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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cape Cod Brewery Tour

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Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod's only distributing microbrewery with beer on tap in over 200 locations and in 125 package stores from Plymouth to Provincetown. Once a day, Monday through Saturday – promptly at 11 am – they conduct a short tour, which is worth a stop.

The free tour (more of a talk and look around the small facility) takes no more than 30-45 minutes, with friendly and well-informed staff telling you about the brewing process. For many, the highlight is the tasting -- $5 gets you a souvenir logo tasting glass and 3-oz. samples of five brews of your choice. (Naturally, you can buy your favorites in larger amounts thereafter; as the brewery doesn’t ship off the Cape, it’s the only way you’ll be able to find it when you go home.) Self-guided tours and tasting all day.

If you go on days other than Saturday (when the Brewery opens at 11), you might want to arrive early and get a jump on the tasting (not to mention a better spot for the tour.) Brewery hours are 10 am-6 pm Monday through Friday; 11-4 on Saturday. Closed on Sundays. If you miss the tour (they’re a production brewery, so they only do one a day), you can still stop by for a taste; they stop selling samples about 30 minutes prior to close and stop selling pints about 15 minutes prior to closing time each day.