Cisco Adding Madaquet Double IPA & Captain Swain’s Coffee Stout 16oz Cans

Here’s your first look at a big can (and big beer) coming from one of my favorite places to have a beer, Cisco Brewers on Nantucket.  This is Madaquet Double IPA and it is named for local legend Madaket Millie.  This beer swims in at 8%-AbV and you’re looking at the 16oz can.  We also have Captain Swain’s Coffee Stout (8%-AbV). imageUPDATE 8 Aug 2017 from Cisco:

Cisco Brewers is bringing its Madaquet Double IPA, a piney, citrusy New England style Double IPA full of character and flavor, to the mainland for the first time ever. The beer pays homage to Nantucket legend Madaket Millie and is the first release in Cisco Brewers’ new Island Reserve Series, which will expand local island favorites to states across New England.

Last produced in 2015, this release marks Madaquet Double IPA’s debut to the broader Northeast. Madaquet Double IPA’s juicy and hop-heavy New England style doesn’t mess around at 8% ABV. Its light body makes it refreshing enough to enjoy for the close of summer, while still serving as a perfect beer to ease into the fall.

“The New England Double IPA style hit the craft beer scene a few years back and pushed the limits of what the craft beer consumer was looking for in a beer,” said Jay Harman, CEO, Cisco Brewers. “Brewed with unfiltered fresh yeast and hop oil haze, Madaquet Double IPA is meant to be enjoyed as close to the packaging date as possible. We can package this beer on a Monday and have it on store shelves three days later, meaning that consumers are drinking the freshest beer available.”

Cisco Brewers’ new Island Reserve Series brings island-favorite beers to the mainland in a convenient 4pk of 16oz. cans. Madaquet Double IPA, the first in the series, will be available in select locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, New Hampshire, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Washington DC, and Vermont. This release of Madaquet Double IPA has been refreshed from its original recipe, utilizing a Hopnik brewing system to macerate and extract high concentrations of crystal hop oil on top of dry hopping. The result is a beer that is surprisingly strong and bold, yet easy to love – just like Madaket Millie herself.----

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In the spirit of Nantucket’s own Madaket Millie, who rescued salty seamen from certain peril, this New England style Double IPA can be your Cisco life-line to the mainland until your next visit to the island.

This New England style Double India Pale Ale is an innovative hop showcase for Cisco Brewers. Light in body, with a clean dry malt flavor, it is hard to tell that she hits at 8% ABV. The aroma flourishes with tropical stone fruit and a piney resin nose. Along with a massive dry hop schedule Cisco utilized a Hopnik to macerate & then extract high concentrations of crystal hop oil, which gives Madaquet an uplifting sensory effect. With a cross blend of Mosaic & Galaxy, coupled with Citra & Cascade, Cisco has created a blitz on the pallet with lingering tastes of mango, passionfruit and citrus.

For the ultimate experience, Drink Madaquet while its fresh!!


  • Light in body
  • Clean malt flavor
  • Tropical & fruity
  • Notes of stone fruit, peach, and resin


  • Malts: Pale Malt, Oats
  • Hops: Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra, Cascade
  • ABV: 8%
  • IBU: 65

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