Cape Cod Beer x 2

HYANNIS, MA -- Heavy tourism areas usually have their own food or drink that people remember year-round and can't wait to have during the next visit.

Cape Cod Beer, brewed in this mid=Cape city, is such a beverage. The brewery (motto: "A Vacation In Every Pint") opened its new facility in March, then found its product so successful it had trouble meeting demand during the summer.

Technology to the rescue: Three new fermentation vessels have been installed, doubling the facility's production capacity. Two tanks came from China and one from the Czech Republic. They were ordered some time ago, but there have been shortages in the stainless steel industry, creating a tight market.

Beer Advocate.com has a full report on the Cape Cod operation.

Cape Cod Beer offers tours of and tastings at its 1336 Phinney's Lane facility. Details: (508) 790-4200. Prior to moving there, owner/brewmaster Todd Marcus had been making his brews in shared Main Street quarters with the Hyport Brewing Company Restaurant until that business closed.

Marcus produces two standard offerings: Cape Cod Red and Cape Cod IPA, plus seasonal brews such as Berry Merry Christmas Ale, Spiced Red Ale, Stellwagen Stout, and Cape Cod Summer.

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