How Cisco Puts the Brew in Nantucket Brewery

Nantucket wouldn’t be the refined, debonair island that it is without the spice of diversity. From swanky downtown bars serving up hand-crafted cocktails to beachy brewpubs offering island-inspired beers, we’ve got a little bit of everything. If you’re looking to ditch the downtown lights for a chiller atmosphere, look no further than our very own Nantucket Brewery, Cisco Brewers. 

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Visiting This Nantucket Brewery

Pull up a chair, a picnic table, or a bar stool at this no-frills Nantucket brewery. Cisco Brewery, near Miacomet Golf Club, is your straight-out-of-a-movie neighborhood pub. Think friendly conversation, a sandy beach for a floor, welcoming picnic tables, and, of course, the best house-crafted beers. It’s a must-see for any beer lover visiting the island. 


  • About the Brewery

Bartender Cisco BrewersDid we mention Cisco’s is a no-frills brewpub? The folks here genuinely want you to feel at home. Find a spot next to a stranger, strike up a conversation, sip on your favorite beer, and soak up the Nantucket sunshine. It’s rustic and simple in all the right ways. 

The bar is typically serving up at least ten different draft options along with bottles and cans. Let Cisco’s be your nightly stop for laid-back feels and great beers.


  • The Beer


Try one of their classic year-round brews. Whale’s Tale Pale Ale is a smooth and malty English-style Pale Ale. It’s one of the brewery’s most popular and is available in a can, bottle, or on tap. The Indie I.P.A. is equally as popular to its counterpart, with a little more of a hoppy bite. 


From sunshine to snow, Cisco’s has your back. Try out the Pumple Drumkin for a fall harvest classic. Let the Winter Shredder warm up your cold bones. And refresh in the warmer months with their Summer Lager, a Bohemian-style Pilsner.

The Woods

The Woods is a vintage brand beer with brews aged in oak barrels, before being caged and corked. Lady of the Woods is one of the most popular in the collection providing sour flavors with hints of crabapple and lychee. You’ll want to snag a bottle of Cranberry Woods while you’re there and enjoy the fruits of their local labor.    


Come Back to the Comforts of Periwinkle Inn

Periwinkle Exterior - FrontAfter you’ve finished your {tastings} flight, spend the night at the cozy Periwinkle Inn. Plan your stay in the Pequod room and enjoy a cherry wood queen-size bed adorned with a hand-tied, fishnet canopy, Egyptian cotton linens, Malin + Goetz toiletries, plush Turkish towels and bathrobes, and a gentle peek at the harbor.

A gourmet, house-made breakfast is included each morning of your stay. Enjoy freshly roasted coffee, warm pastries, yogurt, granola while reveling in the sights and sounds of our tiny ocean town. We can’t wait to welcome you to Nantucket!