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Cape and Islands Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries, July '14

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Booze lovers, rejoice! It's time to update Curbed's handy guide to breweries, wineries and distilleries on the Cape and Islands. There have been some awesome changes - expansions, new locations and such - since we first put together our map of places on the Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to take a tour, grab a growler and pick up some spirited swag. Best of all, both Martha's Vineyard and Cape Cod gained some new sources of fire water with the opening of Bad Martha's in Edgartown and the addition of South Hollow Spirits to the lineup at Truro Vineyards. Happy drinking, and as always, feel free to write in with any updates. Cheers!
Thanks to Laurel Miller for help putting this together.

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1. Cape Cod Winery

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4 Oxbow Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536

Founded in 1994, the vineyard grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio, together with Seyval and Vidal. The winery offers tours and tastings and they'll even do a custom wine label for you. Since they've recently relocated, they're "currently under renovations and hoping to open this summer."

2. Cape Cod Beer

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1336 Phinneys Ln
Hyannis, MA 02601
(508) 790-4200
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Cape Cod Beer has been making earth friendly and delicious brews since 2004. They sell at retail, wholesale and can be found at any number of charity and community events. To see what's on tap, check out their handy beer release calendar. Don't miss the free brewery tour, beer garden and retail shop filled with local goods.

3. First Crush Winery

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527 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645

Cape Cod's newest winery supports a winemaking cooperative, allowing members the option to be involved in the wine making process. Grapes are delivered from the Napa Valley area and are aged in new French, Hungarian and American oak. Tours by appointment only.

4. Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

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11 Shore Road
Truro, MA 02657
(508) 487-6200
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This "green winery" has been open since 1992 and operated by the Roberts family since 2007. With a focus on sustainability, they offer reds, white, a lighthouse series and limited release. In addition, they've recently added a distillery, South Hollow Spirits, producing Twenty Boat Spiced Rum from organic molasses and cane sugar juice steeped in spices sourced from Atlantic Spice Company just down the road. Truro Vineyards is open daily for tastings and complimentary winery (meet by the Mulberry Tree) and distillery (meet by the "rum shack") tours. There's also a food truck offering lunch and they host a variety of events, including weddings and a Wine, Art, Appetizers and Music weekly series throughout the summer.

5. Offshore Ale Company

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30 Kennebec Ave
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
(508) 693-2626
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"It's better offshore..." at this Oak Bluff's brew pub. Offshore's handcrafted year round beers include East Chop Lighthouse Ale, Beach Road Nut Brown Ale and then some. They've also got seasonals, beer-to-go and their Pints with Purpose program supports the Coast Guard Foundation.

6. Bad Martha Beer Co.

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270 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

After a May 2013 launch, Bad Martha recently (as in June 2014) opened a brick-and-mortar shop in Edgartown. Located in a recently completed post-and-beam barn on the grounds of Donaroma’s Nursery, the store features a handful of beers brewed on site for customers to sample and growlers for purchase. As an added bonus, ten percent of profits are donated to local food pantries.

7. Cisco Brewers

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5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 325-5929
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"Nice beer...if you can get it" is the motto over at Cisco Brewers. Varieties include Whale's Tale Pale Ale, The Grey Lady and more, including the Woods series, ale aged in french oak wine barrels. Open year round, the brewery (and winery + distillery) offers tours and live music with bring-your-own-food events daily throughout the summer.

8. Triple Eight Distillery

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5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

The Cisco Brewers had the foresight to make the connection that whiskey is beer that's been distilled and thus, Triple Eight Distillery was born. They now sell Notch ("not Scotch, but rather single malt whiskey from Nantucket"), vodka, Gale Force Gin, Nor'easter Bourbon, Hurricane Rum and liqueurs.

9. Nantucket Vineyards

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5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554
(508) 228-9235
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Mother Nature refused to cooperate with the founders of the Nantucket Winery and thus, they import their grapes from "the finest growers in California, Washington State and New York." With a focus on fermentation and production, the winery offers Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Port and more.

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1. Cape Cod Winery

4 Oxbow Road, East Falmouth, MA 02536

Founded in 1994, the vineyard grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio, together with Seyval and Vidal. The winery offers tours and tastings and they'll even do a custom wine label for you. Since they've recently relocated, they're "currently under renovations and hoping to open this summer."

4 Oxbow Road
East Falmouth, MA 02536

2. Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis, MA 02601

Cape Cod Beer has been making earth friendly and delicious brews since 2004. They sell at retail, wholesale and can be found at any number of charity and community events. To see what's on tap, check out their handy beer release calendar. Don't miss the free brewery tour, beer garden and retail shop filled with local goods.

1336 Phinneys Ln
Hyannis, MA 02601

3. First Crush Winery

527 Main Street, Harwich, MA 02645

Cape Cod's newest winery supports a winemaking cooperative, allowing members the option to be involved in the wine making process. Grapes are delivered from the Napa Valley area and are aged in new French, Hungarian and American oak. Tours by appointment only.

527 Main Street
Harwich, MA 02645

4. Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod

11 Shore Road, Truro, MA 02657

This "green winery" has been open since 1992 and operated by the Roberts family since 2007. With a focus on sustainability, they offer reds, white, a lighthouse series and limited release. In addition, they've recently added a distillery, South Hollow Spirits, producing Twenty Boat Spiced Rum from organic molasses and cane sugar juice steeped in spices sourced from Atlantic Spice Company just down the road. Truro Vineyards is open daily for tastings and complimentary winery (meet by the Mulberry Tree) and distillery (meet by the "rum shack") tours. There's also a food truck offering lunch and they host a variety of events, including weddings and a Wine, Art, Appetizers and Music weekly series throughout the summer.

11 Shore Road
Truro, MA 02657

5. Offshore Ale Company

30 Kennebec Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

"It's better offshore..." at this Oak Bluff's brew pub. Offshore's handcrafted year round beers include East Chop Lighthouse Ale, Beach Road Nut Brown Ale and then some. They've also got seasonals, beer-to-go and their Pints with Purpose program supports the Coast Guard Foundation.

30 Kennebec Ave
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

6. Bad Martha Beer Co.

270 Upper Main Street, Edgartown, MA 02539

After a May 2013 launch, Bad Martha recently (as in June 2014) opened a brick-and-mortar shop in Edgartown. Located in a recently completed post-and-beam barn on the grounds of Donaroma’s Nursery, the store features a handful of beers brewed on site for customers to sample and growlers for purchase. As an added bonus, ten percent of profits are donated to local food pantries.

270 Upper Main Street
Edgartown, MA 02539

7. Cisco Brewers

5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02554

"Nice beer...if you can get it" is the motto over at Cisco Brewers. Varieties include Whale's Tale Pale Ale, The Grey Lady and more, including the Woods series, ale aged in french oak wine barrels. Open year round, the brewery (and winery + distillery) offers tours and live music with bring-your-own-food events daily throughout the summer.

5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

8. Triple Eight Distillery

5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02554

The Cisco Brewers had the foresight to make the connection that whiskey is beer that's been distilled and thus, Triple Eight Distillery was born. They now sell Notch ("not Scotch, but rather single malt whiskey from Nantucket"), vodka, Gale Force Gin, Nor'easter Bourbon, Hurricane Rum and liqueurs.

5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554

9. Nantucket Vineyards

5 Bartlett Farm Road, Nantucket, MA 02554

Mother Nature refused to cooperate with the founders of the Nantucket Winery and thus, they import their grapes from "the finest growers in California, Washington State and New York." With a focus on fermentation and production, the winery offers Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Port and more.

5 Bartlett Farm Road
Nantucket, MA 02554