As the crisp autumn breeze starts to sweep through the streets of Cape May, and we all officially say goodbye to our summer wardrobe and break out our knit sweaters, there's no better time to visit Cape May Brewery and indulge in the rich flavors of fall. Our brewery offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly complements the change in the season. With a wide range of craft beers, visiting Cape May Brewery in the fall is an experience you won't want to miss.
We have a large selection of beers at the brewery! Below are some of our personal Fall Favorites, with food pairings to go with them.
Oktoberfest: Rich and complex, this amber-colored lager is smooth and clean due to a cool fifty-degree fermentation, mellowing as it lagers. Well-balanced with a hint of hops presence, Oktoberfest is focused on the grain bill of Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Pilsen, and Melanoidin malts. It's the perfect brew to enjoy as you soak in the cool, crisp air and the beautiful fall foliage.
Food pairing idea: Oktoberfest with Pretzels and Mustard. The flavors of our Oktoberfest perfectly complements the salty, chewy goodness of a pretzel. Dip it in some spicy mustard for an extra kick.
Pick of the Batch: This delightful beer is a celebration of the harvest season. Made with real pumpkin, and featuring notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla, Pick of the Batch was crafted to embrace the comfort of fall and all of its seasonal spices. Brewed with you in mind, this brew is perfect for cozy autumn nights spent by the fire with friends and family.
Food pairing idea: Pick of the Batch and Butternut Squash Soup. The cinnamon and vanilla notes in this beer complement the creamy sweetness of butternut squash soup, creating a harmonious pairing that will warm your soul.
Honey Porter: With a sweet hint of honey, Honey Porter goes down smooth thanks to its balanced, robust, and light-bodied finish. This award-winning brown porter is brewed with Jersey Fresh certified honey and a firm malt presence, making it extremely approachable, no matter the season. It's the ideal companion for a chilly fall evening by the fire.
Food pairing idea: Honey Porter with Roasted Turkey. The honey-infused richness of our Honey Porter pairs wonderfully with the savory flavors of roasted turkey.
Apple Pie Ale: Our newest seasonal creation, Apple Pie Ale, is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. With notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, and fresh apples, it's like a slice of apple pie in a glass. This brew is an exceptional treat to enjoy while watching the leaves fall outside.
Food pairing idea: Apple Pie Ale with Apple Crisp. For the ultimate fall dessert pairing, enjoy a glass of Apple Pie Ale alongside a warm serving of apple crisp, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The cinnamon and vanilla in the beer mirror the flavors of the dessert.
At Cape May Brewery, we invite you to embrace the season and savor the flavors of fall in every sip. With our Fall Favorites lineup and these delightful food pairings, your visit will be a memorable one. We can't wait to welcome you to our brewery and share the joys of the fall season with you.
Our newest brew, Apple Pie Ale is now available in our Brewtique to go and on draft in our Tasting Room. You can pre-order it here.
All of these beers, along with many others, will be available at Pick of the Batch. To purchase tickets, click here.
Pick of the Batch is supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. Go to visitnj.org to discover more fun events and activities to enjoy this season.