You can't quite call it Napa East yet but Cape Cod's list of home-grown wineries, breweries and distilleries just got a bit stouter with the addition of South Dennis' own Devil's Purse Brewing Company. http://www.devilspurse.com
Devil's Purse's Mike and Matt were hunting a little bit of goodwill when they brewed their first batch in 2010. It was the start of something wonderful for them and also for us as they just opened a tasting room in South Dennis and their beer tasting events are already filling up the calendar. With nautical Cape brews like Darkened Ship Stout and Cross Rip IPA - how can you go wrong?
The Founding Father of Cape Cod breweries (with "a vacation in every pint") is the well-known Cape Cod Beer http://www.capecodbeer.com. With a tasting room in Hyannis, you won't have to go far to sample their tried and true classics like Cape Cod Red and Beach Blonde as well as their growing collection of new offerings.
The Cape also has three lovely wineries from tip to toe with unique offerings at each.
Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth http://capecodwinery.com fittingly has a Cranberry Blush, a Beach Plum Chardonnay and a Regatta wine.
First Crush Winery in Harwich http://firstcrushwinery.com has a patriotic named wine called Star Spangled which might be perfect for any Cape 4th of July celebrations.
Truro Vineyards up in Truro http://trurovineyardsofcapecod.com has a charming series of wines bottled in keepsake lighthouse bottles and their Truro Vineyards Cranberry Red wine has Cape cranberries in it. They are a
destination winery as they hold many events on their grounds such as the Grape Stomp and Music Fest and the Vinegrass Music Festival.
The team behind Truro Vineyards just founded the first distillery on the Cape, South Hollow Spirits http://www.southhollowspirits.com, which offers Twenty Boat Hand-Crafted Cape Cod Amber and Spiced Rums with complimentary tastings and tours at the Vineyards.
Cape Cod has been evolving into a food and drink destination for some time now and pairing the local spirits with a lobster roll while watching the sunset into the ocean is just about as perfect as you can get.
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