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Community Partnerships

Be a Good Neighbor. It’s one of our most strongly-held values at Cape May Brewing Company, engaging our community near and far.

These organizations are Good Neighbors to the residents of Cape May County and beyond, and we’re proud to support them in their missions.

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Community FoodBank of New Jersey is the state’s largest anti-hunger and anti-poverty organization, servicing nearly 15,000 households in South Jersey and distributing over 40 million meals each year.

CMBC collects hundreds of pounds of non-perishable, shelf-stable food items and several hundreds of dollars in funds during our Food Drive to benefit CFBNJ.

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Cape May Cares is a local organization dedicated to bettering the lives of disadvantaged children and seniors in the Cape May County area.

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The Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation seeks to increase the odds of finding lifesaving donors for patients in need of a marrow transplant by registering young donors to the Be the Match Registry. Founded in 2010 by Villanova Football Head Coach Andy Talley, the non-profit formed the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” initiative, which works with more than 90 colleges to register young donors.

Cape May Brewing Company teamed up with pro outfielder, Villanova alumnus, and Cape May native Matt Szczur to host several events benefitting the foundation.

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BikeMS is the largest fundraising bike series in the world, with nearly 75,000 cyclists participating in rides each year. A branch of the National MS Society, BikeMS has raised more than $1.3 billion to support multiple sclerosis research.

CMBC has supported the annual BikeMS: City to Shore ride by sending team members, locals of the community, and employees to complete the 100-mile ride from Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ, brewing our fan-favorite double IPA, City to Shore, to celebrate the ride.

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Cape May Running Company is the premier source for all things running-related in Cape May County.

We’ve teamed up with Cape May Running Company to sponsor their races, including the Murph Mile and Hallowed Half, as well as host several running events and informational sessions at the Tasting Room.

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The annual Cape to Cape Paddle is a 16-mile canoe and stand-up paddleboard race from Lewes, DE, to Cape May, NJ.

The race benefits the DeSatnick Foundation, a non-profit organization that aims to help those living with spinal cord injuries in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, and Ocean Counties, New Jersey. Chad Desatnick, the founder of the organization, suffered an SCI while surfing at Poverty Beach in 2001.

We’re proud to serve as the event’s official beer sponsor.

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Escape the Cape is an award-winning triathlon held in North Cape May by DelMoSports. The event begins with a 12-foot jump off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, with racers then competing in an Olympic or Sprint-distance swim, bike, and run.

In addition to sending team members to compete, Cape May Brewing Co. brewed a special beer, Escape the Cape, to celebrate the event and serves as the official beer sponsor.

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Exit Zero Jazz Festival is a biannual festival with a line-up of blockbuster jazz, soul, blues, NEA Jazz Masters, Grammy-winning legends, and crowd favorites. Past performers include Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste, Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, and Dr. John.

We’re proud to sponsor the Cape May Brewing Company Hops Pass, the Official Club Pass of the Exit Zero Jazz Festival, the Cape May Brewing Company Stage at Cabanas, as well as brewing a special beer for each festival, spring, and autumn.

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In 2018, Double Nickel asked us to partner with them, Tonewood, and Urban Village for a collaboration beer with the proceeds to benefit food-insecure families in our area.

The initiative raised over $75,000 for local charities.

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The Cape May County chapter of Habitat for Humanity — an organization dedicated to building homes for the disadvantaged — reached out to the ten breweries in Cape May County to collaborate on a beer, the proceeds of which would fund the building of a new home in Cape May County.


The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multi-faceted non-profit organization that promotes the restoration, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors.

We’ve teamed up with MAC to bring Pint Nights, Pop-Up Beer Gardens, select beer dinners, as well as providing mutual support for each other throughout the year.


The New Jersey Audubon Society seeks to foster environmental awareness, protect New Jersey’s birds, especially endangered and threatened species, and promote the preservation of natural habitats.

Cape May Brewing Co. has partnered with the New Jersey Audubon to host an Earth Day Pint Night benefiting the Audubon Society and the Cape May Bird Observatory.


The Pink Boots Society is an association of women in the brewing industry, created to assist, inspire, and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education.

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Founded in May of 1997, the Police Unity Tour seeks to bring public awareness of police officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. Beginning with 18 officers on a four-day fundraising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ, to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, the organization has since grown into nine chapters consisting of nearly 2,500 members nationwide who make the trip annually, raising $2.6M last year for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

We’ve held Pint Nights over the years to help raise money for this noble cause.


Each March, brave members of the community take a dip in the frosty Atlantic for Carney’s St. Paddy’s Day Plunge and 5K, benefiting organizations such as the Cape May Food Closet and Family Promise.


The Surfrider Foundation is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground — the ocean, waves, and beaches — that provide us so much enjoyment. Their model is to engage environmental experts to create solutions, unite local and national resources to protect the coast, and leverage our local chapter network’s knowledge with a national perspective.

Cape May Brewing Company joined forces with Iron Hill in Voorhees to brew Twin Fin, a kettle-soured, session New England IPA, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the South Jersey Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.


Szcz the Day, along with the Matt Szczur Foundation, seeks to raise awareness for bone marrow donors. The pro outfielder and Cape May native became aware of the Be the Match Registry while a student at Villanova University, eventually saving the life of a young girl in Ukraine diagnosed with leukemia.

Cape May Brewing Co. teamed up with the Matt Szczur Foundation to host multiple events with representatives from Be the Match on hand to register potential donors.


TEDx brings the spirit of TED’s mission to local communities. Like TED Talks, TEDx events include live speakers and recorded talks, independently organized by community-minded individuals.

CEO Ryan Krill spoke about beer culture in his 2013 talk “The Nature and Nurture of Beer,” and Cape May Brewing Co. has been a proud sponsor since.


Cape May Brewing Co. is a proud sponsor of Tri the Wildwoods, a triathlon voted as the #1 Small & Beginner Race in the Mid-Atlantic Region by Triathlon Business International.


Cape May has been home to the US Coast Guard’s only Training Center since 1982. Each and every “Coastie” calls Cape May home for their eight-week training period, becoming part of our community and becoming some of our best customers.

To honor them, we brewed Always Ready Pale Ale and continually support them and their endeavors.


Villanova University is an Augustinian university in Villanova, PA, as well as Ryan and Hank’s alma mater.

During the University’s 175th anniversary in 2017, we brewed Demisemiseptcentennial Ale, a pale ale brewed with German Pilsner malts and a hefty dose of Centennial hops, served at University events throughout the year.


Cape May County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Much of the county is located on the Cape May Peninsula, bounded by the Delaware Bay to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east. Adjacent to the Atlantic coastline are five barrier islands that have been built up as seaside resorts. A consistently popular summer destination with 30 miles (48 km) of beaches, Cape May County attracts vacationers from New Jersey and surrounding states, with the summer population exceeding 750,000.