Triple Eight, a sister company of Cisco Brewers, began in 1981 when Dean and Melissa Long founded the Nantucket Vineyard. During this time, Dean and Melissa tried to grow grapes for their soon to be wine, however they could not get them to grow. Their solution, to import grapes from the finest growers in California, Washington, and New York. Because they didn't have to worry about growing their own grapes, they were able to focus on the production of their wine.
Cisco Brewers was founded by Randy and Wendy Hudson. Wendy began to brew her own alcohol in California but in 1992 she met Randy. Wendy later bought Randy a home brewery kit. Randy, having a knowledgable background in yeast and grain, had much success in his experiments with recipes.
Randy and Wendy met up wit Dean and Melissa and they ended up living with each other and working with each other.
Cisco Brewers products are currently distributed in 12 states and have gained recognition from The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Associated Press, Boston Magazine, Agenda Magazine, and Elle Magazine.