home, and after getting to know Matt and the team, Bench could not have been a better fit.”
Niagara Cider Company products including Rose Gold and No. 1 Dry can be found at LCBO and select grocery store locations in Ontario, and are also now available at the Bench Brewing taproom, retail store, and online shop.
Source & Photo: Bench Brewing