15 Best Breweries on Cape Cod Not to Miss


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Race Point Lighthouse in Cape Cod, New England, MA

Are you visiting Cape Cod and looking for the perfect spot to grab a cold beer? Look no further than this article that covers some of the best breweries on Cape Cod!

A busy summer destination yet beautiful year-round, Cape Cod is the "hook" of Massachusetts and is full of quaint towns, sandy beaches, and great restaurants. About 70 miles from Boston, it is a great place to visit for a vacation or day trip and has something for everyone to do.

When visiting the Cape, many individuals like to stop at breweries for a crisp beer and bite to eat with family and friends. If this is you and you plan to visit the area, keep reading to discover the 15 best breweries in Cape Cod.

There are spots listed at the very beginning of the Cape all the way to the furthest point and nearby islands, so there is a convenient option for every itinerary.

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Map of Cape Cod Breweries

Using the map of Massachusetts, you can explore all the breweries.

Stone Path Malt, Wareham

Located at the very beginning of Cape Cod in Wareham, MA, Stone Path Malt is a craft malt company that works with Germany's leading malt supplier to give their beer its unique taste and color.

There is a small taproom inside the facility that serves this New England craft beer. With at least eight options on their menu and rotating varieties, Stone Path Malt is an excellent stop on your way to or from your Cape Cod visit.

You can bring your own food, buy their beer to go, and even participate in a weekly corn hole tournament. Come to Stone Path Malt for a hoppy, refreshing beer!

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Buzzards Bay Brewing, Buzzards Bay

Another brewery at the beginning of Cape Cod is Buzzards Bay Brewing. This brewery believes in the motto "farming is flavor," as they brew nearly exclusively with local barley, their own farm-raised wheat, and Massachusetts grown hops to create uniquely delicious craft beer.

Notice these ingredients in their Buzzards Bay IPA, Golden Flounder, Flying Pig Cider (apples, pears, and quince grown at the nearby Noquochoke Orchard), and wine selections grown on their farm in Westport.

Hungry? You can bring food or grab delicious Thai food from their neighbor, Krua Thai. Also offering canned beer, growlers, and local wine to-go, Buzzards Bay Brewing is an excellent spot for a drink or to grab a beer to bring on your Cape Cod adventures.

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Tree House Brewing Company, Sandwich

A Cape Cod brewery located in Sandwich, MA, Tree House Brewing Co. offers beers to go and is anticipating a taproom with resident food trucks to open very shortly. It has two levels of breathtaking water views and is situated between the water and a busy boardwalk.

With catchy beer names and unique flavor combinations, you can order options such as their bourbon-barrel coconut stout called Spacetime Continuum or a German-style Witbier named Pearl.

Tree House is also known for its charitable giving to combat human suffering, so you can buy your beer knowing you, too, are helping others.

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Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery, Falmouth

A well-known Cape Cod craft brewery, Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery location in Falmouth has a 15 barrel brewing system that makes delicious beers and offers food such as charcuterie platters, cheese plates, and specialty pizzas.

Beer is served by the glass or flight paddle with four beers, and you can also get take-home 4-packs, crowlers, and growlers.

With indoor seating and an eclectic beer garden patio, this Cape Cod brewery is open seven days a week and can get very busy in the summer months.

Bad Martha Farmer's Brewery also has outdoor games, apparel for purchase, live music, and a second location in Edgartown. Visiting this brewery is a must-do on your next trip to Cape Cod!

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Aquatic beer on a counter, one of the best breweries on Cape Cod
Aquatic Brewing is one of the best breweries on Cape Cod by Aquatic Brewing

Aquatic Brewing, Falmouth

Within walking distance to the bus station, offering on-site parking, and located close to Falmouth's downtown, Aquatic Brewing is a conveniently located brewery with first-come, first-serve seating in their taproom.

They offer up to 10 beers at one time, including popular varieties such as house-brewed Hefeweizen and IPA, as well as unique flavor combinations like raspberry-blackberry and oatmeal stout.

The brewery has light food offerings and on-site food trucks, but feel free to also bring your favorite snacks to eat with your drinks. You can even bring your furry dog friends!

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Naukabout Brewery and Taproom, Mashpee

With a 6,000 square foot outdoor beer garden and taproom seating, Naukabout Brewing has a place for everyone! It is open seven days a week and is very family-friendly. With backyard games, movie nights, and live entertainment, there is an activity offering for all ages.

Craft beer lovers can order Naukabout's New England IPAs, and those preferring tropical tastes can sample one of their tasty fruit beer options.

Also available are delicious snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, and flavorful homemade root beer. The brewery has to-go items as well, so you can bring Naukabout with you wherever you go. Make a reservation or walk-in for a hand-crafted beer, locally sourced food, and great company!

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Barnstable Brewing, Hyannis

Co-owner of Barnstable Brewing, Peter Connor, started home-brewing beer for family occasions like weddings, graduations, and barbecues. He even won the 2012 "Come Brew With Us" contest by Samuel Adams! Barnstable Brewing was then born thanks to Peter's passion for beer.

The brewery now has many revolving beers on tap. Try a Rizzi Russian Imperial Stout with 10.5% alcohol or a Sweet Night Stout served on Nitro. There is an indoor tasting room and outdoor patio where you can enjoy your flight or a cold glass of beer.

Barnstable Brewing also has an online store where you can place orders for curbside or on-site pickup. Head to this Cape Cod brewery where family and friends come together to create memories while discovering exotic beer flavors!

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Cape Cod Beer, Hyannis

Cape Cod Beer is open daily to enjoy beer tastings and pints; tastings are reasonably priced and come with a souvenir tasting glass. With a sprawling outdoor beer garden in the summer and indoor seating in colder weather, you can have a beer with friends and family all year long.

Cape Cod Beer has a wide variety of beer offerings, ranging from the popular IPAs and porters to seasonal options like Christmas in July, 12 Beers of Christmas, and Pumpkin Coffee Dunkel.

Enjoy on-site food trucks serving options like barbecue and seafood and listen to live music on the weekends. Drink Cape Cod Beer and have "a vacation in every pint."

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Finn's Craft Beer Tap House, Hyannis

With 32 local craft beers on tap, Finn's Craft Beer Tap House serves local beer, ciders, seltzers, and spirits. Enjoy a flight of beer with one of the sharable food items, hot dogs, or sandwiches, and end with fried Oreos for dessert. This Cape Cod tap house is an excellent spot for lunch, dinner, or casual drinks!

There is an outdoor beer garden where you can sit in nicer weather seven days a week. Finn's also hosts events like live bands and themed trivia nights.

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Devil's Purse Brewing Company, South Dennis

Devil's Purse Brewing Co. is a Cape Cod brewery located in South Dennis. It is home to a variety of beers, with Handline Kölsch being their flagship beer.

Initially brewed in Cologne, Germany, this beer variety is made from fermented kölsch ale yeast at low temperatures, but Devil's Purse adds vanguard hops to bring a new flare to the much-loved German recipe.

Try a South Dennis-Style Table beer brewed with lime or Intertidal Oyster Stout brewed with Chatham oysters for year-long summer vibes.

With a seasonal beer patio, you can sit in the sun while sipping a cold drink seven days a week. Online ordering and take-out options for beer and merchandise are also available.

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Hog Island Beer Co., Orleans

Located on Little Pleasant Bay in Orleans and overlooking the infamous Nauset Beach, Hog Island Beer Company is considered the outermost brewery on Cape Cod. It has seven beers on tap ranging from Summer Ale to Far Out Stout and White Shark Wheat.

Visit the taproom Thursday to Sunday for lunch or dinner or go on a tour and finish with three beer tastings in the tasting room. Come to Hog Island Beer Co. for a "build by locals, brewed by locals, drunk by locals" experience - you will love it!

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Provincetown Brewing Company, Provincetown

You can find this Cape Cod brewery in the heart of Provincetown, where crafting quality beer and evoking a sense of community are the main focal points.

Provincetown Brewing Company has many seasonal varieties of beer and consistent year-round options. For example, their Bearded Mistress beer is perfect for summer beach days. There is also a food menu offering sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

Provincetown Brewing Company is more than just a brewery! They like to support local causes and charities, so they donate some of their sales of certain items to causes like LGBQT+ rights and land conservation. They also host live events such as Brews Clues Trivia and Snow Bear Arctic Beer Blast in the summer.

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Shoal Hope Ciderworks, Provincetown

For hard cider lovers. Shoal Hope Ciderworks is the place to visit. Associated with Cape Cod Beer Co., this cider brewery makes eight different varieties for people to enjoy. Each cider has a unique flavor.

Try a tequila mockingbird aged in a tequila barrel and infused with elderberry or a date night cider sweetened with natural dates. Located in the heart of Provincetown, Shoal Hope Ciderworks is a great place to relax with good company and with a tasty beverage.

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Offshore Ale Company, Oak Bluffs

The first and only brewpub located in Oak Bluffs on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Offshore Ale has been open year-round since 1997. Their beers range from fruity blueberry and seasonal pumpkin to red ales, stouts, and porters. Offshore Ale offers food for purchase and also has The Food Truck for catering events.

There is indoor and outdoor seating, but the brewery does not take reservations. Offshore Ale is another brewery that donates money from beer sales to chosen island organizations, a program they call Pints for a Purpose. Make sure to add Offshore Ale to your next Martha's Vineyard itinerary!

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Cisco Brewers, Nantucket

Come to the island of Nantucket to visit the original location of Cisco Brewers. With year-round and seasonal options, Cisco offers items such as their Wandering Haze and Hazy IPA beers and four hard tea flavors.

Cisco Brewers is one of the first and only Cape Cod craft breweries in Nantucket, yet does not take reservations, so make sure to allow for wait times here, especially in the summer months.

With over 200,000 visitors per year, Cisco Brewers has become a popular spot on Nantucket. It is open seven days a week for your everyday enjoyment!

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Conclusion

Add some of these Cape Cod breweries to your next weekend away or vacation! Whether you base your choice on location, beer varieties, food offerings, or live entertainment and events, you will be pleased with each spot.

From local craft beer and family-run brewing to traditional German kölsch recipes, Cape Cod is home to many great breweries and pubs.

Enjoy an outside beer garden or indoor seating options, listen to live music, and eat locally sourced bites to complete your beer tasting experiences. Visit Cape Cod and discover the 15 best breweries today!

This article was edited by Loredana Elena.

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Written by Cassandra Barbas

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