Brews Spirits & Wines 6-17 & Walk the Plank Cocktail

      So it's a busy time of the year for most of our Brewer, Distilleries and Wineries, and for whatever reason we are running a tad low on input. But I will have to say, my tow mainstays have hit me home runs again. Cape Cod Beer and Truro Winery/South Hollow Spirit I can not thank enough. They have stuck with me over the past year even when the times were lean. Please, if you read this and go, please let them know you read it here on and that crazy penguin dude the CapeCod Rockhopper. This will give them support that all their work to help me has not been in vain. And if you are around at any of the others places or where they are doing tastings please encourage them next month to help out if they can. So let's start it off with Cape Cod Beer. Amanda has sent me a poster of goodies, if my system will match with her formate we will have a wiener, if not,,, well,,, here we go ---





      Next we have Truro Vineyards /  South Hollow Spirits. If you are not sure where to find them Take 6 going east then north all the way to North Truro. When you pass the exit for Truro start watching on the left side for the wine barrel in the sky, just don't drive by it. You can either make the turn onto 6A and just about 1/4 mile up the road on the right or go to South Hollow Rd and take a left, the winery is right there on the corner. If you drive past it, find an appropriate place and turn around and find it. You will have a good time and good tasting. Ok, due to unforeseen circumstances you get me doing the report this month. So if I miss something forgive me. Check the web at or their FaceBook page at First up We are open Monday-Saturday from 11am-5pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm. The Hollow Bar will be open Thursday-Sunday this week. Our food truck, The Crush Pad, will be open Thursday-Sunday this week June 8-11. Something that a lot of folks may not realize but Truro Vineyards is at the Boston Public Market in the Tasting Room twice a week year round. So if you live in Boston or near the Market or just going up for the day. Check em out. And back inTruro Tasting fee is $10 per person. Sample five of ten available wines in our open air tasting room and take home your souvenir glass. Next is events, first WAAM Wine Arts and Music June 28th – August 30th Wednesday evenings from 6-8:30pm, these are ticketed events so go to the website for who, when and how much and to purchase tickets. Saturday June 24th 2pm-6pm Come celebrate the kick-off of our 10th anniversary! FREE admission and parking. Blackfish food truck and the Hollow bar will be open. Now a few things with South Hollow Spirits: you can follow them on Instagram. Did you know Tastings are $10 per person and include a taste of our Twenty Boat White Rum, our Dry Line Gin, and our Twenty Boat Spiced Rum. Tastings are offered every half hour on the 15 and the 45. Monday – Saturday 11am – 5pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm. This is separate from the wine tastings. South Hollow Spirits now offers Twenty Boat Rum, Amber, Spiced and White as well as Dry Line Gin. This stuff is really good. Ok that about does it, take the short drive out and up I think you will have a wonderful time visiting and I know they will be happy to see you. 

       Finally we are have our friends from Cape Cod Winery in East Falmouth. Some of you may have heard they were dead and gone. I here to tell you that is anything from the truth, and they are up and running. So check our the new and wonderful things that the new owers have done over the last couple of years to bring this business back. Erika, yup she's the owner, want you to know: We are open for tastings in June Friday through Sunday and starting July we will be open Wednesday through Sunday). We have been very busy bottling our wines for the season and we have some new and exciting varieties such as our rosé mermaid water, chardonnay & reel red. All wines, including our cranberry and blueberry will be bottled and ready for sale in June. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new location on 4 Oxbow Rd. and to a great season!

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      So for a quick business report: when our daughter was here over Memorial Day week, we had a chance to get to Sundae School Ice Cream Parlor on Lower Country Rd in Denniport. Yes they are now open and ready to meet your ice cream cravings. Do remember they still only take cash, so leave the plastic in the wallet. If you want a tip, if you want to beat the lines, go sometime in the early afternoon you will find it is much easier to get in and out and you wont have to fight a lot of the lines that occur in the evenings. But it is so worth the time to go. Do not let the lines scare you but just plan for them. 
      The other place you might want to check out on 189 Lower County Rd is the Dog House Restaurant, Check the website out at / I know what your thinking, why would I get a hot dog when I am on Cape Cod? Well, if you have kids or you are a hot dog connoisseur this place has been voted one of these best hot dog places on the Cape. Let me give you a hint, TRY THE CLAM CHOWDA, this stuff is wicked good. Yes a hot dog place doing chowda. Now this is a walk up to counter ordering, they do have picnic tables to eat at. If you must, they do have hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, fish and chips, and more. But when you go to the Dog House, is there any question what you need to order? Nah, go for a Dog w/, or even the Split Dog and do it with. Seriously give em a try, it may be one of the most talked about things you did on vacation.   
      Welcome there folks, I'm reporting to you from the land of the frigid, windy and raw. Somehow I am thinking that the Cape at the big ditch really did detach and we floated closer to the North Pole. The weather here at the light house has more like that of Nanook of the North's weather than a warming late sprig day on the Cape Cod we all know. Due to this odd-ballity in weather has caused some really interesting situations with the ocean tides and rolling waves. We have had a few calls to go chase a few wayward soles that it ended up a bit more than they expected. We have heard of a few other out of the norm rescues that the big boys have had to check out and then the one were the dear gentleman forgot to put is 4x4 in park on the boat ramp. Yup your thinking right, before you could say round goes the light in the lighthouse tower, boom, boom, boom bye-bye went truck trailer and boat all into the drink. So the moral of this weeks story, if its crappy out, stay out of the water and for goodness sake, remember to put on the parking brake when getting out of your vehicle when putting in and taking your seaworthy craft out of the water. I've heard some roamers over ye old 2 way (radio folks we've moved past semaphore days now) that the temperatures just might be heading in the right direction and a good bet next week will be a tad bit toasty. Please be mindful and neighborly of each other out there on the beaches, harbors and open waters. Ok, enough for today, hope to see you all soon and don't forget to bring the sun with you, we seem to have forgotten where we all left, here on old Cape Cod.   
      Well here we go again with one name of a cocktail going to about 6-8 different recipes. Yes many are similar with just slit variances, so I tried to get one that I saw more often than with the same things over and over. Not to say then you get the ones with the brand names. For the sake of mine I will keep this simple, if you like one brand over another more power to you. The purpose here is to give you something new to try that you would not have normally tried or heard about and wondered what was in it. And as always, please, please, please this summer, don't find yourself walking the plank at the local hooskal, please be a responsible drinker and even more a responsible. host. Now before we die of a parched throat, let's get on with the show. 
      This week's recipe: Walk the Plank Cocktail
  •       1      oz      Spiced Rum
  •       1      oz      Coconut Rum
  •       1      oz      Rum
  •               fill      lemon lime soda
  •       2    each    cherries for garnishing
      The suggestion is to use a hurricane glass, put ice into glass and pour Rums over ice. Then top off with lemon-lime soda and stir. Garnish with cherries. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on