Freedom’s Edge Cider (website, facebook, instagram) has leased space at 31 Diamond Street in East Bayside where they plan to open a tasting room for their Albion-based cidery. Co-owners Andrew Kaplan and Ned Ervin hope to build out the 3,288 sq ft space in time for a summer launch.
There will be a 50+ seat tasting room with an additional 20 outdoor seats in the summer, and a big part of the Diamond Street location will be used for barrel aging and bottle conditioning of their limited release ciders. Kaplan and Ervin are planning to expand their barrel-aged premium cider offerings with the launch of their Portland location.
Freedom’s Edge currently produces 5 varieties of cider: original blend, redfield rose, sweet mull-et, 3 o’clock twilight, and freedom’s edge gold. For more information on Freedom’s Edge read this 2020 article in the Waterville Sentinel.
Freedom’s Edge will be joining three other existing cider producers in East Bayside: Apres, Urban Farm Fermentory, and Blue Lobster Urban Winery. For a complete list of Maine cideries see our Guide to Maine Cider.