Cape May Brewing Company

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

Type: Brewery, Bar

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:
79
Ratings:
1,109
Reviews:
153
PLACE STATS
Score:
91
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
7
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
5.3%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.19/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of al2913
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.11/5  rDev -1%
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 -1.2%
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 +20.5%
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 +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBlueJerzzzz
3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Pjs0826
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
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 +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jimscafs25
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of dgentile10
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Anker13
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of KingPurple
4.73/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of schroeder1200
4.4/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Wiffler27
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
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 -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Denny_R
3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Located in an old metal building near the local airport, the place is just ok. The IPA is very good, similar in taste to Dogfish 60 minute. The only craft brewery in the area of Cape May - Stone Harbor - Avalon. Funky NJ beer laws require a "tour" before drinking.

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4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of blassor
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

You can bring food in, but the law prevents them from serving any.

They always have over a dozen options with all different styles and consistently experimenting.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great place! Really wish they offered food. Seating runs out quickly on a busy day. Looking forward to watching this brewery grow...

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Photo of Devman171
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of fuhkyou
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Aside from the stupid New Jersey rules this place rocks for good beer. Definitely a destination. Liked everything I had (8, 4 oz samples) except the Dubbel (which isn't a style I particularly like anyway). Beers are excellent and fresh, fresh, FRESH!

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Cape May Brewing Company in Cape May, NJ
3.77 out of 5 based on 1,109 ratings.
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