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“Our growth was a function of maturity.”

Brewbound Live and a Rising Star!

This week, Ryan has been in Santa Monica, CA, with Mop Man and our VP of Operations Brandon Greenwood to participate in this year’s Brewbound Live.

Produced by Brewbound — a leading industry trade publication providing comprehensive information about the beer space, analysis of industry trends, and in-depth interviews with industry leaders — Brewbound Live features beer industry trailblazers, trendsetters, and rising stars. In addition, the week highlights a range of brewery case studies, business discussions, a Pitch Slam business competition, sampling of new and innovative products, and Livestream Studio interviews with attendees.

In addition, they’ll be handing out a few awards, including to the six breweries they’ve identified as Rising Stars. 

And… hey! A little brewery known as Cape May Brewing Company is one of this year’s Rising Stars!

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"Our relationship with Left Hand is important to us...."

Nitro Fest with Randi

We’re gearing up for what’s become one of our favorite far-flung events: Left Hand’s Nitro Fest! Running this weekend, our good friends at Left Hand Brewing Co. bring together some of the biggest names in nitro beer throughout the world for this festival and throw a pretty killer costume party in the process.

This week, we got together with Events Coordinator Randi Friel for a little Q&A to find out what’s so awesome about this festival!

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“Of course we were going to sign on again this year.”

Friends Giving 2019

Be a Good Neighbor.

As one of our Core Values, it’s probably the one that we hear about most often. But there’s a good reason for that: when you want to help others, it becomes second nature.

And, luckily, we want to help others. And it’s not just us: on the whole, the brewing community is all about looking out for the least among us. 

But, we can chalk that up to beer itself — it brings people together. And, when we bring people together over a beer, we get the chance to discuss the things that unite us as well as the things that divide us.

Food insecurity is dividing us: there are the haves and the have-nots. You’re either food secure or food insecure. You either know where your next meal is coming from or you don’t.

Last year, Double Nickel in Pennsauken reached out to us, Tonewood in Oaklyn, and Urban Village in Philly to get together and brew a beer to do what we could to make a dent in food insecurity in our area.

We called it Friends Giving, and it raised an unbelievable $75,000.

So, considering the fact that we were able to help so many people by doing something that we do anyway, it only made sense to do it again this year.

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"From this moment forward, we will only be serving New Jersey-brewed beers." -- First Lady Tammy Murphy

Drumthwacket

When the Governor of New Jersey says, “Hey, stop by the house for a beer,” you show up.

That’s essentially what happened last week when the Governor hosted several of New Jersey’s craft brewers at his house in Princeton, better known as the Governor’s Mansion, Drumthwacket.

Ryan and Mop Man were in attendance and Brand Ambassador Mark Dumsha was pouring. The Governor gave us a proclamation in honor of our recent GABF win for Honey Porter, and declared that, henceforth, only New Jersey beer would be poured at Drumthwacket.

Pretty cool!

It was an honor to be invited and an honor to be proclaimed. Check out the pictures and video below!

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"It was interesting to see how government actually works."

BI Hill Climb 2019

Ryan and Tasting Room General Manager Chris Costello flew down to D.C. last week for the Beer Institute’s annual Hill Climb, eventually getting stuck down there during that awful storm that shut down everything along the Eastern Seaboard.

However, that simply gave them more time to discuss matters that affect the brewing industry with our local officials. (Or, more accurately, hunker down in the hotel, wait for the storm to pass, and work on their budgets for 2020.)

Regardless, aside from a few networking and social events — where Cape May beer flowed liberally –, they engaged our legislators on two bills up for review: CBMTRA and the APEX Act.

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Bringin' home the Bronze!

Great American Beer Festival 2019

This past weekend, CMBC high-tailed it to Denver to participate in the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and the Denver Rare Beer Tasting.

We entered a few beers into the competition this year, and, lo and behold!, Honey Porter came through with a bronze medal in the Brown Porter category! This year, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries, by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. There were some sixty other entries in the Brown Porter category, and we really couldn’t be more pleased.

“Honey Porter has long been one of the mainstays of our lineup,” Ryan said. “It’s extraordinarily gratifying that this recipe that began in my bathtub as one of my homebrews almost a decade ago got us our very first medal at GABF.”

Nearly 60,000 people attended GABF this year, and the event was a huge success! Check out the pics below!

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"This is the kind of legislation I like to see.” -- Congressman Van Drew (D-2)

CBMTRA Back Again!

We haven’t given you an update on the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act — affectionately called “com-BOO-tra” — in a while, and for good reason. It was rolled into the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, so, for the past year-and-a-half, it’s been the law of the land, cutting our excise taxes in half and allowing us to reinvest that money into making better beer for you.

However, that law — also known as President Trump’s controversial “tax cuts” — is set to expire at the end of 2019. So, we’re gearing up for another fight on CBMTRA, and, thankfully, New Jersey’s entire delegation to Congress has our back.

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“We’re Being a Good Neighbor, even in Denver."

Denver, Here we come!

There are certain things in life that are simply impossible.

Licking your elbow, for example. You simply cannot lick your own elbow. You can try, but it is impossible to lick your own elbow.

Getting Distribution Manager Justin Vitti to stop showing pictures of his newborn daughter, Piper. You simply cannot get Justin Vitti to stop showing pictures of Piper. But… she’s adorable, so we’ll let it slide.

Sampling all 4,000 beers at the Great American Beer Festival. It is simply not possible to sample all of the beers in Denver at GABF next weekend. In a four-hour session, you’d have to sample 1,000 beers an hour. That’s 16.67 beers a minute. That’s a two-ounce beer every three-and-a-half seconds.

You can’t do it. You shouldn’t try. That’s 500 pints of beer in four hours. Even the most daredevilish amongst us will realize that there’s simply no way of achieving this. 

So, if you’re planning to be in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center next weekend, you’d better have a gameplan, and it should involve making a beeline to our booth in the Mid-Atlantic section, 24-14.

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"No two days are the same. You never know what you’ll learn during a conversation."

Samplings with Cape Beverage

Things have really been gearing up with our new distribution arm, Cape Beverage! We’re now distributing through all twenty-one counties in New Jersey, and we’ve been getting tons of new fans through our sampling program.

We’ve recently hired several Brand Ambassadors — bright, interesting, outgoing people who love Cape May Brew Co. and know everything there is to know about our beers.

You can find them behind a brightly-colored, completely unmissable CMBC-branded table, handing out samples of our brews at a liquor store near you. Keep tabs on the calendar on the Cape Beverage website for details!

Our Sales Assistant Jenna Rae Copson has been leading the charge for our sampling program, so we sat down with her to get the deets.

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“It’s been very natural. Brian and I get along really well, and you guys make great beer. It’s really fun to hang out with you guys.”

Great Notion Collaboration, Part Deux!

One of the great things about this industry — aside from all the awesome beer — is that we get to collaborate with awesome people from around the country.

Last year, during hops selection, we stopped by Great Notion in Portland, Oregon, to brew up a Strawberry Salt Water Taffy IPA called Strawberry Taffy.

This year, they’ve returned the favor, with owner James Dugan stopping by our Production Facility with his brother Matt to help brew our batch of Strawberry Taffy, due to hit taps and cans by the end of the month.

We sat down with the both of them to get the lowdown on this collaboration.

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