August 17 Brews, Wines & Spirits report & a Peachy Pirate Cocktail

 First up this week is our my ever so faithful Cape Cod Beer, Were do you find them? Well. www.capecodbeer.com, facebook, twitter, instagram and yes youTube. The brewery is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane, Hyannis and is open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 11am - 4pm with tours once daily at 11am, while tasting during regular hours. They are closed on Sundays, and they will be closed on Labor Day. This month we get the following report for Auguest going ons:

Here’s a list of everything happening in August at Cape Cod Beer

August events:

  • Farmers’ Market Meets Happy Hour – Weekly!           Cycle/Run Club – Weekly!
  • Memorial Day – Labor Day                                          (excluding holidays)
  • Fridays at 3pm                                                               Mondays at 5:30pm
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  •  Yappy Hour – Monthly!                                                        Paint Nite – Monthly!
  • Casual social for beer loving dog owners                     Sip a pint & learn to paint
  • Tuesday, August 8 at 4pm                                            Tuesday, August 15 at 7pm
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  • Hoops & Hops – Monthly!                                             Ice Cream Social
  • Hula hoop fitness class!                                                With the famous Four Seas Ice Cream!
  • Wednesday, August 16 at 6:15pm                                Saturday, August 19 at 2pm
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  • glued. – Monthly!                                                          Isaac’s Run
  • Pinspired craft night at the brewery!                             5k to benefit 4 year old battling cancer
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm                                          Wednesday, August 23 at 6pm
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  • Community Clambake!                                                 Harvest Beer Release
  • Your choice of entrée with a beer & all the fixin’s!        Cape Cod Beer releases their autumn seasonal
  • Thursday, August 24 at 6:30pm                                    Monday, August 28

Enjoy your holiday!

      Next is from our friends up in Truro at Truro Vineyards + South Hollow Spirits. Where to find them: www.trurovineyardsofcapecod.com, facebook, twitter, and instagram. Or you can go visit the vineyards and distillery at 11 Shore Rd RT 6A, North Truro, Ma. 

First up on the events: The report reminds us that; We have Wine and Dine every Wednesday night from 6pm - 8:30pm. These are ticked events so get over to the web site under the Events tabs you can buy tickets. Next we have Sunday Funday every Sunday night from 5pm - 7pm. Extended hours at Truro Vineyards and South Hollow Spirits! This is a FREE admission and parking. Blackfish food truck and the Hollow bar will be open extended hours and we will have music and a raw bar. The perfect end to your weekend or kickoff to your week!

      Now we still have regular hours going one, and they are open 11am - 5pm Monday through Saturday and Sundays from 12Noon - 5pm. Tastings are every 1/2 hour from 11:30 - 4:30 every day and Tours are at 1 and 3 for the winery and 12 - 2 for the distillery. For more on all their wines and spirits please go and check out the website, and make a visit, there is lots to see, do and taste. See you all soon.

      And in from First Crush Winery in Harwich; Dr Frank advises there are no special events planned but they have been busy hosting quite a few visitors. First Crust Winery can be found at http://firstcrushwinery.com/ , facebook and twitter or they are conveniently located in the middle of the Cape at The Olde Depot Industrial Park, 527 Main Street, Harwich, MA 02645. See Contact Us for directions. To make arrangement to visit, please email or call: Please check out their website for the phone number. They are open Tuesday – Friday: 11am – 4:30pm, Saturday: 10am – 5pm, and Sunday: 11am – 4pm. Tours / Tastings: First Crush Winery is proud to report that we have earned a 5 Star Status on Trip Advisor. We welcome wine enthusiasts to visit for an educational tour and a tasting of our fine wines. There is a charge of $10.00 per person to taste 6 wines, and when time permits, a tour of the winery. You can sign up for their Email letter to stay up on whats going on and they even have a Co-Op to get involved in. First Crush puts out some wonderful wines that are worthy of your trying. Please check them out and give them a try. 

     Small business report; First up EJ Best Studio out of Wellfleet, find them online at http://www.ejbeststudio.com. then go to their show calendar page and see where they will be showing. Somethings just lifting the About us page is best in what they do, so it is with the Bests. So about them: We are John and Elizabeth Best, check a husband and wife team who have created fine, cheap one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry, stained glass and music for over 30 years. Elizabeth is a nationally known jeweler/graphic artist who works mainly in sterling and art glass. John is a nationally known artist in stained glass and original music. This wide combination of talents brings highly unique work to the marketplace. Our motto is: “One-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time”. Every piece of work we have available for you. Due to the unique character of our work, any pieces shown are more than likely sold but will give you a good idea of the quality of our work. Their work is, no pun intended, no really, some of the Best around. I so enjoy their glass work and the designs are very eye catching, not to leave out the jewelry. They are also associated and shown in several art galleries so if you can't track them down at one of the fairs or shows, find them in the local galleries and take home some real Cape Cod art work. 

     The next business comes from right off the Cape in our sister town of Plymouth. IT is Nature Heals Wellness and can be found on Etsy at www.etsy.com/shop/NatureHealsWellness. If all natural products is what you are looking for, with products such as bug off spray, essential oils, lip balms and butters, and Chia teas this is one for you. In today's age so many are looking for more natural ways to help in controlling stress, controlling those headaches, Cramp and muscle soothers and more they have it. I have not been a huge Chia tea drinker but the few I tasted as the last craft show they were at I walked away with a very different feeling about it. A very nice couple, very knowledgeable about there products and willing to take the time to work with your for what your needs are. I was able to witness this as they work with another couple that was very into the holistic aspect of what their product could do vs dealing with more traditional remades. Again keep your eyes open for their appearances at the craft shows and festivals or find them online. 
      Well folks, sorry about last week, I just could not pull myself from the kids. Whenever I can get the next generation interested in my old gal here, I just can not pass up the opportunity to make sure they have some of the good stories that go with it. Your reporter here has been kind enough to take a major interest in all we do here, Ha I think sometimes he actually thinks he is me, but we all know that is a laugh, uhm? Right? Anyway, His interest not just in the building itself but in what actually goes into keeping this place, and what those who have gone before me went through being keepers. It's not as big as it used to since they have automated so much and with the modern amenities of today, well living couldn't be much better. But we will have to be sure all the little things are kept up, and we need to be sure that the radio room is monitored and we still need to assist with the beach duties and give a hand on handling those smaller craft and personal devices that might get into trouble not too far off the coast. Then of course there are the migrating whale sightings and counts and let's not forget those summer visitors the Great White Sharks. There is always something that needs to be tended to, just at a slower pace. So as we are open 7 days a week right now through Labor Day come on by and give us a visit. Maybe I can put this reporter telling a few stories himself next time. I just appreciate his willingness to let me ramble sometimes. Maybe we can put him to work here a little more, ha ha. Ok that's about it for this week folks, I hope you have a very good summer especially if you can do it right here on old Cape Cod. 
      Here we go with another Pirrrrate themed cocktail. I liked this recipe as it was a summery fruity beverage and it has few ingredients and easy to make. So give it a try and I think if you like peachy things you are gonna like this one. Now please, be a responsible drinker and host, even if you don't care about yourself care about others around you. Now with out another word:
 
      This week's recipe: Peachy Pirate Cocktail
 
      3      oz      Spiced rum
1 1/2      oz      Peach Shnapps
 2 - 3      oz      Orange Juice
 
      In a Highball glass with ice add rum and shnapps, fill rest of glass with orange juice and garnish with a cherry or two. 

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