Steph’s New Brew Review: Cape Cod Porter

Steph’s New Brew Review: Cape Cod Porter

Cape Cod Beer Porter, a 5.5% ABV Brown Porter

Appearance Deep, dark mahogany with a fluffy tan head.
Aroma Roasted malt notes; nutty. Slightly sweet.
Taste Roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee. Complex flavors, yet very drinkable.
Mouthfeel Lighter, smooth body with moderate carbonation.
Overall A great go-to porter.

For Cape Cod Beer, located in Hyannis, Massachusetts, “It’s all about the beer!” Cape Cod Beer is built on four pillars of standards, allowing them to create a positive beer experience for all: customer service – assuring everyone is satisfied and happy; quality – adhering to strict brewing standards; community – supporting local events and charities; and conservation – being a good earth citizen.

The brewery started out in April 2004, brewing at the old Hyport Brewing Company in Hyannis. In January 2006, the brewery moved to their current location on Phinney’s Lane. The brewery continued to expand over the years, expanding retail, office, production, and packaging space, as well as adding a tasting room. In February 2016, a new 30 barrel brewhouse was installed, increasing annual capacity to 12,000 barrels.

Cape Cod Porter, originally an off-season offering, is a year round dark and malty beer that has quite a large following.  Cape Cod Beer’s website states that the dark, drinkable, chocolatey ale “got its start as the favored drink of the common man and physical laborers of East London and is the precursor of current day stouts.”

Try this beer with hearty meats, barbecue, oysters, and with desserts. Or truly go for it and enjoy it on ice cream!

Cape Cod Porter won 2nd Place in the category of Brown Porter at the 17th Great International Beer & Cider Competition. This beer is available on draft, in 16 ounce cans, and in 22 ounce bottles.

Thank you Kaitlin and Ben!

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Check out… these food and cocktail recipes featuring Cape Cod Beer.

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