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People are Talking About Tower 23

There’s so much history around Cape May it can sometimes be a little overwhelming. But… that’s how we like it. It gives us a wealth of possible names for brews.

Case in point: Tower 23.

Part of Fort Miles, the system of harbor defenses of the Delaware Bay, it was one of 15 towers stretching from North Wildwood to Bethany Beach, DE, used to aim coastal batteries at German ships and submarines.

That sounds like a great name for a soured Berliner Weisse!

CMBC’s Tower 23 is a little more approachable than its namesake. Generally considered a “gateway sour,” it’s the perfect beer to quaff if you’re not yet sold on sours, even though you’ve been hearing so much about them lately. Like a cold and fizzy glass of lemonade, Tower 23 is tart and sour, marrying a lemony-citric sharpness with little hop bitterness.

Many of the reviews we culled from Untappd say that it’s perfect for summer. And it is. So, swing down to the brewery, give one a try, and dream about a life that doesn’t so closely resemble a frozen hellscape.

IMG_1216“Top five at CMB.” — Dan Grace

“Nice, different type of sour. Lovely.” — Eric McHugh’s wife

“Very light.” — Stan Bojko

“Pucker up!” — Michael Patrick Donahue

“Surprise sour. Very tasty!” — Matt Workstus

“Bold, solid refreshing sour.” — Kory Beth

“Nice, light, refreshing summer sour.” — Mickey B

“Really good! Berliner Weisses aren’t always my favorites, but this one’s great!” — DG

“A sour style beer, possibly a new favorite if I can ever get it locally.” — dtnorth (We’re trying, dt!)

“Solid brew.” — Dan Schuler

“Faint, grassy nose. Light, sour, pine and citrus body. Finishes like sour grapefruit juice. Sweet malt aftertaste. Very good.” — John Stasny

“Not too sour, I like it.” — Teresa Rose

“Solid.” — Sara Halik

“Great for a sunny day.” — Steven Sztenderowicz (And we hope we see some soon!)