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“Cool place”
Review of Cisco Brewers

Cisco Brewers
Ranked #2 of 84 things to do in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Who are we? We are just about the coolest place on planet Earth. Having never personally traveled to other parts of the galaxy, we can't quite say "in all the Milky Way" but we're pretty confident that we would make the top 10. Here on Nantucket we have a Winery, Brewery, and Distillery. Nantucket Vineyard was the first arm of our business opening in the early 1980's as a small project of the Long Family. After a few years, Winery employees ended up falling in love with the wine and each other, and voila! - Cisco Brewers was born on the Hudson's stovetop in 1995. Whispers of a brewery floated on the Nantucket wind, catching the ear of a few people, including a Mr. Harman. Using the previously tested and proven formula of starting a business from another business, Winery and Brewery employees enjoyed a few glasses / pints (respectively) together and hatched the idea for Triple Eight Distillery in 2000. All three businesses are constantly evolving, and we now produce a wide variety of world-class wines, beers, and spirits. Come out and enjoy our Nantucket haven- just prepare yourself in case your mind blows up from all the awesomeness. Open everyday year-round, dog and kid friendly!
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
New York City, New York
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cool place”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

A fun place to spend the afternoon. They don't serve food but they encourage you to bring your lunch and sit outside at their picnic tables.

Visited September 2012
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Hardy, Virginia
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Don't waste your time”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had decided to spend the day on Nantucket and my husband loves craft beer, so based on Tripadvisor reviews we spent $35.00 for a taxi out to the brewery. Upon arriving we though we were in the wrong place. There were Cisco employees sprawled out on mismatched chairs all peeling fruit to be used for the distillery. The very young employees were throwing fruit at each other and into garbage cans and generally horsing around in front of customers who were visiting the brewery. All were drinking beer while they peeled fruit. This may be a tradition to drink while you work at a brewery?? We decided to try the 10.00 beer tasting and found the beer shack with 2 bar stools. We were served by a very abrasive woman who slung the beer samples at us and was so disinterested we could barely get the name of each beer we were tasting out of her. Our server was much much more interested in her female friend standing at the bar with her and they were again peeling fruit and drinking. Rude and unprofessional would be the best way to describe Cisco employees. The courtyard looked as if the chairs and benches were retrieved from a dumpster. There was no shade whatsoever and no comfortable place to sit. Oh yes, last but not least the beer brewed and served was the worst craft beer we have tasted in all our travels. Cisco you are no Woodstock Brewery. It was a huge disappointment that we wasted our time and money at the Cisco Brewery

Visited September 2012
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wonderful fun”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Unusual and interesting--the flights are a great way to break the ice with guests. Live entertainment heightens the experience.

Visited May 2012
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Off the beaten path”
Reviewed September 22, 2012

Very low key brewery and wine tasting. Outdoor patio was a nice place to sit and enjoy a glass of wine.

Visited September 2012
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Hartford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“Fun Time was had by all.”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

What a fun place on a Saturday afternoon. We were told ahead of time to bring a lunch and then show up to visit & taste. So we made a quick trip to Bartlett Farm for some eats. The Vineyard/Brewery/Distillery is a wonderfull place to spend an afternoon of fun, food, drink & music. While we ate a blue grass band set up and started to play and the crowd grew and grew.. The Beer, Wine & Vodka was all very good. We will be back..

Visited September 2012
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