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Cape May Brewing Company

Cape May Brewing Company In 2010 Ryan, Chris, and Ryan’s father, Bob, set out to start the first micro brewery at the Jersey Shore. Exactly one year later, they were drinking their beer on tap at a Cabana's in Cape May. The idea of the brewery is simple: create fresh, delicious beer and put New Jersey on the map as a craft beer state. Since opening the doors in 2011, the brewery has grown from a homebuilt 1/3-barrel setup to a 5-barrel system, won Best IPA at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Festival and was granted an economic development loan from the state of New Jersey. Additionally, the brewery was awarded the 2012 Conservation Award and the 2012 New Business Venture Award by the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce.


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1288 Hornet Road, Cape May, NJ, US, 08242 Email:
Phone: 609-849-9933 Web:
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Altbier is a German ale, which literally means old beer. This is not referring to the age of the beer but rather to the pre-lager fermentation method of using ale yeast. Amber in color, the Alt has a clean flavor, which is similar to a dark lager but with the addition of noble hops from Germany with a light biscuity flavor.
  Blonde Ale
Technically we can’t call this a Kölsch because, just like champagne, the name Kölsch is an appellation protected by the breweries in and around Cologne, Germany. So to play by the rules we’ll call this a “Blonde Ale.” Light yellow to deep gold in color; this is an easy-drinking, approachable, malt-oriented craft beer that is also referred to as a “lawnmower beer.” All these names can get confusing but what the heck; you probably won’t remember any of them after you had a few!
  Cape May IPA
A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale. The beer emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor while muting the hop bitterness. Loaded with Cascade hops that provide Floral and citrus notes.
  Centennial IPA (CIPA)
Winner of Best IPA at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer Festival! Intensely hoppy, very strong pale ale without the big maltiness; this beer is strongly hopped and clean, lacking harshness and a tribute to historical IPAs. The citrusy centennial hop was used generously as you can imagine.
  Cranberry Wheat
A harmonious marriage of cranberries and beer, this pale ale is all about the fruit. Pink to orange in color, there is a hint of sweetness and lots of the tart found in cranberries. A very sweet cranberry taste hits you so smooth you'll be charmed immediately followed by a bit of tartness and just a hint of hop floral aroma. Bob had to drive all the way to a cranberry bog in the Pinelands just to find the key ingredient. What a cry-baby.
A pale, spicy, fruity, refreshing Hefeweizen originating in Southern Germany. The fast-maturing beer is lightly hopped with hallertau and shows a unique banana-and-clove yeast character. This is a specialty for summer consumption but enjoyed year-round by all. Prost!
  Honey Porter
An English porter made with local Cape May honey. Brewed with hallertau hops the beer has restrained roasty characteristics that make it unique from stouts. Originating in England, porter evolved from a blend of beers or gyles known as “Entire.” A precursor to stout, it is said to have been favored by porters and other physical laborers.
If an IPA, a Wheat Beer and a Belgium Double had a baby; it would be called a Saison. This is a refreshing, medium to strong fruity & spicy ale with a distinctive yellow-orange color, highly carbonated, well hopped, and dry with a quenching acidity. Originally brewed at the end of the cool season to last through the warmer months before refrigeration was common. It had to be sturdy enough to last for months but not too strong to be quenching and refreshing in the summer. We brew ours with coriander and lots of Saaz hops
A very dark, sweet, full-bodied, slightly roasty ale that gives a distant taste of chocolate covered coffee beans. Not to be confused with the ubiquitous Irish dry stout, our version is a complex balance of flavors and that has a residual sweetness from a higher mash temperature.


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