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Cape May Brewing Company History

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 July 2011, they found their home at the Cape May Airport, excitedly purchased a forklift, and delivered our first keg of Cape May IPA to Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill. Since then, CMBC proudly brewed all their beers there, crafting balanced and flavorful ales and lagers for thousands of happy and local visitors.

Throughout the year, hundreds of their beers can be found throughout New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Their tasting room is one of the largest and most accessible in the state, with a spacious and sunny beer garden. You can visit their gift shop, "The Brewtique," and take an interactive tour.

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