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.
Walking in, you find the Downeast Cider bar, complete with ciders on tap...
...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.
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).
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.
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 is currently producing four flavors...orginal, cranberry, hard honey, and lemonade.
We got to sample the different flavors and yes, they taste as good as they look in their colorful cans.
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