Our lively little town at the end of the Cape just got a whole lot more exciting with the opening of the Provincetown Brewing Company. This cool and casual spot opened up on Bradford Street in early August in Provincetown and has quickly become a popular spot for both locals and visitors. One of their mottos is “blood, sweat, and beers” because it’s been a labor of love every step of the way.
Founder Chris Hartley first came to Provincetown seven years ago and was shocked that such an iconic place did not have its own brewery. Over the past two years, the idea to develop an “activist” brewery” that reflects and supports the progressive values of Provincetown was developed. The vision for the brewery was for it to be a reflection of what people love about Provincetown. To give back, Provincetown Brewing Company donates 15 percent of their profits to partner organizations that have a local focus. Or, as they like to call it, #draftivism. They also feature the organizations on the back of their cans so you can enjoy your beer with a side of activism! Their first three partner local nonprofits are The Generations Project, Summer of Sass, and The Commons.
At the brewery you can choose from one of their delicious signature beers, Golden Hook Golden Ale, Bearded Mistress IPA, and Crandaddy Sour Cranberry Sour Ale. Chris trained with their brewmaster Nik Walther, who also co-owns Turtle Swamp brewing in Jamaica Plain. Chris apprenticed there and learned the beer making process under Nik’s guidance and has now brought it to Provincetown. They also serve food all day, so you can enjoy sandwiches, bowls and bites with their signature brews.
Their mission is simple: to have their tap room become a laid-back year-round gathering place to build community while also giving back. Whether you are a resident, day-tripper or visitor, be sure to stop by Provincetown Brewing Company next time you are in town to enjoy the craft fare and join the local #draftivism movement!