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What’s Brewin’ – Cisco Brewers’ The Grey Lady

We discovered Cisco Brewers‘ The Grey Lady recently at Boston’s new Dig Inn in Copley Square, exclaiming: “Wow, there’s a lot going on in this beer!” after our first sip. And there is!
Named for the foggy island (Nantucket) where it’s brewed, The Grey Lady is nothing if not complex with notes of earthiness, malt, and tropical fruits. It’s brewed with fresh fruit and spices, accounting for layers of flavor.

The Witbier is four percent ABV and is fermented with Belgian yeast. It’s available in cans, bottles and on draft.

The brewery grew quickly from a small start-up venture in ’95 in the backyard of a winery, which began in ’81 and remains part of the company today. For awhile, Cisco was America’s only outdoor brewery, but within a year of it’s start in 1995, it built a new structure. Jay Harman joined the company in 1996 and single-handedly capped 60,000 bottles that year. Today, Cisco beers are available in 12 states. Check it out if you love beers with complexity that really satisfy.





What’s Brewin’ – Cisco Brewers Whale’s Tale Pale Ale

Many think of Nantucket as the home of the Nantucket Wine Festival (coming up May 14-18 this year), but it’s also home to Cisco Brewers, makers of an excellent array of beers and also, producer of Nantucket Vineyard wines as well.The winery actually came first (1980), followed by the brewery (1985).
We recently discovered Cisco’s Whale’s Tale Pale Ale, a beer in their Classics line, made in the English pale ale style.
It’s designed to play well with food, has 5.5 ABV, and is fresh, flavorful and worth adding to your beer list!
Visit Cisco Brewers on Bartlett Rd. and see for yourself. And oh yes, there’s also a third segment to the business – Triple Eight Distillers.