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Exploring Cape Cod Craft Beer Breweries

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It appears Craft Beer Establishments are available on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket
The craft beer movement is thriving on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. In the past few decades the Cape has welcomed a wave of locally owned, locally inspired and even locally sourced brewers. Whether you are after a classic brewery experience, a beer with a view, or scrumptious cuisine with your pint, there is an establishment here to suit your fancy. Local breweries in Cape Cod serve up entertainment along with their own creations and Cape Cod restaurants and pubs offer their favorite local beers with pride. From family-friendly settings to vibrant nightlife venues, everyone here is onboard with the craft beer revolution.

Cape Cod breweries are at the heart of the scene. Visit Cape Cod Beer in Hyannis, Hog Island in Orleans, and Cisco Brewers in Nantucket and tour the facilities to see up close and personal just how the beers are made and the art that goes in to producing your favorite brew.

For beers that showcase local ingredients, visit 6A Brewing in Sagamore, Bad Martha Farmer’s Brewery in East Falmouth or Edgartown, or Buzzards Bay Brewing’s taproom in Bourne.

If you’re looking for masters at uniting craft beer with cuisine, Provincetown Brewing Co. in Provincetown and Offshore Ale Co. or Lucky Hanks on Martha’s plates of food and glasses of beer at one of the breweries in cape cod_cape cod breweriesVineyard each offer intriguing menus from their own kitchens. Other brewers frequently host local food trucks offering a variety of tasty options. Several host regular live music and a smorgasbord of events ranging from trivia nights and outdoor games to yoga and wildlife lectures. For beer with a purpose, Devil’s Purse Brewing Co. in Dennis and Provincetown Brewing Co. are known for supporting charity causes and hosting charity events. If so inclined, you could spend an entire vacation just visiting the breweries themselves!

But the Cape Cod craft beer landscape doesn’t end at the breweries. Local establishments have embraced their local brewers and you can find Cape Cod beers everywhere. Here you can enjoy your local beer with a spectacular view, steeped in history, paired with iconic foods, or while participating in the vibrant nightlife on all three islands.

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For beer with a view, take in Galley Beach in Nantucket or head to Martha’s Vineyard and check out The Seafood Shanty, Lookout Tavern, Nancy’s Restaurant and Lobsterville Bar & Grille. For culture and history, relax for a while at The Boarding House in Nantucket or The Newes From America and Little House Café on Martha’s Vineyard. For culinary masterpieces crafted around local ingredients, don’t miss The Black Dog Tavern and Beetlebung on Martha’s Vineyard or The Nautilus and Ventuno Restaurant in Nantucket. The Brick Cellar Bar and The Ritz Café are nightlife hotspots and the Barn Bowl and Bistro offers everything from glow bowling to ballroom dancing. If the beach is your primary goal, stop in at Fresh on Nantucket for all the take-out food and craft beer you need to enjoy a full day, a lazy afternoon or a breathtaking sunset on the beach.

Finally, for drinking and dining on a budget without missing out on the people watching, views, and incredible flavors of Cape Cod, Coop de Ville in Oak Bluffs is an absolute must and boasts the largest craft beer selection on Martha’s Vineyard.

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