Cape Cod is a beautiful peninsula of Massachusetts and is receiving a visit from Drinking Made Easy. The area is a popular tourist attraction for its miles and miles of beaches, historical sites, and natural attractions. Zane and Steve will be combing the beaches looking for the best brews, cocktails, and bars. Lots of competition in this episode with belly flopping, beer chugging, keg throwing, and dune jumping just to name a few.
WHERE WE WENT
- Trader Ed’s: Trader Ed’s is the place for tropical fun on Cape Cod. Take in the great water-views of Hyannis Harbor while you enjoy the freshest seafood the Cape has to offer, or just relax with one of their signature frozen libations and watch the boats go by. 1 Willow Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 508-790-8686
- Truro Vineyards: By pioneering the art of maritime grape growing on the Cape, Truro Vineyards with their vinifera vineyard produces wine with intense flavor and lush varietal character. They open their doors each season to wine lovers from around the world who visit the tasting room and gift shop in a carefully restored 1830′s farmhouse. 11 Shore Road North Truro, MA 02652 (508) 487-6200
- Blackfish: Blackfish gives a homely appeal and was originally converted from a blacksmith’s shop. All of their vegetables are home grown and picked locally. 17 Truro Center Rd Truro, MA 02666.
- Cape Cod Beer: Cape Cod Beer is about beer. Its about brewing the best beer possible, on Cape Cod, for people who love Cape Cod. Its about having fun, and following the owner’s calling (and passion) to brew beer professionally. 1336 Phinneys Ln, Hyannis Port, MA 02601 (508) 790-4200
- The Beachcomber: The Beachcomber has been a must-visit Summer destination for surfers, families, beach-goers and music lovers for more than 50 years! Each season, a steady stream of cars pulls into the parking lot, delivering beach bums of all ages for a memorable day in the dunes. One of Cape Cod’s only beachfront properties, The Beachcomber is a hot spot for good times and lively libations. 1120 Cahoon Hollow Rd Wellfleet, MA 02667 (508) 349-6055
- Old Colony Tap: Old Colony Tap is fun bar full of character, both in its patrons and its decor. It is located in Provincetown which is known for it’s community of artists and is actually credited as the first landing site of the pilgrims. 323 Commercial St, Provincetown, MA 02657-2202
WHAT WE DRANK
The Beezer Pleaser Recipe
Strawberry Basil Martini Recipe
Cape Cod Goombay Smash Recipe
The Everything Shot Recipe
WHAT WE FEATURED
- Truro-Lighthouse Wine: “These wines represent a bit of a departure from the traditional wine, in large part because we put them into beautiful and colorful lighthouse shaped bottles. Sent to us from Italy, these bottles not only house wonderful wines, but are kept as keepsakes and souvenirs by tourists all over the world.”
- Cape Cod Red: “Smooth and mellow, a well-balanced amber ale with caramel and toffee malt notes and a subtle spicy hop character.”
- Harpoon IPA: “At Harpoon, we have always worked hard at two things: brewing great beer and welcoming our customers to our breweries. Our beer styles were created to provide you, our beer-drinking friends, with fresh, fun and interesting choices. We draw on numerous brewing traditions to make our beers, but we always add our own “interpretation” of how the styles can be best matched to our – and your – tastes.”
- Midori, created in 1978, is flavored to taste like muskmelon.
- Swimming was part of the first modern Olympic games in Athens, in 1896.
- The largest swimming pool in the world is in Chile; it is 3,323 feet long and covers 20 acres.
- The world record belly flop, held by professor splash was done with a 36 foot dive into 12 inches of water.
- Historically, the lamp in a lighthouse utilized whale oil to provide light.
- The Truro Vineyard sells a kit that will turn your empty lighthouse bottle into an oil lamp.
- Amber ale is an American term used to describe a variety of beers that range in color from light golden to deep red.
- The world record for the highest keg toss is 23 feet, and 7 inches.
- Goombay actually refers to a form of Bahamian music and the drum that is used to make it.
- Each year, Goombay festivals take place world-wide to celebrate Bahamian and Caribbean culture.
- Founded in 1986, Harpoon was the first brewery to obtain a permit to make and sell beer in Massachusetts in the previous 25 years.
- Strikes of a ship’s bell were used to mark hours and regulate sailor’s duty watches.
- The job of shining a ship’s bell usually fell to the cook.
THANK YOU SIR, MAY I PLEASE HAVE SOME MORE?
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