Why We Love Coastal Evacuation
If it wasn’t your first Cape May brew, it was probably your second. It’s meant for sharing with friends, enjoying on a cold night by the fire, or perhaps on a warm day on the beach.
It’s a Double IPA that’s as big and bold as hurricane season itself. It’s time to evacuate. Are you prepared?
You’re not prepared if you haven’t stocked up on Coastal Evacuation.
We caught up with the Brew Crew to find out what they love about this perennial favorite.
Brian Hink, Innovation Director
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? Coastal kinda epitomizes our never-ending quest to improve our beers and make them the best versions of themselves. If we were to brew Coastal’s original recipe, it would be borderline unrecognizable when compared to the Coastal of today, because over the years, we’ve made countless minor tweaks to constantly keep Coastal tasting better and better. Shuffling hops around on the hot side, tweaking the malt bill, changing yeasts to enhance the fruitier undertones, but the hands-down biggest changes have come on the dry hop side. We’ve probably made 6-9 large scale changes to the dry hop from where it was when it was released over 5 years ago in September of 2014, and right now I couldn’t be happier with whats going on in there now. I think right now is the best Coastal has ever tasted, but ask me again in a year and, hopefully, I’ll be saying that is the best it’s ever tasted!
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s a fantastic “shelfie” (as in, a beer you can regularly find on the shelf). Even as a shelfie, it still stands up to and, in my opinion, far exceeds the quality of many DIPAs out there that are limited or Tasting Room-only releases, and, when compared to other shelfie DIPAs, I think it just blows a lot of them out of the water.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? Honestly, one of my favorite ways is first thing in the morning, right when the packaging crew is getting final approval for packaging, and I still have coffee on my palate, that’s the best. I love the play between the hops and coffee and always reminds me how much I love a good coffee IPA/Pale Ale, and that sip or two of Coastal just tastes so fresh and so zesty, it’s awesome.
Casie Hain, Brand Ambassador
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? My favorite memories of Coastal would be enjoying it with my boyfriend. It is his favorite beer as well!
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? Coastal Evacuation has easily become my favorite beer OF ALL TIME. I’ve been a fan of DIPAs for a while now, but its smoothness along with its incredible Centennial hops flavor just give me an “exquisite mouthfeel”. I also really like the name and how it relates to New Jersey along with the can design!
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? Well, I tend to enjoy Coastal Evacuation every day! After work, I come home and sit with my two cats and open myself a can. I do, however, love to enjoy it while sitting outside on my patio soaking in the sunlight!
Christine Bry, Director of People Operations
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? Drinking Coastal reminds me of days and nights when we would sit around the firepit with our hoodie on, hood up, after a day of working in the yard or garage and just chilllax, talk about our adventures with neighbors and family, and catch up on the events of the day, week, or month.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? No bitter aftertaste! It must be really cold, and it goes down really smooth. You look at the can and say, “That’s a double IPA?”
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? Really cold, out of the can, and with friends, of course!
Christopher Martin, Distribution Specialist
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? Trying it fresh off the line when one of the bottles didn’t cap correctly for the first time was pretty cool. It doesn’t get much fresher than that.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s a great West Coast Double. Nice and flavorful and deceptively smooth. The perfect package.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? One can at a time.
Christine Marsh, Brewtique Associate
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? IT WAS MY FIRST CAPE MAY BEVERAGE! It’s my go-to when I walk up to the Beertender with my mouth wide open thinking what I want next, “Coastal Evacuation” are the words that fall out of my mouth.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s strong. It’s just a well-made double IPA.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? When I have some on hand, it’s the first beer I drink. Coastal Evacuation is the start of a great time.
Noelle Smuz, Cape Beverage Accounting
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s easily drinkable, a nice option when I don’t want a total taste-bud melter.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? It’s a really good shower beer!
Rich Schmidt, Tasting Room Supervisor
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? It was the first beer that captured my passion for Cape May Brewing Company! It was like drinking heaven (well, sort of). The citrusy, hoppy flavor with a nice ABV at 8% really keeps my taste buds active.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s an incredibly balanced beer: perfect alcohol content and a hop flavor that keeps you wanting more. Well, only two in the Tasting Room.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? At any occasion: whether you’re fishing, sitting around with buddies, camping, or watching the game, enjoy a Coastal Evacuation!
Eric Wormann, Sales Manager
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? The first time I had Coastal Evacuation was at Harry’s Oyster Bar in Atlantic City. I remember loving the old Cape May glasses with the green New Jersey map. I remember thinking, “The liquid is good too. These guys know what they’re doing.”
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? In a craft beer scene dominated by hazy, low IBU IPAs, this is a great throwback to more of a West Coast style. It drinks like an old school 5% ABV IPA, but at 8% ABV.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? I love Coastal while watching football. Sometimes an IPA in a 16oz can doesn’t feel right in the situation. That’s for beer tasting. Coastal is for beer drinking.
Randi Friel, Events Manager
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? The can! This can is one of my favorite designs of ours; I love that we pay homage to our old label with the Coastal Evacuation Route sign.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? The name always catches people’s attention. And once they have this easy-drinking DIPA, they’re hooked.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? Preferably not during an evacuation.
Michael Laferrera, Sales Manager
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? Enjoying Coastal Evacuation with friends.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? It’s a very easy-drinking Double IPA and goes down very smooth.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? I love enjoying Coastal Evacuation on the deck on a nice summer afternoon.
Jenna Rae Rohana, Sales Assistant
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? I love how jam-packed it is with flavor, as well as its high ABV.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? With my bestie Leann on the couch after a long day at work. Luckily for her and her favorite beer, I always have it stocked in the fridge!
Chris Costello, Tasting Room General Manager
Any awesome memories of Coastal Evacuation? Coastal Evacuation was one of the first beers I ever tried from CMBC. My friend Joe introduced it to me: he actually has a bottle of it from one of the first bottling runs.
What do you love about Coastal Evacuation? Coastal is a super easy-drinking Double IPA, if you’re not careful, it can sneak up on you. I really enjoy the smooth mouthfeel and the citrus notes that you can pull through.
How do you love to enjoy Coastal Evacuation? Coastal is my go-to beer after mowing the lawn in the summer, and when it comes time for the striper to run, you can always find a few right next to my tackle box.
Coastal Evacuation is available now, throughout our distribution area, wherever great beer is sold. Check out our Beer Finder for a location near you!