What’s on Tap
Cape May IPAIPA - American
The American IPA named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort, Cape May IPA is loaded with floral and citrus notes, slightly bitter with a peppery finish. Dry-hopped with almost a pound per barrel, it’s the brew that’s Crafted on the Cape.
ErosionSour - American Wild Ale
Kettle-soured and fermented entirely with a multitude of different Brettanomyces strains, we bring you Erosion. Sharp acidity hits your palate first, with notes of over-ripened exotic fruits jumping out at the first sip, before giving way to the complexity of the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, and Pilsner malts. Rounded out with a subtle, earthy mouthfeel, Erosion is a wildly complex, yet easy-drinking American sour ale that won’t erode your senses.
Geek Out 3.1Sour - American Wild Ale
Continuing our Geek Out journey, we bring you Geek Out 3.1. For Geek Out 3.0, we took half a batch of an amber-hued base beer and hopped it with a crazy amount of El Dorado hops — a new hop for us. For Geek Out 3.1, we took the other half of that batch to our OG Sour Facility and funked it up, letting a blend of Brettanomyces and our house Saison yeast have their wild way with it. Geek Out 3.1 plays out with a delicate malt backbone balanced by an estery yeast presence.
Geek Out 4.0Belgian IPA
Next stop on our Geek Out journey is a Belgian IPA, perfect for summer drinking. Geek Out 4.0 has a light body, an expressive Belgian yeast presence, and an enticing aroma. Thanks to a two-pounds-per-barrel dry hopping regime comprised of Nelson Sauvin, Amarillo, and Wakatu, Geek Out 4.0 is a beer truly worth geeking out over.
Welcome to summers at the Jersey shore. Citrussy and refreshing with notes of orange peel and tropical fruits, Summer Catch — a crushable Belgian-style wheat ale — is sure to be your go-to beer all summer long.
Coastal EvacuationIPA - Imperial / Double
Coastal Evacuation — it’s a phrase that’s everywhere at the Jersey Shore. This West Coast-style Double IPA is as big and bold as hurricane season itself, with Centennial hops serving up hints of orange citrus and honeydew melon. It’s time to evacuate. Are you prepared?
Tide Table Pale AlePale Ale - American
Designed to bridge the gap between a classic American Pale Ale and the haze-crazed juice bombs out there, Tide Table fits the bill and then some. At 5.2% ABV, you’ll be able to give it several rounds and not get knocked out, and, thanks to a restrained grain bill, the boatload of Citra and Ekuanot hops do all the talking. Aromas of papaya and mango hit you up front, then the sudden sensation of walking through an orange grove at harvest time accents the fruits on the nose. High tide or low tide, this is one table you’ll set time and again.
Devil’s ReachBelgian Strong Golden Ale
A Belgian beast, fruity and light, the complexity and character of Devil’s Reach comes from a robust Belgian yeast. Deceptively simple, caution is demanded because, before you know it, Devil’s Reach has swallowed you whole.
The Bog Cranberry ShandyFruit Beer
Sometimes we’ll create a beer because we’ve always wanted to make a certain style, other times it’s to fill a hole in our lineup, but what happens when we’re making our Cranberry Wheat and accidentally add too much cranberry making it too tart? We embrace it and turn it into a Shandy. What was supposed to be a one-off batch has turned into one of our top-selling and sought after beers. The Bog has become the definitive South Jersey summer beer, a tart cranberry wheat beer blended with lemonade to create an uber-drinkable summer shandy. Designed to enjoy on those sweltering days, this beer is light and refreshing while still packing tons of flavor.
Apple BombFruit Beer
Say What!? Yes, this beer was designed to taste just like the description. This wheat beer is brewed with bready and biscuity malts and steeped with loads of fresh apples. It’s a tart twist on tasty tall tentacles. Say that ten times fast.
Bringing Sexy BockDoppelbock
A blend of five different grains make up the flavor profile – three different base grains included – to lend a toasty, almost caramel-like nuttiness. Sweet and medium-bodied, this big lager clocks in at 6.2% ABV and goes down smooth due to the cool fermentation temperature and extended lagering times.
CorrosionSour - Ale
Sour. IPA. Boom. A beer geek’s’ dream beer. Bitter and sour, two flavor profiles that more often clash then complement, are brought together in a harmonious blend via the guiding nature of ample amounts of Citra and Centennial on the dry hop. Opening up with a huge nose of fresh citrus and grapefruit, then hitting the palate up front with firm bitterness, before giving way to back of the tongue acidity, the dance goes on until you’re left wanting more.
Escape The CapePale Ale - American
Are you crazy enough to participate in the Escape the Cape Triathlon? Made of three awesome portions, our Escape the Cape Pale Ale is ready to compete. Jump the Ferry & Swim: brewed with assertive and exotic hops but fermented with our house Lager strain, this straw colored lager-esque pale ale guides you ashore. Bike: a wake-up punch of hops hit you in the face, with a strong hop aroma yet little bitterness – helping you push a little more. Run: crisp and dry, extremely refreshing, and a sessionable ABV, our Escape the Cape Pale Ale is what you’ll be reaching for when hitting the finish line. Ready. Set. GO!
Follow the GullIPA - American
Brewed with 5.5 pounds per barrel of Citra, El Dorado, Amarillo, Cascade, and Azacca, Follow the Gull is super juicy, ridiculously tropical, ultra-drinkable, and imminently Cape May. Brewed to celebrate Cape May County’s 325th Anniversary with the Cape May County Department of Tourism.
Cape May IPA NitroIPA - American
Our flagship beer with a twist. Served on nitro, you’ll notice a creamier and fuller mouthfeel, with the bitterness seemingly toned down due to the lack of carbonation. Very much the same beer at heart, but with a refreshing spin, this is a decidedly hoppy and slightly bitter American IPA. We load it with a blend of hops that provide floral and citrus notes, focusing on the quintessential American west coast hop profile. Which has become our style, this India Pale Ale emphasizes the hop aroma and flavor, while muting the hop bitterness by back loading the hop additions. Dry hopped with almost a pound per barrel, the hops come bursting through – encapsulating your senses to the point where you’re not sure where the rest of the pint went by the time you’ve put down your glass. You should’ve just ordered two.
Paradise 160Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)
Since Cape May, NJ, is a quick 160-mile drive south of Easton, PA, these two powerhouses came together to bring you Paradise 160 — a high-octane India Pale Lager that’s been thoroughly Americanized by dry-hopping it into oblivion with a combination of some of our most desirable hops: Wakatu and Hallertau Blanc. Eminently crushable with a mind-blowing nose, Paradise 160 is where New Jersey meets Pennsylvania, where old school meets new school, where you’re bound to find your new favorite brew.
Honey PorterPorter - English
Here’s a taste of South Jersey, better known for farms than fist pumping. Roasted and dark crystal malts shine through in a smooth and light-bodied porter that is balanced by a hint of sweetness thanks to the local Jersey Fresh honey. Welcome to the Garden State, bro.
Apiology is the bee’s knees!
Something BlueSaison / Farmhouse Ale
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, something … brewed? An old world style of beer, Saison is the perfect backdrop for a refreshing yet complex blueberry beer. Something Blue rolls out right when the weather is peaking and the summer is almost here, when wedding season is in full swing and soon enough the beach will be the place to be. A beautiful purple leaning blue color, a crisp finish with a tinge of acidity, and pleasing to the wine drinker as much as it is to the beer connoisseur, Something Blue is something for everyone.
Coastal Evacuation With BrettIPA - Imperial / Double
Normally we ferment, dry hop, condition, and package the beer in two weeks time, but for this batch we spiked it with Brett. Allowing a second fermentation from the Brett to take its time to develop, we’re left with a more rustic and earthy profile, expressing a more funky finish. A second dry hop — after the Brett had time to express itself — leaves an aromatic and intriguing brew that is still the Coastal we know and love, just a whole lot funkier.
Demisemiseptcentennial AlePale Ale - American
For Villanova’s 175th year, Ryan Krill ’05, Chris Henke ’05, and Bob Krill of Cape May Brewing Company have brewed Demisemiseptcentennial Ale: a Pale Ale brewed with German Pilsner malt, our House Ale yeast for its clean and easy-drinking quality, and a hefty dose of Centennial hops in the whirlpool for a floral and citrusy hop aroma. This brew is a veritable Professor of Suds, unifying all Wildcats with its drinkability, brewed with the care that only Villanovans can provide, and leaves an echo ringing from Bartley to Tolentine.
Mooncusser PilsnerPilsner - Czech
Mooncussers were land-based pirates along the Delaware River who would lure ships to run aground by disabling the Cape May Lighthouse and setting a separate fire further inland, giving the impression of a false shoreline. Once the ship ran aground, the Mooncussers would pillage and plunder the booty, but if a full moon was present, their plans were foiled, leaving them cursing the moon. Our Mooncusser is a traditional Czech-style Pilsner, with a crisp maltiness and a firm, clean bitterness. Noble Saaz hops lead the way, imparting their clean, grassy bitterness with a light body and a dry, satisfying finish. Unlike the mooncussers, you’ll welcome the summer moon with this brew and cuss it once it’s gone.