During our vacation in Cape Cod last September, my wife and I searched out some new destinations. Of course, I found a brewery! As a former tour guide during my college days at the F.X. Matt Brewery, I appreciate other breweries (and brewery tour guides) and discovered Cape Cod Brewery in Hyannis, Cape Cod Massachusetts.

courtesy of McShea Family Photo
courtesy of McShea Family Photo

We took their brewery tour, which was basically standing in the brewery for a one-hour lecture on Cape Cod Beer. This is a true craft brewer making a number of styles of beer; ales only, no lagers. We sampled Cape Cod Red, IPA, Harvest Ale (similar to an Octoberfest) and Beach Blonde (my favorite).

Unfortunately, you can't get it here as they only distribute in Massachusetts and parts of New England. The beer is not pasteurized, so it has to be kept cold. And due to that fact, you can only buy it on draught in taverns or in refrigerated growlers.

If you're ever on the Cape, search out Cape Cod Beer. It's good, fresh and made locally on the Cape. It's always nice to support your local brewery.