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An Afternoon at the Downeast Cidery

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Mon, Aug 25, 2014

We are thrilled to have the Downeast Cider team teaching a food and cider pairing class in October. We were so excited, in fact, that we wanted a little preview, so last Friday we went to Charlestown to see the cidery in action.

Downeast Cider bar

Walking in, you find the Downeast Cider bar, complete with ciders on tap...

Downeast Cider swag table

...as well as a wide array of Downeast swag...shirts, stickers, jars and more. But then we got to it, hearing directly from co-founder/owner Tyler about how Downeast came to be what it is today. He even gave us a sample of the cider in its early stages directly from one of the tanks.

Downeast cider art

If you've seen their artistically designed cans and logos, you'd know that just a regular boring warehouse wouldn't have worked for the Downeast crew. They even commissioned artists to paint one of the walls...reimbursing them with their weight in cider (yes, really).

Downeast Cider graffiti

But not all of the decorations are outside jobs. Some like the graffiti'd name on this tank or the christmas lights and surfboards strung up are all courtesy of the employees.

Downeast cidery

Downeast Cider canning process

We got to watch the canning process firsthand, as the empty shells of cans were filled, capped and then handpacked in crates for distribution.

Downeast cider lineup

Downeast Cider is currently producing four flavors...orginal, cranberry, hard honey, and lemonade.

Downeast Cider cans

We got to sample the different flavors and yes, they taste as good as they look in their colorful cans.

Downeast cider sign and mascot

We had a blast learning about Downeast Cider from their enthusiastic staff and of course Morty, their loyal mascot, and we can't wait to see what they do next.

Taste and learn with Downeast here at the BCAE October 17th!

Food & Cider Pairing with Downeast Cider
Friday, October 17th 6:30PM - 8:30PM

Topics: BCAE classes, Charlestown business, local Boston cidery, Downeast cider, hard cider