Naukabout Beer Company is located in Mashpee, MA, over the bridge on Cape Cod. They recently opened their tasting room, we actually visited opening weekend.
We had tried their beer about 2 years ago, we are not sure if they were contract brewing or what, but now you can visit their brewery and tasting room in Mashpee.
We had tried their beer at a restaurant for Sammie’s graduation dinner. So it made sense we went to visit with Megan’s parents, sister Sam and fiance Dustin, and a bunch of their friends.
They have a pretty big tasting room, and plenty of outdoor space. Their actual brewery is very small, basically the entire brewhouse is shown in the picture above.
At the time of our visit, they were pouring small pours of everything, about ten ounces.
Quittin’ Time – neipa 6.7%
A super hazy new england ipa, smells fruity and tropical, taste good, fruity and hoppy. Mark likes this beer a lot.
Stormborn – stout 3.5%
Decent, roasty and a touch of bitter coffee-ness. Not a huge flavor to it, but it is only 3.5% abv, which is really low for a stout. A lot of people we were with drank the stout, as it was one of the only not hoppy beers that day.
Scrapbook Mosaic – pale ale 5.1%
Definitely a more earthy mosaic flavor; a light drinking pale ale.
Y’all Open – neipa 7.2%
A super hazy New England ipa, not fruity but more of a bitter hop flavor, described as resinous, makes sense to Mark. Good beer but Quittin’ Time is still Mark’s favorite.
Tides – dipa 8.8%
Hazy, dark or a heavy orange flavor, not really tropical, with a bit of a bitter finish but not in a bad way. Very drinkable for an 8.8% dipa.
Plenty of outdoor mingling space for the nice weather, left of the tasting room shown above, right of the building shown below.
We visited their opening weekend and they were pretty busy. They seemed to do a good job handling the crowd, plenty of staff, a good amount of room for people. That’s good to see because on weekends in the summer they will be super busy.
Overall, Mark liked their beers. They had a lot of hop forward beers and did a good job with most of them. Not a lot of variety that first weekend, but their upcoming pours look to have a better variety.
One thing that made Megan feel awkward and slightly annoyed after their visit, was that they shared the photo we posted to our instagram, but did not give us any credit… Hopefully that was just an oversight and excitement with the new beginnings.
Want to visit?
Wednesday and Thursday: 4:00 – 9:00
Friday: 4:00 – 10:00
Saturday: 12:00 – 9:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 7:00