World Bartender Day is February 24th, so we figured that this was the perfect time to express our appreciation for those folks behind the bar, slinging pints all day: our Beertenders.
While the typical bartender needs to know how to make every drink known to man off the top of their heads, our Beertenders have an even more herculean task: they need to know every single variety of hop, how each of them acts when in combination with every single other variety of hop, an endless list of malts, how they act with each other, how they act with the hops, how those flavors change based upon which yeast is used, how most of that information is completely upended in a sour beer, as well as every single beer ever created by Cape May Brewing Company or any other brewery on the planet so that when one of our visitors come through the door and says, “You know, I really liked this beer I had at this tiny brewery on Tierra del Fuego back in 1973. I don’t remember its name or what style it was or anything else at all about it, but do you have anything like that?” they can say, “Yes, you should try our 2020 Boughs of Barley, specifically the sherry variant, but you’re going to want to let it sit a minute and warm up a bit before you dive in because that’s going to release the flavors and aromas that most closely resemble that Tierra del Fuegian beer you had in 1973.”
And they do exactly that. Every. Single. Day.
Because they’re freakin’ rock stars.
So, to celebrate World Bartender Day, we caught up with eight current and former Beertenders to find out what they love about working at Cape May Brew Co.