The 1911 brand is based on the 100 year-old traditions of quality and innovation in apple farming that began when George Skiff and Andrew Beak founded Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards in 1911. The same personal touches are applied today to every bottle of their premium ciders. 1911 Hard Ciders are made from apples grown in the orchard in LaFayette, New York and fermented on the same property. Quality and freshness of these ciders is guaranteed, as every apple tree is planted, trimmed and cared for on the same land that has been family owned and farmed for five generations
It is a rare thing for a business to survive fire, takeover bids, Prohibition, the Depression, two world wars and absolute destruction in an explosion. Rarer still, for that same business to be managed by the same family that founded it-- 132 years and six generations later. But that is exactly what the Oland family has done with the historic Moosehead Breweries. The history of the Moosehead Breweries, located in Saint John, New Brunswick, is a remarkable and unique testament to the power of family and tradition. The Moosehead saga began in 1867, when Susannah Oland first brewed a solitary batch of brown October ale in her backyard in Nova Scotia. Encouraged by the welcome reception her beer received from friends and family members, Susannah and her husband, John James Dunn Oland, began to market the beer. Moosehead Breweries Limited is Canada's oldest independent brewery, the third largest brewery in the country and the only brewery in the Maritimes to be locally owned and operated.