Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Downeast Cider to Expand to Boston Harbor Shipyard in East Boston

A few months ago, we reported that a local company that makes hard cider had outgrown its home and needed to find a new space. Now we have learned where its new home will be.

According to an article in Boston Magazine, Downeast Cider in Charlestown will be expanding to the Boston Harbor Shipyard on Marginal Street in East Boston, with the 16,000-square-foot space tripling its production space and allowing them the potential to produce ten times the amount of cider that they make now. (Currently, they produce 20,000 barrels per year out of their Terminal Street space.) The article says that the East Boston space will need major renovations, but if all goes well, Downeast Cider could be up and running in their new home in the middle of 2016--and they hope to extend the lease in Charlestown while the new facility is being brought up to speed.

Downeast Cider first started out in Maine back in 2011.

[August 17, 2016 update: A message from the place indicates that Downeast Cider is getting ready to expand into its new facility in East Boston, possibly being up and running (and starting public tours) sometime in September.]

[August 19, 2016 update: A new message from Downeast Cider states that tours officially begin September 30, with more information given on a booking/calendar page.]

[Earlier Article]
Downeast Cider in Charlestown Looking for Larger Space

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