Local Micro Breweries Cape Cod

Craft Breweries & Micro Breweries on Cape Cod

There is no denying that the craft beer market has exploded across the world. In fact, as of 2020, there are more than 8,000 breweries in the Unites States.

We are so lucky that Cape Cod is home to many great craft breweries and micro breweries. Here is a list of some of our favorites breweries that you can visit while staying at the Long Dell Inn:

Naukabout Brewery and Taproom:

13 Lake Avenue, Mashpee, MA

Nestles alongside Lake Mashpee and the Mashpee River, Naukabout Brewery and Taproom offer craft beer lovers a unique location to sample one of their small-batch, hop forward beers brewed on premises.Naukabout Beer Company logo

Fun Fact: The term Naukabout came about some 30 years ago, when the co-founder’s father would come home from work, change out of his work-a-bouts and tell his sons to “change into their nauk-a-bouts” in order to :get outside and have some fun!” Since then, Naukabout has meant doing the things you love to do after doing the things you have to do.

Besides having a wide variety of Coastal Craft – Cape Brewed beers, with unique Cape inspired names (Dunes of the Cape – Pina Colada Milkshake IPA!), you will find live music, trivia events, food trucks and lots of fun activities.

Naukabout is located 8 miles from the Long Dell Inn.

Barnstable Brewing:

485 W. Main Street, Hyannis, MA

Barnstable Brewing logo

This craft brewery opened in 2017 but their history of brewing beer goes way back in time and is a family affair. Peter, a co-owner, started home brewing 30 years ago and in 012 he won the Samuel Adams “Come Brew With Us” contest. Peter’s son became a Certified Brew Master and along with Ann, Peter’s wife, they opened Barnstable Brewing. This family-owned brewery provides high quality specialty craft beers. Come visit this taproom and expect to be treated as family!

Barnstable Brewery is located 2 miles from the Long Dell Inn.

Cape Cod Beer:

1336 Phinney’s Lane, Hyannis, MA

It’s all about the beer!” is the motto at Cape Cod’s largest brewery. Starting in 2004, Todd & Beth began “brewing the best beer possible, on Cape Cod, for the people who love Cape Cod.” And of course, they names their brewery Cape Cod Beer! There are a wide variety of beers on tap to chose from and tours of the brewery and beer tastings are available.Cape Cod Beer logo

There is something going on at Cape Cod Beer almost every day and night. Their schedule is jammed packed with events ranging from live music to craft activities to line dancing to hula hoop fitness classes. There is also a Farmer’s Market at the brewery every Friday from Spring through the fall.

Cape Cod Beer has become a pillar of the community and they support lots of philanthropic endeavors. So stop by, grab one of their delicious brews and partake in one of their fun events – you’ll have a blast!

Cape Cod Beer is located 3 miles from the Long Dell Inn.

Devil’s Purse Brewing Co:Devils Purse Logo

120 Great Western Road, South Dennis MA

Devil’s Purse is a small craft brewery founded in 2013 and they are dedicates to the pursuit of making exceptional handcrafted beers. They specialize in brewing European inspired beers so stop by and sample some unique brews.

Devil’s Purse is located 15 miles from the Long Dell Inn.

Hog Island Beer Co:Hog Island Beer Logo

28 West Road, Orleans, MA

Legend has it that Captain Kidd buried his treasure on the uninhabited island of Hog Island which overlooks Nauset Beach in Orleans. Although they haven’t found any hidden gold, the guys at Hog Island Beer Co. (Outermost Brewery)have discovered some great beer recipes. You should stop by and try one of their treasures on tap!

Hog Island is located 25 miles from the Long Dell Inn.

And there’s more . . .

If you love craft beer, you can also stop by the Cape Cod Package Store, down the street from the Inn, and ask them about their secret stash of unique craft beers!

And if you are the adventurous type of craft beer drinker, you should visit Cape Cod during one of our fun festivals. The Cape Cod Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is August 8, 2020 and features some of the are’s most popular food trucks dishing out fan favorites and enjoy sipping a wide variety of craft beers. On September 29, 2020, come join the celebration of American Craft Brewers and sample from over 60 breweries and over 200 styles of beer at the Annual Cape Cod Brew Fest.

So give us a call and we’ll help you plan your Cape Cod Craft Beer Adventure!

Everyone should Experience the Long Dell Inn

Looking for a home base for your awesome Cape Cod adventure?, the Long Dell Inn is the perfect place to stay.  Long Dell Inn is a historic sea captain’s house with a total of seven guestrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms.  Located in the quiet seaside village of Centerville – frequently called one of the prettiest village on Cape Cod – we are just minutes from a great beach, delicious dining, fabulous shopping, ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and easy access to all your Cape Cod adventures.  Check out our accommodations and book your getaway today!  If you have questions, or prefer to book your getaway over the phone, give us a call at (508) 775-2750.

Cape Cod Fall Festivals

Autumn on Cape Cod

It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and that leaf peeping season is almost upon us!

We know that when you think of Cape Cod you think about sun bathing on the beach, enjoying a ferry ride to Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard or strolling down Main Street in your flip flops licking your Four Seas ice cream cone. And although we love the summer and all of the activities summer brings, autumn is a special time of year here. If you ask Cape Codders and wash-a-shores (those of us who were not born on the Cape!) what their favorite season is, about 90% would say Fall is their favorite season (but shhh – please don’t tell too many people!)

Fall is such a wonderful time on Cape Cod: you get to enjoy all the natural splendor without the traffic; you get to dine at all of the fabulous restaurants without having to wait in line; and you get to enjoy being outside under the beautiful autumn sky without worrying about sunscreen and beach umbrellas to shield you from the sun.  And of course…you get to wear your favorite Cape Cod sweatshirts!

There are tons of fun activities and festivals on Cape Cod to enjoy this fall. If you love to be outdoors, there are lots of biking pathshiking trails and beaches to walk.

And did you know that there are 27 public golf courses (and 15 private clubs) on the Cape? Best of all, because of the mild climate you can usually golf all year round.

Here are a few of our favorite fall festivals:

Annual Cape Cod Brewfest – September 21, 2019

This 8th annual event celebrates American craft brewers.You can sample over 300 beers from over 100 breweries. There will be live music and food vendors to guarantee a memorable event. To purchase tickets and for more info,click here.

Vinegrass Music Festival – September 29, 2019

It’s a full day of boot-stomping fun and live music at Truro Vineyards. Sample local wine or cocktails from Twenty Boat Rum and Dry Line Gin and enjoy savory snacks from Blackfish food truck. To check out the line-up of bandstand for ticket info, click here.

Yarmouth Seaside Fest – October 12-14, 2019

If you are looking for something fun to do Columbus Day weekend, check out the 41st annual Yarmouth Seaside Fest: live music, pie-eating contests, kayak and canoe races, sand sculptures & fireworks! If that’s not enough there’s an art sale featuring over 125 artists and crafters.  Click here to check out their website for more info.

Wellfleet Oyster Fest October 19-20, 2019

If you love these famous Wellfleet oysters then this is an event you won’t want to miss. Enjoy cooking demos, live music, arts & crafts sales and beer & wine vendors while devouring oysters, clams and other traditional New England fare. And maybe you’ll win the annual shuck-off competition! for more info, click here.

And there’s more . . . 

There are lots of other fall activities: you can take in a show or a cooking class or go to a wine tasting or take an art class. On Cape Cod, there is something for everyone, so whether you are a solo traveler, or a couple or a group of friends, this is the place to visit! If there is something specific you would like to do on a fall weekend getaway, give us a call and we can help customize a special weekend just for you!

Long Dell Inn should be Experienced

So if you are looking for an autumn adventure, the Long Dell Inn is perfect place to stay.  Long Dell Inn is a historic sea captain’s house with a total of seven guestrooms all with en-suite bathrooms.  Located in the quiet seaside village of Centerville – frequently called one of the prettiest village on Cape Cod – we are just minutes from a great beach, delicious dining, fabulous shopping, ferries to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and easy access to all your Cape Cod adventures.  Check out our accommodations and book your fall getaway today!  If you have questions, or prefer to book your getaway over the phone, give us a call at (508) 775-2750.

Best Cape Cod Beaches

Best Beaches on Cape Cod

Cape Cod is surrounded by water and thus there are a lot of beaches to choose from when you visit the Cape. When you look at a map of Cape Cod and you see

Picture of Craigville Beach

 that it is surrounded by water, you think that the Cape is an island. But it’s not! The Cape is considered a peninsula because it was connected to the mainland until 1916 when the Cape Cod Canal was completed to shorten the trade route from New York to Boston.

Cape Cod is surrounded by four bodies of water – the Nantucket Sound on the southern coast, Buzzard’s bay on the western coast, the Cape Cod bay on the northern coast and the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern coast. Many people are surprised to learn that the coastline is more than 400 miles! Each coast of Cape Cod is very different and thus the beaches of Cape Cod are very different.

So when guests ask us which Cape Cod beach is the best, we have to find out what they are looking to do before we answer.

If you want to spend the day sitting on the beach working on your tan, take a long stroll on the beach while looking for sea shells, or take a dip in the warm water, we recommend going to Craigville Beach in Centerville, on the Nantucket Sound. This is one of the largest beaches on the Cape, where you’ll find a lifeguard, a bath house with restrooms and showers, and a couple of food shanties across the street. You can spend the day sunbathing, take a dip, and go for a walk along thePicture of sunset at Craigville Beach. beach out to the tip of Long Beach and can walk around to the Centerville River side then walk back to the beach while viewing some beautiful Cape Cod beach homes.

For the best sunsets on Cape Cod, we suggest going to Chapin Beach on the northern coast overlooking Cape Cod Bay. The northern coast is a rockier coast and has an extreme tidal shift. When low tide and sunset coincide, the result is magical! At low tide you can walk about about a mile and see what the tide leaves in it’s wake – lots of swirls and tide pools – you’ll feel like you walked into a different world.

On the western coast of Cape Cod, you will find Old Silver Beach in North Falmouth. This beach has plenty to offer: the sand is fine and white; the water is clear, calm and warm; and the sunsets over Buzzards Bay are beautiful!

If you are hoping to see some seals and rougher waves, then you should head off to the Cape Cod National Seashore on the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern coast of the Cape. There are several beaches that make up the National Seashore. With its giant sand dunes, Cahoon Hollow Beach, located in Wellfleet, is a popular beach for those in their twenties and thirties (as is the Wellfleet Beachcomber seaside restaurant and bar!) Coast Guard Beach, known for its awe-inspiring vistas and Nauset Light Beach, located in Eastham are also popular beaches.

The large waves make it ideal for swimming, boogie boarding and surfing. The water temperature in the Atlantic is a bit cooler. You may find some seals along the coast or in the water but beware, where there are seals, there are sharks.

These are just a sampling of the MANY beaches on Cape Cod. We are always available to discuss with our guests which beach best fits their needs.

Picture of the beach entrance up in Wellfleet.

Before you head off to find your favorite Cape Cod beach, remember to take along your beach chairs, umbrellas, and towels from the Long Dell Inn! 

To find out more about the Long Dell Inn and to book a stay, visit our website at www.longdellinn.com.