Not a full report yet but stopped at Kappy's in East Falmouth, Cape Cod yesterday to have a look. It gets good word of mouth on the review websites like RateBeer and certain deserves the attention. I had to ask at a grocery store about the rules for beer buying in Massachusetts. Unlike New York, you can buy beer in the same place you can buy wine and spirits. Unlike Maine, there is no alcohol in corner stores, grocery stores or gas stations.
I picked up a bottle of Pretty Things Beer + Ale Project's American Darling Batch Two, June 2010 for $7.99. The beer comes with a sub-title "Good Time Lager". I like how Pretty Things gives you lots to read and consider on their labels. A beer with a name that long deserves italics. At 7%, one of the better strong pale lagers I have had from a US craft brewer, it finishes with a big malty yeast rich statement... a statement that says "I am big and malty and yeasty rich." BAer's love it. I may have to have another while here given that this is local if by local we mean made in state.
I also picked up a Port Brewing Wipe Out IPA, again at 7%, for $5.99 which makes me wonder where there is a margin for profit after cross continent transport from California. A finely balanced hoppy... statement that again earns BAer love.