The Cape Cod Beer Brewery is a very cool place to taste and purchase a delicious variety of local beers. You can also get a tour and see exactly how they make the beer and at the end you will get to taste a free sample of every beer available. Even if you are not a beer lover this can be a fun thing to do while on the Cape.
Check out our charming Whale House that sleeps 10 in the picturesque seaside village of Chatham, right at the elbow of Cape Cod. It’s only 20 miles to Cape Cod Beer.
Cape Cod Beer History/Timeline
Cape Cod Beer started out in April of 2004, brewing at the old Hyport Brewing Company at the west end of Main Street in Hyannis. They brewed there for almost 2 years…schlepping kegs across town to wash them in their storage space, and sold homebrew supplies out of a house in those early days…
Their first year they had 12 customers and one employee and delivered beer in a mini van. Their original system was a 7 bbl direct fired DME copper clad brewhouse with 3 x 15 bbl fermenters (still in use today).
Cape Cod Beer signs a lease and takes over an additional 4,000 sq feet at 1336 Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis. This is the building two doors down from their Retail space. This new space houses the brewery’s fermentation tanks and is also where the packaging of their beer takes place and includes a 1,000 sq foot walk in cooler.
There was an expansion project during the winter of 2016, and currently consists of a 30 bbl 3 vessel system from Premier Stainless Systems. Fermentation/Cellaring includes: 2 x 60 bbl, and 9 x 30 bbl fermenters along with 2 x 60 bbl jacketed brites, 2 x 30 bbl jacketed brites , 1 x 20bbl single wall brite, 6 x 15 bbl single wall brites and 2 x 7 bbl single wall brites.
They have a maximum annual capacity of approximately 12,000 barrels. They brew on average 8-10 times a week during the high season, and about half that during the off season.
They self distribute their products within approximately 50 miles of the brewery – from Plymouth to Provincetown. In total they have about 500 accounts that carry their beer, roughly 350 bars or restaurants and another 150 or so package store/liquor stores that carry their beer. You can find Cape Cod Beer near you by checking out their website!
Tours & Tastings
Cape Cod Beer is family and dog friendly. Must be 21+ to enjoy our beer. Dogs must be on-leash. Dogs and children must be well behaved.
Weekdays (M- F): 10 am to 6 pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 4 pm
Once daily Monday through Saturday at 11:00 am.
Self-guided tours and tastings all day.
Cape Cod Beer is a production brewery, so one tour a day is all they can handle in terms of interrupting their warehouse space. If you miss the tour for the day feel free to come by for a TASTING anyway!
Available during retail hours.
$6 – Taste 3 oz samples of five different beers and walk away with a souvenir logo tasting glass!
Visit The Cape Cod Beer Garden
In the late spring through the early part of fall, weather permitting, the Cape Cod Beer Garden is open outside. The retail staff sets up cornhole and seats outside every day so you can work on your tan while sampling their beer. From 3pm-6pm in the summer they host a weekly farmer’s market and as long as the weather is good they have their beer trailer open outside and invite a local musician for some live tunes.
During the off season and when the weather is lousy they open the beer garden inside the brewery. There guests can sit back and relax while watching production brew. They also have a long list of games available inside including foosball, cornhole and a wide selection of board games. Board games are much more fun when you are sampling Their beer or enjoying a pint.
Beer Garden visitors have the following options for food:
- Cape Cod Dawgs– our 1979 Grumman Hot Dog Truck – will be here daily after Memorial Day. Learn more here
- Local Delivery– we have a notebook of local available delivery options.
- Bring Your Own– yes you can bring your own lunch and enjoy it with a Cape Cod Beer!
- Guest Mobile Vendors– we’ll announce via Facebook, Twitter and our public Google Calendar some guest food truck throughout the summer months – including FiddleStix, Pizza Barbone and more. If you are a food truck vendor with license in the town of Barnstable please contact us.