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The Official Blog of Cape May Brewing Company
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“The stars aligned."

Watermelon Wheat in CANS!

Deciding which legacy beers to nix and which to bring back is a difficult process.

We know you have favorites. So do we. However, after eight years of brewing and, at the moment, 381 beers on Untappd, we simply can’t brew them all. If we tried, we’d never sleep and you’d only get one pint of every beer.

No one wants that.

Furthermore, we need to have the chance to brew up your next favorite beer. That’s the nature of the industry: if craft beer drinkers wanted to drink the same thing day in and day out, we’d brew nothing but Cape May IPA. 

But you don’t. And neither do we.

So, each year, some beers end up on the chopping block — sometimes, some long-held favorites. It’s disappointing, but we have to do it.

Watermelon Wheat almost didn’t make the cut. Almost

But, through a series of unexpected events — and a few champions throughout the brewery — not only is it back, but we’re canning it up for the first time — just in time for National Watermelon Day on August 3rd.

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"I really wish this was out last weekend when it was pushing 100° every day!"

Old Salt with Yuzu

Well… our Old Salt returns, and, judging from the ingredients in this summer’s gose, he’s been making a tour of eastern Asia, returning with beautiful and exotic citrus fruits.

Nope, it’s not a lemon. It’s not an orange. It’s not a Beetlejuice-shrunken grapefruit and it’s not a strangely discolored lime.

“Dear God, what is that thing?!?” cries the person we just made up for this blog.

That, dear reader, is a yuzu. 

“A… wut…?”

No, not a wut. A yu-zu.

And it pairs perfectly with a salty, fruity, and immensely refreshing gose.

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“It should finish balanced, with malt presence, strong sour notes, fruity like undertones, just a hint of that balsamic-y richness, subtle oaken quality.” 

The “Z” Is Silent

If comedy is tragedy plus time, great beer is good beer plus time. (Unless it’s an IPA. Always drink an IPA as fresh as possible.)

But we certainly gave The “Z” is Silent a lot of time. Like… a lot a lot.

Let’s put it this way: when we first razcked The “Z” is Silent into red wine barrels, Fetty Wap had just come into our lives, and everyone was at the theater watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Our youngest current production member was too yzoung to come to the brewery, and we were closing out a year in which we’d produced 4,700 barrels — a number we passed on May 13th of this year.

Suffice it to say, we’ve been working on this beer for a long time.

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“One of the best I've had from Cape May. Funky light aroma, hoppy, fruitful flavor, and a dry finish.”

Crusty Reviews

We’ve been brewing Crusty Barnacle since 2013, and it’s been a huge hit with both fans and the Brew Crew alike.

Originally brewed by the Tasting Room as a team beer, Crusty Barnacle is an American Pale Ale fermented entirely with Brettanomyces lambicus, and it will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about our good friend Brett.  

Since it’s the only fermenting yeast, it gives off more fruit than funk, more juice than barnyard. You’ll get notes of cherry pie, pineapple, apricots, and some floral characteristics. Because of that, we use Amarillo, Centennial, and Citra hops — all primarily citrusy in nature — to bring out more of those fruit-forward flavors.

Read what our devoted fans had to say about Crusty Barnacle!

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“Cherry and lime are a great pair and my go-to Sonic beverage.”

Tiny Drink Umbrella: Cherry Limeade

We’ve been going at it pretty strong with our Tiny Drink Umbrella series, with the first iteration with blueberries and raspberries hitting the Brewtique in July of last year. We followed it up with the passionfruit, orange, and guava version in September and the pomegranate, dark cherry, and black currants version March.

We’re back at it again with the Tiny Drink Umbrella, and, this time around, longtime fans of the brewery may notice a familiar fruit combination.

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“When down the shore....it just makes sense."

City to Shore Reviews

At CMBC, this is one of our favorite times of the year. The summer season is in full swing, we’ve got some of our favorite beers on tap in the Tasting Room, and we’re ramping things up for one of our biggest community initiatives: BikeMS: City to Shore!

We’ve been sponsoring a team for as long as anyone around here can remember, and we’ve raised a pretty penny for multiple sclerosis research and support in the process: over $100,000.

It doesn’t hurt things that we come out with one of our favorite beers in conjunction with the ride. We usually release our Double IPA City to Shore the weekend of the ride, but we’re moving it up in the rotation this year to help our team with their fundraising.

And because it’s just so damn good that we wanted it sooner, and, since we make the beer, we get to decide.

We throw down some sexy hops in this one: Citra, Amarillo, and Simcoe bring a ton of citrus and grapefruit flavors, balanced perfectly by a touch of pilsner malts and our London Ale yeast.

We’re big fans of it around the brewery, and our fans are big fans, too. Read what they have to say!

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“It's very well rounded, rich, sharp, super bright, tangy, and just a little bit of alcohol heat coming through,” Brian says, “bringing a subtle warming quality that helps you realize it's an almost 12% beer.”

Fleetingly Anchored

There’s something to be said for history. While some may think it’s bunk, the rest of us know that we need to learn it or be doomed to repeat it.

When it comes to barrel-aging beer, it’s not so much being doomed to repeat it, it’s more like hoping we get something close to repeating it.

You see, when you barrel age a beer, it changes the beer, certainly, but it also changes the barrels. There’s an exchange: the barrel’s character seeps into the beer, and the beer gives a little bit of itself back.

It’s a dance. It’s symbiotic. 

So, while the newest in our Barrel Aged Series, Fleetingly Anchored, was racked in the same barrels that held the first critically-acclaimed release in that series, The Keel, as well as Beer Connoisseur’s Best Beer of 2017, The Topsail, things are different now. Things have changed. Those beers have irrevocably changed those barrels.

Yet, those beaten up, used, oaken red wine barrels hold the history of what came before. They carry a bit of The Keel and The Topsail with them. 

We know that we can’t repeat the past. 

However, we’re going to have to take the advice of Jay Gatsby on this one. “Can’t repeat the past?” he’d cry incredulously. “Why of course you can!”

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“It really was a perfect pairing.”

The Shower

There are some beers that spend months in development: weeks spent fine-tuning the recipe, multiple iterations of R.A.D.s, listening intently to feedback, then going back and revamping the recipe to begin the process all over again.

Then, there are some beers that our fans say, “Hey, mix these two together because I think that would be tasty.”

Luckily… our fans have good taste.

The Shower is one of the latter: the marriage of our OG sour beer, Tower 23, and our fan-favorite cranberry shandy, The Bog

So, to celebrate our eighth anniversary, we’re canning it up and bringing it to you!

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“It's the lure of more hops that did it, because who doesn't love more hops?"

Anniversary Ale 8

Bob Ross taught us that we don’t make mistakes, we make happy accidents. Those are certainly words to live by, particularly in the brewing world.

For example, if we hadn’t mucked up a batch of Cranberry Wheat back in the day, we wouldn’t have The Bog. That, certainly, is a happy accident.

However, that happy accident happened over six years ago. Six years later, with eight years of brewing under our collective belt, mistakes are fewer and farther between. When they happen — and they do — they’re much smaller mistakes than over-cranberrying a Cranberry Wheat.

It’s ironic that something as simple as an added word in a description could affect the entire recipe of a beer. 

Even more ironic that it’s what happened to the brew meant to celebrate eight years of killer beers, Anniversary Ale 8.

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The Bog Cocktails

There’s nothing better than an awesome beer cocktail. Cool and refreshing, they’re perfect for the summer months — and they mix two of your favorite things: beer and cocktails!

And there’s no better beer cocktail than one made with The Bog. Its sweetness and its cranberry deliciousness are perfect for a beer cocktail. In addition, its low 3.9% ABV makes it excellent for a mixer.

We’ve had a number of events over the past few weeks that featured some Bog joyfulness in a cocktail form. Check ‘em out!

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