Cape May Brewing Co.

Cape May Brewing Company
1288 Hornet Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
United States
Additional Information 

Visit our Tasting Room
Open daily Noon to 7pm
Located inside the Cape May Airport

A couple guys and a beer — that’s how Cape May Brewing Company came to be. Back in 2011, they brewed their first batch of Cape May IPA, kegged it up, and sold it to a bar up the street…

…and began South Jersey’s craft revolution.

Our Story

Cape May Brewing Company began with one simple question: Where’s all the beer down here?? With that in mind, we decided to provide South Jersey with fresh, delicious, local beer to put New Jersey on the map as a craft beer state.

In July 2011, we found our home at the Cape May Airport, excitedly purchased our forklift, and delivered our first keg of Cape May IPA to Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill. Since then, we’ve proudly crafted balanced and flavorful ales and lagers for thousands of happy locals and visitors.

Throughout the year, hundreds of our beers can be found throughout New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are proud to distribute our beers to hundreds of bars, restaurants, and liquor stores, on draft and in cans, ensuring premium freshness and excellent service. 

Our Tasting Room is the largest and most accessible in the state, with an indoor and outdoor space and seasonal Brewtanical Garden under the trees. You can visit our gift shop, “The Brewtique,” and take our interactive, self-guided tour, visible as you walk into the Tasting Room. While many production breweries are only open a few hours per week, we are open daily from Noon to 7pm for visits and tastings.

We’d love for you to stop by!

– Ryan Krill, Bob Krill and the CMBC Brew Crew

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Crafted on the Cape

It’s a phrase we take seriously at CMBC, crafting each of our beers with quality ingredients, many of them locally-sourced — and in South Jersey, those local ingredients are some of the best in the country. With a commitment to variety, CMBC has something for every palate.

Our Core Brands

Cape May IPA

The O.G. IPA of South Jersey

6.3% ABV | 63 IBU | India Pale Ale

The American IPA named for America’s Oldest Seaside Resort, Cape May IPA is loaded with floral and citrus notes, well-balanced with a zesty finish. A West Coast-style IPA brewed at the heart of the East Coast, it’s the beer that’s Crafted on the Cape.

Availability: Year-round

Coastal Evacuation

Hurricane Season Hits Hard -- Are you prepared?

8% ABV | 70 IBU | Imperial/Double India Pale Ale

Coastal Evacuation -- it’s a phrase that’s everywhere at the Jersey Shore. This West Coast-style Double IPA is as big and as bold as hurricane season itself, with a Centennial-forward, brazen blend of hops serving up hints of orange citrus and honeydew melon. It’s time to evacuate. Are you prepared?

Availability: Year-round

Devil's Reach

It will swallow you whole

8.6% ABV | 25 IBU | Belgian 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.

Availability: Year-round draft, Autumn/Winter cans

Always Ready

Intensely aromatic and crushable

4.8% ABV | 23 IBU | Hazy Pale Ale​

Cape May is home to the Coast Guard, so we salute those who are Always Ready with a juicy, Northeast Pale Ale. With the addition of wheat and oats for a medium body and with brilliant aromas of tropical fruits like pineapple, mango, and citrus zest, this lush hop-bomb is Always Ready.

Availability: Year-round

Cape May White

Crisp. Clean. Alluring.

5.2% ABV | 11 IBU | Belgian-Style Wheat Ale Brewed with Coriander and Orange Peel

Cape May White is brewed with orange and lemon peels, coriander, grains of paradise, and our favorite Belgian Witbier yeast. Fruity esters up-front with an easy-drinking finish yields a traditional Belgian-Style Wheat Ale brewed in the heart of the East Coast.

Availability: Year-round

Tan Limes

Crisp and Zesty

5.0% ABV | 12 IBU | Mexican Lager

Tan Limes is our Mexican-style Lager brewed with a touch of locally-sourced sea salt and a hint of Persian lime juice. Fresh and zesty, Tan Limes would be perfectly at home at your local cantina and is best paired with street tacos, brilliant sunshine, and close friends.

Availability: Spring/Summer


Hard Seltzer Variety Pack


4.5% ABV 

A new style of refreshment: cold-fermented all-natural cane sugar, gluten-free and infused with fresh fruit juices. Clocking in under 100 calories per can whether you love grapefruit, black cherry, mango, or watermelon, this variety packs a ton of flavor.

Availability: Year-round


Honey Porter

It's the Bee's Knees

5.4% ABV | 35 IBU | Brown Porter

With a sweet hint of honey, Honey Porter goes down smooth thanks to its balanced, robust, and light-bodied finish. This award-winning brown porter is brewed with Jersey Fresh certified honey and a firm malt presence, making it extremely approachable, no matter the season.

Availability: Year-round

Our Seasonals

The Bog

Sweet, tart, and full of cranberry goodness

3.9% ABV | 9 IBU | Wheat Ale brewed with natural flavors​

What happens when you make a Cranberry Wheat and accidentally add too much cranberry? Embrace it and turn it into a Shandy! A tart cranberry wheat beer blended with lemonade, The Bog is vibrant and refreshing while still packing tons of flavor.

Availability: Spring/Summer

Crushin' It

From Brunch to Beach

8% ABV | 15 IBU | Orange India Pale Ale

Refreshing and great fro the beach, Crushin' It is soon to be your summer staple. With Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca hops blending together to accentuate the fresh flavors of orange juice, Crushin' It is dry, approachable, and perfectly balanced. Relax in the sand. Enjoy a no shower happy hour. This beer is best paired with good friends, sunshine, and SPF 30. 

Availability: Spring/Summer

The Grove

4.5% ABV | 10 IBU | Citrus Shandy

The Grove drinks like you picked the fruit this morning, squeezed it into a glass, and -- poof! -- turned it into the most intensely crushable beer you've ever seen. Snappy, super bright, and ridiculously refreshing, The Grove is sweet and tart, with a brilliant aroma reminiscent of walking through a citrus grove at harvest.

Availability: Spring/Summer


Blueberry Lemon Crushin' It

Bursting Blueberry & Lemon Flavors

8% ABV | 15 IBUBlueberry Lemon India Pale Ale

Refreshing and perfectly paired with summer gatherings with friends and family, Blueberry Lemon Crushin' It is a brew you're going to want to crush again and again. With Mosaic and Lemondrop hops blending together to accentuate the fresh flavors of blueberry and lemon juices, Bluberry Lemon Crushin' It is best paired with BBQs, lazily floating in a pool, and digging your toes in the sand. 

Availability: Spring/Summer


Mango Crushin' It

Bursting with Mango Flavor

8% ABV | 15 IBUMango India Pale Ale

Refreshing and perfectly paired with being outdoors and living the good life, Mango Crushin' It is something you're going to want to crush again and again. With Samba, Moutere, and Azacca hops blending together to accentuate the fresh flavors of mango juice, Mango Crushin' It is best paired with brilliant sunshine, enjoying life, and treating every day like it's the weekend.

Availability: Summer


The Purp

Everything is Vine

5% ABV | 15 IBUPurple Grape Shandy

The Purp is a purple grape shandy reminiscent of purple grape soda—sweet, a hint of tartness, and full of Concord grapy goodness. Like an alcoholic, carbonated version of your childhood's favorite glass of juice, The Purp is more at home out of a juice glass than on tap. 

Availability: Spring



The depth of flavor you crave

5% ABV | 9 IBUPilsner 

Soft, crisp, and balanced—Longliner Pilsner is a beer that will keep you going all year long. Whether you're toiling away in the brewhouse, hitting land after a long two weeks at sea, or kicking back on your day off, Longliner will be there for you.

Availability: Spring/Summer


Bay Daze

Sweet, tart, and full of cranberry goodness

4.7% ABV | 8 IBUSessionable Sour

Bay Daze evokes warm days and idyllic sunsets spent by the bay with friends and family. This sessionable sour is brewed so you can enjoy as much as you'd like all season long. Its light body and tart profile make it refreshing, with notes of cherry and lime showcasing what vacation and relaxation should taste like. 

Availability: Summer


5.8% ABV | 25 IBU | Märzen-Style Lager

Rich and complex, this amber-colored lager is smooth and clean due to a cool fifty-degree fermentation, mellowing as it lagers. Well-balanced with a hint of hops presence, Oktoberfest is focused on the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Pilsen, and Melanoidin malts.

Availability: Autumn


Mop Water

7.3% ABV | 25 IBU | Spiced Ale

CMBC's Chief Mop Man mandated a beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and a s-load of real vanilla. Combining these spices with the flavors of German malts creates a brown ale perfect for cool autumn evenings and bitter winter nights.

Availability: Autumn


Cape May Coffee Stout

6.5% ABV | 28 IBU | Coffee Stout

Bacon and eggs, pancakes and syrup, burger and fries -- all perfect food pairings, but the best food pairing is coffee and stout. Cape May Coffee Stout is a dark, roasty, and slightly malty stout conditioned on our choicest medium-bodied Latin American and Indonesian coffee blend. A delightful dessert beer or a rousing breakfast beer, Cape May Coffee Stout is a seasonal classic.

Availability: Autumn



Orange Vanilla Crushin' It

8% ABV | 15 IBU | Orange and Vanilla India Pale Ale

Decadent and reminiscent of your favorite dessert in beer form, Orange Vanilla Crushin' It is a treat you can reach for to celebrate the day. With Lotus and Cashmere hops blending together to accentuate the bright orange flavor, and creamy lactose and vanilla mixed in to create the perfect finish, this brew is best enjoyed with long, hot days and cool, dreamy nights.

Availability: Autumn

Our Limiteds

Snag & Drop

Dank and resinous

10.0% ABV | 75 IBU | Triple IPA

Dank and resinous, Snag & Drop is a lupulin-laden beast. With hints of pine and orange citrus in the background, this alluring Triple IPA is packed to the gills with some of our stickiest and most pungent hops. Snag & Drop is waiting to lure you in and snag you like a trophy fish.

Availability: January - February


Key Lime Corrosion

Tart, Zesty, and Lively

6.5% ABV | 24 IBU | Sour Hazy IPA (India Pale Ale with Key Lime)

We took our revered sour IPA, Corrosion, already bursting with Citra and Centennial, and we turned it up a notch with a hefty dose of key lime juice and Motueka hops. Corrosion's bright and citrusy notes of orange and lemon are ramped up with intense lime aromas, intensifying the tangy and vibrant finish, with puckering tartness and vibrant hops hanging in the balance. 

Availability: Spring

Sea Chest

Hazy. Juicy. Fresh.

7.4% ABV | 36 IBU | New England India Pale Ale

A New England-Style IPA brewed with Golden Promise, honey malt, flaked rye, flaked oats, and flaked wheat, Sea Chest is copiously dry-hopped with Cashmere, Motueka, and Sultana. Notes of pineapple, lime, coconut, and orange sherbet are wrapped in a blanket of juicy hops.

Availability: March - April

Follow the Gull

It will swallow you whole

5.5% ABV | 45 IBU | India Pale Ale

Originally brewed to celebrate Cape May County's 325th anniversary, we brew Follow the Gull with a ridiculous amount of Citra, El Dorado, Azacca, and Amarillo hops, yielding a juicy and ultra-drinkable hop-bomb bursting with tropical and citrus aromas. Though the anniversary has passed, we loved Follow the Gull too much not to brew it again.

Availability: May - June

Captain May IPA

Fruity with tropical aromas

6.4% ABV | 4.6 IBU | India Pale Ale

Captain May lends his name to the Cape we call home, and in his honor, we brewed Captain May IPA. With a soft body, firm yet gentle bitterness, and a beautiful aroma of melons and over-ripened mangoes, Captain May IPA is orange-hued and opaque. It might look like a glass of juice, but it's a brew that the good Captain himself would be proud to drink.

Availability: August - October

White Caps

Juicy, smooth, and absurdly drinkable

7.5% ABV | 45 IBU | Double India Pale Ale

Brewed with hefty portions of wheat and oats, White Caps has a soft mouthfeel, a pillowy head, and a robust body. Featuring Mosaic and Citra hops, this effervescent Double IPA explodes with notes of papaya, mango, stone fruits, and citrus. Like the Atlantic during a nor'easter, White Caps is slightly dangerous, utterly crushable, and thoroughly New Jersey.

Availability: November - December



Ryan Krill
CEO and Co-founder

Ryan is the CEO and co-founder of Cape May Brewing Company, the Jersey Shore's first production brewery, which is quickly becoming one of the state’s largest craft beer producers.  He is a member of the New Jersey Alcohol Beverage Control Advisory Committee, a board member for the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, a TED(x) talk alum, and former president of the board of New Jersey Brewers Association.

Ryan holds a bachelors degree from Villanova University and a masters degree from New York University. He has lived and worked in Spain, California, and New York City, and has traveled to over 40 countries…tasting craft beer wherever he goes. When he’s not working or exploring, he’s flying small planes, cycling, or lusting over 13th-century Armenian rugs.