Category Archives: Beer

Nantucket Food and Beverage

The savory ales, fine wines, and locally produced spirits of Nantucket are now on tap and on the shelf for travelers at Boston Logan International Airport (BOS). The Cisco Brew Pub, seating 70 people, has opened in Terminal B (American Airlines), with wheat beer and blonde ale, Chardonnay, Merlot, and more. Pub guests will be able to choose from a full range of fine wines and spirits as well as beer. The menu includes seafood, pastas, salads, sandwiches and appetizers.

I talked with Mike Campbell recently, the few night a week bartender at American Seasons who has that Jim Carey thing going on. Here’s what I learned.

Mike now co-owns and runs Nantucket Ice Cream and “Juice Guys” at the end of Straight Wharf in the old Allserve General Store. He’s currently running with about a dozen of Beth’s original smoothie flavors, and aficionados can still get their Straw-Bana and Nantucket Red smoothies at the new location. They’re using the same recipes and ingredients as Beth. Mike asked me to thank Beth English for her help and support during the transfer of ownership of Juice Guys.

They offer a dozen flavors of ice cream, including their speciality: unique ice cream sandwiches like Wild Maine Blueberry, Lemon/Sugar Cookies with Blueberry Ice Cream, or Dark Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Chunks and Coffee Ice Cream. The ice cream is made by a family-owned business in Skowhegan, Maine – Giffords.

Nantucket Ice Cream is open 7 days from 10 am – 10 pm.

Cisco Brewers and Company of the Cauldron Dinner

Cisco Brewers and the Company of the Cauldron teamed up on Thursday, June 21 for a food and beer pairing. Jalapeno Poppers were served with Whale’s Tale Pale Ale; Wings and Blue Cheese with Bailey’s Ale; Lobster Corndog with Summer of Lager; Kobe Beef Rueben Sliders with Indie Pale Ale’ and Root “Beer Float” with Moor Porter.

Cisco Brewers & Company of the Cauldron Dinner

Chili Cook Off

Cambridge Street and Cisco Brewers teamed up for a Chili Cook-Off on Wednesday, May 9th. Each chili was required to have a Cisco product in the recipe. The winners were:

  • Overall (first to third): Leah and Trey from Fog Island, Garfield from Cambridge Street, and Chris Brantley from Arno’s
  • People’s Choice (first to third): Fog Island, Cambridge Street, Tom Walsh
  • Heat: Ben Sheldon
  • Color: Fog Island and Cisco Brewers
  • Aroma: Cambridge Street
  • Taste and Aftertaste: Fog Island
  • Consistency: Cambridge Street and Jeremy from Cisco Brewers

Most of the photos here were taken by Laurie Richards of Pixel Perfect. For more photographs of this event and for photo credits, go to the Mahon About Town Photo Pages.

Cisco Brewers

A bit under the radar so far, the “new” Cisco Brewers, Nantucket Wines, and Triple Eight Distillery have opened their new digs out on Bartlett farm Road. There are now three seperate tasting rooms surrounding a stone courtyard. The rooms are all tasteful and functional, in the style you would expect for the Harmon’s, Hudson’s, and Long’s. Tasting dinners will start soon – I’ll let you know when. It’s a great place for a party, and is available to rent for your event. Tell them you heard about it here, and you won’t get a discount, but I might get some free Whales Tale Pale Ale or Triple 8 Vodka out of the deal. Some photos: