As a guest here at the Lighthouse Inn, you’ve always got refreshing beer and wine to enjoy at our Waterfront Restaurant right along Nantucket Sound. But our West Dennis location also puts you within convenient proximity of Cape Cod’s finest craft breweries, wineries, and tasting rooms.
Here are some fine local beer- and winemakers to check out during a summertime getaway here on the southern shores of Cape Cod!
Cape Cod Beer (1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis, MA)
From year-round brews—the Beach Blonde, the Cape Cod Red, the Cape Cod IPA, and the Cape Cod Porter—to seasonal offerings such as the Summer Hefeweizen, Cape Cod Beer has just the thing to quench your thirst. Established in 2004, the brewery offers tours and tastings as well as a beer garden that moves outdoors in the summertime. Bring your own snacks or check out the brewery’s Facebook page to find out when and which food vendors are coming to serve the Cape Cod Beer Pop Up Kitchen.
Hog Island Beer Co. (28 West Rd, Orleans, MA)
Named for an islet in Little Pleasant Bay along the eastern margin of Cape Cod, Hog Island Beer Co. in Orleans advertises itself as the “outermost brewery” on the Cape. From the White Shark Wheat and the Day Sail Session IPA to the rich Far Out Stout, Hog Island brews up some mighty friendly libations for summer afternoons and evenings on New England’s favorite maritime getaway.
First Crush Winery (Olde Depot, 527 North Main Street, Harwich, MA)
You might not imagine the Outer Lands to be wine-making country, but First Crush Winery in Harwich churns out some 50,000 bottles and better than 4,000 cases of vino each year, made from top-quality grapes grown in Northern California’s Suisin Valley AVA. The winery offers tastings and tours from Wednesday through Sunday, and also makes a sought-after venue for private events.
Devil’s Purse Brewing Co. (120 Great Western Road, South Dennis, MA)
Just a stone’s throw from the Lighthouse Inn, Devil’s Purse Brewing Co. offers its own awesome assortment of Cape Cod craft goodness. The staples at Devil’s Purse include the Pollock RIP IPA, the Surfman’s Check ESB, and the Handline Kolsch, with other favorites such as the Sevenstones Double IPA, the South Dennis Style Table Beer, and the Intertidal Oyster Stout available on a rotating basis. You can always bring your own eats to the Devil’s Purse tasting room; local food trucks make regular appearances as well.
Naukabout Beer Co. (13 Lake Ave., Mashpee, MA)
Yet another outstanding option for local craft beer, Naukabout offers small-batch brews such as the Stormborn Stout, the Surfside Session New England Session IPA, and the Scrapbook Mosaic New England Pale Ale.