Cape May Brewing Company

Cape May Brewing CompanyCape May Brewing Company
Cape May Brewing CompanyCape May Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1250 Hornet Road
Rio Grande, New Jersey, 08242
United States

(609) 849-9933 | map

Notes: 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.

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 one of the largest and most accessible in the state, with a spacious and sunny Beer Garden. We’d love for you to stop by!

Our Tasting Room and Brewtique are open daily 11am to 9pm.
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Rated: 4.03 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jun 24, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by candrealab from New Jersey

Mar 07, 2022
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Reviewed by JRybacki from Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
My wife and I just went to their tasting room and loved the vibe- of course, it was Friday of Labor Day Weekend. The beer we had was good too- Cape May White and Cape May IPA were both crisp, clean, and tasty. The staff was very attentive and people were streaming in, and it was not much past 12 noon. We saw people bringing in their own food to have lunch and a few quality craft beers- we will definitely be ready to do this the next time we visit. I kept the four plastic solo cups we had to use due to covid19 and brought them home for my glass collection- their logo was on them and wanted to add to the couple of pint glasses we got from a previous visit. The merch is key- practically every major Belgian beer has their own glass for their own beer! Even if this is the 'Americanized' version of that, keep the merch coming!
Sep 16, 2020
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75
We visited the "Brewtanical Garden" which was a roped off outdoor area setup for COVID times, in the grass area behind the brewery and parking lot. picnic tables, some of which were in the shade of some mature trees. good job of controlling number of people inside, they closed access once tables were full. they had a bar set up with 8 of the beers on tap. downside was that they allow dogs (which is normally fine), and there was a definite odor of dog shit in the air. too many in a smallish area? or the trash can was full of it? I dunno.

Selection of beer was heavy of lighter and fruity beers since it was summer. None of the dark beers they had listed on their taproom taplist.

Skipped getting take-away cans since the line was out the door.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Aewachiw from Maryland

Aug 05, 2020
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Reviewed by WinnieDog13 from New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
I went here last summer and it was awesome, located near a semi abandoned small airport has a cool hangar feel to it. The beer selection was great. We didnt do the tour but it looked good, and the flights were very reasonably priced. Had a nice store with great Merch. This is one of the best things to do in Southern NJ especially in summer.
Mar 22, 2020
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Rated by jarrellb001

4.52/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Best watermelon beer I've ever tasted. Wish they made in larger batches
Feb 23, 2020
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Rated by ecline from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Never unhappy when we roll up on this place; great atmosphere and friendly faces abound.
Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by misterfun54 from New Jersey

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by mblack62 from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Apr 20, 2019
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
So we followed our GPS and ended coming in the back way (past the brewery) - I think we were on a golf cart path at one point....
But we parked and followed the signs that said "BEER THIS WAY!!" around the building and then down six or seven doors to the NEXT sign that said "BEER!" with an arrow, then followed the arrows painted on the floor that took us past a sort of "HOW BEER IS MADE" diorama to the friendly gent who welcomed us and asked if we had any questions on the self-guided tour? Well, no not really I guess.
With that as an intro, you are ushered into their quite nice tasting room, consisting of a long bar, a bunch of high-top tables,and some of the friendliest, most accommodating bartenders I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. No food (they have a "bring your own food" policy), but the full Cape May Brewing selection is at your disposal. Once you've sampled their excellent beers, you can wander into their adjacent gift shop and buy anything from a hoodie to MORE beer.
If you get a chance, go there. The beer alone is worth it.
Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Aug 27, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by BigMike from Pennsylvania

Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by Striper from New Jersey

4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Place is awesome. Always a great variety of brews to choose from, and the bartenders are happy to dish out samples. No food, as stated by others, but they encourage you to bring your own/order takeout while visiting. The building is always clean, with an upbeat environment.

Outside sitting is available, now that it's hotter out there is a large tent to provide shade. There are a few choices of games to play with friends while outside also. The only somewhat of a downfall is that a decent bit of people bring their children here. It is a kid-friendly place, as stated there are games to play, but sometimes it can be a little hectic outside if parents don't have control.

Above all, I highly enjoy going here, and living half a mile away is just the icing on the cake.
Jul 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
In a large tent outside a coastal breeze cools the large well-outfitted picnic space, where you can enjoy tacos from next door. Plenty of choices for pints and flights. (Flights appropriate for this airport location) must visit in Cape May its the best set up for an outdoor tasting when in Cape May. Returned 3x and like this place better each time.
Jul 13, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by TheNakedStiletto from Pennsylvania

Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 3.22 by cafequaid from North Carolina

Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by nice-pitch from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Somewhat of a bigger micro-brew, and in somewhat of a remote area. They have large areas inside and in an attached large tent / beer garden for enjoying the offerings. There is a nice casual Mexican restaurant in the same building complex where you can pickup food to bring to the beer garden. They have a big gift shop.
Dec 30, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 25, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75
Based on two visits, it appears that the service is often under staffed but that the beers are worth the wait. No food but there's a taco shop next door. Wi-fi available. Really poor root beer, although this may be the fault of the server who had to mix it.
Sep 28, 2017
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Reviewed by IPAExpert69 from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Went here on Saturday and had an absolute blast. Great atmosphere, with corn hole and other games as well as a huge selection of beers. Crowded, and was a great place to have a beer flight and fill up a growler. Would recommend to even a casual fan of beer, a great way to spend an afternoon. Only even slight issue is that it's a bit off the beaten path.
Sep 18, 2017
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Rated by JohnWesolowski from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Nice variety in the beers that they offer. Worth the trip from downtown. There is a taco shop next door that has really good, light, Mexican food.
Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 3.71 by _nickg_ from New Jersey

Aug 09, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Lambdon from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Really cool brewery here, and one of the more enjoyable brewery setups that I've been to in Jersey. It's in a small complex right near the local airport (which by the way has a cool museum, as well as a diner). Doesn't necessarily look big from the outside, but there's a lot of space inside. You do a quick walk-by of the mandatory self-guided tour area (legal requirement for NJ breweries), and find yourself in the spacious bar area, where you can order your beer and take it to a table inside or outside. There's a little shop in the adjacent room as well. They actually have a ton of beer to choose from, so it's nice to have the sampler flight option. I actually didn't realize they made so many beers here, and so many different styles, as I haven't seen them much in distro. But yeah, everything from IPAs, to porters, to sour ales, and maybe like 20 taps? As far as quality, nothing really came across as great to me, but everything I had was definitely enjoyable. So back to that diner I mentioned earlier, if you're hungry and don't feel like travelling far for food, you're allowed to bring your own food here (again, breweries can't legally serve food in NJ for whatever dumb reason), but conveniently there's also a taco shop next door. Cool spot and worth checking out if you're in Cape May or Wildwood.
Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4 by Mai11oux from New Jersey

Jun 29, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by Furley80 from Pennsylvania

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.73 by jints24 from New Jersey

May 31, 2017
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Reviewed by julij0hns0n from New Jersey

3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4
Can't imagine why they let kids in - not family-friendly or an atmosphere where I want to put up with children. They're outgrowing their space, as well. Shortages of seating and very long lines. But chalk that up to this place being a fan favorite. Very nice selection.
May 28, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.19 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.36 by al2913 from Delaware

Feb 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5
Great Brewery by the beach if your staying Cape May or Wildwood. None of the beers amazed me. Most I found unenjoyable but I like their set up good place to visit at least once if you're in the area but they have in my opinion only a few decent beers.
Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
This popular brewery in Southern New Jersey is located in a nondescript industrial building. In addition to the brewery itself, it features a good-sized tasting room and a store that sells bottles and swag. The crowd in the tasting room is typically large and boisterous. They serve a good selection of their beers in flights and pints. One nice feature is that they include a souvenir glass with flights. Another plus is that they serve really good root beer to visitors who are not partaking. The staff is friendly and eager to answer your questions. The biggest problem is the crowds during summer season.
Jan 15, 2017
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Reviewed by shank_guru from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Ryan, Chris and Bob keep making the place better. I'm there just about every weekend, always greeted with smiling faces and delicious brews.

The self guided tour is a great way to work thru NJ's insane laws, but it is also beautiful art and a lot of fun. The expanded beer garden and new fire pit is a great place to hang and enjoy an afternoon of brew. The tasting room is the old standard and has had quite a few changes over the years, but still feels like home. And the brewtique is super-cool with the automated filler and all the killer CMBCo gear.

CMBCo has become a destination for visitors and locals alike. I have a lot of fun bringing friends to south Jersey and hitting the brewery tours starting up near Ocean City. I always cap off the trip with CMBCo and it's not just the beer, it's the people and the atmosphere. Definitely the most mature brewery as far as process and quality beer, but unrefined in style and ambiance. To me, visiting there is like slipping on a favorite old pair of jeans. Even if I stop in for a quick growler fill, it is always an enjoyable, friendly, fun environment.
Nov 16, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by sallorific from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by TheBlueJerzzzz from Virginia

Aug 12, 2016
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Rated by Pjs0826 from Rhode Island

4.59/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Always a fantastic selection
Jul 27, 2016
Rated: 5 by Shanecon295 from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2016
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