Since delivering beer in a brite tank isn’t exactly feasible, the folks out in our Packaging Department are our front line in making sure that you get your beer in a way it can fit in your fridge.
“When I met Jimmy, he came across as a hard worker,” says Packaging Manager Mark Graves. “He’s proven to be exactly that, as well as detail-oriented and a great fit for our department. He’s been an enormous help as we ramp up our production over the summer.”
Originally from Cinnaminson, Jimmy Robinson graduated from Camden Catholic before attending Cabrini College in Radnor, PA, where he played basketball for a few years. He graduated with a degree in marketing in May.
Before taking his new job as a Seasonal Packaging Operator, he interned at St. Joseph’s University in the athletic department.
“It was cool,” he says. “It was primarily corporate sponsorships, getting companies and local businesses to support the athletic department there. I really enjoyed it — I got to go to all of the basketball games.”
Jimmy’s a big fan of Philadelphia sports, including the Sixers, the Phillies, and the Eagles. Last season, he and his friend Max traveled to Nashville last September to catch the Eagles square up against the Tennessee Titans.
“It was a pretty adventurous weekend down there,” he says with a smile. “It got a little rowdy. We drove thirteen hours through the night to make it back in time for 9am classes. It was tough, but we did it.”
In addition to the game, they had a blast in downtown Nashville.
“We went to visit my other friend Johnny; he lives down there,” he said. “It was pretty awesome down there. It’s very ‘country’, but it’s still awesome. It’s just rows and rows of bars.”
He’s also a big fan of classic rock. It’s always fun to find out what people consider to be classic rock, particularly when they graduated college only two months ago.
“I like Bob Dylan a lot,” he says. “I like U2 a lot, also. The Stones. I like The Beatles. Stuff like that.”
Like many of us at CMBC, Jimmy loves the beach.
“I love hitting the beach and hanging out with friends,” he says. “Seeing some friends and I’m good. I don’t need much. I’ll usually hit Avalon or Sea Isle, but I have a house in Avalon.”
He enjoys Cape May when he can get into town.
“It’s really cool,” he says. “I like the old, historic part of it. I don’t get to explore downtown too often, but I’ve been there a few times, and I really like it. They have some great restaurants down on the mall.”
So, when he began looking for a summer job, Cape May Brewing Company was one of the first places to come to mind.
Jimmy’s been hired as a seasonal employee to help the huge surge of production we see over the summer season, but he’s hoping that it turns into something permanent.
“If the opportunity presents itself to stay here, I probably will,” he says, a bit pragmatically, “but if not, I’ll have to move on.”
Regardless, he’s been enjoying his time here.
“The people here are cool,” he says. “Everyone’s really nice, and we have a lot of fun back there.”
What he enjoys most is that he gets to try his new favorite CMBC beer, Coastal Evacuation.
“Yeah, that’s a good one,” he says. “Tasty. Strong. It’s a great combination and I love it.”
If you see Jimmy around the Tasting Room, be sure to say hello!