A Milk Stout to benefit the David Cole Observatory at the Cobb Astro Park located in the town of Barnstable.On March 1st, Cape Cod Beer will release a new beer called Stargazer Stout. $2 from the sale of every growler (new or refill) will go towards the purchase of a new telescope mount for the 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope housed at the observatory. To learn more about the project, please read our press release. Stargazer Stout will only be available at the brewery in growlers.  Growlers prices are the same as for our other beers: $12.50 for new growlers, $7.50 for refills.To kickoff our fundraising efforts and this new beer, Cape Cod Beer is hosting a release party at HOUSE OF BUD’s on March 1st.  House of Bud’s is located at 959 Bearses Way in Hyannis (next to the Cape Codder) where Stargazer Stout along with Cape Cod Red and Beach Blonde Ale will be pouring.   Munchies and a cash bar provided.   Come celebrate this fun and creative fundraising effort!   


Check out this great slide show that describes the Astro Park,  Memorial Garden and Observatory located at Barnstable High School.  In the slide show it shows the telescope and its mount.  It also shows the photos the telescope can take and mentions the “drift” that causes the photos to be blurry.  This new mount will resolve that.  The new mount costs $6,000.

It will take MORE than just the $2 from every beer will sell to finish this project, so we hope that the community will also consider a donation.  (One batch is about 1,000 growlers, so we know for sure at least $2,000 will be raised!)  If everyone who bought one, threw in another dollar we’d half way there!

We are happy to accept cash or check donations directly at the brewery – you can toss some money in the fish bowl or drop off a check.   Checks should be made out to the Barnstable Education Foundation.

If you have any questions about the beer or this project, please do not hesitate to call Beth Marcus at 508-790-4200.

Tshirts will be available for sale starting 3/1.

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