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This past week, Ryan sat in with Scott Cronick of Off the Press at WOND, discussing how COVID has affected Cape May Brewing Company, while Tasting Room General Manager Chris Costello and Cape Beverage Operations Manager Justin Vitti sat in with the guys from South Jersey Beer Scene.
South Jersey Beer Scene
John Couchoud and Tom Renzulli at South Jersey Beer Scene got together (virtually, of course) with Chris and Justin to talk about, well…, just about everything.
While Justin and Chris both sipped on a Key Lime Corrosion, Chris discussed our (extremely quick) pivot toward home delivery and Justin talked about the distribution explosion that happened for our canned beers.
But he was particularly complimentary toward the “phenomenon” of Crushin’ It. Jordan Crawford from Circle Liquors in Somers Point hopped on to say that Crushin’ It is absolutely flying off the shelves. That’s great news!
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Off the Press
Scott Cronick ran a great interview with Ryan, discussing a lot of the issues that are currently facing us.
Ryan pointed out that turning off 100% of keg sales definitely hurt us, but, while liquor stores are helping keep us afloat, they won’t be able to completely replace that revenue.
Because of that, we’re asking the federal government to postpone our excise taxes for the entire year. They’ve given us a three-month postponement of those taxes, which is great, but if the summer fails to launch as we feel it might, that bill will come due at exactly the worst time.
If you recall, CBMTRA reduced our excise taxes from $7-per-barrel to $3.50-per-barrel, which is certainly helping during this time; however, a little more help is necessary.
If you’d like to lend your voice, head over to the Beer Institute or the Brewers Association to petition your members of Congress.
“We’ll come out of this a stronger company and more thoughtful,” Ryan said.
Check out the video!
Local breweries, like many other businesses, are struggling. But did you know breweries pay more taxes than most other businesses? Here is Ryan Krill from Cape May Brewing Co. urging the federal government to suspend the excise tax for the whole year. You can help, too, but contacting Congressman Jeff Van Drew. Listen to Off The Press with Scott Cronick 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays on News Talk 1400 WOND, 92.5-FM and WONDRadio.com
Posted by Scott Cronick on Friday, May 22, 2020