Halloween is a favorite around the brewery. The Brew Crew goes all out when it comes to costumes, and our fans love dressing up in CMBC-themed costumes.
We’ve got a spooOOoooOOoooky bash planned for 5-9pm on the 26th. Check it out!
With the release of our white cream stout Ties the Room Together, you’ve been hearing quite a bit about The Big Lebowski. And for good reason — it’s definitely one of those movies that stays with you. It celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and has remained eminently quotable since its release in 1998.
However, we get that it might not be everyone’s cup of tea… or rocks glass of white Russians, as it were. If you’ve never been able to catch the movie — even in its find-a-stranger-in-the-Alps, sanitized version on TNT — we’ll have it playing during the release party for Ties the Room Together on Friday from 5-8pm.
But… the sound will be off so that you’ll be able to hear Will Knapp play all of the Creedence known to man (and you won’t be able to hear the 260 uses of the f-word…). Fans of the film will undoubtedly show up to the party in costume as their favorite character — as The Dude, Walter, Donny, Maude, Jackie Treehorn, or one of the nihilists — and get the chance to win a CMBC and Left Hand Swag Bag. We’ll have collectible glassware and inflatable bowling, and a great time will be had.
But why? We caught up with the Brew Crew and a couple of folks from over at Left Hand to find out what they love about The Big Lebowski.
If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll love our fan favorites below. If not, swing by the party on Friday, anyway.
We are down to the wire for BikeMS: City to Shore!
It’s one of the biggest weekends of our sponsorship year, when all the work and training and fundraising comes to a head and our bikers all convene in Cherry Hill for one singular purpose: making Multiple Sclerosis a thing of the past.
From time to time, we’ll schedule a beer dinner. One of our accounts will coordinate with our Head Chef JP Thomas, and, together, they’ll work out a menu and pairings.
They’re always a great time. JP really has a knack for pairings, and we’re lucky to have him.
We’re also lucky to have an organization such as MAC in town. Formally known as the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities, they’ve been great friends to the brewery for years. A non-profit, we’ve hosted Pint Nights for them, worked on Pop-Up Beer Gardens with them, and, last week, worked with them on their take on the traditional beer dinner: the Chefs’ Dine Around.
We’ve been sponsoring a team for BikeMS: City to Shore for seven years, and Cliff Martin has been an integral part of the team since its inception.
“I started riding the MS 150, and after one ride I started looking for a team to join,” Cliff said in a blog in 2016. “Most were banks, insurance firms, accounting firms or hospital systems (nothing wrong with any of those organizations), but I wanted to join a team with something I really enjoyed, and [CMBC] had it: craft brews.”
In April of this year, Cliff passed away suddenly at the tender age of 67. He’d been a strong supporter of BikeMS, tirelessly fundraising and training for the ride, and his sudden passing has struck a huge blow to the team.
“Cliff was not only one of our original riders and team members but the elder of the team as well,” says Team Captain Steve Briggs. “Whether during a practice ride or during the actual City to Shore ride he kept everything relaxed and light, somewhat sensing people’s nerves and creating a laugh. That went a long way for our new team members each year, but also for myself, who had a lot of coordination and planning in the works. We’ll miss his wisdom, comedy, and energy, for sure.”
This year, Cliff’s daughter Becca and her husband Bryan Boucher will be picking up Cliff’s mantle and running with it. (Well… biking with it is more accurate.) We got together with her to talk a bit about Cliff, biking, and beers.
We’ve been loving our sour beer program, and it sounds like everyone else has been, too. Beer Connoisseur recently released their Top 38 Sour Beers — the highest-reviewed sour beers on the site, ever — and Cape May Brewing Co. had an astounding three beers represented.
That’s… pretty huge for us. We’re proud of our sour beer program. We’re a relatively small brewery 20 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean — the recognition our sour beers have received has been nothing short of astounding, and we couldn’t be more gratified.
To celebrate all of the wonderful things about sour beer, the powers that be — we’re not sure who they are, but they should be thanked — have carved out one day each year to commemorate this most laudable of beer styles.
That’s why, on September 8th, we’ll be throwing down sour-beer style in the Tasting Room all day, with a blowout in honor of Sour Beer Day.
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