As we get closer to the ride, we’ll be checking in with the brave and intrepid riders on our BikeMS: City to Shore team. This week, we’ll be meeting one of our BikeMS: City to Shore team veterans, Mike Malinowski.
If you’ve been to college in the South Jersey/Philly area, odds are that you’ve been to a Landmark Americana. We stopped by their flagship establishment — the landmark Landmark, if you will — in Glassboro to talk with some of the folks there to get the lowdown on this area right-of-passage.
Fly, Eagles, Fly!
It’s preseason, and we’re excited! If last season is any indication, we’re in for a great ride this year!
That’s why we’ve got a full-on Season Opener Pep Rally planned for the day before! Swing down to the Tasting Room on Wednesday, September 5th beginning at 11am.
As you may surmise, we’ve got quite a few homebrewers working at CMBC — and not only in production. We’ve got both avid and beginner homebrewers in nearly every department, from the Tasting Room to Events.
That’s why, every so often, we like to have friendly, little homebrew competitions. Some of the entrants are in it to win it, and some are really just looking for feedback on their brew. Regardless of who wins and who doesn’t, these homebrew competitions are simply one more way for us to come together as a company to do something positive for our fellow employees.
“I really love the homebrew competitions,” says Director of Brewing Operations Jimmy Valm, “mostly because it’s been a great way to get people in the company involved in designing the beers. It’s not only the Brewers who get into this industry because they’re passionate about beer, everyone from the accountants to the drivers to the beertenders are all here for a common goal: bring people awesome beer.”
In the most recent homebrewing competition, the entrants were tasked with using one of Cape May’s popular summer drinks, the Orange Crush, as a starting point. It presented a challenge that had numerous solutions: Should the orange flavor come from hops or from orange juice or from actual oranges? If they decide to use oranges, should they be fermented as well, or should they be added post-fermentation?
Ultimately, Head Brewer Brian Hink’s recipe came out on top.
We love our teachers here at CMBC. We’ve got quite a few on staff, and they bring their experience working with students with them to the brewery — handling a large crowd, educating our guests about our beer, and the ability to do it all with a smile.
Former union president Barbara Bur is no different. She’s been working with us all summer, greeting our guests with enthusiasm, joy, and just a little bit of sass — and we couldn’t be happier.
“Barb is always a pleasure to have around the brewery,” says Tasting Room Manager Chris Costello. “Her passion for beer as well as her background in education are an excellent combination for a brewery. She is always willing to take the time and teach our guests about our beer and what we are doing at CMBC. With the type of enthusiasm Barb brings to work here, I think I would like to go back to school and have her as a teacher.”
Avery Deane has worked in food service for most of his life, though usually in the kitchen, behind the scenes. However, it didn’t take him long to make the transition to barback.
“Avery has been a great addition to the CMBC team,” says Tasting Room Manager Chris Costello. “There is no task too small or too big for Avery to complete. He comes to us with a great work ethic and a willingness to learn everything he can about what we are doing here.”
A funky name for a funky beer. It’s an oxymoron — how can anything really be temporarily permanent?
Well, it seems that our Barrel Aged Series is exactly that. We have beers in process, so it’s definitely a permanent series, but it was temporary — the last beer was released around this time last year.
But, we’re bringing it back, stronger and better than before.
The Bog is back in cans, y’all!
We know you’re excited. We can feel it. The comments on Facebook and Insta and on Untappd prove it — you guys have been clamoring for another can release of this delectable cranberry shandy.
We totally don’t blame you. It’s tasty.
So, we’ve got our final summer release for you on Friday, August 24th.
Take a look at all the wonderful things people have had to say about The Bog in cans!
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