Sustainability is one of the most important things to us here at CMBC. We like this planet. It’s pretty. It’s our home. And as far as we know, it’s the only planet that has beer. So, we’re gonna do what we can to take care of it.
We do our part to take care of our environment. Sourcing local ingredients means that less energy is spent getting them to us. (Well, that… and we’re in South Jersey where we can get almost anything we need to put in beer relatively closeby and much fresher than if it were coming from California.) We send our spent grain to local farmers for feed instead of a landfill. We use reclaimed materials for our bottling line. We use reusable glassware in our Tasting Room and for growler fills.
That’s why we’ve decided to make them the beneficiaries of our Earth Day Pint Night. On April 20th, we’ll be donating $1 from each pint or flight sold from 5 to 8pm.
If you haven’t checked out the Nature Center, you should make a point to get out there. Located at 1600 Delaware Ave, right on Cape May Harbor, the observation deck and tower provide spectacular views of the harbor and Cape May. You can chill in their upstairs lounge and read or relax while overlooking the harbor. They’ve got multiple aquaria with local marine life and natural history artifacts. It’s a great time for the kids, with tons of hands-on activities and a Children’s Garden full of fun, explorative, and sensory activities.
It’s a chill, chill place.
And for bird-watchers, these are two of the best groups in the state. The second story of the welcome center of the Nature Center provides a prominent vantage point for watching the birds around the harbor and in the meadow. The Observatory holds several events each year for birders, as well as being situated in one of the most celebrated birding spots on the planet. Wind and geography bring millions of migrating hawks, seabirds, shorebirds, songbirds, butterflies, and dragonflies to the area throughout the year.
Both organizations are under the umbrella of the Audubon Society, with the Nature Center joining the association in 1995 and the Observatory going as far back as 1976. Founded in 1905, the mission of the Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
Are there better recipients for our Earth Day Pint Night? These guys are part of an organization that have dedicated to conservation since before the modern environmental movement was even a thing.
So, drink some brews and let’s get them some cash!
We’ll be serving a special $5 flight of brews that night — the Birder’s Flight — featuring our brews with close ties to the natural aspects of Cape May: Tide Table Pale Ale, Erosion American Wild Ale, our flagship Double IPA Coastal Evacuation, and Sophisticated Lady, our official brew of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival
You’ll also get a chance to meet representatives from the Nature Center and the Bird Observatory to learn more about their programs and initiatives. If you’re interested in volunteer possibilities, you’ll be able to speak with agents from the two organizations to learn more.
It’s gonna be a great night, and you’ll be supporting two stellar organizations for Earth Day.
See you there!