cans, growlers, merch and free samples are available in our east boston cider house during normal tour hours. no tour required to get items to go.
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ORIGINAL BLEND (samples, growlers, cans)
inspired by the classic farm-fresh cider new englanders know and love. unfiltered, made with fresh pressed new england apples, and fermented with an ale yeast, weighing in at 5.1% ABV. original blend is the way cider should be.
CRANBERRY BLEND (cans only)
90% unfiltered cider and 10% fresh cranberry juice from bluewater farms in wareham, ma for a more tart, tangy finish. 5.0%ABV
WINTER BLEND (cans only)
starting with fresh cider, we ferment with our ale yeast and then age on toasted oak chips, cinnamon bark, and nutmeg. it’s not a spice bomb, though — winter blend finishes clean and, at 6.5% ABV, with just enough kick for a long, frosty night. you might not have your own fireplace, but drinking enough of these cans will make you feel like you do.
MAPLE BLEND (cans only)
like all of our ciders, maple blend is unfiltered, using fresh-pressed apples from tom’s farm in stow. we add pure maple syrup from fournier’s sugar shack in lyndonville, vermont, and the resulting hard cider is light and refreshing with notes of vanilla and maple. 5.4% ABV.
SUMMER BLEND (samples, growlers, cans)
unfiltered cider with the tart and tang of lemon and ginger. supremely refreshing and crushable. 4.5%ABV
***ONE TIME SERIES***
ALOHA FRIDAY! (limited one-off– samples, growlers, cans)
this one’s a tribute to hazy memories of ross and tyler’s semester in hawaii many years ago. with the perfect balance of tropical juiciness and tartness, one sip will have you feeling like you’re cruising down the coastline with the boys, puffing on some maui wowie and heading for the beach. hawaiian shirt and man-sandals not included (but not entirely discouraged). 5.1%ABV
***SMALL BATCH PILOTS***
BLACKBERRY BLEND (cider house exclusive– samples and growlers only)
unfiltered cider w/blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. more tart than sweet and juicy as hell. 5.3%ABV
HARD LEMONADE w/MINT (cider house exclusive- samples and growlers only)
you begged for the lemonade and we’re not heartless. except this year, we figured we’d add a little twist: a cool, refreshing hint of mint to crank the crushability up a notch. 5%ABV
BARREL PROJECT #15 (cider house exclusive– samples and growlers only)
we started with a drier base and aged in heaven hill bourbon barrels from kentucky for four months. the result was just as dank as it sounds.
BARREL PROJECT #16 (cider house exclusive– samples and growlers only)
we aged unfiltered cider in a rum barrel from maine craft distilling for several months to soak up all those awesome tropical fruit notes. tastes like a party. 5.1%ABV
CRAN (cider house exclusive– samples and growlers only)
a slightly different take on an old favorite. we upped the amount of fresh cranberry juice a bit so the result is more tart, more cranberry-forward, and a hell of a lot more red. 5%ABV
thursdays 5pm-8pm (no tours, growlers and cans to go only)
downeast cider house
256 marginal st., bldg 32
east boston, MA 02128
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