Cape May Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.77/5
Cape May Brewing CompanyCape May Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1288 Hornet Rd
Cape May, New Jersey, 08204
United States

(609) 849-9933 | map
capemaybrewery.com

Notes:
Tasting room is open daily 12pm to 8pm.

Added by mvanaskie13 on 06-30-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
81
Ratings:
1,178
Reviews:
169
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
35
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
6.34%
 
 
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of _nickg_
3.71/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rifugium
3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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Photo of Mailloux11
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of jints24
3.73/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Photo of julij0hns0n
3.1/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of al2913
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of shank_guru
5/5  rDev +22%
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.

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Photo of sallorific
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.54/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Pjs0826
4.59/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Always a fantastic selection

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Photo of Shanecon295
5/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jimscafs25
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of dgentile10
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Anker13
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Employees were all nice and helpful. This place has some pretty good beers but it's really held back by New Jersey liquor laws. They aren't allowed to sell food. And you have to pay with tokens and take a nonsense self guided tour. Which just meant going into the brewing area and grabbing a piece of paper. It's all pretty stupid but hey, it is New Jersey. The only other disappointing thing was they sell their growlers for $10 a piece.

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Photo of InspectorBob
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,178 ratings.
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