Some of Those Tasting Room Feelings….
Remember the good ol’ days — back in early March — when you could come down to the Tasting Room, have a few beers, and hang out with friends?
Good times, they were. Good times.
We know we’re missing the awesome times spent in the Tasting Room, and we’re guessing that you are, too. Grabbing some of our brews online for curbside pickup or delivery helps, but we know that it’s a far — though thoroughly appreciated — cry from how things were.
It would be terrific if you could recreate the feeling of our Tasting Room in your very own home. Luckily, we’ve got a few ways for you to feel a little bit closer to one of your favorite places while maintaining your social distancing practices.
Check out these fun ways to attempt to recreate that Tasting Room feeling at home!
If your work-from-home life is dominated by Zoom meetings, everyone’s been having a lot of fun with Zoom’s Virtual Backgrounds. They’re an awesome way to hide the cluttered room behind you, and you can make everyone jealous by tricking them into believing that you’re taking your meetings from CMBC’s Tasting Room or Beer Garden!
Or, if you’ve been reconnecting with old friends that you haven’t seen in decades over Zoom, if everyone uses one of our Virtual Backgrounds, you’ll feel so much closer and connected to one another — almost as if you’re having a beer together in our Tasting Room!
If you’re looking for ways to pass the time, tap into your creative side! We’ve been loving all of the creative projects we’ve seen from our fans throughout the COVID shutdown, and Cape May Brewing Company is here to provide you with a little inspiration.
You can explore your imagination with outlines of some of our favorite icons from your favorite brews. Enjoy the endless possibilities with Bounding Main, Cape May White, Crushin’ It, Follow the Gull, The Bog, and Tan Limes!
Another great time waster: CMBC Bingo! How many of these iconic CMBC activities have you done? Maybe the next time you get together with friends for a Zoom party — using one of our nifty Virtual Backgrounds, of course — you can all play together!
Have you purchased a six-pack in North Jersey? Did you celebrate a life event in our Beer Garden? Were you lucky enough to get one of the first sips of Cape May IPA at Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill — our first account — back in 2011?
If so, you’ll be waaaay ahead of your friends in this bingo game!
Write us a Letter
We’ve been loving your words of encouragement over the past few weeks. We posted these graphics on Facebook and Instagram a while back, and the Brew Crew has truly been loving what our fans have to say. It’s great to know that, during this difficult time, our fans have our back.
And we’ll take any message of hope and positivity. A poem, a haiku, a drawing your kids made — whatever! You can fill out the image below and email it to [email protected] or you can snail mail it to 409 Breakwater Road, Cape May, NJ 08204.
There’s nothing like some CMBC merch to really make you feel connected with your favorite brewery. No matter where you’re locked down during this crisis, a little CMBC swag will make you feel the cool wind off the Atlantic as if you’re sitting in our very own Beer Garden.
Pint Glass — $5
Let’s face it: the best way to feel as if you’re drinking a beer in the Cape May Brewing Company Tasting Room is by drinking your favorite CMBC brew out of one of our branded Pint Glasses. For only $5, you’ll not only receive this awesome pint glass, but you’ll also receive the comfort and mindfulness of a pint shared with friends in the Tasting Room.
And, to make the experience more complete, you can even gaze longingly at this picture of Smilin’ Andrew Fisher serving up two delectable looking flights as you sip on your Tan Limes or Bounding Main or Cape May White. It makes the experience so much more believable!
Hoppy Dog Swag — $8.99-$22.48
However, for the hoomans, it gets a little redundant once you’ve hit your fifth dog walk for the day. You might want to kick it up a notch — and feel a little more connected to your favorite brewery — with our Hoppy Dog Swag! The nylon construction means that it’ll hold up against even the strongest tuggers, and the five-foot leash will give you plenty of lead room. When you need to get out of the house, you’ll be able to walk your doggo in style!
Hoppy Crab Hoodie — Usually $49.99, On Sale for $39.99
Now into our fifth week at home, odds may be that you’re running out of comfy loungewear. And considering the fact that Punxatawny Phil apparently lied to us about an early spring (there are so many ways this quarantine resembles Groundhog Day), you’re gonna want some warm threads.
That’s where our Hoppy Crab Hoodie comes in! On sale right now for $39.99, with 80% ring-spun cotton and 20% polyester, this hoodie is enough to keep the nip in the cold, early spring air at bay but light enough to wear inside. The soft-washed, garment-dyed fabric gives it a well-worn quality that you’ll return to wear after wear. And with our signature Cape May IPA crab ruthlessly absconding with your hop, you’ll never feel closer to our Tasting Room while responsibly engaging in wise social distancing practices.
However you choose to bring a little of the CMBC Tasting Room to your home, the illusion won’t be complete without a tasty CMBC brew. Order online for curbside pickup or delivery to Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland Counties, or check out our Beer Finder for a retailer near you!