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5 Bartlett Farm Rd
Nantucket, MA 02584 United States
Thirty miles off the coast of Cape Cod is the small island of Nantucket that is the home to Nantucket Vineyard, Cisco Brewers and Triple Eight Distillery.
Nantucket Vineyard was established in 1981 by Dean and Melissa Long. Nantucket Vineyard began out of a love for both farming and drinking wine on the far away island. The vineyard started with 10 acres of assorted grape varieties which reached maturity in 1986 when the first vintages were produced.
In 1992, Dean and Melissa, met Randy and Wendy Hudson—who moved into the loft over their winery and began lending a hand to the Long’s wine endeavors. Wendy had a history of homebrewing beer, and she turned Randy onto it, which led to the birth of Cisco Brewers. The brewery was outside in the Longs’ backyard—which made it, officially, America’s only outdoor (commercial) brewery. Due to increasing demand for their beer, in 1995 a structure was built that became Cisco Brewers which serves as its home to this day. In 1997, a copper still was acquired to produce spirit for Nantucket Vineyard's fortified wine program, which marked the birth of Triple Eight Distillery.
Cisco Brewers is open every day, all year long. Go to www.ciscobrewers.com to find our operating hours and stop by and say hi.
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Craft Brew Alliance’s nearly four-year-long strategy of partnering with smaller brands has officially culminated with three separate purchase agreements that, combined, will cost the company less than $45 million. CBA, a publicly traded craft brewery group headquartered in Portland, Ore., today announced that it would wholly acquire Massachusetts’ Cisco Brewers, North Carolina’s Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Miami’s Wynwood Brewing.
Cisco Brewers is bringing a slice of Nantucket to Boston and keeping summer going with a new pop-up beer garden in Seaport this fall that will feature its award-winning craft beer and wine, paired with raw bar and tacos from Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar.
Cisco Brewers is bringing Gripah IPA, a citrusy IPA bursting with ruby red grapefruit, to beer drinkers across the Northeast in six-pack bottles and 12-pack cans. The beer was first brewed in 2015 to celebrate Cisco’s 20th anniversary and was a big hit on N
Cisco Brewers is bringing its Madaquet Double IPA, a piney, citrusy New England style Double IPA full of character and flavor, to the mainland for the first time ever.
Amid increasing competition from thousands of fast-growing startup breweries, Oregon’s Craft Brew Alliance — which makes and markets the Kona, Widmer, Redhook, Omission and Square Mile Cider brands — is fine-tuning its go-to market strategy. Despite a somewhat lethargic 2015 where net sales increased just two percent, CEO Andy Thomas and other CBA executives who spoke to investors during last week’s earnings call, remained optimistic about the company’s position as it approaches the end of this year’s first quarter.
A first-time collaboration beer between three pioneering American craft breweries that are part of Craft Brew Alliance (“CBA”) (NASDAQ: BREW) will be tapped at the 21st Annual Kona Brewers Festival on March 12, 2016. New England cranberries, North Carolina honey and Hawaiian cacao come together in Konambisco Amber Ale, which was inspired when the craft brewers behind Kona Brewing Co. of Kailua-Kona, HI, Appalachian Mountain Brewery of Boone, NC, and Cisco Brewers of Nantucket, MA. came up with the idea to collaborate on a beer that celebrates the extraordinary places each brewery calls home.
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) is in the process of purchasing a minority stake in Nantucket, Mass.-based Cisco Brewers, CEO Andy Thomas told Brewbound on Monday. The two parties are still negotiating specific terms, but Thomas said a deal would be for less than 25 percent of the company, enabling Cisco to maintain its status as a Brewers Association-defined craft brewer.
Brewbound kicked off its 2015 slate of Brew Talks events this week at Harpoon Brewery’s beer hall in the seaport district of Boston, Mass., where more than 130 people filed in to catch industry heavyweights from the city sound off on issues both local and national in scope. Kicking things off, a panel comprised of Jean-Claude Tetreault, co-owner of neighboring Trillium Brewing, Peter Burke, national sales director of Cisco Brewing on the island of Nantucket, and Megan Parker-Gray, the bar manager of beer hotspot Row 34, tackled the myriad elements shaping the city’s emerging beer culture.
Nantucket, Mass. — Cisco Brewers (www.ciscobrewers.com) has teamed up with the OCEARCH group (www.ocearch.org) to produce a beer that will benefit research and education on apex predators of the ocean, while inspiring fascination rather than fear.
Today’s craft beer drinker is a promiscuous one, eschewing the loyalty their daddy’s daddy showed to his favorite brew so many years ago in favor of exploration. But heck, Gramps didn’t have a fraction of the options enjoyed by the contemporary consumer.
Nantucket, Mass. — Cisco Brewers (www.ciscobrewers.com) will be releasing Cisco Cider later this week. This cider is produced once a year, and is only available to consumers on tap in Massachusetts.
Nantucket, Mass. — Feb. 24, 2014 — Cisco Brewers (www.ciscobrewers.com) has introduced a variety pack of bottled beer, now available for sale in Massachusetts and rolling out to more states this week.
Nantucket, Mass. — Cisco Brewers (www.ciscobrewers.com) has introduced a variety pack of bottled beer, now available for sale in Massachusetts and rolling out to more states this week.
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Market Manager, CT and Upstate NY - Cisco Brewers
Market Manager, CT and Upstate NY - Cisco Brewers -- Multiple Locations (04/03/2015)
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