PRESS RELEASE / October 10, 2023 (Hyannis, MA) – Cape Cod Beer, the Cape’s original craft brewery has signed a distribution agreement with Mayflower Brewing Co. of Plymouth, MA to bring their canned products to a wider audience including towns east of Worcester, from the South Coast of Massachusetts to the New Hampshire border. The distribution agreement will allow Mayflower Brewing to distribute Cape Cod Blonde, Cape Cod Red, Cape Cod IPA, and Cape Cod Pilsener in 16oz cans to bars, restaurants, and package/grocery stores in the areas that Mayflower already distributes. While these four beers are slated for the initial release, some of Cape Cod Beer’s seasonal and specialty beers may be added over time.
Since 2004, Cape Cod Beer has exclusively self-distributed their product to wholesale customers within a self-limited 50-mile radius, including the geographic area of Plymouth to Provincetown. The additional distribution handled by Mayflower Brewing Co. will cover cities and towns east of Worcester County including Boston, Peabody, Framingham, Fall River, Quincy, New Bedford, Newton & more.
Cape Cod Beer will continue to self-distribute to their existing accounts with their current fleet of box trucks and in-house sales and distribution team. With a total capacity of 15,000 barrels annually, Cape Cod Beer will continue to produce and package all their products at their Hyannis location. Meeting the increased capacity required of the new distribution area will not require any expansion at this time.
“Over the years, we’ve seen a growing demand for our beer off Cape from summertime visitors and seasonal residents. They come here and fall in love with Cape Cod Blonde, or one of our other beers, and then call disappointed when they can’t find it near their home off-Cape. With almost 20 years under our belt and the opportunity to work with a like-minded partner like Drew Brosseau and his team at Mayflower, we think this is the perfect opportunity to get our beer out beyond Cape Cod. We’re excited our fans will be able to enjoy “A Vacation in Every Pint” in more of Massachusetts than ever before.” explains President & Brewmaster Todd Marcus.
Cape Cod Beer is Mayflower Brewing Company’s first distribution partner, explains Mayflower owner Drew Brosseau. “We’re excited to be partnering with our friends at Cape Cod Beer because everyone will benefit. Cape Cod will gain access to a larger market; we will strengthen our relationship with our retailers; and consumers will get to enjoy Cape Cod beer even when they’re not on vacation.”
Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod’s original craft beer and is proudly dedicated to fresh, delicious, local beer. Brewing over 6,500 barrels of beer annually, Cape Cod Beer makes over 35 different beers, with at least 20 of those brands being packaged in kegs and 16 oz. cans for delivery. Cape Cod Beer employs 20 people year-round and 12 part time. The brewery is open year-round for pints onsite, and beer to-go. The brewery hosts many events like live music, festivals, tours and more. The outdoor beer garden is open from Patriots Day to Columbus Day. Find out more about the company, learn about upcoming events, and view beer styles at www.CapeCodBeer.com
Mayflower Brewing Company is a craft beer microbrewery located in historic Plymouth, Massachusetts. Founded in 2007 by a tenth great grandson of John Alden, beer barrel cooper on board the Mayflower, we are dedicated to celebrating the legacy of beer in America by creating unique, high-quality ales for the New England market. We produce and sell all our beer at our brewery and tap room in Plymouth and distribute the beer directly to on-premise and off-premise retailers throughout eastern Massachusetts.