By John Lynds
The warehouse that will house Downeast Cider’s new brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina will officially open on September 30.
The hard apple cider that is making waves in Boston will open its second brewery at the Boston Shipyard and Marina in Building 32 on Marginal Street to compliment the success of their first Boston-based brewery in Charlestown.
The brewery, owned by brothers Ross and Matt Brockman and Tyler Mosher, will begin giving tours of the facility on a regular basis starting on September 30.
“We will begin tours to celebrate our opening,” said Mosher. “These cider house tours will last about an hour with a small cider tasting flight for attendees.”
Tours will be on Friday and Mondays at 5, 6 and 7 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from noon until 6 p.m.
Ross Brockman told the East Boston Times earlier that the expansion was necessary as demand for the hard cider grew.
“We are currently based in Charlestown and are expanding our production operation to East Boston,” said Brockman. “This will include brewing the cider.
Brockman said Downeast could eventually expand to distilling of harder alcohol.
Downeast recently signed a lease with the Marina and JPNA members said it was a huge improvement to industrial ship building and the environmental costs that come with those types of business.
Brockman said would receive shipments of cider twice a week and would truck the product out of the facility once a day, maybe less because the new space has more storage for the cider.
Brockman said Downeast will continue to push out its product in Charlestown and Eastie will be used to compliment its first home in Beantown.
“We currently do 20,000 barrels per year out of Charlestown,” he said. “We will be able to a lot more by adding the East Boston facility. The main purpose of that facility will be production”
Downeast Cider was founded by Ross Brockman and Tyler Mosher during their senior year of college. They were later joined by Brockman’s older brother Matt.