The Story of Downeast Cider:
Massachusetts, 1991: It started with a dream, or rather...two dreams. Two young brothers, Ross and Matt Brockman, awoke at the exact moment. Both had experienced similar visions. “Unfiltered Craft Cider!”, they both exclaimed, in unison. They were four years old and seven years old, respectively. Twenty years later, the dream became reality. After years of twists and turns, , Downeast was born. Years of recipe tweaking on an old orchard in Maine led them to unfiltered Original Blend in 2011. We’re kidding. Mostly. Downeast did start in 2011. The rest just felt “craft” to write. Yes, Downeast was started by two brothers. It’s unclear if they remember the dreams they had as children. Downeast was born out of Bates College by guys who wanted to make a great tasting, farm fresh cider they remembered drinking growing up. What grew out of some dorm room brainstorming has turned into...this. We hope you enjoy our current offerings and the innovation coming down the road.