Cape May Brewing Company has watched the images coming from Houston with heavy hearts. The devastation throughout southeast Texas has been grievous, and those in the path of the storm need all the help they can get.
“Cape May is no stranger to storms,” says co-owner and vice-president Bob Krill. “When we see images like the ones coming out of Houston, our hearts go out to these people.”
With that in mind, CMBC is planning to start their autumn Pint Night series with a weekend dedicated to Harvey relief. The brewery, located at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport, will be donating $1 from every pint, flight, growler fill, and packaged beer sold through Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
“One of our Core Values is ‘Be a Good Neighbor’,” says co-owner and president Ryan Krill. “It doesn’t matter if that neighbor is across the street or halfway across the continent, CMBC will do everything it can to help.”
Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest of the year at Cape May Brewing Company. Visitors flock to the brewery to sample their offerings, many made from local ingredients. This end of the summer weekend should prove to be one of the brewery’s highest-trafficked weekends of the year.
“We’re always hoping for a good turnout,” says Ryan Krill, “but we’re hoping that this year people will keep in the back of their mind that they can have a great beer while helping people in need.”
One of the brewery’s most popular beers is a Double IPA called Coastal Evacuation, named for the signs that dot the evacuation routes away from the Jersey Shore.
“We could be next,” says co-owner Chris Henke. “As a fellow coastal community, it feels like the right thing to do.”
For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, including tours and tastings, see www.capemaybrewery.com or call (609) 849-9933.
About Cape May Brewing Company:
Once upon a time, 20-something Ryan Krill earned a six-figure salary working in finance and real estate development in Manhattan, while his college roommate, Chris Henke, designed commercial satellites. During a summer weekend at the Jersey shore, they brewed a batch of beer with Ryan’s dad. “Should we open a brewery?” Ryan asked, only half-serious. But, by the following year, the three guys had secured a space at Cape May Airport where they concocted a makeshift brew system and honed their beer-making skills. In 2011, they started with one client. Today, there are hundreds of accounts in Jersey and Pennsylvania proudly serving the guys’ award-winning recipes. And CMBC’s fearless leaders have never looked back.
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