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Dec 16, 2021 • Beverage Updates + Releases
This week, we have two vastly different styles for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for something on the lighter side, New Year’s Resolution is our 4.2% Pilsner, which we’re always excited to release to help mark the end of another great year. In the other corner is the much-anticipated collab with The Original Fudge Kitchen, and the very last brew in our On the Way to Cape May series: Chocolate Fudge Stout! (If you haven't snagged cans yet, we still have it on draft this week for a limited time!)
Read on for more info on this special one-time brew, and to see pictures of our crew and the Fudge crew in the brewhouse!
You can grab both New Year’s Resolution and On the Way to Cape May No. 010: Chocolate Fudge Stout starting today, Friday, December 17th, in the Cape May Tasting Room!
Chocolate Fudge Stout is the tenth entry in our On the Way to Cape May series, a limited brew series that debuted this summer, with a line of 10 beers and hard beverages to celebrate our 10-year anniversary:
We worked with The Original Fudge Kitchen to craft a 9% ABV brew, made with chocolate and natural flavors.
This collab coincides with The Original Fudge Kitchen’s 50th anniversary—a tremendous achievement for the legacy shore company!
“The owners of The Original Fudge Kitchen are actually my good friends and neighbors here in Cape May,” says Cape May Brewing Company CEO Ryan Krill. “They’re wonderful people, and we’ve wanted to make a beer together for quite some time. This year was the perfect time for us to create something special and have fun making beer together.”
On the Way to Cape May No. 010: Chocolate Fudge Stout is blended with lush flavors and a number of chocolate ingredients, including Chocolate Rye, chocolate malt, and The Original Fudge Kitchen’s own chocolate fudge, to create a depth of flavor with strong chocolate notes and light hints of toasted oak and vanilla for a robust drinking experience.
“Our fudge creators are known as fudge chefs,” says The Original Fudge Kitchen owner Karen Thompson. “All the fudge is still made by hand in copper kettles.”
“They love their craft and are proud of the dedication and devotion needed to produce quality fudge known locally and across the U.S.,” says Thompson. “I am so impressed with our staff, who pride themselves in service, selection, and hospitality. It is so exciting to see this partnership grow and develop between The Original Fudge Kitchen and Cape May Brewing Company.”
Utilizing quality ingredients and offering superior service are traits that both we here at CMBC and the Fudge Kitchen team share! We’re super proud to be year-round staples for visitors and locals alike, and we’re both open nearly every day during the year.
“Both Cape May Brewing and The Original Fudge Kitchen have significant roots in the community, and combining our two anniversary milestones together to create this rich, indulgent beer was a great pairing,” says Cape May Brewing Company Marketing Director Alicia Grasso.
As Cape May Brewing Company looks forward to the years ahead as 2021 comes to a close later this month, so does The Original Fudge Kitchen.
“My curiosity of the chocolate and fudge business along with the excitement of a team who is passionate drives my dedication to figure out what it will take to be a 100-year brand,” says Thompson.
With cold weather now in full grip of the region, it’s the perfect time to grab a pint of this chocolate stout, or cozy up at home with a few cans.
You can join both crews as we celebrate the release of Chocolate Fudge Stout at our PJ Christmas Party and launch event in the Tasting Room on Friday, December 17th, from 12pm to 7pm!
We’ll have both Chocolate Fudge Stout and New Year’s Resolution on draft to try in a pint or flight, and both brews are ready to take home with you in 16-ounce four-packs while supplies last.
We hope you’ll join us for our party! We’re so excited to celebrate the end of our 10th year and the holidays. It’s a really special time, and it’s been another rough year for folks, so we’re hoping some comfy clothes, camaraderie, and holiday events will be just the thing to help close out the year.
Check out more information about our party here, and you can preorder your beers here!