Cape Cod Beer to Host DARK OF WINTER Black Ale Project Fest

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A day dedicated to the enjoyment of dark beers from breweries across the state, all of

which benefit veteran organizations in each brewery’s community.


Hyannis MA, January 14, 2019: On Saturday February 9th, Cape Cod Beer will host a Dark Beer Festival they are calling the “Dark of Winter Black Ale Project Beer Festival”. Breweries from across Massachusetts who are participating in the Black Ale Project to benefit local veteran organizations have been invited to attend and share their beers with the public. Currently 10 breweries will be on hand with dark beers to enjoy:


1. Barrel House Z (Weymouth)

2. Bone Up Brewing Company (Everett)

3. Buzzards Bay Brewing (Westport)

4. Moon Hill Brewing Co. (Gardner)

5. Naukabout (Mashpee)

6. Saltbox Kitchen Brewery (Concord)

7. 6A Brewing (Sandwich)

8. Stone Cow Brewery (Barre)

9. Wormtown Brewery (Worcester)

10. and of course Cape Cod Beer (Hyannis)


There will be 2 sessions (1-4pm and 6-9pm) with 125 tickets available for each session. Big Rock

Oysters will be on site with a cash raw bar…and The Riverway Lobster House will be in the Pop-Up Kitchen selling their fabulous chowder and other great snacks! Ticket pricing is $20 and gets each participant 10 samples and a tasting glass to take home!


As is customary with all Black Ale Project beers, a portion of the proceeds for the day’s event will go to

support veterans and military families. Cape Cod Beer has partnered with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops as our local military focused charity.


About Cape Cod Beer

Founded in 2004, Cape Cod Beer is Cape Cod’s original craft beer and is proudly

dedicated to fresh, delicious, local beer. Located in Hyannis, Cape Cod Beer is self-distributed and is available on draft and in cans from Pembroke to Provincetown. The brewery is open six days a week year-round for tastings, tours and events. The brewery store features a large selection of products made on Cape Cod. Find out more about the company, schedule a private tour or event and view beer styles at


About the Black Ale Project

Dave Pappas is partnering with breweries across the country to support the

Black Ale Project, a craft beer initiative to raise money and awareness on behalf of U.S. war veterans. As a former active duty Marine and non-combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War, supporting our war veterans is a cause that means a lot to Dave. The Black Ale Project itself isn’t a charity organization but an idea he came up with to help veterans in need.


Each Black Ale Project beer is brewed by a different craft brewery, with no two beers being exactly the

same. For breweries that do not package their beer, the beer they brew in support of the Black Ale Project is poured in their taproom until it sells out. Dave does not handle the money at any time during the process; the funds are donated directly by the brewery to a veteran charity of the brewery’s own choosing.


The Black Ale Project has raised over $100,000 for more than forty different veteran charities and

continues to raise money every week through the sale of beer by participating breweries. It’s simple: buy a beer, help a veteran! Learn more at


About Cape Cod Cares for the Troops

At the age of 12, Dylan DeSilva wanted to find a way to honor our troops, he started a non profit organization called Cape Cod Cares for the Troops. In the last ten years over 20,000 care packages have been sent to our deployed troops from all over the United States who are serving

in Iraq and Afghanistan. CCC4TT also helps our troops provide humanitarian aide by sending supplies for orphanages, schools, medical and dental clinics in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


Dylan makes several trips each year to visit our Wounded Warriors at Bethesda Naval Hospital (now

Walter Reed) and are now providing gifts and supplies for Fort Belvoir Wounded Warrior Transitional Battalion in VA. CCC4TT is proud to support our local veterans, offer support for our Blue Star Families and honor our “Forever Heroes” and their Gold Star Families.

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