Cheers to Eight Years!
Can you believe it’s been eight years?!?
We know we can’t. Ryan, Hank, and Mop Man had no idea that when they brewed up their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to Cabanas that, eight years later, they’d be employing over 90 people in 33,000 square feet at the Cape May Airport.
So… that deserves a party, right?
To celebrate the milestone, on June 28th, we’ve got two parties planned!
First up: not one… not two… but THREE CAN RELEASES:
Anniversary Ale 8: Dry hopped at eight pounds-per-barrel, Anniversary Ale 8 is a celebratory feast of hops, blasting you in the face with a tidal wave of fruity tropical aromas. With bold hops layered throughout this luxurious little number, Anniversary Ale 8 is dripping with notes of lemony-limey-citrusy goodness and tropical hints of coconut and stone fruits.
The Shower, Sweet and Sour Cranberry Ale: Whenever we’ve had our beloved cranberry shandy The Bog on tap at the same time as our OG sour beer Tower 23, mixing equal parts of the two became a fan-favorite pour behind the bar. The sour and sweet combination is too delicious to pass up, and we’ve brought you The Shower: a perfect blend of two of our favorite brews. Shandy + Tower = Shower!
And Tan Limes returns! Our Mexican-style Lager brewed with a touch of local Cape May Sea Salt and a hint of Persian lime juice was such a hit when we released it in May that we’re bringing it back. Fresh and zesty, Tan Limes would be perfectly at home at your local cantina and is best paired with street tacos, brilliant sunshine, and close friends.
Be sure to grab a specialty flight: Anniversary Ale 8, The Shower, Tan Limes, and Cape May Lager — you can get it with our new map glass!
In addition, each of our co-founders has devised a one-off. Check out Ryan’s Arnold Palmer Crush — an IPA with black tea and lemonade. And you won’t want to miss Hank’s pickle sour — a kettle soured wheat ale with pickle spices. And Mop Man asked us to serve up some Shower Slushies in a color-changing CMBC cup! We’ll be tapping these bad boys at 2pm.
At 11am, you’ll find our Birthday Cake cask on the Beer Engine — Anniversary Ale 8 with lactose, vanilla, cotton candy, and brown sugar, with a special prize if you kick the cask! Since the traditional 8th-anniversary gift is pottery, for a prize you’ll receive one of our new earthenware mugs! This 16-ounce mug is made by hand by the good people at Sunset Hill Stoneware using carefully sourced clay, beautiful glazes, and a killer medallion based on our old-school logo. Dishwasher, microwave, and oven safe, this bad boy is perfect for beer or coffee or the tears of your enemies.
One of our biggest initiatives of the year, BikeMS: City to Shore, will be here before you know it! Each year, we sponsor a team to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research. There’ll be representatives from BikeMS to collect donations and you can sign up for the ride with a 15% discount!
And we’ll have door prizes — you might win a limited-edition Cape May Lager flag! — and unique ‘Gram-worthy photo backdrops to help capture your memories of our birthday celebrations!
Then, when you’ve had your fill of fun at the Tasting Room, swing by Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill in Cape May to keep the good vibes going!
We’ll be taking over twelve lines at Cabanas, including The Bog, Crushin’ It, Tan Limes, Coastal Evacuation, Summer Catch, Devil’s Reach, Follow the Gull, Great Wit Shark, Always Ready, Cape May IPA, Cape May Lager, and, of course, Anniversary Ale 8.
In addition, you’ll be able to sample The Bog margaritas in those awesome color-changing cups from Cabanas staff, and we’ll have DJ Byrd on site, spinning the hottest tracks.
It’s shaping up to be a great day! Then, when it’s done, head over and continue the fun for our party at Cabanas!
See you there!