Tree House Brewing’s Cape Cod Taproom Moves Forward Despite Local Opposition

, Tree House Brewing’s Cape Cod Taproom Moves Forward Despite Local Opposition

(Courtesy Tree House Brewing)

Founded in a small barn as a one man operation in 2011, Tree House Brewing caught fire almost immediately. By the end of the year the Massachusetts brewery had “thirteen employees and 650-barrel cellar” according to the Boston Business Journal.

In 2017 Tree House moved from its humble roots to a 55,000-square-foot state-of-the-art production brewery in Carlton, MA which remains its headquarters today.

And last November the brewery announced plans for a new brewing outpost, in Sandwich, Massachusetts, on a spectacular bayside tract of land near Cape Cod’s oldest town.

This from that announcement…

We have always done whatever it takes to make the experience at Tree House absolutely great, and have committed to growing it along with our customer base if necessary.

This year we’ve reflected deeply upon the experience in Charlton and realized that many of the limitations currently in place are a function of over-demand and under-supply; not for beer, but as a communal gathering place. In spite of relentless effort and constant reinvestment to make it the simple, relaxed environment we have described, we continue to fail in the face of our ever-growing customer base.

Tree House Cape Cod is part of a broad effort to remedy to this problem, relieving pressure on our main campus while bringing the Tree House experience closer to you.

Our roots are deep in Massachusetts, and more broadly, New England, and calling a small sliver of the Cape home fills us with pride and purpose to do even better on your behalf. A brewery and taproom on the ocean or beach is rare and we couldn’t be more pleased to jump at the chance to enjoy it with you

Plans have been moving ahead on Tree House Brewing’s future home which will feature a taproom, retail outlet and beer garden, as well as outdoor parking for at least three food truck operations.

The brewery’s new $1.275 million Cape Cod location currently has a three-story, 7,760 sq. ft. wood-frame building which will be renovated to provide for 258 seats and an indoor/outdoor capacity of 500 visitors.

, Tree House Brewing’s Cape Cod Taproom Moves Forward Despite Local OppositionAnd on April 15th the Sandwich Board of Selectmen unanimously voted to grant Tree House Brewing a Farmer Series Pouring Permit and Entertainment License despite some local concerns primarily over parking and traffic.

“There is only one way in and one way out of Town Neck,” resident Melissa Quinn noted during a virtual public hearing with the board. “The one way in is going to be gridlocked and that is the number one concern for neighbors. We expect it to be crowded.”

But as the Cape Cod Times reports Quinn, who has seen long lines form outside other Tree House Brewery locations, is still excited for the taproom to open.

Pending final building and fire licensing approval and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Tree House Brewing hopes to open its new Cape Cod location as soon as they can this summer.

And there’s also this to look forward to…


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