Brewery Review #1: Cape May Brewing Company

Inside the old industrial park surrounding the Cape May County Airport, you may not expect to find one of the area’s most popular attractions. But over the last several years, the Cape May Brewing Company has become exactly that. Generally offering a selection of a dozen or more beers in a hip setting, the CMBC tasting room always draws a crowd of both locals and tourists alike. With such a large variety on hand, there is something for any taste. On our last visit Patrick had the I Know What You Did Last Shandy. One is immediately struck by the aroma, which is reminiscent of walking into your grandmother’s house after trick-or-treating on a brisk October evening. As for the taste, Patrick was reminded of pumpkin pie, I personally felt it tasted of a homemade graham cracker crust. It is a slightly sweet, spiced shandy, that goes down smooth, and is a joy to drink. I went for 2 pints of my personal favorite, the Devil’s Reach. This one is a bit higher on alcohol content (8.6%), and as such, usually leads to a giant smile spreading over my face by about the 3rd sip. The crisp, tartness of the beer is somewhat reminiscent of a sauvignon blanc and makes it a perfect warm weather libation. Whether you live in the area, or plan on visiting, make sure to stop by and try a pint or 2 (or 3).

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