Cape May IPA IPA - American
The American IPA named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort, Cape May IPA is loaded with floral and citrus notes, slightly bitter with a zesty finish. A West Coast-style IPA brewed in the heart of the East Coast, it’s the beer that’s Crafted on the Cape.
Coastal Evacuation IPA - Imperial / Double
“Coastal Evacuation”: a phrase common at the Jersey Shore. Hurricane season hits hard, and we’re hitting back with a Double IPA with copious amounts of centennial hops, able to withstand the storm. It’s time to evacuate — are you prepared?
Devil’s Reach Belgian Strong Golden Ale
A Belgian beast, fruity and light, the complexity and character of Devil’s Reach comes from a robust Belgian yeast. Deceptively simple, caution is demanded because, before you know it, Devil’s Reach has swallowed you whole.
Honey Porter Porter - English
Here’s a taste of South Jersey, better known for farms than fist pumping. Roasted and dark crystal malts shine through in a smooth and light-bodied porter that is balanced by a hint of sweetness thanks to the local Jersey Fresh honey. Welcome to the Garden State, bro. Apiology is the bee’s knees!
Always Ready Pale Ale - American
Cape May is home to the Coast Guard, so we salute those who are Always Ready with a juicy, Northeast Pale Ale. With the addition of wheat and oats for a medium body and with brilliant aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and citrus zest, this lush hop-bomb is Always Ready.
Cape May IPA Nitro IPA - American
Our flagship beer with a twist. Served on nitro, you’ll notice a creamier and fuller mouthfeel, with the bitterness seemingly toned down due to the lack of carbonation. Very much the same beer at heart, but with a refreshing spin, this is a decidedly hoppy and slightly bitter American IPA. We load it with a blend of hops that provide floral and citrus notes, focusing on the quintessential American west coast hop profile. Which has become our style, this India Pale Ale emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor, while muting the hop bitterness by back loading the hop additions. Dry hopped with almost a pound per barrel, the hops come bursting through – encapsulating your senses to the point where you’re not sure where the rest of the pint went by the time you’ve put down your glass. You should’ve just ordered two.
Honey Porter Nitro Porter - English
Here’s a taste of South Jersey, better known for farms than fist pumping. Roasted and dark crystal malts shine through in a smooth and light-bodied porter that is balanced by a hint of sweetness thanks to the local Jersey Fresh honey. Welcome to the Garden State, bro.
Apiology is the bee’s knees!
Snag & Drop IPA - Triple
Dank and resinous, Snag & Drop is a lupulin-laden beast. With hints of pine and orange citrus in the background, this alluring Triple IPA is packed to the gills with some our stickiest and most pungent hops. Snag & Drop is waiting to lure you in and snag you like a trophy fish.
Summer Catch Witbier
Citrusy and refreshing, notes of orange peel and tropical fruits dominate this Belgian-style Wheat Ale. Lightly dry-hopped with Citra and Amarillo hops to give it a noticeably American twist, this crushable wheat ale is complex, yet approachable, just like the Jersey Shore.
Tall, Dark & Lager Lager - Dark
Dark Lagers are nothing new to our German and Czech brewing cousins, but not so much here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. At CMBC, we thought we’d remedy that. This oft-forgotten beer style is perfect for the chilly late-Winter months, when the wind howls and snow drifts as high as your nose. Don’t let the color fool you, this is no stout: it’s a crisp lager with a splash of dark and roasted malts that lend a touch of chocolate and coffee notes and a beautiful tan-colored head. And to top it all off, you’ll be left with soft herbal notes on the finish from the East Kent Golding and Saaz hops used in its light dry-hopping. So, grab a tall, dark pint of this lager and let it warm your frigid bones.
Tower 23 With Kiwi and Lime Sour - Berliner Weisse
Named for an old WWII lookout tower at Cape May Point, Tower 23 is a pale, kettle-soured, wheat beer. This year, we took our Berliner Weisse Ale and added kiwi and lime to add a tropical and exotic touch to this refreshingly approachable beer. Almost like a cold and fizzy glass of kiwi limeade, it’s tart and sour, marrying a lemony-citric sharpness with little hop bitterness — perfect on a hot summer’s day.
White Caps IPA - Imperial / Double
Brewed with hefty portions of wheat and oats, White Caps has a soft mouthfeel, a pillowy head, and a robust body. Featuring Mosaic and Citra hops, this effervescent Double IPA explodes with notes of papaya, mango, stone fruits, and citrus. Like the Atlantic during a nor’easter, White Caps is slightly dangerous, utterly crushable, and thoroughly New Jersey.
Anniversary Ale 6.0 IPA - Imperial / Double
A ridiculously drinkable Double IPA, with generous hot-side additions of Nelson Sauvin and Zythos as well as a double dry-hopping of Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Eukanot to the tune of four pounds per barrel. Brewed wth a heavy-handed portion of wheat and oats, you can expect a soft, pillowy body with a restrained bitterness, yet supplying a rich and enticing aroma. With notes of pineapple, melon, and ripened stone fruits on the nose and a subtle citrus zest on the finish, Anniversary Ale is the ideal brew to toast in honor of CMBC’s 6th anniversary.
Anniversary Ale 7.0 IPA - Imperial / Double
A blend of seven of our absolute favorite hops come together at a rate of seven pounds-per-barrel to create a beautiful hop nirvana, blasting you in the face with a tidal wave of tropical and citrusy aromas. Layered throughout this celebratory feast of sexy hops, our Anniversary Ale 7.0 is dripping with notes of passionfruit, guava, and mangoes.
Apple Pie Fruit Beer
For the past few years, if you stopped by the Tasting Room on Thanksgiving Eve, you may have been able to catch our Apple Pie. One of our favorite One-Offs, we take our beloved Apple Bomb and infuse it with the spices from our favorite fall classic, Mop Water. Since the One-Off keg is usually kicked in record time, we’ve since decided to treat you to an entire batch of this delectable holiday favorite. That’s right: 60 kegs of this spicy, apple-y treat. Sweet from the Apple Bomb, savory from the spices, and all-around deliciousness — Apple Pie is your favorite food coma pairing.
Beaches n’ Cream IPA - American
Peach purée romping around with some juicy hops is the heart and soul of Beaches n’ Cream. A delicate addition of Calypso, Azacca, and Amarillo in the kettle, then boisterously added throughout the fermentation process, Beaches n’ Cream is in full, tropical glory. With a luxurious mouthfeel thanks to the addition of lactose, wheat, and oats, with Beaches n’ Cream, you’ll drink your dessert while catching some sun.
Biscuits and Honey Extra Special / Strong Bitter
A blend of four different grains lay the foundation of this refreshing brew, leading to a medium bodied and highly quaffable ale. A traditional English ale yeast strain is used, lending a dry fruity note to the finish, with a blend of unique English hops bringing us home. These hops – a blend of Target, Challenger, and East Kent Goldings – lend a soft bitterness, with more earthy flavors compared to their more aromatic American cousins. Like all great English ales, the carbonation is on the lower end of the spectrum, allowing the complex grain bill and mild hop character to shine through. Over four pounds per barrel of local South Jersey honey was added to accentuate the sweeter note, with biscuit malts along for the ride to give us the beautiful copper leaning amber color, along with a slightly toasted, nutty note.
The Bog Cranberry Shandy Fruit Beer
What happens when you make a Cranberry Wheat and accidentally add too much cranberry? Embrace it and turn it into a Shandy! A tart cranberry wheat beer blended with lemonade, The Bog is light and refreshing while still packing tons of flavor.
Bounding Main IPA - Imperial / Double
Brewed with 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel, Bounding Main has a soft and pillowy mouthfeel, a gentle bitterness, and aromas of tropical fruits: mango, guava, citrus — all with a hint of dank in the background. Like many a stormy wind, Bounding Main will blow you away.
Bringing Sexy Bock Doppelbock
A blend of five different grains make up the flavor profile – three different base grains included – to lend a toasty, almost caramel-like nuttiness. Sweet and medium-bodied, this big lager clocks in at 6.2% ABV and goes down smooth due to the cool fermentation temperature and extended lagering times.
City to Shore IPA - Imperial / Double
Brewed in honor of the annual BikeMS: City to Shore ride, we look forward to this annual Double IPA almost as much as we look forward to the ride itself. Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops lay the foundation for this citrusy and grapefruit-laden hopfest, and just enough malt character and a well-rounded mouthfeel play supporting roles.
Ebb Tide IPA - American
An ebb tide is a period between high and low tides when the water is receding and outgoing. Our Ebb Tide is between Cape May’s low and high tides: winter is receding and summer is fast approaching. A new-school IPA brewed with massive amounts of Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, and Amarillo hops, then smoothed out with lactose and vanilla for a sweet finish, Ebb Tide is particularly brewed for the warmer days ahead. Brisk mornings turn to beautiful afternoons — at high noon, you can’t tell if the season is coming or going. Ebb Tide is unique enough for spring and refreshing enough to turn your thoughts to summer. Drink Ebb Tide at high noon and be lost between seasons.
Harmonic Rhythm Fruit Beer
Ginger ale, lime, and your favorite neutral spirit make one helluva cocktail — especially when served in a copper mug. That was the impetus behind our latest summer crusher, Harmonic Rhythm. A hefty dose of freshly-minced ginger added to the boil plays the part of frontman for this little diddy, garnished with a hint of fresh mint and the juices of lemon and lime rounding out the melody — a gentle burn from the ginger pairs beautifully with its bright acidity, bringing together a harmonious marriage of flavors. Cruising along in three-quarters time at a steady 120 BPM, Harmonic Rhythm rolls in at an easy going 5.0%, letting you groove all night long.
King Porter Stomp Porter - Baltic
The smooth notes of natural chocolate in King Porter Stomp are in perfect syncopation with the five different malts that provide the bass line of this robust beast. Medium-bodied with a chocolate aroma, King Porter Stomp is smooth as jazz.
Misty Dawn Saison Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Named for Mop Man’s 46-foot fishing boat that currently resides at the bottom of the Atlantic, we’re raising the Misty Dawn to sail again. This time around, we were inspired by the New Jersey-grown and -malted grain from our friends at Rabbit Hill, and we utilized their rustic Farmhouse Pilsner, red wheat, and rye malts to give this version of Misty Dawn Saison an earthy and complex foundation. Paired with an expressive Belgian yeast strain, Misty Dawn Saison is a distinctively unique beer with notes of grapefruit zest, earthiness, and a dry, spicy finish — thanks in part to a hefty addition of Noble Saaz hops to round things out.
Mop Water 5-Spiced Ale Spiced / Herbed Beer
CMBC’s Chief Mop Man mandated a beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and a s-load of real vanilla. Combining these spices with the flavors of German malts creates a brown ale perfect for cool autumn evenings and bitter winter nights.
Rich and complex, this amber-colored lager is smooth and clean due to a cool fifty-degree fermentation, mellowing as it lagers. Well-balanced with a hint of hops presence, Oktoberfest is focused on the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Pilsen, and Melanoidin malts.
Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout Stout - Other
We take our dark, slightly sweet, and full-bodied stout and condition it on locally-roasted coffee from Avalon Coffee. A complex grain bill of pilsner, carafa, caramunich, roasted barley and oats make up the heart of Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout, which pairs perfectly with the soft nutty and cocoa notes of Avalon’s Latin American-leaning house blend. Whether consumed as a delightful dessert beer or an arousing breakfast beer, Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout is one of our favorites.
Apple Bomb Fruit Beer
The apple never falls far from the tree, and Apple Bomb tastes like the apple fell right out of the tree and directly into your beer. We designed this brew to be an explosion of apple flavor in a well-balanced wheat beer, adding the apple-y goodness at the tail end of fermentation to retain a soft and gentle apple aroma. With its bready and biscuity malts balanced by the sharpness of the apples, Apple Bomb will be the apple of your eye!
Corrosion Kettle-Soured IPA
Opening with massive aromas of fresh citrus and tropical fruits, Corrosion hits with a firm hop presence accentuated by an upfront acidity. Kettle-soured before finishing as an IPA, Corrosion is uniquely balanced between the world of sours and the world of hops.
Crusty Barnacle Pale Ale - American
Back in 2015, we decided to bring back our Employee Series for a hot minute, but this time around we had the Brew Crew work in teams instead of on their own. The Tasting Room team brewed up a super crushable, bone-dry pale ale. Hopped up with Centennial and Amarillo, these hops naturally bring forth notes of grapefruit and citrus, but since this beast is fermented entirely with Brett, these hops take on a wave of exotic and tropical aromas of papaya and pineapple. With oats in the malt bill for a greater head retention and a creamier mouthfeel, it’s the fluffiest, pillowiest, softest brew ever to be called a Crusty Barnacle.
Demisemiseptcentennial Ale Pale Ale - American
For Villanova’s 175th year, Ryan Krill ’05, Chris Henke ’05, and Bob Krill of Cape May Brewing Company have brewed Demisemiseptcentennial Ale: a Pale Ale brewed with German Pilsner malt, our House Ale yeast for its clean and easy-drinking quality, and a hefty dose of Centennial hops in the whirlpool for a floral and citrusy hop aroma. This brew is a veritable Professor of Suds, unifying all Wildcats with its drinkability, brewed with the care that only Villanovans can provide, and leaves an echo ringing from Bartley to Tolentine.
Erosion American Wild Ale
Kettle-soured and fermented entirely with a multitude of different Brettanomyces strains, we bring you Erosion. Sharp acidity hits your palate first, with notes of over-ripened exotic fruits jumping out at the first sip, before giving way to the complexity of the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, and Pilsner malts. Rounded out with a subtle, earthy mouthfeel, Erosion is a wildly complex, yet easy-drinking American sour ale that won’t erode your senses.
Geek Out 3.0 Pale Ale - American
We use a bunch of different hops here at CMBC. From classics like Cascade and Chinook that dominate Cape May IPA, to newer and exotic varieties like Citra and Ekuanot that make up Tide Table. How do we know what a new hop will bring to a beer? We brew with it, of course! For Geek Out 3.0, we decided to make it a bit of a hop experiment focusing by on El Dorado. A new hop for us to play around with, we kept the malt bill unobstructed and the kettle hop additions honest to let the massive amount of dry-hopping take prominence. A light, amber-hued body quickly falls to the background in favor of candied fruit and melons shining bright in center stage, letting the El Dorado hops do all the talking on this one.
Mooncusser Pilsner Pilsner - Czech
Mooncussers were land-based pirates along the Delaware River who would lure ships to run aground by disabling the Cape May Lighthouse and setting a separate fire further inland, giving the impression of a false shoreline. Once the ship ran aground, the Mooncussers would pillage and plunder the booty, but if a full moon was present, their plans were foiled, leaving them cursing the moon. Our Mooncusser is a traditional Czech-style Pilsner, with a crisp maltiness and a firm, clean bitterness. Noble Saaz hops lead the way, imparting their clean, grassy bitterness with a light body and a dry, satisfying finish. Unlike the mooncussers, you’ll welcome the summer moon with this brew and cuss it once it’s gone.
Nitro Wakey Wakey Coffee Stout Stout - American
Dark, slightly sweet and full bodied stout. Conditioned on locally roasted coffee from Avalon Coffee.
Tide Table Pale Ale Pale Ale - American
Designed to bridge the gap between a classic American Pale Ale and the haze-crazed juice bombs out there, Tide Table fits the bill and then some. At 5.2% ABV, you’ll be able to give it several rounds and not get knocked out, and, thanks to a restrained grain bill, the boatload of Citra and Ekuanot hops do all the talking. Aromas of papaya and mango hit you up front, then the sudden sensation of walking through an orange grove at harvest time accents the fruits on the nose. High tide or low tide, this is one table you’ll set time and again.
Tower 23 Sour - Berliner Weisse
Named for an old WWII lookout tower at Cape May Point, Tower 23 is a kettle-soured pale wheat beer. With a firm lactic acid presence, this Berliner-styled Weisse Ale is simple and approachable, frequently sweetened with woodruff syrup but perfectly drinkable on its own. Like a cold and fizzy glass of lemonade, Tower 23 is tart and sour, marrying a lemony-citric sharpness with little hop bitterness — perfect and quenching on a hot summer day.
Tripel Wreck with Cherries Belgian Tripel
We borrowed this name from the infamous fishing and diving location known as the Triple Wrecks, about 30 miles southeast of Cape May. Originally, we stayed true to style, so we made our Tripel Wreck simplistically elegant. We let our favorite, complex Trappist strain of yeast go to town on simple sugars, with fruity esters dominating the profile and a smooth, clean finish hiding the deceptively drinkable 10.3% ABV. This year, we decided to add a new twist to our beloved Tripel Wreck: dark, sweet cherries are added to the mix to play off the beer’s natural fruitiness. Tripel Wreck is an absolute beast, but it’s balanced and approachable. Don’t be afraid to take the dive.
Turtle Gut American Wild Ale
Subtle earthy funk, malty sweetness and sharp acidity combine to give Turtle Gut its distinctive profile. Achieved by a quick souring with Lactobacillus before being fermented with our house Saccharomyces strain, then allowed to get funky with a hefty dose of Brettanomyces for a few months, Turtle Gut was our first venture into the world of mixed fermentations – and was pretty much the beer that kicked off our whole sour facility. Keeping the acidity in the more approachable range and letting Brett’s funk play a contributing part rather than taking center stage, our first born sour aims to please seasoned sour beer drinkers as well as the curious beer drinker who doesn’t yet know they’re a sour beer fan.
Limited / Small Batch
Sawyer’s Swap Barleywine - American
Named for local badass Captain Henry Sawyer whose life was spared in a prisoner swap for the son of General Lee, our American-style barleywine brings notes of dark caramel and brown sugar thanks to an intensely complex malt bill, with an alcohol warmth that will chase away the chilliest of winter nights. An assertive hop profile balances the malts with gentle hop aromatics and a clean fermentation character. Sawyer’s Swap is the perfect brew to enjoy while warding off an execution.
The Scupper Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Beginning its journey as our Misty Dawn Saison, The Scupper embarks on a four-month voyage in French oak red wine barrels alongside four distinct strains of Brettanomyces, imparting intoxicating aromas with a rustic finish. Subtle hints of red wine aromas complement the Saison’s natural complexity, finally disembarking with a dry finish that leaves you longing for another sip. Left to bottle condition for three additional months, if consumed fresh, The Scupper is a rustic and oaken Saison, but if stowed away, a far more complex and funky journey awaits.
Sea Mistress IPA - Session / India Session Ale
The sea is a harsh mistress. She’s cruel and unforgiving, taking good men before their time — mostly because they’ll spend all of their down time on their boat. Can you blame them? At CMBC we love our boats, we love our time off to enjoy a brew, but we also love our IPAs. Sea Mistress Session IPA is anything but harsh — loaded with hops, insanely aromatic and bone dry, yet crisp and ridiculously refreshing. We’ve loaded this session IPA with citrus and fruit-forward hops, keeping the body strong enough to withstand the call of the sea, and dry-hopped the heck out of it to make a session IPA that’ll be your new mistress
The Skeg Golden Ale
With a namesake inspired by directional stability, The Skeg guides the Stow Away Series to a different corner of the world of sour beers. Stowed away for several months in French Oak red wine barrels, this dry-hopped golden sour features a soft touch of acidity and is far less tart than other sour beers. The Skeg leans more heavily on a softer Brett influence, complementing a mildly funky profile with a boatload of Amarillo hops. Bottled at the peak of its components, The Skeg– an ever-evolving, bottle-conditioned beer — is readily positioned to steer you to new flavorful locales.
Something Blue Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, something … brewed? An old-world style of beer, Saison is the perfect backdrop for a refreshing yet complex blueberry beer. Something Blue rolls out when the weather is perfect and the summer is almost here: when wedding season is in full swing and the beach will be the place to be. With a beautiful purple-leaning blue color, a crisp finish with a tinge of acidity, and as pleasing to the wine drinker as to the beer connoisseur, Something Blue is something for everyone.
Summa Down Unda Pale Ale - American
Summa Down Unda is a crusher of a pale ale. Brewed with an abundant amount of wheat, copious amounts of Citra and Motueka, and finished off with just a kiss of Kiwi juice, this refreshing brew will make you forget it’s the dead of winter up here and remind you that it’s Summa Down Unda.
Temporarily Permanent Sour - Fruited
Tart, funky, and fruity, Temporarily Permanent is a Golden Sour Ale aged on fresh mango and apricot purée. Mellowed in the barrel for more than twenty months before being conditioned on the fruit for another ten, these fruits leave behind a hint of sweetness, perfectly complementing the beer’s earthy, rustic undertones.
Three Plows IPA - American
To celebrate our rich agricultural history, we are honored to bring you our 2017 edition of Three Plows — a Farmhouse IPA brewed entirely with New Jersey-grown ingredients: malt from Rabbit Hill Farms in Shiloh, hops from Laughing Hops and Sky High Hops in Pennington, yeast cultivated by East Coast Yeast in Hillsborough, and water sourced from the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer. The Three Plows on the Great Seal of the State of New Jersey honor our strong agricultural tradition and our status in the order of statehood. Three Plows has a fruity and peppery yeast presence, an earthy-malty sweetness, and a pleasant, hoppy aroma flirting with a firm bitterness, yielding an IPA that is uniquely New Jersey.
Pinky Lee IPA - Milkshake
Pinky Lee is a Strawberry Milkshake IPA brewed with an obscene helping of the finest strawberry purée we could get our hands on. A hefty amount of oats, wheat, and lactose bring the body, with vanilla softening the edges and really bringing out the creaminess. Pinky Lee would be more at home coming from your favorite custard stand.
Ties the Room Together Cream Ale
If Gary the bartender had accidentally mixed The Dude’s Caucasian with his oat sodas, this would be the result: a White Russian-inspired cream ale with coffee beans, cocoa nibs, lactose, and vanilla. Like The Dude, Ties the Room Together abides, but that’s just, like, our opinion, man.
The Topsail Sour - Ale
Expanding on flavors introduced in previous releases, The Topsail is an adventurous and intriguing sour blonde. Rustic with earthy notes and a firm lactic acid presence, The Topsail has aged for 9 months in the barrels previously carrying The Keel. Exotic fruit flavors reminiscent of peaches, mangoes, and apricots developed from the multitude of Brett strains playing off the base beer. Blended to paint a fuller picture, The Topsail is a well-rounded sour beer that will continue to develop in the bottle as the Brett and friends continue to evolve.
Watermelon Wheat Fruit Beer
When we get fruity, we want you to know we’re getting fruity. Our Watermelon Wheat doesn’t have just a hint of watermelon: we want you to be surrounded by fruity goodness. That’s why we chopped up nearly a ton-and-a-half of watermelons fresh from the vine, tying up our production team for the better part of a day. The effort is well worth it: you get real watermelon flavor, only available once each year. With watermelon’s soft and delicate flavor profile, we wait until fermentation has completed before adding the juiced melon, ensuring only a minor secondary fermentation. Crisp, juicy, and fresh, we brew a small batch at peak season. Watermelon Wheat isn’t around for long, so be sure to drink up the fruits of our labor.
Boughs of Barley 2017: Bourbon Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Boughs of Barley is for celebrating the season in all its glory. We brewed up a special Belgian-Style Dark Ale to lay down for ten months in freshly-emptied Kentucky Bourbon barrels which imparted a strong vanilla sweetness that wasn’t present before. Boughs of Barley 2017 has a depth of flavors that can only come with extended aging in spirit barrels.
Boughs of Barley 2017: Cognac Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Boughs of Barley is for celebrating the season in all its glory. We brewed up a special Belgian-Style Dark Ale to lay down for ten months in freshly-emptied Cognac barrels which imparted a rich velvety texture, greatly enhancing the dark fruit character of the base beer. Boughs of Barley 2017 has a depth of flavors that can only come with extended aging in spirit barrels. Grab a growler while it lasts, because this limited release will be gone by the time you give up on your New Year’s resolution!
Boughs of Barley 2018: Cognac Stout - Imperial / Double
Ah, the Holiday season. Thanksgiving feasts. Christmas decorations galore. Menorahs being lit. Friends and family around a roaring fire. And maybe the unavoidable screaming match over politics or your sister’s latest idiot boyfriend. However you celebrate, the joy abounds.
That’s what Boughs of Barley is for: celebrating the season in all its glory. This brew started off big, then we made it massive. An Imperial Stout that spent a year aging in second-use Cognac barrels, you can expect a warming, roasty character and oakiness to dominate, with wisps of chocolate and sweet Cognac-laced vanilla notes coming through, especially on the finish.
Grab a bottle while it lasts, because this limited release will be gone by the time you give up on your New Year’s resolution!
Boughs of Barley 2018: Scotch Whisky Stout - Imperial / Double
Ah, the Holiday season. Thanksgiving feasts. Christmas decorations galore. Menorahs being lit. Friends and family around a roaring fire. And maybe the unavoidable screaming match over politics or your sister’s latest idiot boyfriend. However you celebrate, the joy abounds.
That’s what Boughs of Barley is for: celebrating the season in all its glory. This brew started off big, then we made it massive. An Imperial Stout that spent 18 months aging in freshly-dumped Scotch Whisky barrels, you can expect a faceful of earthy smoke to dominate, with wisps of roasted coffee and chocolate coming through, and a long-lasting finish, all topped off with a warm body.
Grab a bottle while it lasts, because this limited release will be gone by the time you give up on your New Year’s resolution!
Brothel Madam Sour - Ale
Profile: Bright acidity, a firm, rustic funk, and a rich, luscious finish — we bring you Brothel Madam. For optimum fruitness, drink fresh. To play up the funk, age it out.
Story: You may hear the ghostly footsteps of an 1880s Brothel Madam roaming the halls of Cape May’s Queen Victoria Inn. If you hear her… it may be too late….
Cape May IPL Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)
Cape May IPL is a delicately-balanced mashup of two distinct styles: all of the crispness of a Pilsner, but bursting with the fruits and bright citrus aroma of your favorite IPA. With a massive hop bill featuring Bravo, Citra, Nelson Sauvin, and Hallertau Blanc, Cape May IPL is cold fermented at lager temps and keeps a touch of sweetness on the finish to tie everything together. Is it an IPA? Is it a lager? After one sip, your need for classifications will go right out the window.
Cape May Stout Stout - Milk / Sweet
Full-bodied, rich, and roasty, Cape May Stout packs in the flavor thanks to a complex grain bill of pilsner, caramunich, roasted barley, oats, and chocolate malts. Notes of chocolate-covered coffee beans permeate this 5% sipper, with a toffee and caramel-like sweetness underneath the roasty finish.
Coastal Evacuation with Brett IPA - Imperial / Double
Normally we ferment, dry hop, condition, and package the beer in two weeks time, but for this batch we spiked it with Brett. Allowing a second fermentation from the Brett to take its time to develop, we’re left with a more rustic and earthy profile, expressing a more funky finish. A second dry hop — after the Brett had time to express itself — leaves an aromatic and intriguing brew that is still the Coastal we know and love, just a whole lot funkier.
Concrete Ship Stout - Russian Imperial
Named for the sunken SS Atlantus, a retired WWI concrete ship visible from Cape May’s Sunset Beach, our Concrete Ship is a full-bodied Russian Imperial Stout. With just a touch of heat coming through thanks to the high ABV, we’ve perfectly melded the roasted barley and chocolate malts together, giving the final brew rich notes of cocoa and coffee. Bold yet insanely drinkable, Concrete Ship has a velvety smooth texture that won’t sink you.
Cranberry Wheat with Orange Fruit Beer
Thanks to the tartness of the cranberries, Cranberry Wheat with Orange is crisp and snappy, yet it’s fruity and zesty due to the addition of sweet orange peel. A harmonious blend of fruits and beer, our Cranberry Wheat with Orange is pink in color with a tart finish, with the cranberries taking center stage, charming you with a refreshing finish to this approachable autumn ale.
Crushin’ It Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Refreshing and great for the beach, Crushin’ It is soon to be your summer staple. Relax in the sand. Enjoy a no shower happy hour. This beer is best paired with good friends, sunshine, and SPF 30.
Escape The Cape Pale Ale - American
Are you crazy enough to participate in the Escape the Cape Triathlon?
Jump the Ferry & Swim: brewed with assertive and exotic hops but fermented with our house Lager strain, this straw colored lager-esque pale ale guides you ashore. Bike: a wake-up punch of hops hit you in the face, with a strong hop aroma yet little bitterness – helping you push a little more. Run: crisp and dry, extremely refreshing, and a sessionable ABV, our Escape the Cape Pale Ale is what you’ll be reaching for when hitting the finish line. Ready. Set. GO!
Extra Ready Pale Ale - American
Doubled dry-hopped with three additional pounds per barrel of Citra and Nelson Sauvin, Extra Ready is the amped-up version of Always Ready Northeast Pale Ale. Dripping with intense tropical aromas of pineapple, passionfruit, and papaya, Extra Ready is a showcase on irresponsible levels of hopping rates.
Fizz the Season Brut IPA
Brut IPAs are all the rage these days. Their dryness mimics that of a carbonated beverage from the Champagne region of France, which lends a crispness that really accentuates the hops. To play up that character, we packed Fizz the Season with two hops sporting a white grape-like flavor: Nelson Sauvin and Hallertau Blanc. To push that flavor even further, twenty percent of the fermentables come from white grape juice, making Fizz the Season more suited to a flute glass than a pint. Nearly translucent, extra dry, and super effervescent, this is the bubbly you’ll want to pop as the clock strikes midnight.
Follow the Gull IPA - American
Brewed with 5.5 pounds per barrel of Citra, El Dorado, Amarillo, Cascade, and Azacca, Follow the Gull is super juicy, ridiculously tropical, ultra-drinkable, and imminently Cape May. Brewed to celebrate Cape May County’s 325th Anniversary with the Cape May County Department of Tourism.
Foreshore Shandy Fruit Beer
Springtime at the Jersey Shore: where one day we’re pounded by snow and the next it’s 75 and the beaches are full. Once the cold breaks, what’s more refreshing than a sweet and tart Cherry Limeade Shandy? Inspired by deconstructing a snow cone, Foreshore washes your palate with sweet cherries then balances the next gulp with a firm lime presence, all with the refreshing finish of a shandy. So whether you’re rockin’ out to ‘NSync at your favorite beach bar’s No-Shower Happy Hour or getting in a gym sesh with your bros, Foreshore is sure to quench even the harshest thirst.
Geek Out 3.1 American Wild Ale
Continuing our Geek Out journey, we bring you Geek Out 3.1. For Geek Out 3.0, we took half a batch of an amber-hued base beer and hopped it with a crazy amount of El Dorado hops — a new hop for us. For Geek Out 3.1, we took the other half of that batch to our OG Sour Facility and funked it up, letting a blend of Brettanomyces and our house Saison yeast have their wild way with it. Geek Out 3.1 plays out with a delicate malt backbone balanced by an estery yeast presence.
Geek Out 4.0 IPA - Belgian
Next stop on our Geek Out journey is a Belgian IPA, perfect for summer drinking. Geek Out 4.0 has a light body, an expressive Belgian yeast presence, and an enticing aroma. Thanks to a two-pounds-per-barrel dry hopping regime comprised of Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Wakatu, Geek Out 4.0 is a beer truly worth geeking out over.
Harvest Ale Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Harvest Ale is something of a beer/wine hybrid. Beginning its journey with a simple Saison grain bill, Harvest Ale is brewed with a generous helping of Hallertau Blanc. These hops have a gentle, earthy bitterness with loads of white wine and grape-like flavors to them, and, when paired with a Saison, the beer takes on a winelike profile. Towards the tail end of fermentation, a large addition of Merlot must yields a juicy yet dry finish to the beer. The grape juice has a beautifully rich flavor to it, with the more delicate aromatics being preserved thanks to a late-addition secondary fermentation. Is it a wine? No. Harvest Ale is distinctly a beer — but at first sip, you’ll be asking yourself why you haven’t had anything like this before.
Higbee Sour - Ale
With sharp acidity and a refreshingly dry finish, Higbee is a golden sour ale with a gentle rustic funk. Blended to be well-rounded and approachable, extended aging will mellow the perception of sourness in favor of a stronger Brett presence.
Higbee Beach, a stone’s throw from CMBC, is named for bootlegger Thomas Higbee, who still roams the rustic trails and unforgiving landscape, eluding capture by the agents of the law sent to nab him. Keep the peace by offering him a bottle of the beer that bears his name.
King Porter Stomp Nitro Porter - Baltic
Originally brewed for the Exit Zero Jazz Festival — is everything you love about the original, only smoother and silkier. The assertive chocolate presence is still forward, with the natural chocolate in perfect syncopation with the five different malts that make up the bass line of this robust beast, its medium body more like a chocolate milkshake. Original or on Nitro, King Porter Stomp is an adventurous brew that’s as satisfying and complex as your favorite toe-tapping jazz tune.
L’Attitude Experimental IPA IPA - American
Get out a map of the country. Put your finger on Cape May, then drag it due west. The first major city you hit is Washington, DC, home to our good friends at DC Brau. This was the inspiration for the new experimental IPA collaboration between the two of us — two breweries well-known for throwing caution to the wind.
Using two experimental hop varieties, L’Attitude IPA has notes of tropical fruits, berries, orange citrus, and a touch of herbal kick, all in a dry ale with a unique yeast ester profile of apricots and a touch of spice.
Old Salt Fruit Beer
Old Salt is a kettle-soured, Cape May Sea Salt-laden, deliciously crisp, summer send-off of a beer. Stupendously refreshing, this tart and lively brew is conditioned on 2,700 pounds of fresh hand-chopped watermelon, making it a labor of love we’re happy to bring to you.
Paradise 160 Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)
Since Cape May, NJ, is a quick 160-mile drive south of Easton, PA, these two powerhouses came together to bring you Paradise 160 — a high-octane India Pale Lager that’s been thoroughly Americanized by dry-hopping it into oblivion with a combination of some of our most desirable hops: Wakatu and Hallertau Blanc. Eminently crushable with a mind-blowing nose, Paradise 160 is where New Jersey meets Pennsylvania, where old school meets new school, where you’re bound to find your new favorite brew.
Phantom Crew Sour - Flanders Red Ale
A harmonious blend of malt and acidity with a touch of funk and tannic quality tying things together. Notes of fruit up front while reminiscent of the barrel’s past life. Phantom Crew will age gracefully for years to come.
Salty Lips Sour - Gose
The name says it all! Salty Lips is a Gose — which is closely related to its tart cousin the Berliner Weisse — where using local ingredients from the Cape May Sea Salt Co brings out a slight touch of salinity. This refreshingly tart ale spent 2 days souring in the boil kettle to lower the pH to a pleasant acidity, then had coriander added with the local sea salt and hops before being fermented with a classic American Ale yeast strain. The saltiness strikes your palate before subsiding to a gentle tart bite, finishing with a yeast ester profile of peaches and honeydew, leaving you with a hint of the ocean on your lips.
Tasting Room Exclusive
Beer Name: Eminently Drinkable IPA - Imperial / Double
With the TTB shutdown, Beer Name is the only name we can give this beer. At 13% ABV and dry-hopped at 10 pounds per barrel with Cashmere and Azacca, Beer Name is a monster of an IPA. Fermented at 95° thanks to an amazingly unique Kveik yeast, you can expect notes of over-ripened mangoes and exotic fruits, with lime and lemon zest hints in the background balanced by a supple body. Ultimately, Beer Name is Eminently Drinkable.
Catch the Drift IPA - New England
Juicy, soft, low bitterness, aromas of pineapple and passionfruit brewed with golden promise and wheat featuring Citra and Vic Secret hops.
Double Dry Hopped Coastal Evacuation IPA - Imperial / Double
Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Mosaic, DDH Coastal has notes of papaya and mango, with a full body and an intense aroma.
Double Dry Hopped White Caps IPA - Imperial / Double
Double dry-hopped with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin, DDH White Caps has intense aromas and hoppy bliss.
Last Hurrah Stout - Imperial / Double
A massive and overly indulgent Imperial Stout, Last Hurrah is for going out with a bang. Brewed with an immensely complex grain bill — and a massive one at that — this is our most over-the-top and excessive beer brewed to date. Last Hurrah has aromas of chocolate and freshly roasted coffee.
Maize Haze lager
Welcome to our Cellarmen’s Beer, where locally sourced blue corn and premium 6-Row Barley from our friends over at Rabbit Hill make up the heart of this easy-drinking lager. Our cellarmen devised a moderately-hopped brew with Citra and noble Saaz leading the way, this lager is clean and crisp but with enough hop character to make you take notice. Maize Haze is dry-hopped with a beautiful mash-up of Azacca, Mandarina Bavaria, Hallertau Blanc, more Citra, and more Saaz, making for an American twist on this uniquely American Lager.
New Year’s Resolution Brut Pilsner
New Year, who dis? Our New Year’s Resolution this year was to brew a high-flavor Brut Pilsner, and here we have a highly-sessionable, canned offering to help you achieve that new-year-new-you mindset. Moderately hopped with the finest Czech Saaz hops, New Year’s Resolution is dry, crisp, and intensely drinkable.
Not from Concentrate Spiced / Herbed Beer
It’s apple picking season, and to celebrate we’re bringing an ale with freshly-pressed apple juice to the hayride. Sweet, slightly tart, and applicious, Not from Concentrate is the perfect pairing for your autumn adventures.
R.A.D. #001 Lager - Pale
Clean. Crisp. Approachable. The first in our R.A.D. series — Research And Development — R.A.D. #001 (Pale Lager) craft lager brewed with premium German Pilsner and Melanoiden Malts, and a gentle touch of noble Saaz hops – lending a soft, clean bitterness to this brew. Fermented at a cool 50 degrees, #001 has the crispness you expect from a lager and the depth of flavors you crave.
R.A.D. #002 Pale Ale - American
Continuing our RAD journey, this American Pale Ale is marked with brilliant aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and citrus zest. This lush hop-bomb has a medium body thanks to the addition of wheat and oats in the grain bill, R.A.D. #002 is heavily hopped with Calypso, Denali, El Dorado, Ekuanot, and Zythos.
R.A.D. #003 Pale Ale - American
The third release in our R.A.D. Series, we took the feedback from our previous release of our Pale Ale and came up with R.A.D. #003. This American Pale Ale is marked with brilliant aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and citrus zest. This lush hop-bomb has a medium body thanks to the addition of wheat and oats in the grain bill, R.A.D. #003 is heavily hopped with Calypso, Denali, El Dorado, Ekuanot, and Zythos.
R.A.D. #004 IPA - American
Brewed with 5.5 lbs of hops per barrel, R.A.D. #004 is one of our hoppiest beers to date. Coming in at 6% ABV, this brew has a soft and pillowy mouthfeel, gentle bitterness, and an intense aroma of tropical fruits such as over-ripened mangos, guava, citrus fruits — all with a hint of dank in the background. Brewed with stupid amounts of Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Bravo, R.A.D. #004 is juicy and crushable.
R.A.D. #005 Lager - Pale
One of our cleanest and most approachable brews yet, R.A.D. #005 is a premium craft lager with German Pilsner and Melanoidin Malts has only the slightest touch of noble Saaz hops, resulting in a soft and clean brew with a barely-perceptible bitterness. Fermented at a cool 50 degrees, #005 has the crispness you expect from a lager and the depth of flavors you crave.
R.A.D. #006 Saison / Farmhouse Ale
A simple table Saison balanced by a gentle helping of Noble Saaz hops, R.A.D. #006 is approachable yet intriguing. The natural Stone Fruit-y esters thanks to the Saison yeast are accented with a late fermentation addition of Apricots and Mangoes, lending a hint of tartness to round things out.
R.A.D. #007 Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Clean and crisp, R.A.D. #007 is our most approachable premium craft lager yet. With German Pilsner and Melanoidin malts and a touch of noble Saaz hops, this soft and clean brew is perfect for these dog days of summer. Fermented at a cool 50 degrees, #007 has the crispness you expect from a lager and the depth of flavors you crave.
R.A.D. #008 IPA - American
R.A.D. #008 has a soft body with a firm, yet gentle, bitterness and a beautiful aroma of melons and over-ripened mangoes. Orange-hued and opaque, R.A.D. #008 might look like a glass of juice but is, in fact, our current favorite IPA.
That Cranberry Good Good Fruit Beer
Imperial. Bog. BOOM! You know it, we know it, we know you love it, we knew you wanted this. A tart cranberry wheat ale sweetened to perfection, this is our beloved cranberry shandy’s big brother. The same Bog you love and know, just a whole lot bigger.
Tiny Drink Umbrella Fruit Beer
We weren’t sure we’d do this beer or not, but, since you’re holding it in your hand, it looks like we made it happen. This double berry ale brewed with raspberry and blueberry is best served with a tiny drink umbrella.
Hey you! Enjoy the final sips of summer with our smoothie brew. This citrusy ale brewed with passionfruit, orange, and guava is best served with a tiny drink umbrella.
You’re Welcome IPA - Milkshake
Yes, it’s really beer. Breathe it in. Intense amounts of oats and wheat, lactose, and vanilla are used to fluff up the body and give the viscous and luscious mouthfeel you would expect from this toasted coconut milkshake-inspired DIPA. Add a silly amount of Motueka hops…what can we say except, You’re Welcome!
Aiding & A’bretting IPA - Imperial / Double
When our Lab Team was tasked with designing their own beer, they opted for one that flies in the face of all things QA/QC by brewing a 100% Brettanomyces-fermented IPA. Normally responsible for ensuring Brett and bacteria stay out of our beers, the Lab Team threw caution to the wind – then aggressively hopped this Brett-filled IPA with Idaho 7 and Azacca. The result is Aiding and A’bretting: dry, fruity, and abundantly hoppy.
Baddest Cat In the Whole Damn Town Brown Ale - Imperial / Double
Welcome to our Packaging Team’s beer. We tasked each department to work as a team and design a beer as if they had to drink it, and the packing crew emphatically agreed on an Imperial Maple Brown Ale. Malty, rich, and smooth as silk, we conditioned this beer on top of gobs of Vermont’s finest Grade A pure maple syrup, yielding a beer Leroy Brown would be proud of.