Our brewery is located at 1336 Phinney’s Lane in Hyannis and currently consists of a 15 bbl direct fired brewhouse purchased in 2008 from Premier Stainless Systems and 9 x 30 bbl and 3 x 15 bbl fermenters.
We have a maximum annual capacity of approximately 8,000 barrels.
We brew on average 10-12 times a week during the high season, and about half that during the off season.
We self distribute our products within approximately 50 miles of the brewery, encompassing an area from Plymouth to Provincetown.
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. We brewed there for almost 2 years…schlepping kegs across town to wash them in our storage space, and sold homebrew supplies out of our house in those early days…
Our first year we had 12 customers and one employee (Todd) and delivered beer in Beth’s mini van. Our original system (now replaced by our current system) was a 7 bbl direct fired DME copper clad brewhouse with 3 x 15 bbl fermenters (still in use today)
Cape Cod Beer hired it’s first official employee (aside from Todd & Beth) in spring of 2005 to help Todd keep up with growing demand.
At the beginning of 2006 we moved out of the Hyport for good…
We got 2 more tanks delivered to help us meet demand.
Beth Marcus was able to join the company full time as Cape Cod Beer’s Business Manager.
We replace our trusty 7 bbl direct fire brewhouse with a brand new 15 bbl direct fire brewhouse from Premier Stainless along with 9 new tanks.
We added more physical space in Winter of 2009, taking over 2,000 sq ft – expanding retail, office and production space.
Cape Cod Beer requests and is given the go ahead from the Town of Barnstable and the ABCC for a “pouring license” allowing then, when invoked to pour beer by the glass in their “tasting room”. This license won;t be utilized until 2013, but planning begins.
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 space to the right of Sears, formerly the home of Paw’s Dream. This new space will house the breweries fermentation, packaging and warehousing. More details coming soon….