Cisco Brewers Inc.
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Active Beers: 33
Beer Ratings: 4,575
Beer Avg: 3.75
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by albern:
3.15/5 rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | $
Cisco beer is very good, but the actual brewery is in the middle of nowhere, has no food or even snacks, and is pretty much a low budget operation. The place has three small outbuildings, a brewery, winery, distillery, but in the winter they just keep one open on the weekends. They have a tiled patio with some tables to sit down, but again, this is rustic stuff. There was a John Deere tractor in the yard and plenty of brewing and fermenting aluminum vats and holding tanks around the outbuildings. There was also some wooden crates hanging about too. This brewery is for real, but it isn't that nice of a place to visit. The brochure with table service and candles and tables service wasn't even close to reality when I was there this winter. Maybe in the summer time, this place picks up and is more inviting.
05-24-2009 19:56:48 | More by albern
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3.76/5 rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
I visited Cisco this past week on a Tuesday. My girlfriend and I took the one hour ferry ride from Hyannis to Nantucket, hopped on a Moped, and zoomed on over to the farm for a few drinks.
Cisco is basically a Brewery, Winery, and Distillery all in one. There are three huts selling the various products, that open up in-between with tons of seating and a really relaxing/chill setting. I stuck mainly to the brewery.
It looked like there were 20 or so beers on tap, but when I went to order, many of the offerings were not available. I still managed to try three brews, and loved just hanging out in the open space. It has a hippie/gypsy/eccentric/artsy type feel, without being pretentious.The beers were decent overall, but not anything incredible. They had merch for purchase and a bunch of their bottled and canned beer available as well.
We got there at around 2:00, so there wasn't any live music and the raw bar was just starting to set up.I'd recommend visiting if you have plans to spend some time on Nantucket, but I don't know if it's really worth going to on its own. We had a good time, but it is quite a trek.
09-08-2012 15:57:44 | More by trxxpaxxs
4.25/5 rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Oh boy, did I have a good time at this place. I was staying on the mainland, so I took the ferry over to the island. From there, I took a cab up to the brewery. Before I decided to make this trip to Cisco, I checked out the website and learned that the brewery was also accompanied by a winery and distillery. Make sure you get some food in your system before you venture out, if you are attempting to visit all three sites. In the brewery, you can sample all of the beers available for $10, and you keep the glass. All beers available in pint form, as well as most being available to go in bottle form or growler. They have a rotating set of taps alongside their flagship brews to provide the locals that visit frequently a better shot at getting their hands on some of the more special offerings. Snacks are available in the brewery, and there are also some food trucks that are parked there on scheduled rotations. The place has live music regularly, and the outdoor area gives you a great look at all the farmland that produces the harvest to create all the beer and other goodies. The outdoor area is also great for kids and dogs, if you happen to have either with you. The bartenders were very informative at each place, and very friendly. Tours are available for $20 at 4pm daily, but that was too late for my return ferry ride so I passed on that one. Great time on our visit all around, and I am already looking forward to getting back to the island to visit once again.
07-23-2012 00:24:00 | More by GarthDanielson
4.43/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
I go to Nantucket every summer and have to stop at the brewery at least once per trip. The brewery, distillery, and winery form an open courtyard with several tables in the center. Each of the three is wide open to the courtyard with a good sized bar, but no indoor seating besides at the bar. There is very limited parking and it gets pretty crowded by 4 or so with about a quarter mile of cars lining the narrow Bartlett Farm Road. Get there early if you want to do beer or wine tasting because by about 1 or 2 they will stop doing them due to the crowds. I recommend the beer tasting if you haven't had their beers before. It's not a bad value (~$10 for ~10-12 samples and you keep the sampling glass). Most of their beers are in the $5-7 range with the standards in pints and the specialties in 10 oz. pours. The service can get pretty slow when it is crowded, which only annoys me because I have seen some employees standing around socializing. The distillery has specialty cocktails and the winery has several of their homemade wines and sangria. There is no food available, besides the occasional hot dog or pizza vendor, but they encourage you to bring your own.
The atmosphere is great. It's a very relaxed and casual crowd with many people coming straight from the beach still in their swimming attire. There is usually some live acoustic music going on and in my experience it is usually pretty good. There are a ton of dogs around as the employees usually have theirs and they encourage you to bring your pooch. There are some corn-hole and other games set up along one wall.
I highly recommend this place, especially in the rain. They set up a large tent covering the courtyard and the rain keeps away the crowds. There are certainly worse ways to spend a non-beach day on the island. The brewery, winery, and distillery all sell their products to take home as well as several different souvenirs sporting their logos (glassware, frisbees, hats, clothes). If you are on this site and going to Nantucket, you will have a great time at the Cisco Brewery.
Note - They fill growlers but you can no longer drink them there, you must take them home to drink. They say it is due to Mass. law. It was a bit cheaper when you could drink the growlers there but it still isn't atrociously priced for Nantucket.
02-01-2012 03:24:35 | More by NoLeafClover44
4.64/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I live on Cape Cod and visit my brother-in-law several times a year on Nantucket. The brewery is a must on every visit. The atmosphere is relaxing and family/pet friendly. There is plenty of seating outside and an almost endless variety of beverages. The beer barn has roughly 10-12 taps, the liquor barn has creative and original cocktails, and the wine barn has a sangria of the day. It is a great place to go with friends for a low key relaxing afternoon. The bartenders are also pretty lax about keeping track of your tab. A must if on island!
10-31-2011 01:26:13 | More by kwiley03
4.34/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
If you happen to find yourself on Nantucket for lore than a few hours, a stop over at Cisco brewery is definitely worth your time. A $6 ab ride from downtown puts you at an establishment with three separate tasting houses, one each for beer, wine and spirits, surrounding a large courtyard. The place starts to fill up around 4:00 with a healthy kid of tourists and locals. Live music is common, trending towards a folksy, almost bluegrass, style. No food, unfortunately but Bartlett's farm is right around the corner, which serves up excellent organic sandwiches for a decent price.
The beer room offers all of the current selections on tap (served in plastic, bio-degradable cups) plus six-packs and 22oz bottles for take out. The servers are knowledgable about the product (you get the feeling they've had more than a few brews in their time) and very friendly. They're more han willing to chat with you about the product and will offer suggestions based on your taste.
For $20, they offer you a brewery tour, which is nothing special if you're familiar with brewing process, but you receive several tastings and a take home glass. They take you out into the hop fields to show you how they grow them, which is neat if you're into the agriculture side of brewing.
In all a very enjoyable (and reasonably priced) establishment that's a great place to stop by on your way home from the beach. If you're ever on island, do yourself a favor and stop by.
10-30-2011 18:45:54 | More by rct828
Cisco Brewers Inc. in Nantucket, MA
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