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Forbes’ list of 30 Under 30 tabs Downeast Cider’s Brockman ’11, Mosher ’11 and Brockman ’08

Named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2014 in the Food and Wine category are Tyler Mosher ’11 and brothers Matt ’08 and Ross Brockman ’11 of the hard-cider startup Downeast Cider.

Downeast Cider co-founders Tyler Mosher '11 (left) and Ross Brockman '11 held a tasting in the Bobcat Den last spring. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

Downeast Cider co-founders Tyler Mosher ’11 (left) and Ross Brockman ’11 offered a hard cider tasting in the Bobcat Den last spring. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)

“Cider is having a moment, and these boys have made it their mission to build New England’s first and largest craft hard cider company,” says Forbes.

Matt Brockman '08 is a co-owner of Downeast Cider.

Matt Brockman ’08 is a co-owner of Downeast Cider.

Ross Brockman and Mosher are co-founders of Downeast Cider while Ross’ brother, Matt, came on as a co-owner in 2012.

Initially based in Waterville, Maine, the ciderhouse moved operations to Leominster, Mass., in 2012 before settling in the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown.

The co-founders told Gary Dzen ’05, who covers craft beer for The Boston Globe, that the move to Charlestown reflects “a lot of excitement in the craft alcoholic beverage industry right now.” Boston, they say, “is square in the thick of things.”

At first only available on tap in bars and restaurants, Downeast is now canned and sold at any number of stores or “packies” (for you Boston readers) in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.



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