A couple of weekends ago I had the opportunity to go on a VIP tour and tasting at a local cider brewery, Downeast Cider. It was one of the raffle prizes at my trivia fundraiser back in March and I before choosing the winner I told him/her that part of winning meant taking me! Fortunately the person who won, Tina (my friend Michelle's friend) was more than happy to cooperate!
I love cider and we had such a fun time learning about how this cider is different from some of the more commonly known ciders like Magners. The two guys who created it were college friends at Bates and after college decided to make their dreams come true by opening this brewery!
They gave us the deposit on the growler for free as well as a pint glass! Now anytime I want to go back for a visit I can just pay $6 to get my growler filled. Pretty good deal!
It was a really fun afternoon. I love cider and it was cool to learn more. I love supporting local companies too. If you are in Boston I highly recommend visiting the brewery and ordering a Downeast next time you are in a local restaurant!