Shoal Hope Ciderworks is excited to announce the opening of a taproom in the Cape Cod Beer Hyannis location where samples of the award-winning ciders will be offered to the visiting public.
Scaling a local manufacturing business on Cape Cod, MA can be complicated – especially in places like Provincetown where commercial space is at a premium. Shoal Hope Ciderworks founder and cidermaker Rob Brosofsky realized the importance of having a place for the growing number of cider drinkers to sample his products and has teamed up with Cape Cod Beer owners, Todd and Beth Marcus, to open a taproom in their brewery in Hyannis.
Starting Friday, March 8th, the tap room at Cape Cod Beer will also become the official taproom of Shoal Hope Ciderworks. Visitors to the brewery on 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis will be able to sample and enjoy at least 4 styles of Shoal Hope Ciders.
“This year has already been very busy as we’re growing our production facility and started a distribution agreement with Berkshire Brewing to expand our hard cider distribution throughout Massachusetts,” explains Brosofsky. “I am committed to making my product in Provincetown and hope to someday be able to open a tasting room in town, but that can’t happen in 2019. When Beth and Todd tossed out the idea of featuring Shoal Hope Ciders in the Cape Cod Beer taproom, it seemed like a perfect interim solution. We already do business together, as Cape Cod Beer has been selling my cider since May of 2018. This helps them expand their offerings and gives me a place to send people to try my ciders. It’s a win/win.”
“We’ve been committed to selling locally made products since we opened our space in 2006. Once we got our license to serve tastings and pints, we added local wines from First Crush and Truro Vineyards. We then added a cider to round out the alternatives to welcome cider lovers, the gluten intolerant and nonbeer drinkers that visit our brewery. This co-branded taproom is a natural next step.” explains Cape Cod Beer co-owner Beth Marcus. “We’ve developed a great relationship with Rob from Shoal Hope over the last year. While making beer is a different process than making cider, there are lots of similarities in what we do.”
Brosofsky adds, “The advice and support I have received from Beth and Todd, and others within the Cape Cod Beer organization has been invaluable.”
To prepare for the official taproom opening, Brew Crew members who staff the tasting room at Cape Cod Beer have been learning everything they can about making and tasting cider, and are even shadowing Brosofsky as he makes cider in Provincetown. Sampling Shoal Hope Cider will work similarly to the way visitors currently taste beer at Cape Cod Beer: $6 for 3 samples with a takeaway souvenir sample glass. Pints and 10 oz pours will also be available during retail hours and at events at the brewery.
The official kick-off date for this tap room collaboration is Friday March 8th and visitors are welcome to sample the following ciders: Monument, Honey Baby, Little Tart, and Empty Barrel. All four of these ciders medaled in international competitions in 2018 and Little Tart was named one of the “98 Best Ciders of 2018” by CiderCraft Magazine. The kickoff event, which begins at 5 pm ET, will also include live music from the Pourmen.
About Shoal Hope Ciderworks
SHOAL HOPE CIDERWORKS is a Provincetown, Massachusetts-based Hard Cider Producer. Founded in late 2015, the build-out of the ciderworks began in March of 2017 and the first fermentations were pitched on May 17th of that year. The product was formally launched on June 24, 2017 and quickly became popular with local residents and tourists alike. Along with producing great ciders, Shoal Hope Ciderworks is committed to being an active and supportive member of the business and cultural communities in Provincetown and throughout the region. Shoal Hope Ciderworks takes its name from what was the original yet short-lived name of what is now known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Learn more about Shoal Hope at www.shoalhopeciderworks.com
About Cape Cod Beer
Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod’s original craft beer and is proudly dedicated to fresh, delicious, local beer. Located in Hyannis, Cape Cod Beer is self-distributed and is available on draft and in cans from Pembroke to Provincetown. The brewery is open six days a week year-round for tastings, tours and events. The brewery store features a large selection of products made on Cape Cod. Find out more about the company, schedule a private tour or event and view beer styles at www.CapeCodBeer.com.