We visited Cape Cod Beer last month with Sam, her boyfriend Dustin, and our friend Andrea. We had been there before, but it had been quite some time.
They opened in 2004. We were there a few years ago and they have expanded their tasting area since then. They produced about 5,000 barrels in 2012.
They have 4 year round beers. The Red, Porter, IPA, and Beach Blonde Ale, as well as a few seasonals.
There are 3 bar area’s and 2 tasting area’s. It was a little confusing when we walked in because it was busy and there were a lot of people around. You also walk into the gift shop area. Eventually we figured out we could go into the back area and order samples there and sit at a picnic table.
When we were their they had 8 beers on tap. You can get five 3oz samples for $5.
They give you these little coins when you pay, so each time you want a sample you go back up and get a nice cold pour.
Beach Blonde Ale
Mark, Megan, Andrea, and Sam all liked this beer. It was very light with a hint of fruit. Dustin thought it tasted like a Coors. This is the only beer Andrea liked, she usually drinks just Bud Light.
Megan thought this had a good flavor with a slight spice. Mark thought it was a little light for a harvest but liked it. Sam and Andrea both thought it was too flavorful for them. Dustin would drink a pint of this but wouldn’t search it out.
Spicy, reminded Megan of Christmas, maybe nutmeg or spruce tips.
Mark liked it, a fairly typical Red. Megan actually liked it and she is usually not a fan of Reds.
Mark, Megan and Dustin all liked it. Light, flavorful, good saison. Sam thought the flavor was slightly weird.
Megan liked it, good flavor, not too heavy. Sam actually liked it. She got a maple syrup taste first. She thought it taste better than it looked, she liked the flavor but it wasn’t familiar to her.
Dustin said ‘not bad’ but it had a weird after taste. Sam was not a fan.
Hoppy, fairly straightforward ipa, good taste.
There were kids running around and being a little noisy. It was kind of distracting and annoying. Not the breweries fault, the parents weren’t paying attention. As we mentioned, it was a rainy day on the Cape so people were looking for something indoors to do.
The have a food truck outside during the summer months. It is run by local teenagers, who were looking for a job before they started the food truck. It was not open when we visited, but we heard good things about it.
They have a big gift shop with all kinds of merchandise.
Want to visit? Retail Hours:
Weekdays (M- F): 10am to 6pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 3 pm
Guided Tours: Once daily at 11am
Please note that they stop selling samples about 30 minutes prior to close and stop selling pints about 15 minutes prior to close.